June 7, 2020

Why this, why now?

With the slow deterioration of COVID-19 as all-consuming front page news, something else would need to occupy the headlines and the news cycle eventually.  The pointless death of an African American man at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis began to take center stage.  While George Floyd's death was unnecessary, and allegedly criminal ('allegedly' because it still requires it's day in court) it was not any more important than other deaths at the hands of police.  It is not more important than black-on-black crime. George Floyd did not deserve to die, it was horrible.  But why was it something that became so huge?  Why didn't the death of Ahmaud Arbery cause the same level of global outcry.

Why this? Why now?

It certainly seems like the outcry has a mixture of grassroots concern mixed with possible astroturf seeding.

Maybe it's because this is starting to gain momentum:

Democrats and the media are determined to keep this out of the headlines.  There is a lot to unpack in what happened to the Trump campaign and presidency in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  Most importantly that it went all the way to the top.  It's going to be shocking to hear for a lot of people who wholeheartedly expected a different outcome from the Mueller investigation.  They have yet to be exposed to this.  Democrats and the media are determined to ensure that they don't.

Calls to defund the police are absurd beyond comprehension, but it certainly is keeping yet more illegal Democrat and governmental activity off the front page of newspapers.

But maybe it doesn't even matter at this point:

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