This article features in out tenth print issue.

I can’t breathe’ were the words painfully muttered by George Floyd as his neck was being crushed by the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin, suffocating him to death. This clear and horrific case of police brutality was captured on video, rightfully igniting fierce demands that the police officers involved be brought to justice. However, something else – something sinister – was born on that Minnesotan street.

As is routine in the United States when a white police officer kills a black suspect, the immediate conclusion hammered home by the liberal media is that it must be a race related attack, no different from a modern day lynching; the accusations which follow are that the police are systemically racist, and that African-Americans are frequently and deliberately targeted in acts of police brutality.

Like clockwork, these events are leapt upon by the organisation Black Lives Matter (hereafter ‘BLM’) coupled with riots that devastate inner-city neighbourhoods.

Whilst there undoubtedly are problems with the US police force, systemic racism is not one of them. As reported by the Police Shootings Database, African Americans compose roughly twenty-five per cent of police shooting victims but, according to FBI statistics, commit nearly half of all violent crime. As the police use lethal force in the vast majority of cases when the suspect is acting in a dangerous manner, the African-American community is in fact under-represented in police shooting statistics.

Yet this did not matter, as Floyd’s murder served as the perfect excuse to loot, steal, and plunder for personal benefit – not just in Minneapolis, but throughout every major city in the United States.

Footage of department stores being raided and stripped bare, along with pictures of ruined streets that look closer to that of war-zones than the civilized world, were there to greet the American people when they switched on their televisions in the morning.

As expected, the sheer lawlessness and erupting violence of the riots put more lives unnecessarily at risk, leading to further fatalities.

One of the fallen was David Dorn, a retired police offer who was shot by a looter when investigating a burglary in a
pawnshop. He was black – so where was BLM?

In addition, the mysterious arrival of US political and cultural issues on British soil – two nations with vast discrepancies regarding the nature of law enforcement, not to mention police killings – further stacks the evidence that an ulterior motive is in play.

At its core, BLM is a Marxist organisation, openly stating that its goals are to rip apart the nuclear family, destroy the capitalist economy, and tear Western civilization down to its very foundations – not too dissimilar to what the Bolsheviks envisaged after seizing power in Russia over a hundred years ago.

This is why they only care about black lives when they are ended at the hands of white police officers –
whether the killing was justified or not – because it serves as a means to the ultimate end (this recent revival and upsurge of the BLM movement is not about ‘justice for Floyd’, and it never was).

BLM cower behind their deceitfully innocent title, then exploit these police killings to unfairly degrade the United States as being inherently racist; it is not just the police who are at fault – the entire edifice of western civilization must burn.

BLM and its anti-western allies have taken it upon themselves to be the ‘vanguard of the revolution’ by capitalising on the chaos of the riots to channel the power of the angry mob into enacting a twenty-first century cultural revolution, which has also swept the United Kingdom.

The catacombs of the past have been ruthlessly exhumed and scrutinised so that any impurity can be vaporised from history.

Now, here we must remember two things: the past had completely different standards for what was acceptable behaviour; no one in human history has ever lived a sin-less life. As a result, there is no limit into what (and who) can be purged in the quest for ideological orthodoxy.

Statues have become target practice; iconic monuments across Britain and the United States (including those depicting national heroes such as Winston Churchill and George Washington) have been defaced and/or toppled. Meanwhile, TV programmes that have the potential to portray the actions of law enforcement in a positive light, or sitcoms that utilise ‘politically-incorrect’ humour (a capital offence committed by many classic British comedies), have attracted the wrath of the BLM censors.

The list of casualties is just as enormous as it is absurd: Uncle Ben’s Rice, Lego Police – when will this
madness end?

The BLM movement has elevated its status to that of a theocracy, complete with blasphemy laws to convict any dissidents of ‘thought-crime.’ The subsequent punishment is that one is chased out of their job and has their reputation ruined by the puritanical mob.

The Free Speech Union has recently announced that it is dealing with an explosion in calls for help, and also has a growing Twitter thread where it is documenting the academics, journalists and entertainment personalities who have been hounded out of their profession for criticising the BLM movement.

This ruthless doctrine of ‘I will destroy your life if you don’t kneel’ sounds closer to a dictatorship than an equality movement, which BLM masquerades as.

In just a span of a few weeks, the atmosphere has become so stifling that people are rightfully terrified of expressing their true opinions; all that is left is the internal cry saying, ‘I can’t breathe.’

 

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