The law has spoken. On Tuesday, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and the second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd. After weeks of lawmakers and commentators chiming in and expressing a desire for Chauvin to be convicted, this wish has finally been granted, barring a retrial.
Yet the jury’s decision will not be enough for the left. It never was meant to be. To Democrats, Chauvin represents a systemic racism woven into the fabric of the United States — white supremacy that can only be quelled by restructuring the entire American system.
The case’s coverage was rarely truly about Chauvin, Floyd, or what really occurred on May 25, 2020. The left molded it into yet another example it claims proves black people are categorically murdered by American police. Still, data from 2017 to 2021 shows police shot whites to death in higher numbers, and regardless there is no proof that recent police shootings of black people have been racially motivated.
Vice President Kamala Harris said this loud on behalf of the race-obsessed Democratic Party after the verdict came in.
“We still must reform the system …The president and I will continue to urge the Senate to pass this legislation, not as a panacea for every problem but as a start,” Harris said. “This work is long overdue. America has a long history of systemic racism. Black Americans and black men, in particular, have been treated throughout the course of our history as less than human.”
Note the attempt by Harris to sensationalize Floyd’s death — to hold it up as a social justice torch to give Democrats an excuse to pass almost anything. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., also weighed in upon the verdict.
“So no, this is not justice,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I also don’t want this moment to be framed as this system working, because it is not working and that is what creates a lot of complexity in this moment.”
Ocasio-Cortez claims the judicial system was “not working” regardless of the conviction she preferred. That’s further telling about the extent to which the left seeks to reconstruct America as a place without local police or law and order, in addition to communicating endlessly to your children they were born in a land with no opportunity, no prospects, and no hope of ever succeeding — because of systems created to discriminate against them.
Racism happens in America, just like in every place. The left uses this to construct the myth that the United States as a whole is systemically racist, and that the only way to counterbalance this false premise is to riot against the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities. This could not have been better depicted than in Rep. Maxine Water’s, D-Calif., latest outburst this weekend.
“We’ve got to stay on the street, and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” Waters told street activists in Minnesota while they awaited the Chauvin verdict. After facing criticism from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Waters blamed systemic racism.
“Any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that …,” Waters said. “This is a time for [Republicans] to keep telling our constituents that [Democrats] are the enemy and they do that time and time again. But that does not deter me from speaking truth to power. I am not intimidated. I am not afraid, and I do what needs to be done.”
What specifically do Waters and the Democrats believe “needs to be done”?
What happened to Floyd is sad. What happened to Ryan Whitaker, a white man, this summer is also sad. We all know why we’ve been faced with the past year of repeated violence over Floyd’s death and not over Whitaker’s.
You do not need to be brilliant to understand this game by now. Regardless of what happened with Chauvin, the left’s efforts to racialize and segregate the United States based on sex, color, and creed show no sign of stopping.