What the Minneapolis Riots Mean
Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, May 29, 2020
The only solution is disengagement.
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There has been a third night of rioting in Minneapolis because of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, and there has also been anti-police rioting in half a dozen other cities. These riots are not about justice for Floyd. They are an expression of deep, incurable racial resentment. They are symptoms of a disease that can’t be cured with the usual medicine of yet more concessions.
The authorities in worst-hit Minneapolis have capitulated miserably in the face of lawlessness. That will guarantee more lawlessness. This is what multi-racialism means for America: We are a country constantly on the brink of racial chaos.
No one yet knows the extent of the destruction in Minneapolis. Dozens of stores have been looted and burned. At least five rioters were shot – by other rioters, not the police. One of the buildings rioters burned was affordable housing under construction. It burned spectacularly, collapsed, and set fire to an entire city block.
It is infuriating to see this kind of mayhem go unpunished, but the worst act of capitulation was the Minneapolis mayor’s decision to withdraw police from the Third Precinct and let rioters burn the place down. There it is, going up in flames, while the crowd cheers. Mayor Jacob Frey explained that he had ordered the police to run away because, in his words, “the symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life.” In other words, some rioters might have been hurt if the police had defended their building. Doesn’t Mayor Frey understand the symbolism of letting a mob burn down a police precinct? What an admission of impotence! The police must have been cursing their mayor as they abandoned their building to the mob.
Rioters then got hold of several US Postal Service delivery vans and burned one in the middle of the street right in front of the police precinct. And while the building burned, the city tweeted out a warning to the arsonists: The gas lines in the building might have been cut. There could be explosions, so please be careful while you burn the place down. Couldn’t have the little darlings get hurt, could we?
When Minnesota governor Tim Walz called out the National Guard, he took the same kid-glove approach. ““Unfortunately, some individuals have engaged in unlawful and dangerous activity . . . ” he said. Oh, dear.
St. Paul, right next door, was spared on Tuesday and Wednesday, but not last night. Police reported more than 170 buildings damaged or looted. There were dozens of fires like the one at this Walmart. Some just had to burn out of control because rioters made it too dangerous to fight the fires. Amazingly, I have heard of practically no arrests in the twin cities. This is complete victory for the rabble.
Lawlessness spread across the country. There were riots in New York City but at least, 72 people were arrested, four for attacking police officers. In Denver, the state capitol building was locked down when someone in a crowd of demonstrators started shooting. In Ohio, blacks broke windows and rampaged through the state house before police got things under control. Imagine if they’d had time to burn the place. In Louisville, Kentucky, about 600 blacks rioted against the police, and seven people were shot –by the other rioters. The crowd damaged dozens of buildings and vehicles. Black councilwoman Keisha Dorsey explained. “It is not a riot,” she said. “It is a revolt against a system in which people have felt oppressed.”
And that is exactly what they think. All this destruction and violence isn’t about justice for George Floyd. It does seem that Officer Derek Chauvin, who put his knee on Floyd’s neck probably did kill him, but he’s not going to get off. So what do the protestors want? All four officers fired? They’ve been fired, and Officer Chauvin has been arrested. Do they want indictments for murder? They’ll get them. Do they want a federal investigation? The feds say it’s top priority. Do they want a black police chief? They’ve already got one by the name of Medaria Arradondo.
Rioters have mixed motives. At one level, this is just what blacks do when there are enough of them in one place, and the police pull back. Burning down low-income housing and looting a Walmart aren’t “justice for Floyd.” It’s the thrill of pure destruction and the joy of stealing. But this goes deeper. As this black woman explains, honestly, y’all should be shocked that we didn’t burn this country to the ground after Trayvon martin. If we really wanted revenge, this hellhole would be dust.
And this guy says “he’s burning down Minneapolis “for his ancestors”… “we have plenty of more structures that need burning… we built this country and we will burn it down. The dogs need to answer to their masters.” The dogs? That’s white people.
When you pillage police stations, burn post office vans, storm a state capital, that is insurrection against America and hatred of the people who built it. White Americans have been doing their best to be more than fair to blacks – we’ve been doing this for 60 years — but millions of blacks truly believe that they live under a white supremacist regime that constantly oppresses and casually murders them. Dishonest media fan the flames of hatred and excuse the violence they are themselves provoking.
Conventional thinking can’t solve this problem because the problem is multi-racialism itself. The solution is to give blacks what they want: If they think there are no good cops, pull the police out of their neighborhoods. If they decide they need police after all, let them train their own security. If they think they built America, let them show us what they can do – starting with their own neighborhoods.
The only way out is disengagement. Decade after decade of white guilt and preferences for blacks only increase black resentment. This caretaker relationship between the races is condescending to blacks and unsustainable for whites. It’s got to end. Blacks need to be truly free. And so do we.