The past few days have provided some clarity that I had not previously possessed. I remained a little fuzzy on some issues. I am referring to the murder of George Floyd.
Three things happened because of the murder. First, of course, was the murder itself. In Minneapolis, Floyd, a Black man, was killed by an overly aggressive white policeman when he was choked to death by the policeman holding his knee against Floyd's neck until he suffocated. The hew and cry that went up in this country because of the cruel and crude behavior of the policeman was universal. White, Black, Hispanic, Oriental, Democrat, Republican, Yankees, Southerners, nitwits, and intellects all were aghast at the treatment of Floyd, presumably because he MAY have attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.
This country's reaction to the above event served to prove to me that discrimination is not as bad in this country as some would have you believe. I have yet to read a single piece of writing or talk to a single person that is not sympathetic to Floyd. Frankly, I thought race relations were a little better than some portrayed, but lacked any real evidence. The talking and bobbing heads were getting all the air time. I was very pleased to see the country come together, irregardless of color, in support of Floyd.
Another thing became clearer. There are protestors and there are domestic terrorists. I can't say all Americans are for peaceful protest, but I think a large majority are. Any serious student of the American Constitution believes that the signers of the Constitution wanted Americans to be able to pull an orange crate up to a sidewalk, step up, and expound on any issue he or she wants. American cherish their rights of holding and sharing their opinions. I will admit, sometimes I think this action is abusive.......but this is America. It's okay to have peaceful demonstrations.
Perhaps the most distinctive thing that came out of this incident, for me, was the clarification between peaceful demonstration and domestic terrorism. As discussed above, the peaceful demonstrators above were of all colors and politics. They carried signs and some of them shouted, but they didn't loot, rob, burn, and steal. The ones who do ARE the domestic terrorists. They perpetrate crimes against ALL American people. They must be punished for their crimes.
Are these domestic terrorists all citizens of the cities they loot and burn? NO!! The news today is reporting that most of the looters that would talk to cameras and news people admit they were from some other place. They were there solely for the opportunity to loot, burn, rob, and create an illusion of unrest for the American nation. I EMPHASIZE their creation of an image of a dysfunctional America. This might be their main function. The looting is part of their salary.
What I want to know is who is funding and managing these domestic terrorists? Where do they come from? Who pays for their motel bills and food? I can't believe 20 cities had impromptu demonstrations all pop up at the same time. Who organizes this? Certainly, someone is behind it. Who are they? This is an attempted overthrow of the government.
The FBI should be investigating with vigor all the above, instead of chasing a political pipe dream that they have no business in, anyway. Comey, and his cronies, have been trying to impeach Trump while they seem to let this crap fester. They did not do their job.
Domestic terrorism needs to be defined, procedures for arrest established, penalties established, and vigorous efforts to lock up the terrorists for a very long time.
As sad as it was, Mr. Floyd's death was not in vain. It demonstrated a less than suspected racial problem, re-visited the reasons for peaceful protest, and screamed out for actions against domestic terrorists. We should all learn from this.