The verdict in the 데릭 쇼빈 재판 is a great relief. 나는 냉소적이라고 말한다, 슬퍼, 이기적인 이유, 다른 방향으로 가면, my city would have been in flames. 나는 Chauvin이 유죄임을 압니다, but I wonder if it’s normal for a country to be so worried about unrest no matter what the outcome of a trial is. I know I was, because I’ve seen this before.
So what has the media learned from all this? 아무것도. 그들에게, we are still some racist country. We arrested a White cop for killing an unarmed Black male under crazy circumstances. The White cop went to jail and went to court and now will go to prison. How racist is that?
Will that change anyone’s minds in the media about how racist America is? 당연히 아니지, because the media has amplified the narrative to the point where there is no turning back. They ignore context because complexity kills the narrative. So this will happen again and again. Out of tens of millions of police stops, you might get eight or 10 ugly, awful events. Even if you try to do better, it can and probably will happen again, and that’s all you need to keep this narrative alive.
슬프게도, we’ve normalized the threat of violence as a method to exact justice. After an event occurs, mayhem is now like a weather pattern — “74% chance of arson, 90% chance of assault. Better board up those windows.” 보다 나쁜, our acceptance of anarchy has made it a wonderful opportunity for looters to step in and decry racial injustice by stealing a rack of expensive jackets.
These are not people acting on behalf of the memory of George Floyd, and so we must learn that we are at the mercy of the news even as it paints a false picture about our country and our police, and that false picture results in a climate that is neither safe nor beneficial for progress.
So when something like the Chauvin story comes along, it’s not just about justice. It’s about how we process information, how we process our anger, and truth. If justice is predicated on a sense that mayhem can and will occur if it doesn’t go a certain way, then we’re all screwed for good.
This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s opening commentary on the April 20, 2021 에디션 “Gutfeld!”