“No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us. The death of George Floyd must not be in vain: Our shock and outrage must grow into collective determination to extinguish forever such racist abuse.” – Mitt Romney
Once again RINO Romney has a half a thought… it was a start but it ended there.
First, I want to start by saying what happened to George Floyd is reprehensible. The officers involved should prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
So, let me say this as respectfully as I can, as long as human beings roam the planet there will continue to be racists of all colors. Racism can not be eliminated completely through “collective determination” simply because it can never be completely eliminated due to the “human factor”. That said, as a society we can continue to work on the cultural issues that fuel racism and cut it off any place we find it has been institutionalized.
But first we must focus, on the perpetrators and the facts around each situation, then address the root cause of each. The knee jerk and divisive reactions we regularly see compliments of the media and lousy politicians, constantly sets our society and any gains we have made back.
The media rationalization of the “protestors” behavior only emboldens the troublemakers. Also, I think we all know that all of these people are not local protestors but rather some are political operatives sent there to cause chaos. They don’t care about George Floyd, they only care about furthering their own agenda.
All cops are not bad so when a precinct is burned down let’s not pretend it is some how justified. Why does Target deserves to be looted? Why do local businesses deserve to be burned? How does destroying your own neighborhood, local businesses, people’s personal property or your community fix the problem?
Please don’t talk to me about pent up anger… if you are pissed at a friend and you go kick his ass, despite your pent up anger, you will be arrested and put in jail. Memorial services, candle light vigils and peaceful protests are every Americans right and should not be interfered with as long as they don’t infringe on the rights of others or the community as a whole.
Society must hold all players in these dramas accountable for their actions. The 4 cops should have been arrested the minute that video was validated and held while the DA decided on the appropriate charges. That alone would have taken some of the emotions down a notch or two. When these incidents occur we must move swiftly to defuse them.
But back to my original point, fixing these problems has more to due with holding the perpetrators responsible for their actions in a swift and decisive manner rather than allowing them to be used as politial fodder to be used to drive unrest. Perpetrators of this behavior should be made examples of, so it is understood it will not be tolerated. If this is really about George Floyd and justice, everything else must to stop so we can focus on that.
My prayers are with the Floyd family and all my friends in the Twin Cities, this is so hard to watch happen to a place where I spent 28 happy years of my life.
America, we are teetering on the brink. It is time to heal our country before it is lost and our freedoms with it. Let’s not let the politicians win. God bless America and help us before it’s too late.