I disagree. Not with the poll results, but with the question of whether civil war is "likely."
One has to wonder what the percentages would be if the question was "if we are already seeing the beginning of civil war, right now." I believe the number would be much higher, especially with the non-stop images like the one above on the nightly news.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of businesses listed of the buildings damaged, looted in Minneapolis and St. Paul, compiled by Bring Me The News, and that was last updated on June 6th, and doesn't count the damage in New York and other places where rioters were allowed free reign.
First, note that over a five year period, 1,262 Blacks, 887 Hispanics, and 2412 Whites were shot to death by police. In aggregate, that's a lot of people, and we should hope (and perhaps demand) that cops can be trained to use non-lethal force more often in many situations in which they feel threatened. Police in other countries seem to manage it. On the other hand, I've heard a great deal of rhetoric over the past week to the effect that police officers are basically just looking for black men to hunt down, and that there is a decent chance that any encounter between the police and a black man will result in the black man's death. That is simply not borne out by the data (even if we note that some smaller number of deaths from police violence are not from shootings). Looking just at deadly shootings, black men get arrested two million times or so each year. Many millions more times, police have other adversarial encounters with black men, such as traffic stops, or confrontations that don't lead to arrest. A tiny percentage of those encounters lead to deadly shootings, and in some fraction of those, the police use of force was justified by the threat faced by the officer. So the odds of an unjustified deadly shooting of a black man in a confrontation with police in any given instance is tiny. Don't get me wrong. EVERY SINGLE unjustified police shooting is a horrible crime, which not only may steal the victim's life but tears at the fabric of society. But the notion that police are generally trigger happy and shooting to death anyone in sight, especially if he is black? The data don't support even a moderate version of that rhetoric.
While no one disagrees that our justice system from law enforcement all the way to the court system needs to be updated and revamped, one has to still wonder..... what are Antifa and BLM really protesting?
The cop that kneeled on Floyd's neck when Floyd died, was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder, in addition to the third-degree murder charge officials filed.
....it is generally a killing which is deliberate and premeditated (planned, after lying in wait, by poison or as part of a scheme), in conjunction with felonies such as rape, burglary, arson, involving multiple deaths, the killing of certain types of people (such as a child, a police officer, a prison guard, a fellow prisoner), or with certain weapons, particularly a gun. The specific criteria for first degree murder are established by statute in each state and by the United States Code in federal prosecutions. It is distinguished from second degree murder in which premeditation is usually absent, and from manslaughter which lacks premeditation and suggests that at most there was intent to harm rather than to kill.
So, pretty much everyone agrees our justice system needs reform, the officer in question has been charged appropriately, and the statistic show that more whites die by cop than blacks.
I ask again..... why are they protesting and destroying minority owned businesses? I am not just talking about the Black Lives Matter protesters, as most of those across the nation have been peaceful protests. I am talking about the ones burning, looting and destroying, where just as many white Antifa domestic terrorists, known for their violence, are out there starting riots as BLM members, if not more.
WHITE LIBERALS ARE ERASING BLACK HISTORICAL FIGURES
Many watching the national news, by some of the larger outlets, paper, online or cable news, would think most of these riots are righteous because the media is inciting more violence and are ignoring some major points because they do not fit their preferred narrative.
“Police secured the warrant as part of an investigation into a male suspect who incited Saturday’s violence by breaking the windows out of a marked Pittsburgh Police vehicle Uptown, against the wishes of peaceful protesters who tried to stop him,” police spokesman Chris Togneri said.
On Saturday Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert complained that the protest turned violent after being hijacked by white males dressed in anarchist Antifa attire. “I’m willing to bet my check that there’s a lot of people who are anarchists, who, they’re not here to protest what happened, they’re not here to protest what happened, they’re here to take advantage of situations and throw it their way and bring other people into the mix and cause damage and cause injury,” Schubert said, according to KDKA-TV. “There’s no doubt that that’s who’s doing it and a lot of things we’re seeing are white males, dressed in the anarchist, Antifa, they’re ones who are fueling a lot of this," he said. "It’s just a damn shame that they took advantage of the situation, for something, something happened in another state where somebody died who shouldn’t have died, and they hijacked that message for their own.”
As Stefan Stanford reported on Thursday, the famous black athlete Hershel Walker (and his son) had some choice words for the violent thugs rioting in the streets, but they are not the only African Americans that are speaking up and infuriated at what they are watching happen in the name of "racial justice."
Decisions are being made by non-black snowflakes as to removing historical monuments, and banning the confederate flag, removing historical imagery, and changing the packing on products that these "non-black" owners have deemed racist or racially insensitive.
Can anyone guess who is completely opposed to the idea and was not consulted in any way?
A great-grandson of "Aunt Jemima" doesn't want Quaker Oats — or white America, for that matter — to easily erase its racist history by "retiring" the iconic breakfast brand. On Wednesday, Chicago-based Quaker Foods announced it would eliminate the Aunt Jemima brand of pancake mix and syrup in response to civil unrest and protests calling for racial equity across America sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died with his neck under the knee of a white Minnesota police officer. "This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir," Larnell Evans Sr. told me. "The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother's history. A black female. … It hurts."
One would think Quaker Oats would have shown a little class and actually consulted with someone that has a personal stake in the matter, rather than acting like a white liberal snowflake virtual signaling and that thinks they should decide what is best to do for African Americans.
Now we see from Breitbart that "The B&G Foods company said Wednesday it will review its Cream of Wheat brand packaging, which features a black chef, to ensure the brand did not contribute to 'systemic racism'."
President and CEO of B & G foods, is Kenneth Romanzi. Again, not black, yet making the determination as to what is or is not racially insensitive.
It is the media, and white liberals across the internet that are making a big deal about the packing, evidence by the terminology used in their articles, such as the ABC News referring to the packaging of Cream of Wheat as a "racially charged logo."
In the name of being "racially sensitive," they are quite literally erasing the people behind the name, and the fact that the branding was honoring them, celebrating them, and now they will be forgotten.
Americans do not want to believe that a civil has begun, but had the images from all across the country, the destruction, the burning buildings and cars, the attacks against innocent people, and businesses and police, were shown from another country, those same Americans would call it a civil war, resurrection, or whatever.
It has already begun, but rather than an all-outrace war, we are witnessing patriots versus anarchists.
The anarchists would do well to remember that the patriots are usually armed and trained.
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