It’s 2024, and we have to start preparing for the next great crisis. There will be a racial issue that comes up over the next six months that will be exploited by the left to stir up racial animus in the country that may end up looking like the years 2016 and 2020. 2016 was a year where many racial riots broke out throughout America. There were riots in Portland, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Charlotte, and Baton Rouge. And on July 7, in Dallas, 5 police officers were gunned down during a BLM riot/protest. All of this was supposedly in response to police shootings of black men. But 2016 was merely a precursor to what we witnessed in 2020. After George Floyd died in police custody on May 25, 2020, there were over 500 riots in our country over the next five months which killed over 30 people, caused billions of dollars of damage and wounded over 1,000 police officers. And we were told that all these riots were a response to police killing black men.
But for some reason, these types of protests/riots dwindled to almost nothing in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023, even though, there were approximately the same number of black men killed by police in those years, as there were in 2016 and 2020 when our country was ravaged by rioting. There were more police shootings of unarmed black people in 2023 than there was in 2020, but there were no BLM riots in 2023. There were no self-aggrandizing protests of the National Anthem by pro sports players in 2023. Why did all of these so-called civil rights activists completely ignore all the black people being killed in 2023? 2023 is not a Presidential election year.
We all know exactly what is going on. There is no connection between the number of race riots in our country and the number of black men who are killed by police. Every four years, we have a Presidential election, and every four years the Democrat party stirs up the racial divide in our country and labels all Republicans racists in order to get black people to vote Democrat. That is what Joe Biden meant when he told black America, “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Biden understands how the game is played. Falsely brand your political opponent as racist, and during election years, stir up racial tensions in the country to get over 90% of black people to vote for you.
So, every four years the Democrat party has to exploit very serious and tragic situations where an unarmed black man is shot by a police officer, in order to gain votes. They do not care about the black man who was killed. The Democrat party did not care about George Floyd. They only cared about him enough to fan the flames racial tension in this country in order to help them gain votes in the election. The Democrats in Washington who were shedding tears for George Floyd for weeks, if they saw him in the street the day before he died, would not have given him the time of day. They would have walked to the other side of the street to avoid him.
The Democrats need the racial unrest in order to motivate their electorate to vote for them. That is why Barack Obama, our first black President, did absolutely nothing to improve the lives of black Americans. His party needs the specter of racism in America to win elections. That is why the Democrats are so opposed to Donald Trump. Under Trump, black unemployment was at an all-time low and black wages were at an all-time high. Animus seems to dissipate when you are employed and making good money. And that is one of the reasons why the Democrats have been importing 7 million illegal immigrants into this country. Mass illegal immigration drives up black unemployment and drives down black wages which will drive up black animus that they will most definitely exploit to get votes to hold onto power.
So, at some point in the next six months, a black man will be killed by a police officer, and he’s going to become world famous. His name will spark hundreds of riots throughout our country; his face will be on murals; statues of him will be erected; and the Democrat party will get up and lecture the world about how racist the United States of America is and blame all of the racial problems in this country on the Republicans, even though, the Democrats are the party of slavery, the party of segregation, the party of Jim Crow, the party of the Ku Klux Klan, and the party that every four years fans the flames of racial tension in order to gain power which they will never use to help the lives of black America.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.