The media is all abuzz with the trial of Derek Chauvin. Social Media is all abuzz with tropes, stereotypes, and attacks on the victim instead of the man who murdered him in front of the whole world. Social media and far right shills and grifters have turned this into the trial of George Floyd.
It seems as though a man’s past is going on trial, as if the things he did out of despair and desperation years ago are reason to impose a death sentence on him one spring day in 2020.
It should be shouted from every media outlet, every outraged person’s mouth
THERE WAS NOTHING GEORGE FLOYD DID ON MAY 25, 2020 THAT WARRANTED A DEATH PENALTY. NO REASONABLE PERSON WOULD BELIEVE THAT. NO MATTER WHAT THIS MAN MAY HAVE DONE IN HIS LIFE WAS NOT REASON TO SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF HIM.
Quite honestly, if I was a juror on this case, the defense has already lost because they are defending the indefensible and putting the victim on trial.
The most disgusting part of what I see is that people are not the least bit silent in their barely covert attemps to cover their racism.
Seems to me the whole world shouted at the top of their lungs their outrage. And yet, because the world needs to change, many are frightened and pushing back as hard as they can against that which MUST be changed. Those who fight change are afraid that if those they have oppressed get any power whatsoever, the empowered oppressed people will unleash karma.