To begin, we are all following the hate-filled chaos that has erupted from this disgrace:
Sure, there are dipshits who justify such a thing, or cling to hopeful excuses about the victim here having done something wrong, but their justifications, even to themselves, fall pretty flat.
Here’s something that happened on Twitter shortly after the video of George Floyd’s murder was released:
“(T)wo very different phrases were trending on Twitter: “Make Whites Great Again” and “All Lives Matter.”
“The former, had amassed more than 55,000 (re)tweets by Wednesday afternoon.”
This is the reaction of some people to a video that cannot help but horrify. Yet for some, apparently, this was a positive action taken against some crook accused of forgery. They claim he tried to pass a fake twenty at a white man’s store (the ‘white man’ in question is named Mahmoud Abumayyaleh), and that–this is a direct quote from some online commentator nowhere near any of the events they are describing, “This giant black thug was a thief, plain and simple. Know how to save society from creatures like this? Eliminate them!”
Now of course even most modern racists would condemn such a churlish, soulless statement, but it does not conceal the raging vortex of emotion that undermines the anxious white people who think that a 6’7″ black man maybe guilty of a minor crime is coming for them next.
I mean, check out this social media conversation about the outrage that followed in numerous cities across the nation. First let’s look at the source, Tomi Lahren, some smug right-wing instigator whose repeated failure to claw her way into the mainstream has made her increasingly vicious. She was followed by a comment that is very difficult to counterpoint, which another person re-posted in order to provoke what follows: