Why is "Telling the Truth" so unpopular?

© 2020 Jim Spence - It is best to turn to our greatest American heroes for real solutions to sticky problems. One of my favorite heroes is long-time columnist and noted George Mason University professor Walter Williams.
Williams waded through what has become a despicable onslaught of propaganda regarding social justice in recent weeks. Here are a few gems from William’s most recent column:
“No decent person can support George Floyd's mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law.”
Williams then recognized the fact that Minneapolis authorities moved quickly. Officer Derek Chauvin was fired, placed under arrest, and charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers who were with him at the time were also fired and charged two counts of aiding and abetting.
Let’s cut to the chase here. George Floyd was certainly a victim. However, he is now famous because he became useful to Democrats and their narratives.
Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal wrote a poignant column about the endless cycle of violence in black communities that has been a social plague for decades. Naturally, Riley’s column fell on deaf ears.
Casting all African Americans as perpetual "victims" is the preferred “narrative” that has once again taken center stage. After the majority of Americans sent Barrack Obama to Washington for two terms in the White House, we are told to believe "systemic racism" is one of the defining features of America.
Walter Williams correctly points out that, “Peaceful protests in any cause is as American as apple pie.” However, what we have seen lately are not peaceful protests.
Williams gets to the crux of the matter. “White liberals and leftist groups like Antifa do not care about major problems that exist in black communities." If they did care, they would not make things worse by the rioting and looting, which effectively is wiping out business owners serving those communities.
Bingo!
Williams offers anyone who might be interested in reality, a heavy dose of it: “Ultimately, the solution to this lawlessness rests with black people. Given the current political environment, it does not benefit a black or white politician to take those steps necessary to crack down on lawlessness in black communities. That means black people must become intolerant of criminals who make their lives living hell, even if it means taking the law into their own hands.”
Instead of addressing lawlessness in the black community, far too many famous high-profile African-Americans, people who have achieved great fame and fortune in America, promote the false narrative that they are victims. Too many attempt to turn George Floyd into some sort of saint. Going ignored in all of this is George Floyd’s own violent criminal history. Floyd went to prison for five years in 2009 for an assault and robbery. Two years before he was sent to prison he was convicted of charges involved theft with a firearm. Floyd had a rap sheet that was longer than a giraffe’s neck. And you can bet many of his victims were……African-Americans. Floyd was allegedly trying to pass a phony $20 bill before he was murdered and his alleged killers were arrested.
It is time to concede that the so-called Black Lives Matters movement is not really about ALL black lives. It is really about a few carefully "selected" black lives.
Black Lives Matter had no visible concern for what happened on the weekend of May 31, 2020 when eighty-five people were shot in Chicago. Virtually all the shooting victims were black. Twenty-five of those people died. Since this is pretty much black-on-black crime, there was not a peep out of the narrative-driven press either. Those black lives did not matter because they were not useful to the BLM agenda.
For decades these violent patterns have been shocking. Just this past Friday, Tray Savage, a Chicago-based rapper, died as the result of a shooting. Again, there were no protests, because the killing could not be tied to a rogue white cop. Sadly, Tray Savage is just as dead as George Floyd.
Alternatively, we could discuss the case of Christopher Dooley, Jr., a rapper known as “Hurricane Chris.” Dooley was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday. It goes on and on. Earlier this month former NFL player Reche Caldwell was murdered in Tampa.
A quick survey of African American athletes being murdered is astonishing. In 2007, Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was murdered. That same year Denver Broncos star Darrent Williams was gunned down. NFL stars Rae Caruth and Lawrence Phillips were both convicted of violent murders and remain in prison. Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans suffered a similar fate when he was gunned down in 2009 by his mistress. Michael Jordan’s father was killed in a robbery. Then of course there is the case of O.J. Simpson, who famously got away with murder, thanks to a multi-million-dollar legal team and their ability to foment anti-police sentiment in front of a gullible jury.
Every sports channel is pushing the false narrative about this problem. News tickers suggest that law enforcement is to blame rather than a culture that continues to tolerate all violent crime.......EXCEPT violent crimes committed by rogue white cops.
While it is very true that bad cops need to be held accountable, all of this is propaganda is a costly diversion. The events in Chicago, Shreveport, and Tampa this month are part of a pattern that is known to everyone. And no matter how much pretending goes on about the plight of George Floyd, it is still clear that when it comes to politics and a disturbingly putrid pop culture, nothing is going to change until we start telling the truth.
Walter Williams and Jason Riley, among others, are telling the truth. Why won’t anyone listen?
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