On Tuesday, after much anticipation and controversy, the nation learned the fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020.
The nation was rocked by ensuing violence in the summer months to follow and Americans have been walking on eggshells ever since.
Regardless of what one thinks of the jury’s verdict, one thing we should all be able to agree on is that we aren’t celebrating the death of George Floyd.
That is, unless you are Nancy Pelosi.
That’s right, in one of her most bizarre statements (of which there are many), Speaker Pelosi looked to the heavens and actually thanked George Floyd for dying.
That’s an interesting hot take.
Got to give Madam Speaker credit for thinking outside the box. That was definitely an original opinion compared to what all the other talking heads have been saying on news networks.
Pelosi said, “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that. And because of you … your name will always be synonymous with justice.”
Speaker Pelosi: "Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice … Because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous with justice."pic.twitter.com/JfapSsKdtX
— The Recount (@therecount) April 20, 2021
I have to imagine that George Floyd didn’t wake up that morning intending to be a martyr for social justice. I am sure he wanted to continue living his life, but Pelosi seems to imply that he selflessly laid down his life for the cause…or something.
All joking aside, this statement is actually quite revealing of how many Democrats truly view black people. To them, African Americans are merely props that they exploit to push their radical agenda.
Democrats think they know what’s best for black people and that they must conform to their world vision. If it requires them to be sacrificed in the name of the longer-term objective, then so be it.
Take President Biden for example. Biden famously remarked during the 2020 campaign that if black people didn’t vote for him, then they “ain’t black.”
So, in Biden’s eyes, and many other Democrats, it is a binary choice: Either you vote for Democrats, or you cease to be black…which is odd because a human can’t change the color of their skin.
How insulting, not to mention there are brilliant conservative black Americans in this country. But according to many on the Left, they are race traitors.
The “woke” Left and their media allies say horrible things about black conservatives, often calling them “Uncle Toms” and other derogatory names for having the audacity to think for themselves and to not bend the knee to the Black Lives Matter mob.
For those on the Left keeping score at home, here are few examples of distinguished black conservatives: Justice Clearance Thomas, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Lt. Col Allen West, talk show hosts David Webb and Larry Elder, Candace Owens, and the great economists Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.
And this is just a short list. I could go on at length about the many prominent conservatives in the black community, not to mention the countless other everyday citizens who think the same way.
Take the brilliant intellectual and economist Thomas Sowell for example. Sowell has never wilted in the presence of the SJW mob because he uses empirical evidence rather than emotion to guide his thoughts on important issues. What a concept!
In Economic Facts and Fallacies, Sowell wrote, “The history of crime and violence among blacks contradicts many widespread beliefs about the causes of that crime and violence. Poverty, unemployment, and racial discrimination are frequently listed among the prime ‘root causes’ of riots and other criminality among blacks. Many are so convinced of this that they see no reason to examine the factual historical record.”
Millennial conservative superstar Candace Owens has made many brave statements over the past few years, and last year she filmed a video on social media that garnered 100 million views.
She cited George Floyd’s criminal record when she said that she doesn’t consider Floyd as a martyr for black America. She stressed that she believes that the cops should be punished and that his death was wrong, but she simply stated that George Floyd shouldn’t be portrayed as a saint.
Dems think they have a monopoly on the minority vote and that voting Democrat is somehow a central part of minority identity. It’s as if they believe that minority voters can’t think for themselves. That is beyond insulting and borders on the very racism that they accuse conservatives of promoting.
That’s how many Democrats think of black Americans. Nancy Pelosi said the quiet part out loud without realizing it.