In a statement emblematic of the defeatist and cowardly position most Republicans have taken; not to Floyd George’s death, but to the subsequent riots, done in his name, by persons who don’t care one jot or tittle about him; former President George W. Bush in a statement on his website, referred to the rioters as protesters.
“It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future. This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society?” Bush stated; his bushcentre.org website at time of writing, is conveniently “experiencing technical difficulties and will be back shortly.”
Now look. We’re not saying that the scene described by President Bush in the above in-part statement, hasn’t been the case at all. In fact, there have been many peaceful marches. We get that. But what is truly awful about his statement, is that it doesn’t even recognise that there’ve been just as many, if not more unlawful assemblies, looting, violence and yes, murders; in the aftermath of George’s death.
However, Bush’s statement doesn’t acknowledge, that rioters have used Floyd George as a shield, while they broke into stores, small businesses and homes, to loot, fight and kill. his statement simply doesn’t acknowledge the brutal reality on the ground.
But as Tucker Carlson pointed out on his show last night, this has been the typical response of most Republican politicians. And in doing so, they, as well as the former president, have chosen to ignore most of what is true about these “protests”. Consequently, they’ve chosen to ignore their constituents, who have been directly affected by the rioting.