Police brutality begets internet insanity
Sin begets sin, that’s something I believe from experience, and it’s an idea that’s playing out in the George Floyd controversy. A police officers treatment of George is excessively brutal, which causes the race ghouls to jump upon their death, painting him as some kind of black Jesus, this leads to hit pieces on the web, articles that have dug deep into years of Floyd’s life, finding some very unpleasant crimes and behaviours.
"The man didn’t deserve to die," people complain in response, but it’s not about that, it’s about destroying the false idol people are making Floyd into, it's about bringing down the "gentle giant" myth, the same myth that followed around Micheal Brown, another young black man that the media used to fan the fires of racial hatred, and that’s a worthwhile endeavour. Sin begets sin however, and that’s how these take down pieces are turning out.
Debunking the gentle giant myth meant bringing to light ugly truths, truths that shouldn’t be objects of mockery and celebration during what should be times of mourning. In the same way that rioting and "protesting" over invisible racism shouldn’t have been happening during times of mourning for the black community, supposed times of mourning, because I don’t think most of the people out there with signs and slogans shed a single tear over this man.
Facing the gentle giant myth meant dragging up the fact that Floyd took part in an armed robbery and home invasion, reportedly holding a gun to the abdomen of a pregnant woman, and again toppling the gentle giant meant outing the man as an amateur porn "star." Which to me, breaking that news for the entire world to read, was an act of malicious reputation destruction. It was an action that’s lowered the bar for how we talk about these topics, brought about by the false witness of the media, it’s sin begetting sin.
Debunking the lie means stooping low, and it’s reputation destroying, but since the reputation of gentle George was a fiction to begin with, should we mind at all, personally I only mind for the hurt caused to Floyd’s actual loved ones and the harm it’s doing to the debunking types who have to lose part of themselves in fighting this monster narrative. Although with the family of Floyd calling for the death penalty against others, it’s hard to sympathise there too. The police brutality begat internet insanity.
How different is this case from the gentle giant Micheal Brown case, a young black man sainted for being killed at the hands of law enforcement, who was no saint in the first place. They’re very similar actually. "I can’t breath" in Micheal’s case was "hands up, don’t shoot!" but it came to light that Micheal’s hands weren’t up, in fact, he was charging head first into the officer who had no choice but to kill him. About this lie, one left wing protester remarked "Even if you don’t find that it’s true, it’s a valid rallying cry… it’s just a metaphor." A metaphor for gimme free stuff.
"I can’t breath" is better, at least it’s not a total lie, but it’s still a fiction, a slogan and an instrument used to frame a false narrative and gather people around a lie. Another part of this story that’s grabbed my attention this week was the conversion of Floyd later in life, most likely brought about by their time incarcerated, as happens to many men. Originally I thought, let’s hope Floyd is laughing about these things, laughing with the Lord, but on reflection, I hope he’s so far beyond these things that he doesn’t have to see, hear or think about them, because they’re ugly. The lies being told to paint this man in the best possible light are ugly, and the debunking, because it’s got a lot of truth to it, is even uglier.
It’s the ugly truth versus a beautiful lie, blue pill versus red pill, but for the rioters and protesters continuing the dream is a more inviting prospect than waking, waking up to discover your hero was no hero at all. Jesse Lee Peterson said it this way, black lives don’t matter, not when mothers are aborting their babies, 70% of abortion mills are built in the inner cities. Black lives don’t matter when violence against black men is in the majority committed by black men upon other black men, nobody in the media cares about those black lives.
David Dorn, a retired police captain gunned down by looters over a TV, his life doesn’t matter, and that’s a black life, not a life strung out on drugs or with any existing medical conditions that led to his death, he didn’t see a gun and have a heart attack, he was murdered by people who complain and cry and squeal over racism at every turn. Where’s the shrine to this man, because if people are going to worship a false idol, would they really choose an amateur porn star over a retired policeman. There’s no sense to it, but being led by media insanity, maybe trying to find sense in these things is pointless.
― Tyrone Cormack