The lawyer who represents George Floyd’s family in Minnesota and Jacob Blake’s family in Wisconsin is renewing his claims of “black genocide” with a new client in California police shot after they say he punched a police officer and grabbed the officer’s gun.
“This legalized genocide of colored people has to stop,” lawyer Ben Crump said on a Zoom press conference last week, according to NBC4 of Los Angeles.
The wild claim of “black genocide” has been screamed all over American streets this summer during the still ongoing rioting and looting on the pretext of “racial justice.” Just last weekend in Philadelphia, “protesters” also used the word “genocide” to describe the Kenosha, Wisc. police shooting of a black man after he fought with them, threw off two Tasers, and was reaching into his car for or while carrying what turned out to be a knife.
“It’s genocide. We’re losing lives and we’re here to protest that…White supremacy is at the core of everything,” Philadelphia protester Jess Conda said, according to the local CBS News affiliate, which labeled the protests “peaceful” while noting they included a police car vandalized with spray paint. “The rally was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation,” CBS Philly reported.
In the wake of the Blake incident a few weeks ago, NBA and other highly paid sports teams boycotted games on behalf of a man police had been attempting to arrest on a warrant for sexual assault. So did tennis star Naomi Osaka, the world’s highest-paid female athlete.
“Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach,” she told her 1.3 million Instagram followers.
Genocide is a strong term and its victims deserve for it to remain that way, to retain its truth as a description of what they endured. The United Nations defines “genocide” as “the deliberate intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group.” The accusation is that in the United States, agents of the state are systematically hunting down black people and executing them for no reason other than their skin color.
This charge is being deliberately tied to U.S. history with the implicit accusation that America always has been a genocidal country, and remains so. Protesters explicitly connect slavery and instances in which the U.S. government fought or mistreated some indigenous tribes with the rare instances of police shooting people with darker skin today.
This accusation that America has always been murderously racist is both implicit and explicit in leftist education propaganda such as Howard Zinn’s bestselling “textbook,” “A People’s History of the United States.” It is implicit in the College Board’s revised U.S. and European history courses and the entry-level college history classes they are meant to replace and reflect. And it is both openly and implicitly stated in the notorious New York Times 1619 Project.
In other words, these protesters are not making this connection out of nothing. The government “education” system the left controls has taught millions of Americans to hate their country, and some of them believe their hatred justifies violence. Thus we have protesters in the streets screaming that the disproportionately few instances in which police shoot unarmed but usually violent black people prove the United States is as racist and homicidally evil today as it was when the national government allowed states to legalize chattel slavery.
Frighteningly large numbers of Americans agree with this general view of their own country. It’s tens of millions. Earlier this year, I discussed just a few of the many polls showing this:
Today, 4 in 10 Americans who are younger than 39 disagree that the United States ‘has a history we should be proud of,’ according to a 2019 poll by FLAG/YouGov. The poll also found that half of all Americans agree the United States is a sexist and racist country, including two-thirds of millennials. Millennials showed the lowest level of agreement with the statement, ‘I’m proud to be an American.’ Thirty-eight percent of ‘younger Americans do not agree that “America has a history that we should be proud of,”’ according to the poll.
2019’s annual poll from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation found that 37 percent of millennials think the United States is ‘among the most unequal societies in the world.’
Polls continue to show that millions of Americans believe, against the evidence, their entire country is racist. A July Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found 56 percent of American voters currently agree “American society is racist.” Eighty-two percent of Democrat voters in the poll agreed “American society is racist,” as did 30 percent of Republicans.
Against this belief strong enough to generate months of riots decimating numerous minority neighborhoods, we have the curious reality that millions of the world’s “people of color” would love to immigrate into the United States. In fact, some of them die trying to do so.
Democrats want to let many, if not all, of them in. Recall that during their presidential primary debates every Democrat candidate supported open borders. To not do so opens one to the charge of racism. But if you really loved black and brown people, why would you want to get them into a country that might commit genocide, or at the very least systematically discriminates, against them?
In 2018, Gallup found that 158 million foreigners would move to the United States if they could, and most of them were from Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. If it’s hell to be black in America, why do tens of millions of Africans want to get into America? Are the millions of black and brown people who want to immigrate to the United States stupid?
Another piece of evidence contradicting the widely held view that America is a racist nation is the choice of some Americans to pretend they are members of politically favored ethnic groups when they are not. Obviously, if America were a comprehensively racist country against blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics, people like Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, and now Jessica Krug would probably not pretend to be black and Native American.
When many more Americans were racist against our black brothers and sisters, the phenomenon of “passing” was seen as a sign of racism. Now that people are trying to “pass” the other way, is it still a sign of racism?
If the United States were a racist country committing black genocide, you would expect to see black and Hispanic Americans leaving, not trying to get in. When people are targeted for genocide, they flee. But no Americans of any ancestry are fleeing this country en masse. We are a country that has to put up walls to keep people out, unlike the nations with actual gulags that put up walls to keep people in.
Not even rich black Americans with the means to live in numerous other countries are leaving for the safety of what they imply are non-genocidal shores. No NBA players are renouncing their citizenship and moving to China, or even to Canada. NFL players could live anywhere they want in the world, and they’re staying in a country in which they claim agents of the state kill people based on a skin color that matches many of theirs. Either these people are crazy, they believe lies, or they are lying to us.