Anti-Americanism Is Rampant and It’s Our Duty to Thwart It

 

After the deeply troubling and reprehensible killing of George Floyd — a black man at the knee of a white police officer in Minnesota — protests, and then riots, erupted across the country, and even across the globe.

A disgusting ideology is now manifesting itself as a response to this incident — Anti-Americanism. This is an ideology that has been quietly growing in our culture, and it is now out in the open. It must be addressed, condemned, and thwarted for the good of all.

The anti-American movement is now using the killing of Mr. Floyd as a political cudgel to wage war against the United States and our virtuous founding values. Mr. Floyd has unfortunately become a martyr for those who are looking at an excuse to riot, wage war against police, and write off America as inherently bad and racist. Nothing can be farther from the truth.

We have prominent groups in this country, such as the “Black Lives Matter” organization, calling for the abolition and defunding of police across this country. We have sitting US Representatives calling for the abolition of police. The duty of the federal government is to protect our God-given rights of life, liberty, and property.

Defunding police is one of the most reckless, anti-American, and stupid policy proposals ever suggested. It would be a blatant dereliction of duty if this idea were even given a second thought. It’s simply dumb. If you do not want to sleep with your doors open, then do not push for this unconstitutional and anarchist policy.

Calling to defund the police means the end of America as we know it. Mark my words, clearly and concisely.

Look out for rationales to abolish police masked as seemingly benevolent statements such as “no, we don’t actually want to abolish police; we just want to reform it.” If they actually wanted to reform police organizations, they would state actual laws that they believe need to change, not advocate to upend the entire system.

Those calling for this reckless idea must be voted out of office and prevented from gaining any sort of future power in this country. We are the United States of America — the land of the free because of our brave men and women in uniform, past and present.

The radical left, which is slowly becoming mainstream, preach falsely that all white people are “inherently racist.” These radicals claim that whites in this country are racist “without even knowing it.” This revolting doctrine is manifested in cultish actions seen across American cities in the last few days.

A plethora of videos are circulating online showing white people on both knees and some sitting on the ground, expressing sorrow for their so-called racism. Some videos even show whites washing the feet of black protestors. Another video shows how a black man coerced a white woman into kneeling before him. First of all, no American should ever kneel to another person. You only kneel to God out of reverence — period.

These brainwashed people are mindlessly repeating, in a manner relating to a cult, leftist doctrines about how America, and white people as a whole, are inherently racist. Again, nothing can be farther from the truth.

Why is this happening? Why are we seeing such a downfall in our social fabric? Hoover Institution Fellow Shelby Steele calls it “white guilt”. He describes it as the fear of whites being labeled and stigmatized as a racist. In other words, some whites get coerced into kneeling before blacks, supporting reparations, and backing any other leftist policy out of the fear that they will be labeled a racist should they oppose such ideas.

What is the problem in all of this? It is doubtful that the majority of the whites kneeling are racists; and it is doubtful that those blacks (they were kneeling before) are actually oppressed in America today.

We all need to take a step back, breathe deeply, and focus on the issues at hand. Let’s talk about— at the local level— actual policies we can implement or change to better serve our fellow citizens.

Keyden Smith-Herold is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Analytical.

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  1. Manny Member
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    I agree. They have successfully conflated any opposition to their riots and turmoil as being for the police brutality that killed Floyd. Of course that’s a straw man argument and untrue. I don’t know what to do about it. We can only express our opinions. And vote against the left.

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  2. Linus Poindexter Inactive
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    >A disgusting ideology is now manifesting itself as a response to this incident— Anti-Americanism. 

    Yes, one need only take note of the protests happening in other countries!

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  3. Flicker Coolidge
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    This all could be more or less fixed in a few months; and a year to finish it off. If the major news channels would put Shelby Steele on, and others, it would give people a chance to see that they are mouthing words that don’t make sense and that tear down the society that is doing better than any other in the world.

    Of course this would require the government to re-regulate the airwaves, and good luck with that.

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  4. Stad Coolidge
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    Things were going great before the virus hit. Now, right when we’re coming out of it, a singular incident has been used by the left to promote its causes, almost all based in anti-Americanism.

    Keyden Smith-Herold: First of all, no American should ever kneel to another person. You only kneel to God out of reverence— period.

    The left has always looked at themselves as gods, so no surprise here . . .

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  5. Joshua Bissey Coolidge
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    @keydensmithherold, you’re talking about something really important here. The political conflict in America has changed from the old Right/Left divide to a fight between the pro-Americans and anti-Americans.

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  6. Stad Coolidge
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    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    @keydensmithherold, you’re talking about something really important here. The political conflict in America has changed from the old Right/Left divide to a fight between the pro-Americans and anti-Americans.

    I think it’s still pretty much left-right, but now you have some white Republican elites and white conservative pundits either joining the left or blaming Trump. 

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  7. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Things were going great before the virus hit. Now, right when we’re coming out of it, a singular incident has been used by the left to promote its causes, almost all based in anti-Americanism.

    If it hadn’t been Floyd’s death, it would have been something else. There’s always going to be a useful singular incident sooner or later.

    The short term goal is a Democrat win in four months. That recent Rasmussen poll showed a solid plurality of black likely voters viewing Trump favorably or very favorably. I’m sure there were internal Democrat polls warning of this earlier. An appeal to racial solidarity might help offset that. All that was needed was blood freshly shed. Floyd fit the bill.

    The medium term plan if Trump wins is coup 2.0 but now! with rioting and looting!

    The long term goal we all know.

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  8. Bill Nelson Member
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    It’s not anti-Americanism. It is a desire to help us live up to our ideals. Sen. Scott, republican, was stopped 7 times in our year. I am quite sure that the senator was not driving around high crime areas. And his experience is not unique. I have in-laws who are black, and they have a 22 year old son who is attending a prestigious law school and they are fearful when he leaves the house.

     The methods may be counter productive, but the goal is good. 

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  9. Miffed White Male Member
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    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    Sen. Scott, republican, was stopped 7 times in our year. I am quite sure that the senator was not driving around high crime areas.

    Really? I would be shocked if he wasn’t. Senators spend a lot of time going to community meetings with constituents.

    What surprises me is that he doesn’t have a driver.

     

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  10. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Keyden, I like your post, but I have one disagreement.

    Keyden Smith-Herold: After the deeply troubling and reprehensible killing of George Floyd — a black man at the knee of a white police officer in Minnesota . . .

    I think that this conclusion is premature. The autopsy did not find evidence of neck compression, or of back compression either, but found multiple other potential causes of Mr. Floyd’s death. These include fentanyl overdose (in a dosage sufficient to cause death by respiratory distress and cardiac arrest); other illegal drugs (raising the possibility of drug interactions); severe heart problems (severe coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart); and a strange sickle-cell effect (which could be a postmortem artifact, but if not, could have contributed to respiratory distress and cardiac arrest). I detailed these in my review of the autopsy (here).

    I think it’s too early to reach a conclusion on the cause of death, and I suspect that there will never be evidence sufficient to conclude that Ofc. Chauvin was at fault. I urge you to look into this, and keep an open mind.

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  11. Flicker Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    and a strange sickle-cell effect

    Did he have sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait. I read he only had the trait.

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  12. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    and a strange sickle-cell effect

    Did he have sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait. I read he only had the trait.

    I think that he only had the trait, but that it can cause sickling in hypoxic conditions (meaning low blood oxygen, I think). The sickling finding is the toughest for me to understand. The autopsy suggests, but doesn’t quite conclude, that it could be a postmortem effect.

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  13. Bill Nelson Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Keyden, I like your post, but I have one disagreement.

    Keyden Smith-Herold: After the deeply troubling and reprehensible killing of George Floyd — a black man at the knee of a white police officer in Minnesota . . .

    I think that this conclusion is premature. The autopsy did not find evidence of neck compression, or of back compression either, but found multiple other potential causes of Mr. Floyd’s death. These include fentanyl overdose (in a dosage sufficient to cause death by respiratory distress and cardiac arrest); other illegal drugs (raising the possibility of drug interactions); severe heart problems (severe coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart); and a strange sickle-cell effect (which could be a postmortem artifact, but if not, could have contributed to respiratory distress and cardiac arrest). I detailed these in my review of the autopsy (here).

    I think it’s too early to reach a conclusion on the cause of death, and I suspect that there will never be evidence sufficient to conclude that Ofc. Chauvin was at fault. I urge you to look into this, and keep an open mind.

    The autopsy did not say “severe” heart disease. And it was clear that the neck compression had a role. 

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  14. Ontheleftcoast Inactive
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    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    It’s not anti-Americanism. It is a desire to help us live up to our ideals. Sen. Scott, republican, was stopped 7 times in our year. I am quite sure that the senator was not driving around high crime areas. And his experience is not unique. I have in-laws who are black, and they have a 22 year old son who is attending a prestigious law school and they are fearful when he leaves the house.

    The methods may be counter productive, but the goal is good.

    Do you think your in-laws’ fear for their son is rational? Valid but exaggerated? Are they prone to hold other false but common views? The “unarmed black men” Big Lie, for example?

    I’m not proposing that you argue with them, by the way.

    The demonstrations are a very mixed bag. What you say is true for some. It is not true for Antifa, or for the armed and militant wing of BLM. For them, the peaceful protestors are human shields, witting or unwitting.

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  15. Bill Nelson Member
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    It’s not anti-Americanism. It is a desire to help us live up to our ideals. Sen. Scott, republican, was stopped 7 times in our year. I am quite sure that the senator was not driving around high crime areas. And his experience is not unique. I have in-laws who are black, and they have a 22 year old son who is attending a prestigious law school and they are fearful when he leaves the house.

    The methods may be counter productive, but the goal is good.

    Do you think your in-laws’ fear for their son is rational? Valid but exaggerated? Are they prone to hold other false but common views? The “unarmed black men” Big Lie, for example?

    I’m not proposing that you argue with them, by the way.

    The demonstrations are a very mixed bag. What you say is true for some. It is not true for Antifa, or for the armed and militant wing of BLM. For them, the peaceful protestors are human shields, witting or unwitting.

    Rational? Yes. They are very much upper middle class, well educated people.

    In Phoenix it’s referred to as driving while brown. My former office mate, Hispanic, drove a Volvo, was stopped every 6 months. It happens, and often.

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