(Liberty Bell) – For months, Democratic politicians have been urgently warning us to socially distance.
They have wanted us to remain at home, with our businesses closed, and our churches empty.
All in the name of safety, right?
Suddenly, they’ve done a complete about-face.
This time, it’s all in the name of their pet narrative on race.
How sick is that?
Suddenly, they’re throwing their enthusiastic support behind the crowded protesters who have taken to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
Floyd was killed after a now-fired and charged member of the Minneapolis Police Department held his knee on Floyd’s neck. He later passed away as a result of his injuries.
In the horrific video taken of the incident, which went viral nearly instantly, Floyd is heard pleading “I can’t breathe!” as the officer kneeled on his neck.
In both the Twin Cities and several other major cities across the US, protests have quickly devolved into violent and destructive riots.
This includes New York City, which has seen the highest concentration of coronavirus cases and deaths.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who seemed terribly concerned about anyone being within a stone’s throw of another human being even if it meant forsaking their livelihoods, seemed to offer support, rather than condemnation, for the packed protests.
“The death of George Floyd is not an isolated incident,” he wrote on Twitter. “It is part of a continuum of outrage and inequality. That is the reason for the rage, the frustration, the anger and the fear. The demand is for Justice. Over and over and over again.”
The death of George Floyd is not an isolated incident.
It is part of a continuum of outrage and inequality. That is the reason for the rage, the frustration, the anger and the fear.
The demand is for Justice. Over and over and over again.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 29, 2020
While Cuomo banned nonessential gatherings of any kind in March, he loosened those rules this month to limit gatherings to up to 10 people.
Unless one has to participate in a violent riot, apparently.
Virginia’s Ralph Northam also harshly restricted nonessential gatherings in March, with the same apparent exception for densely-attended violent riots.
He voiced a parallel anger and sadness as the protesters themselves, but offered no critique of their lawless or socially non-distant behavior.
While activists in Richmonde burned several vehicles, including a public bus, Just the News notes. Huge crowds were seen late on Friday night on the city’s Broad Street.
“This has been such a sad and emotional week, with too many violent and blatant reminders of how far our country is from genuine equity and fair treatment,” Northam wrote.
“George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others have been wrongfully killed, simply for being black,” he added, making no mention of the violence that broke out in response.
This has been such a sad and emotional week, with too many violent and blatant reminders of how far our country is from genuine equity and fair treatment.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others have been wrongfully killed, simply for being black.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) May 29, 2020
In what could be the most infuriating example, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has received constant criticism for her harsh lockdown measures, which included the complete ban on “all public and private gatherings” and was herself the subject of many a peaceful, but well-attended protest, made no effort to denounce the gathering made against Floyd’s killer.
She took to Twitter to bemoan “victims of a systemic cycle of injustice in our country.” making no mention of the large crowds, despite threatening to extend her shutdown in response to far more peaceful and responsible protests held last month in her state.
The events of the last couple of weeks have really sent a clear message that black lives are under threat every single day. We cannot live in a society and a country where our rights and dignity are not equal for everyone. pic.twitter.com/Z6FpNRaLZa
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 29, 2020
As Americans, we have to stand up for what’s right. The killing of George Floyd, and the deaths of people like Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride are not isolated incidents. They are victims of a systemic cycle of injustice in our country.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 30, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took the time to warn church-goers about proper social distancing measures just after voicing praise for the protesters who are completely ignoring such measures in the name of “justice” on the streets of LA.
“Let’s remember why we march, protect each other, and bring a peaceful end to a painful night,” he wrote on Twitter.
I believe in our city. L.A. is strong enough to stand for justice and walk in love.
We respect every Angeleno's right to protest, but violence and vandalism hurts all.
Let's remember why we march, protect each other, and bring a peaceful end to a painful night.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 30, 2020
Just after, he tweeted a “friendly reminder for any Angelenos returning to their houses of worship this weekend: face coverings and physical distancing are required for all services.”
“Houses of worship must not exceed 25% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less,” he added.
The gall and audacity of these leaders! Do they think we have amnesia?! Or are they themselves suffering from it? Insanity.