Posted on 02 June 2020 Return
It beggar’s belief, America your still fresh with grief, over Amaud Arberys publicized murder by 2 ex cops and a friend who took a video of him being chased down with a truck for “jogging being Black” - 23rd February 2020, Glynn County, Georgia. That 4 Missouri Police officers decided to attend a call to a store regarding, someone passing a fraudulent $20 dollar bill; which turned out to be 46 year old “George Floyd”.
Only for these 4 Officers to place their full weight onto his cuffed body; one Officer kneeling directly onto his neck until he was dead, then lied about it, with the help of the Coroner as having “previous health problems”. After Missouri residents of all nationalities reacted to the video showing how George Floyd died pleading for his life and his mother. Telling his abusers “I can’t breathe please, please, please”. Then only then, did the Prosecutor decide to arrest the main predicator of this institutionalized “premeditated” murderer Police Officer Derek Chauvin for (wait for it) “3rd Degree Murder” (does not exist) exonerating his “3 assistances” and this is the “institutional racist pattern” in the American fabric.
Just like; 18 year old Michael Brown, shot in Ferguson Missouri in 2014 by a white cop, 5 years ago, after the shop owner “accused” him of stealing. Amaud Arbery and George Floyds case too; could take up to 9 months to a year before it is heard, only for the culprit to be released back into his job or retire on a good pension. President Obama spoke to the people and leaders, calming their pain, listening to their grief, fighting for change being blocked by Conservatives, he did not create the chaos we see now.
So adding to everyone’s shared grief and horror at this senseless murder, President Trump decided to tweet his indignation to his MAGA loyalist, that both inflamed and set America “on fire” in Missouri, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Miami, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, San Antonio, Salt Lake City and Houston to name a few as follows:-
DONALD TRUMP TWEETS “These THUGS are dishonouring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you”! 29th May 2020. President Trump was immediately placed in the Presidential Bunker for his own safety, after his belief that “only Black people” would be rioting as in the past; not expecting the American “people” trying to rush the White House Gates; he didn’t stop though, he went onto tweet:-
“Show up Saturday night, setting the stage for a possible confrontation with protesters. “Tonight , I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE”??? 30th May 2020. He also blamed “Antifa and the Violent Left” for the protests spreading across America and “no blame” for himself, the KKK, Far Right or MAGA loyalists interfering amongst the crowd as they have done in the past. Looters are opportunists, Cities can be saved without fuelling it, blaming and degrading Governors, while using Twitter like “Nero” watching your Country burn, you need to lead. This seems to be a burden to President Trump, as his “fear of the obvious” is taking a dangerous path for the people of America. In an attempt to ease his embarrassment of people finding out he had to be ‘placed in a Presidential Bunker’. He brought in the National Guard, tear gas, pepper spray, Police Horseback Riders, armed police, rubber bullets and excessive force; to push back ‘peaceful protesters’, for a “photo opportunity” outside of St Johns church, holding up a bible (never read it) in front of a closed church, he has never entered, outside the White House. Laughable, if it was not so serious and in poor taste for wants happening around him 2nd June 2020
President Trump is so focused on re-election and votes in November 2020, he is banking on his MAGA loyalists to see him as being in charge of these protesters and ignoring the fact George Floyd was murdered, which he refuses to address. Instead going on the attack with threats to all states, that he will bring in the “Insurrection Bill” were he would forcibly place the “Military” in control of “these people” and clear the streets like the good old days of the 1960s. Many Governors have been blasted by President Trump as being weak and he will “dominate” this situation if they do not clear the streets. Everyone he sees, without evidence are extremists, organised, Antifa; all black which is wrong on all levels and inflammatory.
The Right Rev Mariann Budde; the Episcopal bishop of Washington responded: “Let me be clear, the President just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus. “We align ourselves with those seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and countless others. And I just can’t believe what my eyes have seen,” she added. “I don’t want President Trump speaking for St John’s. We so dissociate ourselves from the messages of this president.” (CNN)
President Trump, needs to put as much effort into calming and listening to Americans, that he has placed into motivating (though late) the handling of the Coronavirus Pandemic; into finding a positive solation in showing America. Willing to change the racist Civil laws, that has caused Protesters from around the world to “Unite”, chanting George Floyds name and airing many others who have died at the hands of a “broken endemically racial” Police force across the board and the world. It is becoming clear we are dealing with someone with a “God complex” looking for conflict, insighting chaos, controlling misinformation, encouraging destruction, incapable of multitasking serious events like an unarmed, cuffed, immobile Blackman being murdered on camera by a Police Officer who should not have been still hired. Many murders like this is not reported, witnessed or have video evidence on American soil and Trump is still “poking that bear” for a racist reaction?
BLACK LIVES MATTER - “President Trump, George Floyds name should empathically mean something” Without open dialogue, discussion, listening, hearing the hard questions, pain of daily Black loss and bringing it to a consecutive conclusion with Leaders, Governors, Senators, his own people (Voters); if he fails to do this, it could lead to Civil War on American Soil, since the Union took up arms?
The Protesters in America and around the World; are predominantly “peaceful”, unfortunately like all positive there are negatives as people looting, burning, attacking; police and buildings, shops, businesses distract the message for George Floyd. These people are out for themselves and yes, we are in a Pandemic, infections “spikes” will happen and yes many have lost their jobs. This should not allow Community’s to be destroyed by the small group’s intent on violent “self” interested people. Protesters; need to be vigilant and prevent their Communities and States being destroyed by outsiders because the march will come to an end, people will go home, Black Lives will be changed or not, White people will be “WOKE” and senseless call outs to Police will stop?
Do not allow your cities to be destroyed as healing by all, will need places to reopen for everyone’s peace of mind. Around the World, many Black Atheletes and Actors; posted their rage and contempt for their white collegues, who choose to stay quiet, out of fear of upsetting their jobs, fans, neighbours, family etc. There were powerful exceptions…
"I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice". "Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white-dominated sport”. “I'm one of the only people of colour there yet I stand alone”. "I would have thought by now you would see why this happens and say something about it but you can't stand alongside us”. “Just know I know who you are and I see you"…
LEWIS HAMILTON – FORMALA 1 RACING DRIVER, THIS IS WHY; Colin Kaepernick NFL Player, outcast, “cussed out” by President Trump, booed at NFL games, not allowed to play in NFL for kneeling to the National Anthem; against black and minorities being killed by cops from 1st September 2016. He and his fellow players, will no longer “take the knee” alone, his message has finally been heard, “let us breathe”.
It is a tragedy that George Floyd and many others have had to lose their lives at the hands of “corrupt racist protectors”. Condolences to George Floyds family in the hope the Protesters are heard and this time change can happen; it is overdue. Black people are not “free” to be killed, scared by “stop and search”, face daily discrimination in work or outside. Black people are not going anywhere, our bravery to overcome is historical, white privilege is real and “black lives matter” it is not just a slogan. The facts speak for themselves, if George Floyd was white, he would still be alive and he would not have been restrained to death, like a wild beast in a barn.