Minneapolis: Nice no more
By Greg Strange
Congratulations, Minneapolis! You just dodged a bullet – for now. But only for now. What you will eventually learn, the hard way, is that the race-obsessed Marxist mob can’t be placated, satisfied or bought off. Its depravity is bottomless and its appetite for destruction knows no bounds. But for now, you bought yourself some time. The mob said “jump” and the jury on the Chauvin case said “how high?” The mob said “guilty on all charges” and the jury said “sir, yes sir!”
Look, we already have a juror confirming what we basically already knew in an interview: “I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict.”
Case closed. The Black Lives Matter mob owns Minneapolis. Bow before BLM – or else.
And let’s not forget, Minneapolitans, there is this matter of Daunte Wright yet to be dealt with. Daunte was yet another in an endless line of violent criminal thugs produced by the toxic culture who got himself killed while resisting arrest. So all that boarding up of property in anticipation of riots if Chauvin wasn’t convicted . . . Well, you might not want to take it down just yet. In fact, you might want to keep it up as a permanent fixture.
In any case, let’s take a brief tour of left-wing reaction to the Chauvin verdict. (Spoiler alert: they’re not satisfied!)
Kamala Harris: “It will not heal the pain that existed for generations . . .”
The NFL: “Today’s outcome in the Derek Chauvin trial . . . does not undo the loss of life. Mr. George Floyd should be here with us today.”
Farrakhan apologist and Attorney General of Minnesota, Keith Ellison: “I would not call today’s verdict justice. . .”
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin: “The verdict yesterday . . . was an aberration . . . an anomaly. We have these kinds of cases happening every day, all day.”
Michael Moore: “YES!! In handcuffs! Now on to the work! All of us demand an end to white supremacy and white privilege. How many innocent black and brown ppl are in prison? Free them all! . . . End policing as we know it. It doesn’t work.” You just have to love his enthusiastic recommendations for actions that would totally destroy any civilized society. Wow, absolutely breathtaking!
AOC: “It’s not justice. I’ll explain to you why.” Yeah, I think we’ll just skip it. This Marxist twit couldn’t explain her way out of a wet paper bag.
Hollywood: Not even worth the key strokes.
BLM: “Blah, blah, blah . . . systemic racism . . . blah, blah . . . white supremacy . . . blah, blah. Killer cops . . . black bodies . . . blah, blah, blah. Well, later homey! Gotta go buy another posh property in a nice safe white neighborhood.”
The basic thing to realize here is that the American neo-Marxist left has brought the country into a psychotic delusion about so-called systemic racism that is so incurably tenacious . . . Well, let’s put it this way. You can no more talk them out of their psychosis than you could the schizophrenic homeless guy waving his arms and shouting obscenities on any Democrat-controlled city street corner
In the meantime, the relentless crime, chaos and violence will continue – and likely accelerate due to the lack of policing – in the black sections of every Democrat-controlled city in the country and no one on the left will bat an eyelash, or if they do, it will all be blamed on white supremacy, 1619, voter ID laws or what-the-hell-ever. So, teenage girls will continue to have their knife fights. (Leave ‘em alone, it’s just one of their rites of passage!) Bullets will continue to fly, some at their intended targets, others that just go astray and hit innocent people at random, including children in their houses, babies in strollers, old ladies walking down the street, etc., etc., ad infinitum.
All brought to you by Black Lives Matter, Inc., and supported by virtually every institution in the country, all of which have been engulfed by the cancerous malignancy of leftism, which is currently the worst social plague ever visited on civilized humanity, short of war, communism and genocide (any of which could still be in the offing for us).
If you have a biblical world-view, you understand that man is a fallen creature, that his depravity is virtually unlimited, and that there is nothing so good and beautiful that he won’t wilfully and gleefully destroy it. So, while dismayed, you’re not surprised that post-Christian America is being destroyed in front of your very eyes. You understand that evil and foolishness is the default setting of humanity, not goodness, and that even the greatest country in history is not immune to destruction. You pray for the salvation of America, while understanding that prayer may not be answered affirmatively.
But if there’s one thing you can bank on, it’s this. In the next election cycle the majority of Minneapolitans will keep right on voting for the destruction of their own city by electing and re-electing BLM-loving, police-defunding, neo-Marxist Democrats. How is that possible? It’s because leftists simply seem incapable of understanding the most fundamental aspects of human nature and are incapable of learning anything from history.
Well, buh-bye Minneapolis. It was nice knowing ya. You went from “Minnesota nice” and “Prairie Home Companion” to Mogadishu on the Mississippi. You know what most of us would call that? An epic fail! Can’t wait to see how many roads, bridges and libraries are named after the sainted George Floyd (and soon to be sainted Daunte Wright). And good luck with defunding the police. Can’t wait to see how the social workers will handle the anarchy that will consume every inch of your hapless and injudicious city.
As for all of you who voted for this and will continue to in the future, you deserve every last bit of what you will get. Unfortunately, those rational and decent citizens who did not vote for it, do not deserve it, but what can they do? Sad to say, but their only recourse at this point is to leave. Minneapolis is a fallen city now held hostage by the BLM mob. A minority of good people can’t save it, nor should they go down with it. It may be heartbreaking and it may be supremely difficult, but they should make their way to a better place.
Greg Strange can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (c) 2021 Greg Strange.