Perversely, Biden's right: George Floyd is bigger than MLK

“But even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” said Joe Biden. Although then candidate Biden made this claim in June 2020, the video has resurfaced following Derek Chauvin’s trial.

On both sides of the aisle, the response to Biden’s words has been pure shock. The comparison between Floyd and King seemed so outlandish, in fact, that Snopes felt compelled to fact check the quote.

The result: “Correct Attribution.” Biden did indeed say that Floyd’s death had a greater “worldwide impact” than King’s 1968 assassination. Even Snopes seemed stunned.

The scary part is that Biden may be right. Given the worldwide demand for racism today and the shortage of supply, the international left has had to turn Floyd’s pathetic death into a Bizarro-World Oberammergau.

By canonizing Floyd and crucifying the Minneapolis cops, the world’s woke have not just justified the epic destruction that followed in the wake of Floyd’s demise. They have sanctified it.

The word “sanctify” barely does justice to the grotesque memorial pageantry surrounding Floyd’s death. “We are all a part of George Floyd’s legacy,” gushed Vice President Kamala Harris, “and our job now is to honor it and to honor him.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped just shy of comparing the chronic felon to Jesus Christ. “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” said Pelosi. “For being there to call out to your mom. How heartbreaking was that? And because of you … your name will always be synonymous with justice.”

Up until May 25, 2020, Floyd’s name was synonymous, at least in Minneapolis, not with justice, but with addiction and recidivism. In a sympathetic article on Floyd, the Washington Post conceded that he “was stopped by police or charged at least 19 times in his adult life.”

“Over time,” the Post continued, “Floyd’s convictions escalated to theft and ultimately armed robbery of a woman who was pistol-whipped by a group of men while at home with her children.” The Post omitted the unpleasant detail about Floyd holding a pistol to the pregnant woman’s belly.

Although King had his flaws – flaws enough to get him canceled in today’s inquisitional culture – he led a large and purposeful life. An old-school cracker from America’s past intentionally assassinated King to prevent him from eliminating the last vestiges of systemic racism.

For the last half-century, leftists have worked hard to convince the citizens of a country in which everything changed that nothing has changed. After electing a black president – a mistake on their part – they have had to work overtime to sustain the illusion.

Biden’s comparison of King’s assassination to Floyd’s suicide-by-cop only highlights the utter collapse of the “civil rights” movement and the shameless corruption of the language used to prop it up.

As George Orwell reminds us, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Biden knows something about rewriting history. In the same June 2020 speech in which Biden compared King’s death to Floyd’s, Biden claimed that he returned to Wilmington from law school when Dr. King was assassinated in April 1968.

“I came back,” he continued. “I had a job with a good law firm, and I quit and became a public defender.”

In fact, Biden did not graduate from Syracuse University College of Law – 76 in a class of 85 – until after King had been killed, and he was not admitted to the bar until 1969.

According to a lengthy Dallas Morning News article on Biden’s 1987 White House bid, “Biden’s first legal job back in Wilmington in 1968 was with a firm headed by William Prickett, a prominent Republican.”

The article continues, “But, after six months with Prickett’s firm, he joined one headed by Sid Balick, an active Democrat who named Biden to a commission trying to revitalize the state party.” Public defender? I don’t think so.

That Biden would fudge his civil rights record is not surprising. What would be surprising is if he hadn’t. Nor is he an outlier in this regard. On the left no one tells the truth about race, and, as Jussie Smollett can attest, no fabrication is too big to be disbelieved.

“It was a murder in the full light of day,” said President Biden of Floyd’s death in a formal comment every word of which was a lie, “and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism … that is a stain [sic] our nation’s soul.”

Sorry about the demotion, Dr. King, if only we had some video.

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This article was originally published by the WND News Center.

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