Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats see George Floyd’s death ‘as useful for a larger agenda’

While many Americans agreed with the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial, it’s clear that for many on the far left, his conviction on all three charges, including murder, did not settle accounts. Far from it, some seem to view the outcome as an opportunity to deal a kind of paralyzing blow — and keep pushing a radical agenda on a nation unawares.

As conservative commentator and Hoover Institute fellow Victor Davis Hanson put it, the left is using George Floyd’s tragic death to “indict all of America.”

“They see this as useful for a larger agenda that does not have public support,” he charged on a recent episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, according to Fox News.

“Indict all of America”

Proof of Hanson’s point came almost immediately after the verdict, as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris denounced Americans for “systemic racism” that Biden called a “stain” on their soul and issued calls for radical reform, according to the New York Post.

As Hanson put it, the Chauvin verdict seems to have only intensified the unappeasable appetites of the left for power. Many on the left are using Floyd’s death to shame and morally extort Americans into playing along with a radical agenda that most people don’t actually support, he explained.

“So whether it’s open borders or reparations or redistribution or the end of the Second or First Amendment… It doesn’t really matter,” he told host Tucker Carlson. “They want to use this crisis to indict all of America and the majority population.”

While many Americans are eager to give concessions, “it’s never going to be enough” for a left eager to manipulate the goodwill of their countrymen for political gain, Hanson said. “And then the majority population of America says continually, ‘what can we do? What medieval indulgence or reparation can we do?'” he added.

“And then they’re given some things they can do. You can change the voting laws… You can make race-based reparations in the Department of Agriculture,” the columnist said. “But it’s never going to be enough.”

“Virtue signaling in the abstract”

Of course, disabusing Americans of this guilt may be tough, Hanson said. According to Fox, the conservative commentator noted that popular and divisive myths that buttress the “systemic racism” narrative aren’t backed by evidence, but “data doesn’t matter” to the true believers.

Hanson observed that The Washington Post discovered that nine Black people were killed by police in 2019, despite more dire impressions given by activists.

He concluded that these narratives are primarily being driven by hypocritical “elites” who are more interested in “virtue signaling” than solving many serious problems plaguing the Black community, such as the breakdown of the nuclear family.

“They do not want to get on the ground in a concrete fashion and say to people, ‘Let’s preserve the African nuclear family.’ […] No, it’s virtue signaling in the abstract,” he said, according to Fox.

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  1. IMO Derek Chauvin’s conviction on all three counts was to SACRIFICE him to satisfy BLM. All statistics point to more white people being killed by police than blacks but no one wants to advertise or talk about that ever. Why? I watched the prosecutor’s and the defense attorney’s remarks and think Chauvin was possibly guilty of Second Degree Manslaughter (at the most) due to George Floyd’s resisting arrest, Fentanyl overdose (3x lethal dose), the opioids in his system and his heart condition.

    1. Floyd was dying from a fentanyl overdose when the police attempted to put him in the patrol car. The video shows that he was complaining of not being able to breathe at that time.

      1. Bottom line AMERICA IS RID OF A HABITUAL OFFENDER, DRUG ADDICT/POSSIBLY A DEALER. WITH A LONG RAP SHEET, PUBLIC NUISANCE, DANGEROUS SOMETHING. IF THE DEMOTRASH WANTS TO USE IT FOR A POLITICAL POSTER SOMETHING, THEY’RE EVEN MORE LOOSE BRAIN THAN ANYONE COULD IMAGINE. REMEMBER “YOU LIVE BY SWORD. YOU DIE BY THE SWORD!! I DIDN’T MAKE THAT UP!!

        1. BUT he is considered a role model citizen,, he was a victim of police brutality,, they were supposed to talk to him and settle him down with out force and if he decided he didn’t want to be arrested he could just walk away,,,Ask his fellow victims, you will get t he same story

  2. The Puppet is the biggest racist. What was he doing with Senate Byrd (the grand wizard of the KKK) for all those years? Even called Byrd his mentor.
    Of course the media ,dems and un-fact checkers have white-washed (no pun in) this.

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  4. Percent of nuclear black families vs nuclear Asian,white families. Father less black homes. George Floyd cried “mama” not Daddy. He did not have a father figure to keep him away from drug abuse. Large part of the racial problem.

    1. NOT A RACIAL PROBLEM FRIEND. IT’S A CULTURE, CULTURE, CULTURE PROBLEM. 85%of ALL CRIMES ARE BY BLACKS, ASIANS, HISPANICS, ETC.

  5. Yeah indict Your clear rhinos after all they didn’t want blacks to succeed and that was why Trump is clearly a enormous hero to a lot more blacks than who voted to elect him and are ashamed of the blacks that voted Biden .

  6. How many of these deaths by police are in the major cities versus rural and small town areas? Just curious. Maybe we need to set up enterprise zones away from the big cities and then build living quarters and entice inner-city people to relocate. I’ve seen it done in a couple of Asian countries and it works quite well.

  7. I’m fairly certain with Biden’s mistakes and lack of a thought process he may be able to pull off another culture problem all by his little self…and he has Jen to tell all the boring news of the day after she doctors it up

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