Rest in infamy, George Floyd

The trial of Derek Chauvin is currently underway in Minneapolis. In preparation for that, the city has been turned into a militarized zone. Minneapolis now has more security than DC at the time of Biden’s inauguration. It’s going to be the most high-profile trial since OJ Simpson.

If you remember, Derek Chauvin was a police officer that is accused of killing George Floyd by pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck. While everybody in this country, including domestic terrorists in MAGA hats, agrees that placing a knee on somebody’s neck is not a tactic that the police should employ, Derek Chauvin very likely did not kill George Floyd, and convicting him of murder will prove to be difficult.

The premise that the death of George Floyd is proof that American society is “systemically racist” and needs to be torn down and washed in its own blood, is based on a lie. George Floyd had enough fentanyl in his blood to kill a horse. He would have died from a drug overdose that day even if Derek Chauvin was never born.

George Floyd has become an American hero overnight. There will be schools, streets,and soon probably a national holiday will be named after him. This is despite the fact that George Floyd was a common criminal and a drug addict. His rap sheet is extensive. His untimely death is not a stain on American society. It is simply a result of horrible personal behavior, like other drug overdose deaths, or deaths stemming from confrontations with the police. The fact that George Floyd is being touted as an American hero is an abomination and a sad sign that the meaning of heroism is completely devalued in this country.

Despite the fact that Derek Chauvin is not guilty of murder, his acquittal, or a lesser charge, will lead to even more destruction and deaths than the actual death of George Floyd. If Black Lives Matter does not get the outcome that it’s demanding, the country will burn. There will be a lot of pressure in that courtroom to convict Derek Chauvin. He must serve as a scapegoat to save the country from the mayhem that will inevitably follow if given due process and justice is done – and that justice is nothing more than removing Chauvin from the police for using excessive force. That is the only offense the worst criminal in American history Derek Chauvin is guilty of. He is guilty of being an a$$hole and a bad police officer. If that.

The facts of the case do not support the murder conviction. Will the facts of the case matter? They did not in OJ Simpson trial. They will probably not matter in this case. Because as AOC wisely told us, “being semantically correct is less important than being morally right.” Being morally right is plunging this country into the fiery hell over the death of a common criminal. I hope George Floyd enjoys at least a small part of the inferno that he created.

For a summary of every pertinent fact publicly knows about the case watch this video and read this summary.

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Written by Tatyana Larina

Tatyana Larina comes from my favorite work of poetry.  And that's the only time you'll see me quoting Wikipedia as a source.

I came to the US in 1991, lived in San Francisco for 5 years, and I have a Computer Science degree.  I worked in software industry for several years, later switching to a career of a full time mom, and I never looked back.

In my younger days, I wasn’t a conservative. That is not to say that I was ever a liberal – I was not anything at all. I had no idea that there were such concepts as “conservative” and “liberal”. I did not pay attention to politics at all, and the most political knowledge you would get out of me would be who the US President was, and even for that you had to catch me on the right day.
My first introduction to politics was during the second Israeli intifada in 2002. Unspeakable violence erupted in Israel. Every day dozens of people were killed. Even though I didn’t follow politics, that deeply affected me. I felt sad, frustrated, and powerless. And one night, I happened to stumble on an MSNBC program called “Alan Keyes is making sense.” He was talking passionately about Israel and the violence, and he addressed my feelings very well.  Since that evening, I turned on Alan Keyes every night, and by his commentary he was able to take away some of the frustration and anger that I had. It was like a nightly therapy session.
Feeling intrigued after watching Alan Keyes, I wondered what else MSNBC had in store. I switched through the channels, and low and behold, I found Scarborough Country. Right off, Joe Scarborough wasn’t what he is today at all. He was a solid conservative (as I now understand), making common sense conservative points. I found him interesting and engaging. Opposing liberalism had not entered my mind at that time. I still didn’t know anything about liberalism. It was just the things he said sounded very common sense and worthwhile to me. Imagine that at some point, MSNBC had a conservative host on the air. Crazy times, ha?
Exploring my new political universe, I switched through more channels, and one night I found FOX. O’Reilly Factor was on. From the very first night, I was hooked. I abandoned Scarborough. O’Reilly was not just common sense – he was aggressive, and he was a fighter. He was Scarborough on steroids. He wasn’t just talking – he was taking on what he thought to be wrong and unjust. Ever since the first time, and until untimely end of Bill’s FOX career, I don’t think I ever missed one Factor.
For forming my political views, and my ability to formulate them, I have to give special credit to three people: Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Greg Guttfeld.  To Charles - philosophy.  To Bill - realistic and pragmatic approach to politics.  To Greg - realization that a good joke will change more minds than a long lecture.
And for everything else, thanks to my family.

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