Mourners gathered in Raeford, N.C., on Saturday for a private memorial service honoring George Floyd’s life. Ruby Floyd told the crowd, “We’re bringing love back into the universe.”
The Politics of George Floyd
By Tim Bryce
Three things occurred to me as I watched rioters and looters burn American cities following the tragic George Floyd incident:
First, it was a nifty way to cure COVID-19. The virus was forgotten faster than President Trump’s impeachment. Not only is the American public tired of COVID-19, so is the news media. It has become glaringly obvious, people want to return to the economic prosperity we enjoyed prior to the COVID-19 panic. The Dow is already rebounding and we will put people back to work, much to the chagrin of the Democrats. Plain and simple, the people want the prosperity we had before and have had enough of the media’s shenanigans.
Second, the destructive element in the Floyd protests was triggered by far-left agitators, namely Antifa, a group of zealous young people bent on destroying the country. President Trump is now pushing to have Antifa declared a terrorist group, thereby allowing the government to address them under the Patriot Act. This must be approved by Congress thereby presenting an interesting dilemma for the Democrats; Antifa ultimately represents the paramilitary arm of the Democrats, and includes a substantial number of voters. Should they be declared terrorists, this will stain the reputation of the Democrats. In addition, if Congressional Democrats vote to declare Antifa terrorists, they will lose a lot of their own voters in the fall, but if they don’t declare them terrorists, they will be viewed as supporting terrorism in general. In other words, it is a “lose-lose” proposition for the Democrats…
Anti-Semitic imagery to combat racism? Doesn’t make sense to me. https://t.co/JR2YYWproZ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 7, 2020