AN EXAMPLE OF WHY WE SHOULD NEVER JOIN A MOB IN A RUSH TO JUDGEMENT

Just because we see something on TV or in a newspaper does not mean we know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Fact is that we have not been told the entire truth about how George Floyd died.

Here we have an EXCLUSIVE: Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd for the first time – from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he’s shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away (dailymail.co.uk). Oddly, the video was leaked to a foreign newspaper. This news article contains a video.

The footage includes more than 18 minutes from Officer Alex Kueng’s bodycam and 10 minutes from Officer Thomas Lane. They were the first two cops to arrive on the scene after a complaint that Floyd had attempted to pass a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes at Cup Foods, a store in the Powderhorn Park section of Minneapolis.

You think Floyd was murdered? Take the time to watch the video. Then consider Tucker Carlson Discusses George Floyd Footage: ‘Citizens Have A Right To Know Why Things Are Changing So Quickly’ (dailycaller.com). Here is a teaser.

“One of the best-known symptoms of fentanyl overdose, by the way, is shortness of breath,” he continued before showing another clip, this one of Floyd screaming and refusing to get in the police vehicle. “In the video, Floyd complains that he is having trouble breathing, famously, but he says this long before Officer Chauvin kneels on his neck.”

Floyd had enough fentanyl in his system to kill him.

We are in the midst of an election campaign unlike any we have seen in anyone’s living memory.

  • The Democratic Party has gone bonkers. They have nominated candidate who hides in his basement, apparently because he cannot think straight.
  • The Liberal Democrat news media engages in partisan fear mongering.
  • Big Tech has taken sides and is using its control over the Internet to stifle Conservatives.
  • Teachers unions refuse to allow their members to work. Teachers have declared themselves nonessential workers?

We have riots over nothing. We have quarantined the entire population for a disease that is just a little more dangerous than the flu. We are fouling up our election system. We are defunding the police in our major cities, which are growing crime ridden. Our leaders have gone berserk spending taxpayer money. We are not properly educating our children. It seems we will use any excuse to increase to increase the chaos. This is the behavior of crazy people.

It is time to take a deep breath and stop panicking. We can start with the death of George Floyd. We can consider what happened to that poor man. Did the police abuse his rights? Perhaps. However, it is doubtful the police intended to kill him.

Did Floyd die because he feared the wrong thing? Did Floyd fear God? Did he seek wisdom and understanding?

Proverbs 9:10 New American Standard Bible

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding

Floyd was on a dangerous, illegal drug. That is not a trivial matter. Most people take illegal drugs as an escape. We seek an escape when we fear the wrong thing. Please read your Bibles. Instead of seeking to escape life, please seek wisdom and understanding. Do it for those you love.

16 thoughts on “AN EXAMPLE OF WHY WE SHOULD NEVER JOIN A MOB IN A RUSH TO JUDGEMENT

  1. It’s crazy how much we are saturated in craziness and chaos. It’s definitely deliberate which is why seemingly very different events like the pandemic and the BLM movement are connected. Things naturally happen as part of life which activists will quickly highjack the narrative on to exploit things for their benefit. The problem is they have a willing political party and press on their side so everything turns in to a Left/good vs right/bad issue. A spiritual reckoning is desperately needed.

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    1. @Tricia

      The amount of damage and the amount of effort the Democrats have put into producing chaos is not trivial. I have no doubt God will have His vengeance, but I would also like to see them stopped and thrown out of office.

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  2. This is relevant:
    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2019/06/the-nytimes-is-woke.html

    Also this (hope I can make two links in one post):
    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/media-great-racial-awakening?fbclid=IwAR3b6J5gDmhPzhxhsSB6o5U6rPDoeAEnO4po6vPkvCDgXIY7mcotUONBdtA

    Language –> Culture –> Politics.
    “What the data presented here suggests is that editorial decisions made over the past decade at some of the most powerful media outlets in the world about what kind of language to use and what kind of stories merited coverage when it came to race—whatever the intention and level of forethought behind such decisions—has stoked a revival of racial consciousness among their readers. Intentionally or not, by introducing and then constantly repeating a set of key words and concepts, publications like The New York Times have helped normalize among their readership the belief that “color” is the defining attribute of other human beings. For those who adopt this singular focus on race, a racialized view of the world becomes baseline test of political loyalty. It requires adherents to overlook the immense diversity among so-called “People of Color” and “People Not-of-Color” (i.e., whoever is being lumped together as “white” according to the prevailing ideological fashion). In doing so, it has made stereotypes socially acceptable, if not laudable.

    The same media institutions that have promoted revanchist identitarianism and the radical transformation of American society along racial lines, could instead have focused their attention and influence on improving the quality of life for all. Working to ensure that Americans of any background aren’t unjustly victimized by the police and have access to quality health care, schools, and affordable housing doesn’t require the promotion of a “race-consciousness” that divides society into “oppressed” and “privileged” color categories. To the contrary, it requires that we de-emphasize these categories and unite in pursuit of common interests. This may not suit the media’s prerogatives, and it may not appeal to activists whose desire for cultural “recognition” trumps their devotion to material progress, but it does offer the potential benefit of improving the lives of ordinary Americans.”

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    1. From the article:
      In December of 2006, 45% of white Democrats and 41% of white Republicans reported that they knew someone they considered racist. By June of 2015, this figure increased to 64% among white Democrats, while remaining at a steady 41% among white Republicans. No increases were observed for any of the nonwhite Democrat groups. In fact, what (statistically insignificant) change occurred among Black (52.7% to 47.2%) and Hispanic (41.1% to 33.8%) Democrats were actually in the opposite direction.

      It would be interesting to see a poll like this now. As you can see, the problems we have now were set up by the media before Trump got in office. they just went into overdrive after.

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      1. Just to add, the Trayvon Martin case was illustrative of exactly this sort of deception.
        Remember when they were replaying the 911 tape and trying to decide what type of racist term he might’ve said? Then eventually after weeks of slow leaked partial information that was incredibly misleading, they revealed the real story. By that time people’s minds were set for the most part and they could not be dissuaded. This was very destructive to the country. Much like this incident (but of course this incident was worse…in good part because the public has been primed, and the incident follows corona fatigue after months of confinement).

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      1. At present, I am trying to focus on these words:
        “. . . whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

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  3. Tom,

    Having had some police experience, I surmised what happened because of the need for four police men to arrest him.

    I saw a news report that some politician withheld the police videos of the arrest who remained silent instead of providing more details of what happened before and during the arrest.

    While the arrest sadly resulted in a death, I rather doubt that the policeman wanted his death to occur.

    Why the politician withheld the details of the arrest smells of politics.

    Frankly, the mobs should vent their anger at the drug peddlers.

    Because most people are not aware that once a person becomes a drug addict, police have no way to predict for certain what is going to happen during an arrest, and most physicians that treat drug addiction know that the recidivism rate of a heroin addict is 90 percent.

    This recidivism information is also known by the drug peddlers. But for some reason, the information is withheld from people who have no fear when they engage in drugs that they will become drug addicts for the rest of their lives.

    Why politicians remain silent and don’t make it known that once a drug addict, the odds are that they will always a drug addict. Perhaps because liberals want it kept secret because they know no one will hire a drug addict.

    The mobs are being manipulated and sadly do not realize who to direct their anger against.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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    1. @Scatterwisdom

      Thanks for that excellent comment.

      The mobs are being manipulated and sadly do not realize who to direct their anger against.

      That is why that part of the video was withheld. This mess doesn’t just smell of politics; it smells of a coup.

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  4. Heartbreaking, Tom. The whole thing is very sad. I can’t watch the video because I’ve just seen that kind of thing too much. I am certain however, that fentanyl, heroin, and meth were the cause of his troubles in life, and likely the cause of his death, too.

    I also think of the implications of defunding police. People like that grocery clerk tend to call the police to diffuse the situation, to reduce the amount of violence from a confrontation. What happens to people like Floyd in those kind of incidents when calling the cops is not an option?

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  5. I watched that footage and it is highly enlightening—it is the front story to an infamous and highly touted end.
    I’ve always said that choices are our real problem.
    Had George not been high, not tried to pass off a counterfeit 20, not resisted arrest…then he would not now be a cultural saint.
    He’d be alive.

    Yet our leftist society sought a scapegoat and they found one and now they hold us hostage.

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      1. Go to you tube and look up Captain Higgins targets suspected gang members —
        An excellent video— they call him a Cajun John Wayne.
        We need more law officers who refuse to take crap from gang members or protesters for that matter

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