COMMENTARY

by Greg Segroves

 

 

 

 

 

YOU HAD ME AT HELLO

I used a famous line from the movie Jerry McGuire to illustrate the fact that from the first time I saw the video of Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on George Floyd’s neck I was horrified like most Americans. For a very short sliver of time Americans were united in their disgust for what happened to Mr. Floyd. Unless you were a die hard Klansman or Neo Nazi it didn’t matter what side of the political aisle you were on. Most Americans wanted to see this rogue cop receive the justice he deserves. Yet as always happens, the left can’t allow us to be unified on anything. It is not about the death of George Floyd anymore, is it? Even his family seems to sense that. They are calling for an end to the violence. No, the left as they must do, will not let a crisis go to waste. They see Floyd’s death as an opportunity, combined with the devastation and chaos already wrought by this stupid pandemic to go for our economic jugular vein. You are witnessing a Communist counterrevolution in the making. You can take that to the bank. Only strong and forceful leadership can prevent it.

The left always deceives regardless of the crisis that they generate. When someone goes into a school, mall, church, or public place to gun people down, the left’s focus is on guns rather than finding a real solution to the problem of violence. After each shooting everyone is shocked and horrified, regardless of our political persuasion. Just like we were shocked and horrified over the death of George Floyd. Second Amendment advocates want to find a real solution to ending violence but we are always diverted by the left into defending our sacred right to keep and bear arms rather than focusing on the real problem. Why, because they can’t accomplish their devious plans as long as our pesky guns stand in the way. What do you think of your 2nd Amendment now? Many of you believed all these years that you didn’t need a gun. The government and police were going to take care of you. You are seeing now that the police can’t or won’t protect you. Your protection is your responsibility, just like your health is your responsibility in a pandemic. How many businesses would be still around today if only their owners were allowed to have guns in those blue states with strict gun control laws? The gun stores are doing a very brisk business these days and much of that business is being generated by people who have never owned a gun or had a desire to own one.

The left perpetrates the myth that America has systemic racism and that it cares about Black people. The sheeple of America buy into this lie because it makes them feel good. Let’s look at the truth for a moment. According to F.B.I. statistics in 2017 457 Whites were gunned down by police as opposed to 223 Blacks. In 2018, 399 Whites were shot compared to 209 Blacks. Finally in 2019, 370 Whites were shot as opposed to 235 Blacks. Notice that the numbers of Whites and Blacks being shot by police have decreased each year. Only a very small handful of those police shootings were the result of a police officer shooting an unarmed man, White or Black. In 2016 Chicago witnessed 806 murders and 4,379 shootings. The year 2017 produced 533 murders and 2,880 shootings. On average, a person is shot every two hours and 17 minutes and murdered every 12 and a half hours in Chicago. The vast majority of these murders were Blacks killing other Blacks. The leading cause of death for a young Black male is homicide and the leading cause of death for young White males is car accidents. Chicago only represents one city out of many where Black on Black crime is rampant. Don’t tell me Black lives matter when you ignore these statistics and focus on a few rogue cops. That tells me your motives are not honest.

See if you can guess who said the following words, “But if we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it. You and I know how true this is in the African-American community. We know that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children. We know the statistics — that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.” Barack Obama said these words and in a rare moment when actually spoke the truth for once. Yet here was a man that could have united Americans more than any other person on race but he chose to divide us by continually playing the race card.

America as a nation has moved past racism in spite of how many times someone tries to convince us that we haven’t. We have elected a Black president, had Black Attorney generals, Secretary of States, national security advisors, elected Black governors, mayors, congressmen, and senators. We have Black police chiefs everywhere, Black city councils, Black policemen etc. etc. Yet the low information voter has been impressed into believing it is still 1963 and Bull Connor is still the man. These useful idiots make useful tools for achieving the real goal of the left. Turning America into a Communist utopia. Just ask yourself. Would the Communist Chinese, Cubans or Koreans put up with all these protests and riots. Yet if they don’t wise up and smell the coffee this is the kind of society that we all will inherit. Be careful what you wish for.