The Chauvin Verdict Aftermath: What America Do We Live In?

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After the reading of the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, attorney Benjamin Crump and the Floyd family received a call from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The conversation should frighten every American.

BIDEN: “Feeling better now. There’s nothing that’s going to make it all better, but at least now there’s some justice. I think of Gianna’s comment, ‘My dad is going to change the world,’ Well, we’re going to start to change it now.”

Change the world, How? And why is it the President of the United States’ job to change the world? When President George W. Bush talked about bringing democracy to other nations, he was roundly mocked and maligned. Now we have Biden talking about changing the world, and no one bats an eyelash. Instead, like clapping seals, they cheer it on.

Biden continued,

“We’re all so relieved, not just the one verdict but all three, guilty on all three counts. And uhh… it’s really important. I’m anxious to see you guys, I really am and we’re going to get a lot more done. We’re going to do a lot, and we’re going to stay at it until we get it done.”

What does this “staying at it” involve? More threats from lawmakers like Maxine Waters? More riots and civil unrest? Or maybe the victimhood will reach the point where young Black men assume martyring themselves for the cause of “justice” and getting a big payday is the way to make it in life.

What kind of message have we taught our children about justice? What kind of example are we setting by allowing our leaders to plant a thumb on the scales of justice for the sake of equity? It’s a frightening thought.

After Biden’s comment about “staying at it”, Crump interjected:

Crump: “Hopefully this is the momentum for the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act to get passed to have you sign!”

So, what was wrong with the Police Reform Act that Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) worked so hard on after the death of George Floyd and the subsequent riots? I guess it wasn’t good enough, because Democrats, after pretending at bipartisanship, kicked it, and Scott to the curb. Besides, they didn’t want Trump to get the credit. Now that Biden is in the Oval Office, the bill can be named for “George Floyd” and Biden’s signature can take it to law.

It’s sickening Kabuki theater at its most reprehensible, but this is Biden’s America. Biden responded,

“You got it pal! That and a lot more. This is a fresh shot at dealing with genuine systemic racism.”

This is the Biden who was good friends with a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and eulogized him at his funeral. This is the same Biden who sat in the Senate for 39 years and was Vice President for 8. Now, suddenly he’s interested in dealing with the systemic racism that he gladly fostered with his 1994 Crime Bill.

That is straight-up racism, clouded by senility.

Biden passed the phone to Kamala Harris, who fawned over the family for their,

“courage, your commitment, your strength—this is the day for justice in America.”

Harris said something telling and prescient.

“History will look at this moment and know it is an inflection moment. You had to sacrifice so much[…]”

It’s an inflection point all right, and the Floyd family didn’t sacrifice anything.

The American people, and our sense of being a united country, that was definitely laid on the altar.

With these two in the White House, will there be a resurrection?