IT would be unjust to say that had leftists in the United States not curated an electorally motivated rampage in response to his police-involved death by elephantine overdose in 2020, George Floyd’s permanent absence from society would have saved lives. I am not proud of having been baited into expressing sentiments of that kind in the past, after the fashion of Achilles with Hector in tow. The moral and historical responsibility of calling out the violence committed nationwide by the mostly white knights who exploited his demise doesn’t necessitate an exaggeration of his wickedness. If a repentant man should be forgiven 70 times 7 times, it behooves us to search for contrition in a life with comparable forbearance. By a Chicagoan standard – Capone and white or contemporary and black – Floyd was a dovish hustler whose bad habits kept leading him away from the atonement he repeatedly sought. He wasn’t quite the lovable Bubba to AntiFa’s Gump as cast by the media but he wasn’t the black Dutch Schultz either.
Jen Psaki – the woman with the easiest job in Washington: defending Joe Biden from the media – yesterday flagged the intention of Oval Office controllers to have the old man read a speech on 6 January to mark the solemn anniversary of the ‘insurrection’ at the Capitol. The relaxed White House Press Secretary didn’t mention Mr Floyd or the mysteriously well-financed, Democrat-endorsed wave of terrorism that swept through America in 2020, metastasising into a ‘defund the police’ open season that caused the biggest murder spike in a century. Many hundreds died because Democrats and allied media provocateurs wanted the unexpectedly boomy Trump Presidency destroyed. The Russia Hoax – the worst political crime in American history – was a parallel coup: what Hillary Clinton’s pinstriped mutineers were doing in the FISA court with a Kremlin forgery, Floyd-bannered militants were doing in the streets with Molotov cocktails. The stink of Lenin cannot be dry-cleaned out of the mantle Biden will don on Thursday as the Frank Constanza of white liberal Festivus.
“The president is going to speak to the truth of what happened,” spoiler-alerted Mrs Psaki, “not the lies that some have spread since, and the peril it has posed (sic) to the rule of law and our system of democratic governance.” Now, at this point convention dictates that I should sketch the many and varied ways that Biden in general and Democrats as a governing junta have obliterated the rule of law. The above-mentioned felonies and negligences, however, are unassailable historical facts and prove the impeachment, unadorned. On the subject of incitement – a Jan Sixer buzzword – I note that in 2018 Democrats hired a disturbed grievance escort to accuse then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of rape. Still incensed at the failure of that stunt in March 2020, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraged a mob to assassinate Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. It was the most shocking public utterance by a politician in the lifetimes of most Americans. Two months later, Schumer and his colleagues got their whirlwind.