Tell a lie once and all your truth becomes questionable – Harsh Sinha

The protests that followed the murder of George Floyd, a black man, by a white policemen became a symbol. Floyd became the symbol of systemic racism against black people in America and the cause of much gnashing of teeth by young upper middle class whites.

Many of the protests turned into riots. Innocent people were injured and even killed in the frenzy, and property was destroyed. Much of the property belonged to people from minority ethnic and racial groups who had worked extremely hard to create their businesses

Black Lives Matter (BLM), which organised the initial protests and failed to condemn the deterioration into rioting, is shown to have been founded by Marxists. Its website called for the destruction of capitalism and the nuclear family. Floyd’s death was a convenient hook to hang BLM’s cause on.

Aided by relentless media, the pandemic-aggravated release of energy and passion crossed the Atlantic to the United Kingdom (UK), even though the situation in the UK is very different to America’s.

It also spread to South Africa, with the African National Congress expressing support for BLM while South Africans were struggling with the effects of years of misrule and illogical pandemic decision-making.

Sportsmen and administrators were pressured into demonstrating that “Black lives matter!” because they didn’t want to be considered racist and be ostracised. Woe betide anyone who didn’t ‘take the knee’ on behalf of BLM and its agendas.

Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa saw fit to berate rugby players who, despite wearing a slogan on their shirts “Rugby against racism,”  refused to ‘take the knee’ while playing for a club in England. He threatened: “‘We are ready to take whatever steps necessary to ensure that people toe the line and those who are racist are taught to embrace other people.”

Supporting BLM became a demand in the Anglosphere to support an anti-racist narrative that is both racist and supported by a potentially false narrative.

The police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March is instructive of the hysteria promoted by groups and celebrities in support of victimhood over truth.

The New York Times described it thus:

“When they punched in the door with a battering ram, Mr. Kevin Walker [her boyfriend], fearing an intruder, reached for his gun and let off one shot, wounding an officer. He and another officer returned fire, while a third began blindly shooting through Ms. Taylor’s window and patio door.”

Bullets ripped through nearly every room in her apartment, then into two adjoining ones. They sliced through a soap dish, a chair and a table and shattered a glass sliding-door. Ms. Taylor, struck five times, bled out on the floor.”

Whereupon Taylor became another icon of victimhood; her silhouette has become a symbol of police violence and racial injustice. Michelle Obama and Kamala Harris ‘spoke her name’ during their speeches at the Democratic Convention. Oprah Winfrey ceded the cover of her magazine for the first time to feature Taylor, and paid for billboards with her image across Louisville. Ultra-rich and famous singer Beyoncé called for the three white officers to be criminally charged. National Basketball Association star, LeBron James, devoted postgame interviews to keeping her name in the news.

Taylor became an icon, one of several unarmed black people who have been shot dead by the police in recent years. The narrative has grown, spread by BLM and others, that blacks are disproportionately the victims of police shooting because of systemic racism.

Since the shooting of Floyd, however, this narrative was contradicted by academic research revealing that unarmed whites were more likely to be killed by the police than black people.

Last week the Republican attorney-general of Kentucky, Daniel Cameron, an African-American, gave a press conference to explain at length the result of the grand jury’s decision on the Taylor shooting. Two of the three policemen are not going to face criminal charges and the third is going to be charged with a misdemeanour, not murder.

Cameron’s presentation was dignified, measured and detailed, and he expressed regret at the shooting which he described as tragic. In the inflammatory atmosphere of the conflagration over the killing of George Floyd and the victimhood narrative repeated by activists and the media, Cameron must have dreaded this press conference because he knew that he would be criticized, even if what he said was justified.

In summary, Taylor’s previous boyfriend was a known drug dealer. Investigations showed that Taylor may have been more deeply involved in the drugs trade than originally thought. So the police staked out her apartment.

The policemen were issued with a ‘no knock’ warrant meaning that the police were allowed to force their way into her apartment without knocking and announcing themselves first.

The policemen did not in fact use their ‘no knock’ right. They knocked on the door and announced themselves: neighbours confirmed this. They entered the apartment and were faced by gunfire from Taylor’s current boyfriend who shot at the policemen, wounding one of them. The ‘Breonna lobby’ alleged that the policeman had been shot by friendly fire, but the evidence did not support this allegation.

In returning fire, the police shot and killed Taylor. Her boyfriend had moved behind her in the passage placing her between him and the police.

As predicted Cameron’s press conference was followed by violent protests because none of the policemen would be charged with murder. The outcome ran counter to the narrative of outrage.

The responses from representatives of the activist community were intensely insulting.

Tamika Mallory, controversial co-founder of the Women’s March, said: “I thought about the ships that went into Fort Monroe and Jamestown with our people on them over 400 years ago and how there were also Black men on those ships that were responsible for bringing our people over here.

“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout Negroes that sold our people into slavery and helped white men to capture our people, to abuse them, and to traffic them while our women were raped, while our men were raped by savages.”

Sophia A. Nelson, a regular pundit on CNN, tweeted: “Uncle Tom. Step & fetch Negro. The end.”

Retired Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey, said: “Let me say this as a Black woman: He does not speak for Black folks. He’s skin-folk, but he is not kinfolk. And so just like he thinks they can’t speak for Kentucky because he’s up there with a Black face, he does not speak for all of us. This was not a tragedy. This was a murder. He should be ashamed of himself.”

Cameron has said that he will release the tapes of the grand jury hearing. His detractors probably won’t even listen to them. The knowledge might disrupt their narrative and destroy the lie. And the fact that Cameron is a Republican remains a cause for accusations of treachery.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. (1) Did CSA embrace BLM or was it about showing solidarity with black cricketers and their experiences? Ditto Siya and his statements. One for me is a totally legitimate South African debate whilst the other is forcing US politics on RSA. The IRR seems to be one of the loudest voices when it comes to injecting US-BLF politics into what should be RSA debates? Protesting so much about this threat it actually forces people to accept these foreign binaries when we should have our own discussions.

    (2) Well are more black people not killed in South Africa than white farmers? I know the JM social fabric crime analysis, but I am sure you can do a JM job in the US to show “police violence on blacks” deserves special attention. Any way the point being stats and reason doesn’t dispel peoples particular and strongly held views on these type of things. Engaging and talking about it probably does help for most reasonable people if you can keep the extremist out.

    • Victom mentality….why? All lives matter…IRR…where do they come in to your reasoning? We living fine here together where all lives matter…politicians are poisonous…and their commentators. Silly post!

  2. Be thankful to the slave trade… or u could be living in Africa today.. with nothing to eat and not so much as a rag to cover your ass… black lives doesnt matter in africa

  3. He that controls the narrative, controls the masses…..

    “We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?” – Joseph Stalin

  4. Thanks for expressing so well what I feel and believe – that all lives matter. And if we expect the police to fight crime and keep drug traders away from our children, then we should stop shooting at and killing them.

  5. What puzzles me is WHY do people dislike BLACKS?

    What did Blacks do originally (thousands of years ago) that caused others to dislike them?

    Why do even Blacks dislike Blacks?

    Answer: destructive behaviour eg. riot, burn, destroy, loot, assault, kill, rape ……. and then they ‘migrate’ to greener pastures …that others created?

    The BLM riots haven’t converted anybody from disliking Blacks. To the contrary … the BLM savagery just confirmed the ancient prejudice.

    Blacks can’t ‘force’ others to like them … definitely not through violence, destruction and anarchy!

  6. Ooops Floyd was not shot.And possibly not murdered either. Fentanyl overdose is possibility. But face it none of that matters. Victimhood is a meal-ticket for the lazy.

  7. It is not justifiable to say that Floyd was murdered. The most you can justifiably say is that the white policeman’s action MAY have CONTRIBUTED to his death.

  8. Floyd had taken what was probably a lethal dose of fentanyl. In addition, he had methamphetamine in his system, and he suffered from heart disease. He was apparently also a smoker. And had recently had Covid-19. And there was the stress of having just committed a crime, and the added stress of being arrested for it and having to return to prison. Add all those together, and it is entirely possible – even likely? – that he would have died anyway, even without that white policeman’s action. And when talking about murder, we must remember that the policeman was using an approved method of restraint.

  9. A J you’re brilliant, pity there are so few whites that want to open their eyes to the truth. They would rather take a knee to the luciferians than stand up and tell them where they’re going.

  10. A lie needs belief, or at a minimum, suspension of disbelief in order to survive. The truth is true and exists regardless of whether it is observed, believed or disbelieved.

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