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If you’ve been hiding under a rock these past two weeks and haven’t discerned for yourself that George Floyd’s death has been politicized by the left, to no less degree than the Russian collusion hoax, the partisan impeachment ruse and the COVID-19 pandemic, allow Al Sharpton to enter the picture.
The race-baiting MSNBC host, who still claims the title of a Reverend, delivered the eulogy Tuesday at Floyd’s funeral, using the platform to drive racial discord, attack President Donald Trump and advocate on behalf of radical left ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick while calling out league commissioner Roger Goodell.
“We are fighting an institutional systemic problem that has been allowed to permeate since we were brought to these shores,” Sharpton said. “We’re fighting wickedness in high places. When you can put your knee on a man’s neck and hold it there eight minutes and 46 seconds… you’ve got to be full of a lot of venom, full of something that really motivates you to press down your weight that long and not give out.”
“Until the law is upheld and people know they will go to jail, they’re going to keep doing it because they are protected by wickedness in high places,” he added.
And make no mistake, the “high places” refrain was in reference to President Trump.
“You’re calling your cabinet in trying to figure out how it’s going to affect your vote rather than how it’s going to affect our lives,” Sharpton spewed in the House of God. “You’re scheming on how you can spin the story rather than you can achieve justice, wickedness in high places. You take rubber bullets and tear gas to clear out peaceful protesters and then take a Bible and walk in front of a church and use a church as a prop. Wickedness in high places!”
Sharpton took issue with Trump’s determination to restore law and order after days of violent rioting, that left 17 people dead — he attributed the violence to “some kids.”
“When some kids wrongly start violence that this family don’t condone, and none of us do, the president talks about bringing in the military,” he said.
(Source: Fox News)
“He challenged China on human rights. What about the human right of George Floyd?” Sharpton continued. “The signals that we’re sending is that if you are in law enforcement, that the law doesn’t apply to you. And I’m telling you that the law ought to especially apply to you.”
Of course, Sharpton knows a thing or two about rioting, given his role in the Crown Heights riots that took place in 1991.
Black residents turned against Orthodox Jews after a child was accidentally hit by a car driven by a Hasidic Jew. Sharpton would be accused of exacerbating tempers on the street, and in the ensuing violence, Yankel Rosenbaum, a visiting student from Australia, was stabbed to death by an angry mob.
His assailants reportedly shouted “kill the Jew,” as he was fatally stabbed.
Sharpton, who referred to Jews at the time as “diamond dealers,” led the protests that resulted in three days of rioting. Protesters carried antisemitic signs and attacked law enforcement with bricks and bottles — the violence was so bad, a detachment of 200 police officers was forced to retreat for safety.
Yet, Sharpton is a national celebrity today with a national television show, who was a frequent visitor to the Obama White House.
And he had the audacity to lecture others about the treatment of their fellow man?
In the aftermath of all the protests over Floyd’s death, Roger Goodell apologized for not supporting players kneeling during the national anthem — he has much to learn about capitulating to the insatiable left.
(Source: Fox News)
Sharpton shamed Goodell from the pulpit, calling on him to give Kaepernick his job back — the commissioner has no role in who teams sign.
“It’s nice to see some people change their mind,” Sharpton observed. “The head of the NFL, said, ‘Yeah, maybe we was wrong. Football players, maybe they did have the right to peacefully protest.’ Well, don’t apologize, give Colin Kaepernick a job back! Don’t come with some empty apology. Take a man’s livelihood, strip a man down of his talents, and four years later when the whole world is marching, all of a sudden you go and do a FaceTime talking about you sorry?!”
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