George Floyd’s killing was a gift to left-wing, police-hating activists, who used it to spread lies about police brutality on black men in this country and sow division between Blacks and Whites. In the wake of the terrible optics of a policeman’s knee on Floyd’s neck, there was a sudden uptick in the myth that thousands of unarmed black men in America were being killed by police each year.
British author Douglas Murray writes about this in his book “The War on the West.” In his interview on the Rubin Report, Murray cites research where Americans bought into the myth that anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 black Americans per year were dying at the hands of the police.
The reality, according to Murray, is an order of magnitude lower—about 8, fewer than the number of police dying at the hands of armed black men.
When the narrative doesn’t match reality, liberals and BLM supporters prefer to shape their own reality. Social justice crazies throw out charges of “systematic racism in policing,” but don’t offer specifics—aside from the fact that law enforcement must be more active in high crime areas.
“That distortion has consequences,” says Murray.
When people believe those distortions, white people buy into the idea that they are contaminated from birth. Blacks, in turn, believe they live in a dangerous society where their children can be hunted down and killed by the state.
The sad outcome of that distortion is that whatever progress American society has achieved since Barack Obama has been wiped away because of false narratives. Another is the overreaction by politicians, educators, and liberal propagandists, who always seem to have more solutions than there are problems.
Those “solutions” were campaigns to defund the police—until political leaders came to realize that they were really defunding public safety.
See the fascinating interview with Douglas Murray on the YouTube video below.