James Edwards, American Free Press, September 2023
Tou Thao became a Minneapolis police officer because he wanted to serve his community. And now this brave, conscientious, and honorable man is facing almost five years in prison for doing just that. Why? Because he was on duty at the scene of George Floyd’s death, and he worked to calm and hold back a crowd of rabble-rousers, who either had no idea what was really happening or simply didn’t care.
Thao helped prevent a deadly riot that day. For his reward, he’s now going to spend half a decade in prison. At his sentencing, when the judge asked him if he had anything to say, Thao humbly stated that he had done nothing wrong, his conscience was clear, and he refused to pretend otherwise. It’s rare to see someone who has been railroaded by a kangaroo court in the name of “diversity” refuse to grovel, and Thao should be congratulated for his courage.
Tou Thao, Derek Chauvin, and the two other Minneapolis officers at the scene that day are no doubt feeling stunned and incredulous. They served their city faithfully on May 25, 2020, by protecting it from a drugged and out-of-control criminal who was a clear and present danger to the community, and who repeatedly refused to stop forcibly resisting arrest. None of the officers did anything wrong, and now they are in prison, Chauvin possibly for the rest of his life. Each of them probably spends much of each day wondering, “What in the world happened to the country I love?”
To answer that question, they should turn to the writings of the late Sam Francis, one of America’s greatest political philosophers. Sam Francis not only predicted that this would happen, but he also even created a word for it—anarcho-tyranny. Because he saw things so clearly and spoke the truth so prophetically, Francis was a threat to the “conservative” establishment, and he was fired from his job as a columnist after Dinesh D’Souza called him a “racist.”
Instead of shunning him and ruining his life, conservatives should have listened to Sam Francis, because we are now living in the nightmare he predicted all those years ago—an America in the grip of anarcho-tyranny. Anarcho-tyranny is a state of affairs where the government lets violent criminals run amok, while at the same time making life hell for decent citizens, by cracking down on minor infractions, criminalizing certain kinds of thought and speech, and severely punishing those who have the nerve to defend themselves or their community.
Anarcho-tyranny is here, and it’s getting worse all the time. You’ve seen countless videos of large gangs of blacks storming everything from convenience stores to luxury retailers, grabbing as much as they can and fleeing. Just recently a gang of two dozen stole $300,000 worth of goods from the Yves St. Laurent store in Glendale, California.
On the rare occasions these thieves are caught, it usually turns out they have a long criminal record, but the authorities have gone easy on them in the name of “racial justice.” Many of these thefts would never have happened were it not for the fact that police officers all over America are increasingly hesitant to interact with black suspects for fear of being accused of racial profiling, and even winding up behind bars for “police brutality.”
You’ve heard of many of these cases, but have you heard about Ed French? He was a 71-year-old white photographer who was shot in cold blood by a black couple in San Francisco in 2017. Both killers had long criminal records, even though they were only 19 and 20. The killing was caught on surveillance camera, and the woman confessed to shooting him, but in May of this year, a racially diverse jury refused to convict her of murder. But you can just bet that if Ed French had had some awareness that the pair was getting ready to rob him and used a gun to defend himself, he would now be getting the McMichaels treatment (one of the most blatant examples of anarcho-tyranny ever).
It gets worse. On August 10, 2017, a 77-year-old white man, Ernest Martin Stevens, was sitting in his truck in a parking lot near his home in Hardeeville, South Carolina. A black man, 28-year-old Devon Dontray Dunham, approached him and demanded that the elderly man “give him a ride.” Unarmed, and rightly fearing that he was about to be carjacked, Stevens started to drive away.
Dunham, angry at not getting a ride, shot into the truck eight times with his 9-millimeter gun, killing Stevens. Two years ago, Dunham went on trial for the murder. He had confessed to the shooting, and eyewitnesses to the killing testified against him. Incredibly, Dunham was acquitted of all charges after the jury deliberated for only two hours.
In 2017, in the same city where Tou Thao was just sentenced, a black police officer, Mohamed Noor, shot an unarmed white woman to death for simply approaching his car. Her name was Justine Damond, and she was only 40 years old. In 2019, Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
But in September 2021, after a year and a half of riots and protests and demands for “racial justice,” the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed his murder conviction, changing it to second-degree manslaughter. Noor was released from prison in June 2022. He spent three years in prison for killing an unarmed white woman, while Thao got almost five years for trying to maintain order and protect the citizens of Minneapolis, and he never even touched George Floyd.
Also in Minnesota, this time in Rochester, is another horrific case of anarcho-tyranny that every American needs to know about. On January 30 of this year, Mohamed Bakari Shei was sentenced for repeatedly raping two children—one was four years old, and the other was nine years old. In a sane society, these unspeakable acts would merit the death penalty. But Shei didn’t get the death penalty—he got six months in the county jail, probation, and community service.
Last year, when two black gangs fired dozens of shots at each other in a quiet neighborhood in broad daylight, the black Chicago prosecutor declined to press charges, calling it “mutual combat.” As you read this, young veteran Daniel Penny is facing 15 years in prison after he restrained a raving, hostile lunatic on a New York City subway car who was screaming at people and saying he felt like killing somebody. Meanwhile, New York City is paying $13 million, an average of $10,000 each, to people who were arrested for rioting in the destructive and violent protests following the death of George Floyd.
I could go on.
We are living in dark times. The powers that be in America have essentially given violent criminals the message that they can pretty much do as they please, and if any of us have the temerity to try to defend ourselves, or our community, we are likely to spend at least several years in prison.
With each passing day the situation gets worse, and every week brings new horror stories. Sam Francis tried to warn us, but America didn’t listen, and now good and brave men like Tou Thao, the McMichaels, and scores of others are being sacrificed to the cult of diversity. May God bless these men, and may He give us the courage to rise up and destroy anarcho-tyranny and restore the nation that once was.
(Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the print-only version of American Free Press. The full article is posted with the author’s permission.)