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St. George of the Blessed Fentanyl: The Blasphemous Beatification of a Criminal

Posted on | June 10, 2020 | Comments Off on St. George of the Blessed Fentanyl: The Blasphemous Beatification of a Criminal

“God took an ordinary brother from the Third Ward, from the housing projects, that nobody thought much about but those that knew him and loved him. He took the rejected stone, the stone that the builder rejected. They rejected him for jobs. They rejected him for positions. They rejected him to play for certain teams. God took the rejected stone and made him the cornerstone of a movement that’s going to change the whole wide world.”
Al Sharpton, June 9, 2020

When George Floyd tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in a Minneapolis grocery store, did he imagine that his crime would set in motion a chain of events leading to his own death, riots that caused the destruction of millions of dollars of property, and a three-hour funeral service with a sermon by Al Sharpton broadcast live on national TV?

The grocery store has become “Mecca” for the Cult of Social Justice that worship at the Shrine of the Blessed Martyr. This reminds me of how some extremists were drawn to the Branch Davidian compound near Waco as the symbol of an “anti-government” movement that led to the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

We don’t yet know what further evils will be spawned in the wake of two weeks of riots but it is now beyond dispute that “social justice” has become a blasphemous cult, the “doctrines of devils.” It was shocking to hear Sharpton describe George Floyd using the text of I Peter 2 (and Psalm 118 and Isaiah 28). How do these verses, which describe Jesus as the “cornerstone” of salvation, apply to George Floyd, who in 2007 was part of a gang that held a pregnant woman (Aracely Henriquez) at gunpoint during a home-invasion robbery in Houston? According to the coroner’s report, Floyd had been using fentanyl and methamphetamine before his death. Does drug abuse now qualify people for sainthood? And what about this simple question: Why was George Floyd, a native of North Carolina who grew up in Houstion, living in Minneapolis?

We have been told that after leaving prison, Floyd moved to Minneapolis seeking work, to begin a new life away from the criminal environment in Houston, which would certainly be a praiseworthy decision. However, in leaving Houston, Floyd also abandoned a year-old infant daughter, Gianna, and the baby’s mother, Roxie Washington. There are varying accounts of just how many children George Floyd sired — some say as many as five, by various women he never married — but two of these children are adults who hadn’t seen their father in many years:

Quincy Mason Floyd and Connie Mason, George Floyd’s son and daughter, attended a protest in Bryan, Texas on Sunday.
“I’m really excited about all this. Everyone is coming out and showing him love,” Quincy Mason Floyd told KBTX-TV. “I love this. My heart is really touched by all this.”
Quincy Mason Floyd had long been estranged from his father. He said he last saw George Floyd when he was 4 or 5 years old.
“I didn’t recognize who it was until mom called and told me. She said, ‘Do you know who that guy was?’ I said no,” he said. “She said, ‘That’s your father.'”
Both of his children who attended the Texas protest praised the peaceful demonstrations and denounced violence that has unfolded in some cities.
“The violence is not the right way to do it,” Connie Mason said. “Now this is beautiful. But the violence, it won’t solve nothing.”

True, violence “won’t solve nothing,” but what about the “movement” of which Al Sharpton has declared George Floyd the “cornerstone”?

 

Aren’t these riots the kind of lawless savagery Al Sharpton has always advocated? You could investigate Sharpton’s role in inciting the deadly arson attack on Freddie’s Fashion Mart, and ask yourself, “Where is the evidence of Sharpton’s repentance? Why is this hate-filled monster being treated as a respectable person? Why isn’t he serving time in prison?”

“I want to make it clear to the radio audience and to you here that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street. . . . It is clear that their intentions are trying to retake anything they can and to eradicate and eliminate any semblance of black power or black stronghold in the city. And if we sit by and allow it to happen, we can blame no one but us.”
Al Sharpton, Sept. 9, 1995

 

If you don’t know the story, let me summarize it briefly: Freddie’s Fashion Mart was a small shop in Harlem, whose Syrian-Jewish proprietor, Fred Harari, leased premises in a building owned by a black church, the United Pentacostal House of Prayer. Harari sublet part of his space to a record store, owned by Sikhulu Shange. The church was planning a multimillion-dollar renovation of the building, and had raised rents and begun evicting a number of tenants. Because his rent had gone up, Harari raised the rent he was charging Shange. This led to a dispute in which Shange sought assistance from Sharpton’s National Alliance Network, which organized the protests where Sharpton denounced Harari as a “white interloper,” and Sharpton’s lieutenant, Morris Powell, engaged in explicitly anti-white and anti-Semitic rhetoric:

In court papers filed the day before the fire, Fred A. Harari, the owner of Freddy’s, and two employees described weeks of protests outside the clothing store in which demonstrators threatened employees, hurled obscenities at “bloodsucking Jews” and talked of burning down the store. . . .
“We are going to see that this cracker suffers,” Mr. Powell is heard telling a crowd on one tape . . . “Reverend Sharpton is on it. We have made contact with these crackers. We don’t expect a lot out of them. They haven’t seen how we feel about anything yet. We are going to show them.”

After three months of such hateful protests, one of Sharpton’s followers decided that he would indeed “show them.” Roland Smith, a 51-year-old black nationalist who called himself “Abubunde Mulocko” showed up at Freddie’s Fashion Mart with a pistol and a can of paint thinner:

When he entered the store, Abubunde . . . shouted, “It’s on now!” Armed with a .38, he shot three whites and a Pakistani in cold blood — he had mistaken the light-skinned Pakistani for a Jew — and then set a fire that killed five Hispanics, a Guyanese, and a black, the security guard whom the protesters had taunted as a “cracker lover.”

That is the kind of “movement” Al Sharpton has been leading for more than 25 years, and in which he sees George Floyd as a “cornerstone.”

You know, I have tried for two weeks to avoid saying anything negative about George Floyd, because I understood that his death was merely a pretext for these riots, which really had nothing to do with him. But if cable TV news producers are going to devote endless hours to celebrating Floyd as a secular saint, with Al Freaking Sharpton preaching a blasphemous eulogy, this brings attention to the matter of the dead man’s character. Do most Americans believe that a convicted felon who abandoned his offspring (and their mothers) is someone who deserves such praise? Is George Floyd a heroic figure? A role model? Can anyone imagine white people staging nationwide protests over the death of any of the dozens of white criminals who have died in police custody?

Oh, you didn’t know that cops kill more white suspects than black suspects? Because nobody on CNN is going to tell you that, nor will you ever hear the names of any white victims of police brutality, like Tony Timpa, a schizophrenic man in Texas who died in circumstances very similar to what happened to George Floyd. Some cops got fired, there was a lawsuit — the story made headlines locally, but you never saw it on CNN, because they only go into 24/7 coverage mode to incite nationwide riots when black people get killed. CNN does this because they believe that race riots help “energize” black people to vote Democrat, and that’s all that CNN cares about. It’s not a news network, it’s a partisan propaganda operation, and if these Democrat media operatives are going to insist that everybody must talk about George Floyd day after day, all day long, I’m going say some things they don’t want to talk about.


 

 

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