Fanning the Flames of Hate
Yesterday, a Minnesota jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts for the death of George Floyd. For holding a black man down with a knee on his neck during an arrest, this former police officer was convicted of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin’s defense hinged largely on the fact that Floyd had overdosed on fentanyl and methamphetamines before he died, but forensic experts still determined that Floyd died from asphyxiation under Chauvin’s knee. Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommend 12 years in prison for a conviction on unintentional second-degree murder for someone with no criminal history, but prosecutors may seek to put Chauvin away for up to 40 years.
Given the circumstances of the trial, we will never know for sure if it was fair. Along with the propaganda media, radical Democrats up to and including members of Congress and the occupant of the White House did everything they could to intimidate jurors and witnesses into ruling that Chauvin was guilty. A bloody severed pig’s head was found at the front door of one of the expert witnesses who testified on behalf of Chauvin, and Black Lives Matter protesters made it perfectly clear that they would engulf the nation in flames if Chauvin were acquitted.
“I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty,” said Rep. Maxine Waters at a Black Lives Matter protest two days before the verdict. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away. We’ve got to stay on the street. We get more active; we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
The judge in the Chauvin trial stated that Waters’s inflammatory remarks could result in the trial being “overturned” on appeal if lawyers can make the case the jurors were intimidated into making a ruling they did not truly believe. The rioting that started after George Floyd’s death last year killed at least 30 people and cost the nation an estimated $2 billion. So, we will never know how much fear of rioting impacted the jurors’ decisions. Whether or not Chauvin was guilty, his trial was a classic example of mob justice.
And the mob will not be appeased even if Derek Chauvin gets 40 years in prison.
Journalist Ami Horowitz interviewed protesters in Minneapolis as the jury announced their verdict, and their reactions to Chauvin’s conviction were shocking. One Black Lives Matter extremist told him, “There shouldn’t even be a trial, he should be convicted just as is.” Another said, “Burn the whole city down, what does it matter?” Another said, “I don’t want to say we need to start killing all white folks, but it’s like …. Maybe they need to feel the pain and the hurt.” When Horowitz asked a fourth protester whether a civil war was necessary, she said, “If that’s what it takes, then we have to do it.”
In a livestream outside of the Capitol, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told her audience, “This verdict is not justice. Frankly, I don’t even think we call it full accountability because there are multiple officers that were there. It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin. And I also don’t want this moment to be framed as this system working.”
In other words, Ocasio-Cortez won’t be happy until all four police officers present during George Floyd’s death are convicted of murder—and the United States has a completely new criminal justice system.
In a press conference, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said, “I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step toward justice. And now the cause of justice is in your hands. And when I say your hands, I mean the hands of the people of the United States.” Former President Barack Obama published a statement saying, “Today, a jury in Minneapolis did the right thing …. But if we’re honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial. True justice required that we come to terms with the fact that black Americans are treated differently every day …. While today’s verdict may have been a necessary step on the road to progress, it was far from a sufficient one. We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system.”
Many other radical leaders agree with them. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi even thanked Floyd “for sacrificing your life for justice,” as if she were glad Floyd died for her political agenda.
What do these radicals mean when they say “get more confrontational” and “we mean business”? What do they mean when they say the entire system is not working, that their desired conviction on all counts is not justice, that “we cannot rest”?
What are the radicals really after?
During Barack Obama’s second presidential term in office, he admitted that he “can’t federalize every police force in the country and force them to retrain.” But he sure acted like he wanted to move in that direction.
When the Obama administration released its Task Force on 21st-Century Policing Plan in 2015, it recommended imposing federal standards on state and local police forces. Critics of the plan pointed out that it underhandedly works to nationalize law enforcement, violating a crucial principle of the Constitution, by using federal tax dollars as bribes.
“There must be national policy and national law on policing,” said racial activist Al Sharpton. “We can’t go from state to state; we’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.”
In other words, because of racism, we must take power over the police from local governments and give it to the federal government.
This is why radical leftists will not be appeased no matter what happens to Derek Chauvin. They do not really care about justice for George Floyd. The leftists who are working out their agenda care about creating a national policing authority. They are fanning flames of racial hatred in an attempt to ignite race riots, a crisis that they can use as an excuse to deprive local voters in local communities of the power they currently have over local police.
In his article “The Real Agenda Behind Black Lives Matter,” my father explained that this is a Machiavellian strategy straight from the Communist playbook. “These leaders are still using phrases like ‘police brutality’ and ‘black power’ to further their agenda,” he wrote. “In a 1950s tract titled ‘And Not a Shot Is Fired,’ Czech Communist Party theoretician Jan Kozák wrote about how Communists took over Czechoslovakia through parliamentary maneuvers. The strategy he described required pressure for radical change from two directions simultaneously: from the upper levels of government and from provocateurs in the streets.”
The Biden-Harris administration is using a similar strategy to fundamentally transform America. Radical politicians like Representative Waters met with street provocateurs who advocate rioting as a form of protest, while “deep state” bureaucrats are pushing seizure of police authority as a way to solve those riots.
This strategy may sound shocking, yet the late Herbert W. Armstrong predicted it decades ago. In his March 1969 Plain Truth personal, he asked, “Why are our people unable to recognize the Communist line—the Communist plan and conspiracy—in college and university riots, in propaganda accusing ‘police brutality,’ in ‘black power,’ ‘black panther’ and other slogans, even in ‘civil disobedience’ and ‘nonviolent’ movements of protest which lead to violence?” Then he answered with this shocking truth: “The guiding hand in student revolt is the Communist Party. Many students, their emotions stirred and enraged to violence, do not themselves realize this. Yet, actually, these young leaders of the ‘New Left’ movement are going beyond the Communist Party. Their plan is to stir up college-age students to revolt first, and the teenage high school adolescents. If they can corrupt and/or win over tomorrow’s students, they will gain control.”
Some of those college-age students Mr. Armstrong wrote about now control the Democratic Party, and they are still using the same racially charged propaganda. Without racial hatreds, real and perceived, they would have no influence or power!
The Bible shows the flames these left-wing agitators are fanning will burn down the whole nation (Isaiah 1:7). This is because there is an evil spiritual force seeking to destroy America. Even the most strategic-thinking race-baiters do not understand it.
If you have never proved where the spiritual motivation of the radicals comes from, request your free copy of America Under Attack, by Gerald Flurry.