Aping Americans

NOW that coronavirus is no longer a thing, social distancing is right out the window on the streets of Sydney tonight as leftists who think they’re citizens of America or something “protest” the alleged unlawful killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The ABC helped incite the ‘Black Lives Matter’ event earlier today with this lame “viral” video of a New South Wales policeman being no more than a smidgen rough with a foul-mouthed lout who had threatened to bash the attending officers, including two females. For that, he was cuffed and made to eat some dirt. He survived. But wait; he was an Aborigine. Sorry ladies, but if the male promising to “crack ya f**king jaw” is black, remember – he’s the victim, not you. Another apparent backer of tonight’s gathering is Mirko Bagaric whose piece in The Australian today compared Aborigines to African-Americans when it comes to rates of imprisonment. The astonishing headline to the column is “US burns but we just turn away.” Which sounds a lot like a News Corp sub-editor is embarrassed that Australians haven’t torched a single police station or church in honour of the late and fulsomely mourned Mr Floyd. The easiest way to avoid imprisonment is not to be white but to avoid committing crimes. This didn’t occur to the Mirk.

In Minneapolis, you can get arrested for opening a business, but not for looting one.”

– Rush Limbaugh

 
AFTER watching the video of Officer Derek Chauvin inexplicably asphyxiating small-time villain Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis, I knew immediately this would become something far bigger than just another death of a black man in custody. There was a sociopathic brazenness to the death like no other in its dolorous genre. Rodney King’s beating was filmed too but the LAPD cops wielding the clubs didn’t know that. Cameras were not routinely touted by citizens in 1991, after all. Like King’s, Floyd’s rap sheet included armed robbery in company with menaces. He wasn’t a model citizen. But there was no violent resistance from him and the matter at hand – a twenty dollar forgery – was not something a police veteran would be nervously primed about on arrival. The aptly-surnamed Chauvin knew he was being filmed by several people at close quarters. To me, his countenance registered puzzlement of a detached, incongruous kind – coupled as it was with willfulness: the more onlookers pleaded with him to take his knee off Floyd’s neck, the more stubbornly he persisted. I expect Chauvin’s defence – now an impossible task, of course – will include some documented health crisis in extenuation. He was stuck in a moment and he couldn’t get out of it. The chauvinists now assaulting America in Floyd’s name are stuck in the same moment. The difference is, that’s exactly where they want to be.

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49 Responses to Aping Americans

  1. stackja

    The ANTIFA news network has Australian affiliates. The “innocent” Sydney “youth” “known to police”?

  2. Chris M

    That cop might be a junkie, the union will cover up that sort of detail though. Maybe he was trained by Mohammed Noor, another local killer cop. Democrat cities are hell-holes.

  3. BorisG

    In Minneapolis, you can get arrested for opening a business, but not for looting one.”

    I think quite a few were arrested. But more to the point, you can also be killed for doing nothing wrong, like Justine Damond.

  4. Bad Samaritan

    BorisG: Diamond seems to have been a very normal suburban resident shot for no reason whatsoever.

    Floyd meanwhile was a career crim who may have had criminal dealings with the cop involved (ie Chauvin is maybe a crim too) which were being “hidden” until their street confrontation got outta hand: counterfeit dough in the mix.

    Minneapolis is HQ for Islamic terrorism in the US March 2020; “A Pakistani doctor who the F.B.I. said was intent on joining the Islamic State, either on the battlefield in Syria or as a “lone wolf” in the United States, was arrested on Thursday before boarding a flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.”

    Google ISIS Minneapolis for page after page of similar, and ponder who these “rioting black Americans” might be. Think Melbourne’s non-existent gangs. Antifa + ISIS = what?

  5. a happy little debunker

    There were 4 cops that restrained Floyd.
    2 x white, 1 x Asian, 1 x black

    He was killed by a literal diversity of police – yet the only motivation that has been ascribed is racism.

    Can anyone explain that to me?

  6. Up The Workers!

    The terrorist organisation Antifa is to today’s Dementiacrats, what the Ku Klux Klan was to their Great Grandfathers’ Dementiacrats of 100 years ago.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  7. Bruce Paix

    Riots after this racist killing were inevitable, remember how they occurred after the white woman was killed by black cop Noor in the self same city? Nope, neither do I. Apparently *only* black lives matter.

  8. Bruce of Newcastle

    In regard to arresting people of colour, any colour, that occurs when a crime has allegedly occurred.
    You can minimize your chance of being arrested by not committing crimes.
    This simple principle seems to escape the intellect of people on the Left.

  9. sfw

    “Stuck in the moment” never thought of it that way, reminds of George Orwells’ essay ‘Shooting an Elephant’ he too was stuck in the moment. I guess it happens and it’s hard to break out of it. I reckon many of our politicians are ‘stuck in the moment’ in regard to their arbitrary virus rules and they can’t break free either. Stupid Floyd paid for it and we’re paying for it as well.

  10. Another Ian

    Compare

    “Mayor de Blasio Used National Guard to Quarantine Neighborhoods During Virus – Now Refuses National Guard to Prevent Mob Violence, Looting and Arson…”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/02/mayor-de-blasio-used-national-guard-to-quarantine-neighborhoods-during-virus-now-refuses-national-guard-to-prevent-mob-violence-looting-and-arson/

  11. nb

    Some useful analysis in relation to the USA you will never see on their ABC:
    https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/watching-violence-in-black-and-white/
    A sample:
    ‘since 1993, the rate of violent incidents per 1,000 people has dropped to about a quarter of its starting value.’

  12. steve

    The medical examiner doesn’t agree with your verdict CL. Maybe you can offer him some of your expert advice.

  13. egg_

    The ABC helped incite the ‘Black Lives Matter’ event earlier today with this lame “viral” video of a New South Wales policeman being no more than a smidgen rough with a foul-mouthed lout who had threatened to bash the attending officers

    Shown yesterday on The Drum, with the host trying to bait an earnest Aboriginal reconciliationist on the panel, and to his credit he didn’t take the bait.
    They also had 2 indigenous Police on who later joined the panel.
    A semblance of balance, but Aunty always the agent provocateur.

  14. egg_

    OMG you wrote *aping*.

    No Goodes will come of this.

  15. Was holding the arms of that youth behind his back and then kicking his legs out from under him, face planting him on the ground really called for? It didn’t appear as if the youth was resisting at all.

    Not that many days ago some contributor on this forum was being rather critical of police for harassing and fining people for sitting on park benches, having driving lessons, eat a souvlaki etc.

  16. nb

    By the way current information suggests the police were following standard restraint procedure for a highly volatile person, but the person was under the influence of fentanyl which can block response when air circulation is cut off. So fentanyl might have cut off a vital feedback system.
    Ahh, China. Virus one day, fentanyl the next.

  17. Roger

    A semblance of balance, but Aunty always the agent provocateur.

    The revolution will not only be televised, it will be subsidised.

    Royal Commission please.

  18. PB

    “I think quite a few were arrested. But more to the point, you can also be killed for doing nothing wrong, like Justine Damond.”

    And if its an affirmative Action, low IQ incompetent that does the killing, its somehow not so bad. Somalis in Minneapolis demanding his release because….justice….or something.

  19. egg_

    Their ABC seem to be able to conveniently compare Australian Aborigines with both indigenous North American Indians and Afro* Americans, whenever it suits.
    Native + Black Skinned = multipurpose tokens.

    *A shame ours wiped out the Negritos, but don’t mention that.
    Also IIRC ours are genetically related to native North American Indians.

  20. Flip Headland

    I knew the gig was up when the ABC gave prominence to Ilhan Omar the other night (who probably thinks she’ll get a caliphate in Minnesota out of this mess).

  21. Iampeter

    In Minneapolis, you can get arrested for opening a business, but not for looting one.

    Heh, Limbaugh all about private enterprise again?

    The chauvinists now assaulting America in Floyd’s name are stuck in the same moment. The difference is, that’s exactly where they want to be.

    It started off with righteous anger at another murder by incompetent thug cops.
    But together with the quarantine nonsense and the loon in the Whitehouse tensions are running high.
    Now it’s being hijacked by the usual nutters to make the most of the crisis.
    Progressives are blaming Trump for everything, while conservatives, with no arguments and no idea what’s going on, with no talking points to fit this exact situation, are just falling back on the trusty default of blaming the media for everything.

  22. min

    No dad and poor parenting according to Thomas Sowell, Afro American retired professor Stanford and Harvard from memory, an economist and social philosopher. Sowell blames the breakdown of families
    for causing problems in black community .
    I am sure Jacinta Price would say the same about aboriginal problems here no dad and poor parenting.

  23. C.L.

    OMG you wrote *aping*.

    I have now; apologies for late night spelling error. 🙂

  24. Andre

    Channel 9 Current Affair last two nights is trying to outdo the ABC for bias. Karl Stefanovic is now the host and interviews the most left, anti-Trump, looter/rioter supporting individuals he can rake up. It is vomit inducing but many viewing this may swallow the one sided rants sympathetically. Lord help us.

  25. Chris M

    Well here’s a possible solution – the black / antifa activists can merge with the police ie join the police force. Both primarily employ their time taking peoples property and will physically attack those that resist. You know there are more similarities than there should be.

  26. Googoomuck

    My understanding is that Floyd had a chequered past but was on the fairly straight and narrow. He did struggle, twice, whilst in custody. The second time was when he refused to enter the police car, claiming he was claustrophobic. Despite being arrested whilst seated in a car with a friend. Hmmm. The counterfeit $20 is odd as well. I haven’t read anywhere he had a record for uttering.

    My favourite conspiracy theory is the club where they both worked is a front for shady operations by “three letter government agencies”. The counterfeiting is part of the op. The forged currency is given to criminals, presumably to pass and make a profit. I suppose this was for services rendered. Floyd was short on cash due to the lockdown, so he helped himself to a bit of the product. He was murdered to conceal the op and Chauvin will take the fall to protect it. I don’t believe this, it’s just my favourite leftfield theory atm.

    On the ABC issue, it’s just pathetic, but typical. It’s an embarrassing example of the cultural cringe. Look! We have blacks being killed too! As an aside, would it be true that most aborigines are killed by other aborigines, just like most black Americans are killed by their own? I can’t understand why taxes are spent supporting the fringe views of these malcontents on specialised media outlets. Let them support themselves instead of enabling their delusions.

  27. egg_

    Well here’s a possible solution – the black / antifa activists can merge with the police ie join the police force.

    Yes – let’s take this taking a knee symbolism a little further.

  28. egg_

    I can’t understand why taxes are spent supporting the fringe views of these malcontents on specialised media outlets. Let them support themselves instead of enabling their delusions.

    The Drum’s nightly panels have devolved into a “minority” freak show worse than the likes of Q&A’s panels.

  29. candy

    It seems inexplicable, because knowing he was killing Floyd, fully filmed for the world to see, meant he would lose his job, his whole life, and not even be safe in jail and family desert him. It’s not a pre-Internet world. Would he kill one black man out of racism being filmed doing it, to lose everything he had in life? Would such brutality override a person in a moment.

    I struggle to see why he would persist unless he is intellectually impaired with various personality disorders taking drugs himself and it culminated in a severe brutal incident.

  30. Bruce

    Maybe Chauvin was also sharing Floyd’s Chinese Fentanyl and, if Floyd were interviewed properly, “bad” things might happen to Chauvin, and possibly others.

    Not that many decades of watching this sort of thing happen has made me cynical, or anything.

  31. Fred

    Diversity causes division.

    It’s time for America to break up into smaller countries.

  32. K2

    It was inexplicable because it was fake. Consider all the absurdities you mention and deduce the odds of such a thing naturally occurring. It was just another intel stunt like the fake Avery shooting.

    How they must laugh.

  33. Delta A

    The easiest way to avoid imprisonment is not to be white but to avoid committing crimes.

    Exactly.

    But this is never reported in the msm. On the contrary, the idea is fostered that mere skin colour is a prison sentence, and there are endless SJWs who are happy to run with that.

  34. It appears that Derek and Floyd knew each other. Here is what I found in an online document.

    “George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with killing Floyd, worked security at the same local club for much of the year before their fatal encounter on a Minneapolis street last week. The owner of El Nuevo Rodeo said the two were in close proximity once a week for their Tuesday night shifts, though she did not know if they ever actually met while working at the club.

    Maya Santamaria said she had been paying Chauvin, when he was off-duty, to sit in his squad car outside El Nuevo Rodeo for 17 years. She said Floyd worked as a security guard inside the club frequently in the last year. In particular, they both worked on Tuesday nights, when the club had a popular weekly dance competition.”

  35. Every person who is arrested (or so it seems) screams “You’re hurting me, I can’t breathe, I can’t move” or somesuch. It’s never looked remotely like it may be true.

    Onlookers/friends of whoever is being arrested will often call out “he can’t breathe, you’re hurting him, let him go, he never done nuthin’, you pigs are using too much force” blah blah blah.

    Just as in the fable of the boy who cried “Wolf”, police must be totally & completely inured to hearing it.
    With tragic results when the arrestee really cannot breathe.

  36. cuckoo

    The ABC would love some of this kind of action here. But they have to settle for that lippy little Redfern weasel who got sat down by the cops. So they show on the evening bulletin photos of his horrific ‘injuries’ which amounted to a tiny knee-graze you would expect a toddler to get from falling off their scooter. Not even band-aid-worthy. And an almost undetectable cheek-graze; I’ve done worse to myself shaving.

  37. cuckoo

    The Drum’s nightly panels have devolved into a “minority” freak show worse than the likes of Q&A’s panels.

    Indeed. Occasionally I catch the last few minutes by accident and there’s always at least one on the panel who makes me wonder if I’ve walked in on a Barrie Kosky remake of Todd Browning’s Freaks.

  38. Cynic of Ayr

    Sure, Floyd’s death was “almost” deliberate, in that it seems the Policeman willingly made no effort to ensure Floyd was not overly harmed.
    But that not why they are rioting. No rioters gives rat’s arse about Floyd. They didn’t know him, or care, before his death provided a convenient issue for virtue signalling, and free mayhem.
    These people are intentionally insane, and I, one of many, won’t regret their passing if it comes to that.
    I am way past the idea that all human life is sacrosanct.

  39. aliG

    Nice bit of prose Mr Lad.

  40. Squirrel

    “… leftists who think they’re citizens of America…”

    They’re karaoke Americans – Straya is clearly too small, bland and irrelevant for fabulously “passionate” people like them, but it’s also much kinder to drones and mediocrities than the places (they think) they’d rather be living in, so that’s why they tend to stay here, and occasionally let off a bit of steam with make believe.

  41. Whalehunt fun

    Starting to like the Chinese communists. I believe it is a while since they had protesters rioting, looting and burning shops. Not sure why. Do you think the police there may be more consuderate and emotionally intelligent? Or just that they know they have the backing of a government that sees calm and civil behaviour as wirth protecting.

  42. Whalehunt fun

    Sir Joh’s police knew the govt had their backs and mist of the public too. Not the case in the US states run by the filth called Democrats.

  43. PB

    “I struggle to see why he would persist unless he is intellectually impaired with various personality disorders taking drugs himself and it culminated in a severe brutal incident.”

    I think that in that moment, the only agenda between the cop and perp is control of the situation (at a personal as well as policing level), and all other possibilities go out the window. It did sound like at least one of the other cops was awake to the possibility of positional asphyxia. I wonder just how fed-up and burned out Chauvin was with sketchy, mouthy Black criminals that get away with murder….and robbery, and rape, and home invasions, and …… really, the list goes on and on.

  44. I expect Chauvin’s defence – now an impossible task, of course – will include some documented health crisis in extenuation. He was stuck in a moment and he couldn’t get out of it. The chauvinists now assaulting America in Floyd’s name are stuck in the same moment. The difference is, that’s exactly where they want to be.

    So when you think about it, says CL, really Chauvin is the victim here.

  45. Tim Neilson

    m0nty
    #3474160, posted on June 4, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Hey m0nty, are you going to the “protest” on Saturday?

  46. LBLoveday

    The Australian rejected my comment on Mirko Bagaric’s rubbish. No surprise there!
    ******
    The author asserts “Research has established that police are more inclined to arrest suspects from racial minorities than they are white suspects”, and as evidence cites figures from an un-named source about the years 1980 to 2007 referencing just one area of criminality.
    .
    At most he could say “police were …”, and for his article to be relevant he should source figures from the last 13 YEARS – “ancient history” is irrelevant; what happens now is what matters.
    ******

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