George Floyd was strangled to death. I have not watched the video, nor do I plan to. I have no interest in watching the brutal murder of a defenseless human being.
I have been giving some thought to this event, as well as to the after-effects. There is nothing I can write without getting labeled.
This is the problem. There is no place for honest and open conversation on any subject of import – certainly not in the public square. All sides of almost any issue have been manipulated into looking at the other as not only wrong or an enemy, but evil. Don’t believe me? Let’s try it out.
I am a fascist for saying look at crime statistics. Well, and a racist.
I am a (bomb-throwing) anarchist for suggesting that a state that murders by the millions overseas with impunity is a state that can murder you – regardless of race, creed, religion – at home.
I am a conspiracy theorist for suggesting that these riots didn’t come out of nowhere – following on the heels of the corona, and preceding who-knows-how-many other purposely created calamities before we get to the 2020 election.
I am a white supremacist for suggesting that the only peaceful resolution to the current culture clashes is decentralization.
Nothing further. I am in enough trouble already.