A Riot is the Language of the Unheard in the Divided States of America

A Riot is the Language of the Unheard in the Divided States of America by Garrard McClendon, Ph.D.

Why riot, tear up, and destroy stores, cars, banks, and property? Because a riot is the language of the unheard. King knew and he was prescient. Former police officer, Derek Chauvin, asphyxiated, tortured, lynched, and homicidally humiliated George Floyd, American citizen, in Minneapolis, MN. A man is dead and we are admonished to just let it go.

Derek Chauvin killed a man who begged for his breath, his life, his liberty, and his pursuit of happiness. Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao have no respect for life. And neither does the average person. Love, honor, respect, and reverence for the sacred creation and existence of human minds, bodies, and souls have gone to the dark side. The side of Paradise Lost and Dante’s Inferno. We are no longer deserving of a relationship with God when just 1 precious person’s miracle is taken by an 11-minute knee to the neck. A police officer’s unrelenting, cowardice, Gestapo-styled killing, assisted by fellow henchmen, J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and the jelly-spine bystanding of Tou Thao. Where were the good cops this country brags about? Nowhere near George Floyd.

We live in the United States of Shame – a country riddled with the schizophrenia of loyalty masquerading as good policing and American citizens who care more for dogs and phony twenty dollar bills than humans. Hundreds of nations know that this country claims to be real, and true, honest and free, but verily, America is a sham.

A riot is the language of the unheard, in a bird sanctuary, in your living room, in a suburb, or in the streets of Minneapolis. King was right, and the unheard will continue to speak.

God bless the soul of George Floyd. #GeorgeFloyd

Published by Garrard McClendon, Ph.D.

Professor, Writer, Talk Show Host

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