The verdict was read in the Chauvin case: Guilty on all three counts. This piece is not about whether or not Chauvin was guilty.
I want to focus in on a much larger issue: Is America guilty?
That’s what the riots and demonstrations of the past year were about: America’s guilt or innocence.
They were not protesting the outcome of the Chauvin trial.
How could they —the verdict was unknown. The riots were all about the trial of the United States of America in the court of public opinion. Make no mistake about it, in that trial the outcome was already decided. Guilty.
The protests were based on the assumption that America — and white America in particular — is guilty of being a racist, oppressive country. The entire nation has been on trial for systemic racism, police brutality and white privilege. None of these assumptions is based in truth.
The Chauvin/Floyd case is an isolated incident that was blown out of proportion in order to divide the country.
''You can't use this as an excuse to destroy America,'' said radio commentator Mark Levin.
Yet that’s exactly what the Left wants to do.
Floyd and Chauvin been exploited in order to convince ordinary, law-abiding Americans that the U.S. is a dreadful place that deserves to be taken apart.
It began with Barack Obama.
From the first day of his presidency, Obama was apologizing all over the world for what he claimed were America’s shortcomings and transgressions. Biden, who is nothing more than Obama 2.0, is pushing the same seditious garbage.
Whether they realize it or not, the rioters in our cities have been acting in support of Critical race theory, the most dangerous ideological movement ever to face our republic. CRT argues that the U.S. is inherently racist, that minorities and women are oppressed by whites and especially by white men, and that white people achieve their economic and political objectives at the expense of people of color.
Fox’s Greg Gutfeld isn’t buying it. ''Critical race theory,'' says Gutfeld, ''undermines the positive core beliefs of America by redefining the nation as an engine of oppression.'' Strange as it may seem, many whites are buying into this abomination.
Half a century after the civil rights movement, whites are not guilty of systemic racism. That’s not just my opinion. It is shared by respected Black figures such as Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Bob Woodson and Larry Elder.
''America is not a racist country,'' agreed Black political activist Candace Owens. ''Anyone claiming otherwise has a vested interest in keeping us divided. The easiest way to maintain power over any group is to keep those within it at war with one another.''
Biden, who claims to be seeking unity, is doing exactly that.
Having argued that the U.S. is not guilty of being a racist country, let me tell you what we are guilty of.
We are guilty of enabling a tsunami of Marxist revolutionary propaganda that is poisoning the very air we breathe.
We are guilty of standing by as our children are indoctrinated with self-hate.
We are guilty of failing to maintain law and order. Every instance where we allow a riot to occur without consequences is an indictment of how we have abdicated the principles upon which our nation is based.
For that reason, I am despairing of the verdict in the Chauvin case.
There is no way he could have received a fair trial.
Why do I say that?
Because the entire country was threatened with civil anarchy if a not guilty verdict came in. The jurors must have been terrified of reprisals if they voted to acquit.
We all sat around with bated breath as the verdict was read because the media convinced us that all hell was about to break loose.
Perhaps worst of all are the Democrat politicians who were co-conspirators. Instead of calling for punishment of rioters, Kamala Harris bailed them out. Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged the mob to erupt if she didn’t get the verdict she demanded.
And finally, the president said he was praying for a guilty verdict.
Yes, America is guilty, but not for being a racist society. America is guilty of repudiating the values on which it was founded.
Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator, negotiation expert, and author of eight books including "Tyranny of the Minority: How the Left is Destroying America" and "Trump’s Turn: Winning the New Civil War." He is a former U.S. Marine officer, Fortune 500 sales executive and Hollywood movie actor. Read Ed Brodow's Reports — More Here
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