THE INDIRECT CONNECTION OF RECIDIVISM TO SOCIALISM

(OP-ED) — The opinions of the author of this post are just that … opinions.  This article contains information about racism, recidivism and socialism.  The reader may consider this article politically “charged” for a reason, in part, because the real truth of the matter has not been reported by the mainstream media and is subject to your further scrutiny of the facts.  None of the information in this article is legal advice and should not be construed as such.  When all one has to rely on is statistical data, outcomes in any scenario can be flawed.  My understanding of the incidents and the backlash involving the George Floyd execution has taken several dramatic twists and turns, the same twists and turns that may have affected your thinking over time as the events continue to unfold.

RACISM DEFINED

Merriam-Websters Dictionary defines this term to mean “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”

The use of the foregoing noun has historical roots dating back to 1902.  Throughout America’s history, which many believe has been woefully distorted by political ambitions and divisive objectives, there isn’t one connection that I’ve noted in researching this term and its intended use that hasn’t had some sort of political undertones.  Of late, when someone uses this term, it’s generally meant to inflict guilt at the party who seemingly appears to possess this “human trait”.  Racial differences only matter when people consider themselves “inferior” and the term is bandied about to bring about feelings of oppression and anger.  Now why would the media and politicians not take any of what has been happening in America of late into account when it comes to oppression, hurt feelings and the reasons behind it?

To me, the understanding of what motivates people to behave in the manner unbecoming of American value systems has caused me to delete my personal Facebook page, as I couldn’t stand to face the publicly-displayed and government-monitored divide in society (expressed in social media) which has been fueled by means of a political nature for the purposes of influencing the determinate outcome of an election for the intended use of promoting a contrary agenda. It is sad when happy thoughts have to be influenced by thoughts of hatred and disgust.

Not to be mischaracterized singularly, the Irish were also brought over to America as slaves since the mid-1800’s. Remember the signs, “Irish need not apply”?  That’s discrimination (toward a perceived inferior group of white people).  Do you hear all of them screaming, “Irish Lives Matter”?  Do you see them burning buildings, looting and murdering people.  Nope. But we all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because it makes us feel good.  I’m hoping it’s for all the right reasons, not discounting Irish history.  Like the blacks, the Irish are fully well-aware of their history too.  The only people I hear dropping the term racist are those who use the term for the purposes of furthering an agenda.  Remember, this is America … land of the free and home of the brave?   Try land of the fee and home of the slave … that might be more accurate, given the state of taxation, regulation and debt slavery many of us now find ourselves in.

RECIDIVISM DEFINED

Merriam-Websters Dictionary defines this term to mean “a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior, especially a relapse into criminal behavior.”  

What the mainstream media hasn’t really emphasized was that George Floyd had a past, a violent criminal past.  There are reasons for this. The media has become leftist in its thinking.  Instead of reporting the news, it creates news.  It creates conflicting opinions. It “magpies” emotional concentrate on the public for the purposes of scaring people into wrong thinking and fear.  With very little effort, I managed to pull up historical data about George Floyd, who seemingly has become the key poster child for the Black Lives Matter campaign.

And this was the continuing saga which lead to a very bad outcome for George Floyd.  Floyd was busted for theft and did prison time dating back to 1998.  In 2002, he was arrested for criminal trespass, convicted … and spent 30 days in jail.  In 2005, Floyd was arrested a second time for possession of cocaine and sentenced to 10 months in jail after previously be sentenced to 8 months for the same offense in 2002.  In 2007, he plead guilty to illegally entering a woman’s home, pointing a gun at her stomach and searching the home for drugs and money and was sentenced to 4 years in prison, for which he served 2 years of that sentence before being released. Floyd later moved to Minneapolis (2014) trying to get a fresh start, where he worked as a bouncer at a local restaurant, making a video encouraging younger generations to make good choices and to stop gun violence.

Unfortunately, he was arrested for allegedly attempting to pay for something using a fake $20 bill at a convenience store.  And as you well know, things went downhill from there.

How much leeway do you give a person who has a propensity to backslide into their criminal past before you say enough is enough?   And we’ve been told that the cop who sat on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes until Floyd succumbed to his physical detention knew Floyd from working together at the same club.  What are we to make of the phrase, “Two wrongs don’t make a right” when a movement’s basis for nationwide protest has devolved over making George Floyd a poster child?

You also have to ask yourself what the recidivism rates of black men are as opposed to white men.  In this instance, I’m using statistical data to define the basic political tenets of this “movement” that claims to be disparaged, when we all have the same opportunities and rights in America (it just boils down to HOW we make use of those opportunities). USDOJ 2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism

In making my argument here (food for thought) …

  1. The statistical data shows that George Floyd was less likely to fall backwards into a career criminal path the longer he stayed away from behaviors conducive to crime.  In other words, maybe moving to Minneapolis (change of scenery) was a positive move for Mr. Floyd, up until the time he allegedly passed a $20 bill to a store clerk and was tracked down and detained by Minneapolis police, four of whom are now charged with his murder.
  2. Since Mr. Floyd was “alleged” to have passed a fake $20 bill to a clerk for the purchase of merchandise and hadn’t had his day in court, maybe Floyd didn’t know the $20 bill was a fake at the time he passed it to the clerk.  We will never know the answer to that question because Floyd is dead and will never get his day in court.
  3. If Floyd was taking advantage of the “opportunities” afforded to every American in making a living and surviving peacefully in a fully-functioning society, then his path would have never been meant to cross with the paths of the four officers who detained him and (on camera) snuffed out his life.
  4. The fact that no one came to the aid of George Floyd by calling 9-1-1 and speaking to a supervisor about what the police on scene were doing (and dispatch could have had a supervisor on scene in minutes when the camera filming started to put a stop to the cop’s bad behavior) to Floyd was inexcusable when it comes to aiding a fellow citizen in trouble. I don’t see these people being charged and prosecuted for failing to stop and render aid to a dying man.
  5. Just because the cops were in positions of authority doesn’t mean they get to be judge, jury and executioner on scene.  The mentality of bringing forth an African-American prosecutor to preside over the prosecution’s case doesn’t serve the movement well if a white prosecutor could have gotten the four officers convicted for their behavior (thus sending a measure of  confidence to the community that this isn’t all about race).  This remains to be seen.  To me, it’s window dressing.
  6. In making Floyd the “poster child” for the Black Lives Matter movement, it gave the media the opportunity to create more news and heightened the actions of the demonstrators, who, on camera, demonstrated their willful disregard for others’ life, liberty and property by not only shooting and killing members of their own race (the majority of the demonstrators were of African-American descent, but whites who also sympathized with the plight of oppression of Americans across the nation also participated in the events of late) but giving the media an opportunity to change the political climate in America by influencing voter opinions of how the government dealt with the protests in each situation it was presented with.
  7. Most of the protests took place in cities politically defined as being within “Blue States”, or states politically dominated by Democratic voters (as opposed to Republican voters).  The mayors of the “hot spots” are noted as being of the Democrat political persuasion, which may have accounted for the amount of damage to property and lives lost as the result of the mayhem surrounding the protests.
  8. The movement appears to be fighting within its own factions as to how long the protests can continue, given the fact the nation is embroiled in a first wave of a viral pandemic. This is not to say that peaceful protests (like in Punta Gorda, Florida last week) cannot continue; however, when demonstrators start calling for police “defunding” and calling for a “revolution”, the mindset of the movement is devolving.  Punta Gorda Police have just acquired body cams and plan to train for their use shortly; however, if you defund the police department, how then can you afford body cams?  This makes their “defunding” argument worthless.
  9. In a society where there is no means of security or control mechanisms in place, anarchy takes precedent.  In that event, it’s every man for himself because others who are deemed to have little respect for life, liberty and property (those who think they’ve been given less of an opportunity) take lawlessness as a means of self-expression and exact retribution on other members of their own race as well of other races as a means of gaining political satisfaction in opposition to law and order and the general welfare afforded to all Americans as guaranteed in the U. S. Constitution.
  10. One can only point to the rates of recidivism (as in Floyd’s case) and the numbers of the current prison population (which in the U.S. far exceeds any other country in the world) to illustrate how bad choices make for disastrous results.  Using these modalities and statistics, if an individual is afforded the same opportunities in America as his fellow man … and that individual takes every positive step in being a productive citizen … none of this portion of America’s history would have to be relevant because everyone would have equal “footing”.  (Everyone does have an equal opportunity here folks. It’s just that some don’t want to take advantage of it.

Taking a passage from within the Book of Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 19, Verse 32 … “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.”  Whether this might be considered “out of context” or otherwise, it is fitting given the nature of the protestors’ objectives.  Are the protesters simply just protesting police brutality?  Are they protesting for equal rights, which they already have?  And why then, is burning, looting and killing part of their agenda?  What does that prove, other than the ability of heathens to do the devil’s work?  None of this is spiritual really. It’s all selfish and self-serving. The Constitution is what it is.  If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any.  If all the protesters know is the right to assemble, it accomplishes nothing.  They have to be aware of ALL their rights.  Again, ALL LIVES MATTER under the framework of the Constitution.

Of late, the Minneapolis City Council has voted to disband its police department in favor of some other more transparent agency.  More window dressing … only this time, those who need protection from criminals in Minneapolis won’t be able to rely on 9-1-1.  Who are you supposed to call for a domestic violence matter?  A social worker?  This is insanity at its finest.  But what are we to expect from a liberal-leaning city?  If it was me, I’d move the hell away from there as fast as I could.  You don’t stand a chance in the foreclosure courts in Minnesota if you’re affected by mortgage defaults.  They even have the “MERS Statute”, which pretty much gives MERS (or its representatives) the right to bend you over in court and (insert your own imaginative deviation here).

SOCIALISM DEFINED

Merriam-Websters Dictionary defines this term to mean “any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods; a system of society or group living in which there is no private property; a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state; and a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.”
Thus, if no one can own property because the government owns it all … and the government is allowed to completely control your life … it can dictate the distribution of wealth and de-incentivize citizens to take a dole rather than work … and I go back to the old saying, “Idle hands are the devil’s playground.”
In fact, many people are currently making more of a wage from their unemployment benefits rather than going back to work where they make less.  So, what incentive do they have to be productive when they can sit and home and suck off the teat of the government?
What many don’t understand is that the employers had to pay into those unemployment benefits in order for those receiving unemployment to actually GET a paycheck while not working, whatever the circumstance (i.e., furloughed due to the COVID-19 crisis).
WHERE THE TWO PATHS CROSS …
There are those who believe we should just take those four Minneapolis police officers and string them up without a trial, since they didn’t afford George Floyd his right to trial (over passing a fake $20 bill).  Death certainly is not the price one should pay for the nature of the crime when the crime is not heinous.  It’s disproportionate.  I think we can all agree on that.  I think we can agree that there might have been other “reasons” why these officers decided to do Floyd in … reasons we are not aware of.  If we were aware of all the facts, our assessment of this situation might be totally different than what it is now.  At that point, our belief systems might dictate that Floyd was silenced because he knew too much (that it was a “hit” and Floyd was the mark) or that these officers were racist, had a bone to pick with Floyd … and they gave him a Thomas Blanton, Jr.-styled KKK execution.
If it’s a matter of opportunity and an American citizen is denied that right, then there’s a reason for it.  My belief system tells me that the reason people are not given the same opportunity in life as others is directly related to parental example and upbringing.  Children learn what they live.  If children grow up with a “welfare mommy”, they learn that one can sit at home and let the government pay for your upkeep if the woman continues to have child after child after child because they’ve learned to play in a system where one is compensated for bad behavior.  I know this from personal experience so don’t chastise me for my thinking.  If a child is encouraged to grow up and take on a set of values that promote education and opportunity to learn and grow and takes positive advantage of that opportunity, the prospects for a positive outcome can be extrapolated into a successful future.
If production of goods and services is completely controlled by the state, there is no room for welfare unless the person affected cannot produce a good or service based on a disability that would not allow them to work.  This conflict in productive thinking has occurred as the direct result of the behaviors of our two-party system now in place.  The Democrats control the House of Representatives.  The Democrats represent the Blue States.  The Republicans control the Senate.  The Republicans represent the Red States.  If I was Dr. Seuss, I could write, “One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State” and make fun of the whole goddamned system … collectively, it has failed us all because it has created platforms that reward laziness and foil opportunity.  You see how we’ve all been programmed to think the way we think?  The media wants a Democrat in the White House so bad that it will allow the major cities in which there is a heightened fear factor to get more media attention, attention necessary to continue the polarization of America and potentially sway voters’ minds.
The Republicans want to keep their man in the White House because the economy (prior to the corona-crisis and George Floyd’s death) was doing so well … and a lot of Americans were employed.  Having someone in the White House who will propound socialist legislation to distribute wealth from the rich to everyone else so everyone else can live off the State is counterproductive to corporatism.  While corporatism does have its flaws, all races enjoy opportunities within the corporate structure provided they have right thinking and exercise right thinking to further their objectives and become successful.  If the Democrats were to control BOTH the House and Senate and have a Democrat in the White House, you can expect to have your federal income taxes raised, for Congress to spend without restraint, put more regulations into law curtailing your freedoms and to further the objectives for globalism and socialism, which in turn will stifle corporatism, discourage employers from hiring, which in turn will raise the unemployment levels in America.  It is a well-established fact that anywhere in the world taxes are raised, the populous goes “underground” to make a living (shadow economy).
This is not to say that the current two-party system has “restrained” itself.  It has allowed the fed to inject more money into the economy to benefit corporate America and doled out cash payments to a greater portion of American taxpayers and allowed the Small Business Administration to give loans to employers, who, after a certain period of time, can waive a certain portion of that loan into a grant that doesn’t have to be repaid by that business.  Well … someone has to pay for it at some point in time.  This is another mechanism by which wealth is redistributed to America … through government “DO SOMETHING!” programs.  The sheep are bleating, so the nanny state kicks in.  This is where I get on the soap box again.
WHY DO PEOPLE EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO DO THINGS IT WASN’T DESIGNED TO DO?
The founders of our country and framers of our Constitution knew full well what the consequences might be if government’s system of checks and balances was allowed to go unchecked or become unfettered.  As times progressed, politicians have learned to manipulate the law to fit their schematic intentions and have repeatedly stepped into “gray areas” where the rule of law doesn’t matter and political gains are everything.  The danger of moving away from a free Republic is that Constitutional controls are constantly violated in the name of political agendas.  When society starts experiencing a meltdown and the state fails in its attempts to exert control and in the course of such, violates constitutional principles, we move closer and closer to a nanny state society, which was not provided in the Constitution.  When you start to breach the Constitution with your own set of administrative rules, you by-pass the basic tenets afforded to everyone (not just white people) … and when people start creating and pursuing agendas that run contrary to life, liberty and property, they are asking for government intervention, in ways that they might not approve of … like disappearing in the middle of the night, succumbing to the virus or murdered in the street as part of a protest by national guard troops who have been ordered to shoot on sight.
THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS … THE HONKIES ARE PARANOID … THE COPS PROFILE … 
Every one of the foregoing comments are relevant to this argument because these stereotypes have been infused into our society over time.  Prejudices are learned and children learn what they live.  Every time a police officer stops a car they are naturally in fear for their lives because of the civil unrest that abounds today.  Drug dealers are known to drive expensive vehicles with tinted windows so no one can see in.  My own 41-year-old son (who is white) can attest to that when he got pulled over because the cop couldn’t see him driving in his car, even though his tint was within the legal limits.  We see this happening because of numerous societal factors that have conditioned us to behave that way (i.e. gangsta, thug, mofo, punkass, popo, etc.).
Which goes back to wishful thinking?  If every person walked in love, we wouldn’t have people writing songs called Cop Killer and Fuck Tha Cops.  Songs about oppression have dominated the airwaves for decades.  We largely can point fingers at the media and Hollywood for glamorizing all of this, making it acceptable to act out Grand Theft Auto in society.   But this isn’t a video game.  This is real life.  If these protests keep up, America will have more than a rude awakening … and NO life will matter.  Foreclosures and debt collection activities will be the least of your worries.  Staying alive will outweigh all else.
THE END GAME
The probability of government intervention is likely at some point down the road.  It is undeniable that both public and private money is being thrown at drug manufacturers within Big Pharma to produce a vaccine at “warp speed”.  Fauci has stated previously that it would take 12 to 18 months to produce a vaccine, yet there is speculation there might be 600-million doses available by the end of 2020.  It is highly speculative that anything produced that quickly might not be truly “bench tested” with drug trial after drug trial to confirm what potential side effects any vaccine might produce.  This is, like everything else the government does, a rush to judgment.  Much like aspects of recidivism, when the country turns to bad behaviors, the regulatory “nanny state” steps in … and voila … you have socialism (mandatory vaccines by federal law, passed by Congress, who has been implored by “the people” to DO SOMETHING! to clear up all of this “bad behavior”.  Whenever the ‘state’ (or federal government) takes over and curtails a civil right or constitutional right (like the 4th Amendment, being safe in your person and papers) through the use of a mandatory vaccine (chip or no chip included as a means to track you), you have socialistic controls in place, which begat authoritarianism, which is a communistic dictatorship.  We might as well start referring to Congress as the Proletariat, because that’s where this is headed unless we all speak up for ALL LIVES MATTER!
In this case, the few (within the nation) that cause upset, thinking that they are doing what “matters” to them, could be enough to trigger a socialistic response from the government.  And there’s your connection.  By whatever means, bad behavior only pushes the government to behave badly. Every action produces an equal reaction.
Make good choices.  You are known by the choices you make.

 

 

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