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Methamphetamine and White Supremacy

Posted on | June 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Methamphetamine and White Supremacy

What are your feelings about methamphetamine? How about fentanyl? Crack cocaine? What does the phrase “drop the knife” mean to you?

The reason I asked these questions has to do with (a) the guy who shot a cop in Daytona Beach and (b) a certain Instagram “influencer.”

You see, after George Floyd’s death last year produced riots in major cities, every bimbo with an Instagram account seemed to decide that she and her followers needed to have a “conversation” about white supremacy. And I don’t want to single out the one particular influencer whose post I happened to be looking at last night that triggered my reaction, because it doesn’t really matter — they all did it.

So never mind who it was that wrote that particular post about her need to reflect deeply on how she had benefitted from white supremacy, and what she needed to change to avoid inflicting harm in the future. It’s irrelevant, because if you read one of them, you’ve read them all. And now, with school boards across the country erupting in debates over Critical Race Theory, this insipid nonsense has become a national issue.


There is zero evidence — none whatsoever — that the cops who arrested George Floyd were motivated by racial bias. And despite the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, it remains a fact that George Floyd had three times the lethal level of fentanyl in his system. Floyd refused to get in the back of the police car, claiming he couldn’t breathe and was claustrophobic, and was clearly on his way to dying of an overdose before the cops put him on the pavement to await arrival of an ambulance.

So if some fashionista feels the need to engage in self-flagellation over her (perhaps imaginary) benefits of “white supremacy,” I can’t stop her from making a fool of herself on Instagram, but such ostentatious racial guilt trips have nothing to do with the death of George Floyd.

This absurd non sequitur — a black guy died, so every white person must publicly proclaim their complicity in his death — never made sense to me, perhaps because I was taught that facts and logic matter, but I guess facts and logic are now racist. If an Instagram influencer who lives in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, can blame herself because a black man died in Minneapolis, what else is she to blame for? I mean, if “white supremacy” is such a powerful force as to make people responsible for things that happen 1,200 miles away, then why limit this cosmic power of magical Caucasian complicity to George Floyd’s death?

So a guy dies of a fentanyl overdose, and this obligates a white woman in Texas who has never even been to Minneapolis to castigate herself for having benefitted from “white supremacy,” and I’m thinking: What about a methamphetamine overdose in Louisiana? But this Instagram influencer didn’t even notice the death of Trayford Pellerin, who died from methamphetamine and 11 bullets. But mainly it was the bullets.

You probably never heard of Trayford Pellerin, because by the time he got shot by cops in LaFayette, Louisiana, CNN and the rest of the liberal media had already established the narrative, and his case didn’t have the kind of video the networks needed to depict him as a martyr.

The only reason I became aware of the Pellerin case is because the guy who shot the cop in Daytona Beach was associated with the NFAC, a black radical militia that showed up in LaFayette last year to protest Pellerin’s death. Imagine a couple hundred black guys in combat gear carrying AR-15s showing up to march in your community, and then ask yourself: What the hell happened to inspire this craziness?

Well, Trayford Pellerin was a criminal. He had been arrested for domestic violence and dealing drugs, among other things, and in 2014 was sentenced to five years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. On the evening of August 21 last year, Pellerin was in a convenience store behaving “erratically,” and walked out of the store brandishing a knife. Police got three separate 911 calls about Pellerin, and bodycam video shows the first police officer on the scene following Pellerin on foot as he crossed a major highway, knife in hand. On the video, you hear the officer radioing the suspect’s location, saying that he had fired a taser but that it had no effect on the suspect. Then, as Pellerin approaches another convenience store, more police show up, lights flashing and sirens wailing. The police repeatedly tell Pellerin to drop the knife — 13 times — but he doesn’t and instead moves to enter the other convenience store, at which point multiple officers open fire.

A toxicology report found that Pellerin had “methamphetamine in his system, registering 2,800 nanograms per milliliter. [District Attorney Don] Landry said users with a level of 200-300 nanograms per milliliter are known to exhibit ‘violent and irrational behavior,’ also including ‘restlessness, confusion and hallucinations.’ The amount of meth in Pellerin’s system, said Landry, has been reported in addicts who take up to 1,000 milligrams of meth daily.” The dude was wired.

So here you have a convicted felon, out of his mind on meth, waving around a knife on a public street and yet — and yet! — some people wanted to protest against the cops shooting him? Has the world gone mad? When did America turn into a coast-to-coast psychiatric ward?

Look, I don’t know where you come from, but where I come from, meth heads didn’t have a constitutional right to wave knives around.

Maybe instead of Instagram influencers publicly humiliating themselves by confessing their complicity in white supremacy, or teaching public school kids Critical Race Theory, we should be having a conversation about what happens when convicted felons get hold of drugs and weapons. And maybe teach kids that when a cop points a gun at you and says “drop the knife,” that’s not merely a suggestion. Just sayin’ . . .



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