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So as the facts roll this entire affair seems to become more and more slapstick, as we now learn that #FentanylFloyd was OD’ing on multiple drugs including fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Floyd was on 11ng/ml of fentanyl. That’s apparently a lethal dose.

He had also been infected with the coronavirus in April. Though apparently asymptomatic, this may have further increased his fragility.

He was also an on and off porn star (you can check out some of his “work” on PornHub if you are so inclined) so that’s also potentially a whole host of STDs.

Rather bizarre to me that a good majority of Americans decided to have a hysterical fit over the rather predictable consequences of some heavily drugged up career criminal getting arrested and restrained (Floyd’s rap sheet included threatening a pregnant woman with a gun in the course of a robbery).

But who am I to lecture Americans on their religious beliefs, LOL.

However, what I found even more interesting is that one of the highly multicultural (two whites, one Black, one Asian) policemen who “colluded” with Derek Chauvin (based name) to kill George Floyd speaks Russian.

An anon sends me the following message about J. Alexander Kueng:

There is speculation his father is Russian and his mother black, but this is just speculation. Other say he is a Tartar. There is a claim the “J.” is for Jermija which means in Russian “appointed by God.”

Further rumors say he inherited Russian citizenship. If he is Russian, that means false accusations have been made against a Russian and is being rail-roaded like Maria Butina. He was a new low-level rookie and it is obvious from the video that he had no authority in the situation and treated Floyd OK.

If he is Russian, how can Russians best rally to his defense?

Please forward this email to anyone that is against someone that is being persecuted because he is of Russian ancestry. If it turns out he is Russian the Russian-American community needs to generate support for his freedom.

The Russian language ability, at least, is confirmed: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/groups/public/@mpd/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-224778.pdf

I think the libs are missing a golden opportunity to reinforce their narrative that it is Putler, the “godfather of extreme nationalism” (HRC), who is not just incidentally but directly responsible for their race war.

 
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  1. Please keep off topic posts to the current Open Thread.

    If you are new to my work, start here.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
  2. mikemikev says:

    And he worked at Target. The plot thickens.

  3. #RussianLivesMatter

    [MORE]

    #RussianLivesMatter

    • LOL: GazaPlanet
  4. @Blinky Bill

    Pure slav phenotype.

    Do we know if he has a background with the Spetsnaz?

    • Replies: @Blinky Bill
  5. songbird says:

    I was hoping that the autopsy would find that his lungs were Swiss cheese because of Corona-chan. And also, that it would come out that he was given Narcan which saved his life during an earlier OD.

  6. Like all left wing “martyrs”, the more you look into his background, the more Floyd just seems like a total piece of shit that black communities (and the country in general) are safer for being rid of.

    The Minneapolis mayor absolutely WEEPING crocodile tears at the foot of this asshole’s coffin made me sick, sometimes clownworld can be too much to bare. Whether it was wrongful or not, that we’re expected to express sorrow at the death of a career criminal and not the thousand outrages and humiliations we’re subjected to daily is a great indictment of modern society. Some recidivist POS keeling over when his probable gay lover stresses him into a heart attack is of immense gravity; your people’s history, culture, and posterity… eh, not so much, give it up you bitter clinger.

    • Agree: Realist
  7. In a rule of law sense, what is most shocking about the Floyd case is that the cop with the knee on his neck, was actually doing what was advised and approved in ‘Minneapolis Police Department Use of Force Policy 5-311, Use of Neck Restraints’ … hence there is no honest legal basis for charging the cops with wrongdoing, Floyd dying from crazy drugs and his bad heart (and he had covid-19 too!)

    The Minneapolis police rule book exonerating the cops, was removed from public view, but archived here:
    http://archive.is/Avjb5
    This is, moreover, regular cop technique in multiple countries:

    Re Putin, 4chan just presented a document allegedly proving that Putin’s mother, Maria Shelomova, was Jewish – ‘Ebr.’ for Hebrew, the father ‘Rus.’:

    [MORE]

    Tho more significant on that front, is how often Vladimir is seen with ‘Putin’s Rabbi’, Berel Lazar of the Mossad-linked Chabad in Moscow, with its direct hotlines to Jared Kushner’s Chabad Rabbi in Washington DC, and also the Chabad in Beijing that Sheldon Adelson can visit when he renews his Macau casino permits

  8. @Athletic and Whitesplosive

    Do we know if he has a background with the Spetsnaz?

    In 1772 he was promoted to Major-General, and in 1776 he was given the command of the entire naval artillery of the Imperial Navy. The following year, 1777, he was appointed by Empress Catherine II to a seat in the Russian Admiralty, the supreme governing body of the Imperial Navy.

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Replies: @Blinky Bill
    , @Ano4
  9. @Blinky Bill

    #RussianLivesMatter

    Sukhumi/Sochi version.

    [MORE]

    #RussianLivesMatter

  10. unit472 says:

    LOL, I knew it! Why was there no FISA surveillance of this Kremlin mole??? Or was there and the FBI is concealing it. If he worked in ‘loss prevention’ at Target stores clearly he would be a racist because no decent American would prevent an African American from shoplifting.

  11. What else is new? Whatever bad happens in the US, be it murder, flood, hurricane, or even solar eclipse, here is the list (incomplete) of the guilty parties: Putin, Xi, Khamenei, Maduro, Assad, Castro, Ortega.

    • Agree: Jazman
  12. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Anatoly Karlin

    If you were in the US, you’d get especially grilled for this one. Chauvin and his fellow officers on the scene mishandled the situation.

    Spotlight has been focused on Klobuchar, who was lax on police complaints (including against Chauvin) when she was a state prosecutor.

    Didn’t mention that Chauvin and Floyd both worked security at the same night club, perhaps indicating the two were previously aware of each other.

    Interesting to know how Floyd was approached on the phony $20.00. I had experienced such and handled it in an appropriate manner (completely innocent), which resulted in the venue dropping the claim as opposed to calling the police.

    If all of the non-social distancing protests don’t lead to a Covid-19 spike in the coming week, gyms and pools in the US should reopen under more sanitary guidelines.

  13. vinteuil says:

    He was also an on and off porn star (you can check out some of his “work” on PornHub if you are so inclined) so that’s also potentially a whole host of STDs.

    Really? Seriously? Hilarious if true.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  14. Ano4 says:
    @brabantian

    Don’t know about Putin, but Shoigu’s mom is indeed Jewish.

  15. blatnoi says:

    “There is speculation his father is Russian and his mother black, but this is just speculation. Other say he is a Tartar. There is a claim the “J.” is for Jermija which means in Russian “appointed by God.””

    If he’s half-Russian that automatically makes him white as it cancels out any other good halves. The fact that he learned the language means he absorbed white supremacy from his father. And Tartars are a major collaborator ethnicity so they are also white. But, they make really tasty sauce that goes well with fish. Mmm…. the mall that was closed due to the virus is open again and they sell imported Tartar sauce. I think I’ll go later today and buy some, but maybe not since I’m just too angry at the Russian Federation over this. Plus, if you didn’t know, the sauce is white. Typical.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  16. Ano4 says:
    @Blinky Bill

    Pushkin’s great grandfather.
    An outstanding individual.

    • Agree: Blinky Bill
  17. AP says:
    @brabantian

    Myheritage claims that Putin’s mother was baptized:

    https://www.myheritage.com/names/maria_shelomova

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    , @Ano4
  18. Escher says:

    Floyd clearly wasn’t a model citizen.
    That doesn’t mean he deserved to die this way.
    Is it ok to rape a prostitute because of the nature of her work?

  19. @Escher

    Actions have consequences. And violence finds bad people, funnily enough, especially when they continue to engage in stupid and self-destructive behavior.

    In the end, if that which is evil is not punished, it can only spread.

    • Replies: @mal
  20. When you’re being busted by the cops, it is standard procedure to eat the evidence. You don’t want them to find it on you and you don’t want to waste it by throwing it away, soooooo. If Floyd didn’t stray from the script, then he ate his way into an overdose. As I said in an earlier post, videos show that there is some foam coming from the corner of his mouth and this is a symptom of fentanyl overdose.

    “It is especially dangerous because it is roughly 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine and acts quickly due to rapid uptake in the brain.”

    “Serious side effects:

    extreme drowsiness
    heart rhythm changes
    chest pain
    stiff muscles
    trouble walking
    high body temperature
    swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
    confusion
    agitation
    unconsciousness
    respiratory depression (slowed breathing)
    respiratory arrest (breathing stopped)”

    Note, Floyd couldn’t walk to the police car, had to be held up by two officers, etc etc

    “Like heroin, it has a quick onset of action and one dose can be fatal.”

    “Just 2 to 3 milligrams of this drug can kill a person. It blocks opioid receptors and its most dangerous side effect — like other opioids — is respiratory depression,

    which can quickly lead to coma and death.

    Users may not realize the street drug they are buying from a dealer contains this potentially lethal compound.

    Most other opioids are naturally-occurring opiates (codeine, morphine) or are semi-synthetic opiates (oxycodone, hydrocodone) partially derived from opium and part man-made. They are less potent but can still be deadly due to respiratory depression (slowed breathing) if recommended doses are exceeded.

    Compared to other prescription opioids, the risk of death is much higher with the abuse of fentanyl due to its relative potency. Errors during illicit production can occur due to the small microgram dose.”

    “In fact, fentanyl is so potent that law officers and first responders are warned to wear protective clothing during known raids to prevent inhalation or skin absorption of the drug.”

    Could this explain why the officer wouldn’t stop kneeling on Floyd?

    “However, when abused or taken in an overdose, this opioid can quickly be fatal because it is so potent.

    Prescription fentanyl is dosed in micrograms, designated by the abbreviation “mcg”. This is an extremely small dose. Most other drugs are dosed in milligrams (“mg”), for example, 500 mg of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or 25 mg of diphenhydramine (Benadryl).”

    “Fatal dosage for fentanyl”

    “One gram is equal 1,000 milligrams.
    One milligram equals 1,000 micrograms (mcg).
    So, one microgram is equal to one-thousandth of a milligram or one-millionth of a gram.
    Put another way, one gram is equal to 1,000,000 micrograms.
    It’s hard to imagine that a drug dose could be so small. And it’s easy to see how an error could be made in an illegal lab lacing fentanyl into heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, or fraudulent prescription tablets. And honestly, do you think dealers really care about their calculations? One 2 milligram dose of fentanyl is enough to kill an adult.”

    Source, Drugs.com

    • Replies: @Erik Sieven
  21. Dmitry says:

    Did Americans start to wear masks recently?

    In Great Britain, about 90% of people still do not wear masks – even old responsible people in the supermarket are without masks.

    While American anarchists – are wearing masks even while dancing. (And not only while hiding identity looting in the shops?) Or is this some fashion to wear masks only with leftists?

    • Agree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
    , @JSQ
  22. Dmitry says:

    BLM protests and looting, are only going to increase Swing Votes for Trump in the election in November, ceteris paribus.

    People who support the protests are not Swing Voters, who could vote for Trump anyway. While a significant proportion of Swing Voters, will oppose the protests, and this gives an opportunity for Trump to attract them.

    Biden is quite a difficult challenge for Trump anyway, as he is relatively centrist, and could attract a lot of the Swing Voters. So these BLM protests allow for a topic, whee there is clear distinction between the candidates.

    By the way, where are conspiracy theorists to blame the Zionists for the BLM protests? It seems like the users of this site must have remembered to take their medication this week, or they have closed the internet connection to the psychiatric hospital.

    I was expecting people to connect to that Israel can annex Area C of the West Bank if Trump is elected in November, but not if Biden is elected. So if BLM can push Swing Votes to Trump…

  23. mal says:
    @Daniel Chieh

    Nope. Two problems with this.

    1. The only way a State derives legitimacy is monopoly on violence. This violence must be administered via a clearly defined protocol (courts, judges, juries etc) that is understood by everybody and at least implicitly agreed upon. This is how legitimacy is created. When random worthless cops start killing off people on the street, even if they are criminals, they undermine the protocol, they undermine monopoly of the State, and therefore they undermine legitimacy of the State. This is exactly the thing that causes problems, especially in poor and minority communities. The poor and the blacks don’t respect the State, and why should they if the State can not display proper dominance?

    2. Yea poor blacks are no rocket scientists and have poor impulse control, but they are also royally screwed by the court system that milks them for fines. We are not Thailand, nothing in George Floyd’s rap sheet would justify a death sentence. Back in 2014 or so, when Ferguson riots broke out, something like 80% of that town’s population had outstanding warrants for bullshit crimes (parking tickets and other nonsense like that). That’s like real world modern serfdom because you can’t leave the area – you must make court appearances and pay installments. No wonder they were rioting when they got a chance. There are far more blacks in jail for failing child support than for murder. Are blacks dumb for not using condoms? Yea, but keeping them in jail doesn’t help them make money either.

    Bottom line – US has the most prisoners for a reason, and it’s not because Americans are the most vile beasts on the planet. There is a lot of social engineering involved to achieve this result and we could use less of it.

    • Replies: @EldnahYm
  24. Pericles says:
    @Escher

    Floyd clearly wasn’t a model citizen.
    That doesn’t mean he deserved to die this way.
    Is it ok to rape a prostitute because of the nature of her work?

    #BlackPornMatters

    When you look at Floyd’s scumbag life, his eventual death doesn’t seem all that surprising. So in a sense he might indeed have ‘deserved’ it.

  25. @Dmitry

    While I understand the point you are making, I think it is not exactly as clear.

    Elections are dependent on both convincing others to vote one’s party and galvanising one’s own supporters to vote (raising passionarity).

    White normies and non-white bourgeois normies who may be alienated by riots may be replaced by higher turn-out from Resistance whites (either liberals or leftists) who hate Orange-Hitler-In-a-Bunker and black-browns who may otherwise have been lacklustre about White Walker Biden.

    Of course, the Electoral College make it a lot harder to predict how events affect the outcome of American elections.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  26. @Escher

    Floyd clearly wasn’t a model citizen.
    That doesn’t mean he deserved to die this way.
    Is it ok to rape a prostitute because of the nature of her work?

    Even putting aside his past record, if he was suffering from the effects of drugs plus Corona-chan, then it looks a lot more like an accident. If an obese criminal has a heart attack while in interaction with the police, would we also consider it murder?

  27. @Escher

    That doesn’t mean he deserved to die this way.

    Which way? Overdosing on drugs? Every addict deserves that.

    Is it ok to rape a prostitute because of the nature of her work?

    Yes. Rape is the forceful theft of a woman’s chastity. Since whores don’t have any, raping a whore is petty theft and a misdemeanor at best. You’re only defrauding her of $100 or so.

    • Troll: Anatoly Karlin
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  28. Not Raul says:
    @AP

    Maybe she just wanted a free bath.

  29. EldnahYm says:
    @Escher

    It’s not really the correct question to ask if Floyd deserved what happened(given what he did in a previous robbery, maybe he did, but that’s not really relevant to how he died). Accidents happen, the question is how to assess blame, which is as much a question about cause as anything. Since the Minneapolis police were being trained in this maneuver, it’s very difficult to prove the officer intended on killing Floyd, which is what he’s being charged with doing. So the case is illegitimate.

    Worse, people have made up their minds about not only the cause, but the motives before the facts were even out. Many details about this case are strange, people should not be so quick to swallow narratives. I also don’t know that we know enough to answer the question how likely it is that Floyd’s other conditions made him more susceptible to dying from having a knee on his neck. One would like to see if there are any commonalities between other people who have died in a similar way from police.

    Of course, my response is based upon the premise that all of this nonsense is actually about Floyd’s death, which it isn’t. It’s a political movement, and it uses the idea that blacks are mistreated by police to justify its ends. The premise is incorrect, blacks are not treated worse by police than other ethnic groups. They’re not treated nearly harsh enough, assuming we want an equal society(I don’t, so I would be ok with crushing blacks, but that’s not what’s happening in the U.S.).

    • Agree: reiner Tor, ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  30. EldnahYm says:
    @mal

    Yea poor blacks are no rocket scientists and have poor impulse control, but they are also royally screwed by the court system that milks them for fines. We are not Thailand, nothing in George Floyd’s rap sheet would justify a death sentence. Back in 2014 or so, when Ferguson riots broke out, something like 80% of that town’s population had outstanding warrants for bullshit crimes (parking tickets and other nonsense like that). That’s like real world modern serfdom because you can’t leave the area – you must make court appearances and pay installments. No wonder they were rioting when they got a chance. There are far more blacks in jail for failing child support than for murder. Are blacks dumb for not using condoms? Yea, but keeping them in jail doesn’t help them make money either.

    If for the sake of argument we everything you said is true, it must still be weighed against the fact that most criminals commit multiple crimes before having long sentences, and that many violent crimes committed by blacks could be prevented if they justice system was not so light on them. The conclusion you reach is not justified.

    It seems to me you are assuming from the beginning that blacks are motivated by mistreatment, and picking out cases that seem to fit. My opinion is the opposite. The more you give in to blacks, the more they will demand, the more they feel they will deserve. Just look at how many blacks claim they built the country or right now are justifying their right to steal. This is not about unjustified parking fines. They’re a narcissistic, dumb, violent, impulsive, and lazy race who do not belong in civilized societies.

    Bottom line – US has the most prisoners for a reason, and it’s not because Americans are the most vile beasts on the planet. There is a lot of social engineering involved to achieve this result and we could use less of it.

    Well, if we executed more people we could have less individuals in prison. I think things are the opposite to the way you present them. The police aren’t your friends, but black crime is the main reason justifying their presence. If there were no blacks, there would be less need for police.

    What would actually happen with less police presence, is that blacks will be treated with kid gloves even more than they already are, more unsolved homicides and rapes, but scumbag police will come down even harder on whites for minor offenses. This is already occurring.

    It has to be said, but many people do not seem to understand that blacks are frequently hostile and defiant towards any action by police. Police do not expect whites to behave that way, and if they did, they would be killed by police at a far greater rate.

  31. @ThreeCranes

    when someone is dying from a drug overdose you should not put a knee on his neck. Even more so you should not do that for 8 minutes.

  32. @Erik Sieven

    when someone is dying from a drug overdose you should not put a knee on his neck. Even more so you should not do that for 8 minutes.

    Why not? His body, his choice.

  33. @brabantian

    In a rule of law sense, what is most shocking about the Floyd case is that the cop with the knee on his neck, was actually doing what was advised and approved in ‘Minneapolis Police Department Use of Force Policy 5-311, Use of Neck Restraints’ … hence there is no honest legal basis for charging the cops with wrongdoing, Floyd dying from crazy drugs and his bad heart (and he had covid-19 too!)

    And, according to the article, Floyd had taken a lethal dose of Fentanyl.

    The “statement of probable cause” filed against Derek Chauvin states that Floyd was already saying he couldn’t breathe while he was standing by the squad car, before he was restrained.

    While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he could not breathe. The defendant went to the passenger side and tried to get Mr. Floyd into the car from that side and Lane and Kueng assisted.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6933246-Derek-Chauvin-Complaint.html

    If Derek Chauvin has competent legal representation, and the jury selection is not rigged, he will be found not guilty. The rioting that would ensue would be so serious that the authorities will prefer that Chauvin is suicided before the trial. To prepare the public for this outcome, he has already been placed on “suicide watch”.

  34. Dumbo says:

    It’s unlikely that Floyd died just from the knee on the neck, but, you know, like Caesar’s wife, “she not only needs to be virtuous, she needs to appear virtuous too”.

    Of course, given the volatility of the current social situation in the U.S. and of the black community in particular, this would have happened anyway, with some other excuse. They tried it with “Ahurmed Robbery”, or whatever was that “jogger” name, too, but when it’s the police doing the killing it sticks more, blacks and leftists tend to hate the police.

    I wonder if this will eventually be solved by not having any more white policemen, no one cares if Blacks kill other Blacks, and even Latinos killing Blacks is meh, unless they can pass as “White”.

    It works in Brazil, people in the favelas hate the police too (and with some reason as many bystanders tend to die during shootings with the drug dealers), but no one says it’s “white supremacy” or “racism”.

    • Replies: @Europe Europa
  35. White men die in police custody in Britain on a semi-regular basis, usually drug addicts or mentally ill. I don’t think many people mourn their deaths other than their families, the general consensus in these cases is the victims brought it on themselves and that the police can’t be blamed.

    I think it’s almost non-existent that police officers get dismissed, much less prosecuted in such cases. Maybe this just reflects badly on British people that they don’t care that their own people are being brutalised and killed by police?

  36. @Dumbo

    It works in Brazil, people in the favelas hate the police too (and with some reason as many bystanders tend to die during shootings with the drug dealers), but no one says it’s “white supremacy” or “racism”.

    That’s because Portuguese and Spanish speaking people are not usually regarded as white in the Americas, even if they’re 100% ethnically Iberian.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    , @Matra
  37. @Erik Sieven

    Floyd never said “Get off me. You’re choking me.” He repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe.”

    I choose to believe that he would know better about how he felt than you would.

    Why do you presume that the knee on the neck had anything to do with his death? You have zero evidence. The autopsy showed that he died of a heart attack, which is consistent with Fentanyl overdose. His windpipe showed no damage.

    Verdict: Overdose. Case closed! Bam!

  38. @Dmitry

    I commented on that here: https://www.unz.com/akarlin/masks-of-nations/

    The British seem to have a unique hatred of masks, even by West Euro standards. No idea why, really.

    • Replies: @Europe Europa
    , @Dmitry
  39. @Anatoly Karlin

    Face covering in Britain is strongly associated with criminality and being a thug.

  40. Realist says:

    Rather bizarre to me that a good majority of Americans decided to have a hysterical fit over the rather predictable consequences of some heavily drugged up career criminal getting arrested and restrained (Floyd’s rap sheet included threatening a pregnant woman with a gun in the course of a robbery).

    The reason… a good majority of Americans are goddamn idiots.

  41. Dumbo says:
    @Europe Europa

    No, it’s because most police are mestizos or mulattos.

    Also, I think there are not many more “pure” Portuguese or Spanish people in Brazil (more pure Italians, Poles and Germans as the immigration was more recent).

    However, I was wrong, there are those who scream “racism” and keep saying that “70% of the people murdered in Brazil are black”. Of course, they forget to say that their murderers are also mostly black (or mestizo), just as most police is as well. But it is not a well-regarded or well-paid profession (except perhaps elite police).

    I think in the US it’s different because police can pay well, you can retire soon, and if you’re not in the ghetto it appears to be a relatively good job for many Irish and Polish people.

  42. Matra says:
    @Europe Europa

    That’s because Portuguese and Spanish speaking people are not usually regarded as white in the Americas, even if they’re 100% ethnically Iberian.

    Have you ever been out of the town you live in?

    • LOL: Kent Nationalist
  43. At this point, it doesn’t really matter for the demonstrators and their supporters who George Floyd was, or what the cause of his death was. For them, he is a martyr not because of either of those factors, but rather because his death triggered a worldwide movement which most of them have come to think was long overdue and which they have always down deep considered to be the most important problem of the planet: racism. For that alone, they will be forever grateful to him. They will fight and demonstrate until they see that that most important problem is dealt with, or until herd immunity is achieved, whatever comes first.

  44. Floyd has an American version of an Anime protagonists backstory

  45. @brabantian

    That image is clearly a shitty photoshop job, since when do typing machines make identical ink stains on letters?
    Please use your brain before falling for retarded 4chan/DvaCh memes from 2015

    • Agree: Haruto Rat
  46. These stupid, dangerous and utterly bloody hypocritical protests are an excellent sign that false consciousness as a concept really exists, even if Marxists are wrong about the details.

    It is expected that Western Europe and the Anglosphere would suffer from stupidity as well as Japan and South Korea (even if certain Unz commenters seem to believe ethnomasochism is a purely white psychosis), but to see the global spread is really disappointing.

    The recent inclusion of Poland is understandable given its American ties as well as Mexico, but Thailand, Indonesia and even a few Kazakhs?

    Thousands took to the streets across Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul to support U.S. protests against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected around Europe in the coming hours.

    […]

    In Berlin, demonstrators filled the central Alexanderplatz, while other protests were held in Hamburg and Warsaw.

    […]

    Demonstrations in the Asia-Pacific region were limited, however, by social-distancing curbs aiming at stopping the spread of the virus.

    […]

    In Tokyo, marchers protested against what they said was police mistreatment of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped while driving and shoved to the ground. Organisers said they were also marching in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    “I want to show that there’s racism in Japan now,” said 17-year-old high school student Wakaba, who declined to give her family name.

    In Seoul, dozens of South Korean activists and foreign residents gathered, some wearing black masks with “can’t breathe” in Korean, echoing George Floyd’s final words as he lay on the pavement.

    With pandemic restrictions in Bangkok, activists went online, asking for video and photos of people wearing black, raising their fists and holding signs, and explaining why they “stand united behind Black Lives Matter”.

    The Thai protesters plan to gather on the video-meeting platform Zoom on Sunday and observe 8 minutes 46 seconds of silence – the period that George Floyd was filmed pinned under the officer’s knee.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-global/protests-in-australia-japan-embrace-black-lives-matter-movement-idUSKBN23D0BO?

    Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalized buildings and threw stones at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on Friday as Mexican state authorities arrested three officers in a bid to quell anger over the death of a man in police custody.

    […]

    Dressed in black and with faces covered, protesters marched along one of central Mexico City’s main avenues, setting fire to cars and smashing up the fronts of a number of businesses, including a local branch of U.S. bank Citigroup Inc.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-protest/protests-over-police-abuses-flare-again-in-mexicos-two-largest-cities-idUSKBN23C34G?

    Police, including riot units, cordoned off the main squares of Almaty as well as streets near the area where at least 100 activists had gathered, breaking up the protesters into smaller groups of dozens of people each.

    At least one group of activists carried a banner that read “I can’t breathe” – a reference to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed American black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, which sparked riots across the United States.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhstan-protests/kazakh-police-detain-dozens-of-anti-government-protesters-idUSKBN23D0CK?

    Thousands of miles from the protests that have swept the United States, Black Lives Matter has become a rallying cry for pro-Papuan activists in Indonesia, provoking questions about accusations of deep-seated racism.

    Indonesian social media users have adopted the hashtag #PapuanLivesMatter alongside #BlackLivesMatter and prominent writers and artists have promoted it, a sign that the issue resonates beyond Papuans in an archipelago of 270 million.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-indonesia/black-lives-matter-rallies-papuan-activists-in-indonesia-idUSKBN23C1EN

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    , @Ano4
    , @AaronB
  47. Come on Anatoly! Don’t you know that everything that goes wrong in America today is Putler’s fault.

    • Replies: @Ano4
  48. @vinteuil

    He was also an on and off porn star

    Really? Seriously? Hilarious if true.

    Am I too old, or too experienced (Jimi Hendrix) – or both? – No surprise here anywhere, I’d say. It all adds up nicely. And ends teribly wrong – too wrong to be called tragic, almost. What would be the word to sum this up? Prototypical 21st century-adoration-man?

  49. @Hyperborean

    There’s something happening here on earth – and at least I still don’t know what it is.

    Thanks for your overview. Strange.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  50. Dmitry says:
    @Hyperborean

    Trump has been objectively one of the most incompetent disasters with coronavirus, and this will be noticed by sensible, rational people (who are often the Swing Votes). In the world, I feel like only Boris Johnson, Sweden, Iran and Brazil responded more incompetently than Trump.

    If I was American, I would have supported Trump in 2016, but now find it very painful to support for Trump, because of the incompetent response to coronavirus. (Of course, I would never vote in any elections as I’m not innumerate).

    Changing focus of American politics to riots, is a good situation for his political image. As (unlike with idiotic response of the American government to coronavirus) there is not an objective failure in terms of the riots – but rather difference of opinion, which corresponds to pre-existing political division.

    by riots may be replaced by higher turn-out from Resistance whites

    These people are likely have high voting rates anyway, as they are a kind of “political nerd” (people who are obsessed with politics and project part of their personality onto it).

    Moreover, at best, such voters can contribute 1 vote each (from increasing their voting rate), as they will not change sides. While active Swing Voter can contribute 2 votes (by switching from one candidate to another).

    The other thing you can notice is the specific reason Biden is a strong challenge for Trump – because Biden is quite centrist, so he can potentially attract a large part of the Swing Voters.

    Trump needs to hope Democrats and Biden will move to the left before the election, as they will then correspond to less Swing Votes.

    Of course, the Electoral College make it a lot harder to predict how events affect the outcome of American elections.

    It means that the real election will be only determined by Swing States. (The rest of the states can be ignored).

    Swing States are changing across elections, but they are not more than maybe 1/4 of States?

    Things like the looting in Swing States like Florida, can probably switch some of the petite bourgeoisie (especially people who derive income from retail) to Republican.

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    , @Hyperborean
    , @melanf
  51. @Dieter Kief

    I’m sure Max Weber would know.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  52. Mr. Hack says:
    @Dmitry

    Good to hear that you do have a basic understanding of math and arithmetic!

  53. Dmitry says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    If it’s not too offtopic, I wonder what the kind of amateur hypothesis we can have for why Japan has closed the first wave of coronavirus so easily (without even much lockdown, beyond closing of schools).

    It’s possible that medical masks are helping them to lower airborne infectivity, but they were still not that common in the videos in March. (Although by April, they seemed to be something like at least 70-80% of the videos of people in Tokyo streets with masks).

    Tokyo seems mostly still active in May – shops and restaurants open in the centre. Medical masks are very common by May, although less common are N95 masks (although Abe has sent 2 free N95 masks to each household in Japan).

    • Replies: @Dmitry
    , @Anatoly Karlin
  54. Dmitry says:
    @Dmitry

    are N95 masks (although Abe has sent 2 free N95 masks to each household in Japan).

    Oops this was a mistake in my comment ^, I just re-read – Abe only sent 2 gauze masks to each household in Japan (not very protective). (Not real N95 masks).
    https://soranews24.com/2020/05/14/we-tried-washing-our-abe-masks-in-the-washing-machine-to-see-how-they-hold-up/

    Photo from the article above:

  55. Ano4 says:
    @Hyperborean

    Globalisation fights back against the populist/nationalist tendencies that have developed in the last years.

    It is a show of strength.

    Globalists signal up:

    1) We can organize a worldwide quarantine if need be, we can destroy world economy if need be, we can organize mass riots if need be and even start collective psychotic behavior with everyone kneeling for a dead Afro-American looser.

    2) We are the bosses on this planet.

    3) Do what we tell or it will end up badly.

    • Replies: @Inselaffen
  56. @Daniel Chieh

    Max Weber is always good, but in this case, here I’d lean more towards Niklas Luhmann (system overload leading to the worldwide urge to reduce complexity – and to Erasmus and other humanists, who understood the principle of the humorous aspect of the sancta simplicitas principle quite well – now that I think about it: Seen from maybe two- or three hundred years from now, my differentiation between Luhmann and Erasmus might be a cause for a handful of specialists in Nagasaki and Erlangen…And what does that mean? – – – I’m always arriving at dead ends today. Even though it is the most beautiful spring evening around lake Constance, anybody could wish for… -I’ll have dinner now while the setting sun over the nearby forest will light up our dining room – nice, isn’t it?).

    • Thanks: Daniel Chieh
  57. As for the Russian involvement in American riots, those mysterious pallets of paving stones appearing here and there rather point to Sobyanin, not Putin.

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  58. Ano4 says:
    @AP

    Soviet documents did not consider religious affiliation as important.

    They only cared about ethnicity.

    Usually the children had the same ethnic background as their parents listed on their documents.

    If the parents were of different ethnic background the child could choose one of them.

    If one of the parents was not a Soviet citizen, then only the Soviet citizen parent’s background was listed.

    So if Putin’s mother was of Jewish background and his father was Russian, then Putin could choose either Russian or Jewish to be listed in his documents.

    The final decades of Soviet regime were marked with an increasing discrimination against Soviet Jews.

    So any not religiously and/or nationalistic inclined Jewish person in USSR would think twice before advertising his/her Jewish roots.

    If one wanted to achieve leading status in 70ies and 80ies USSR, bragging about Jewish ancestry was not the right manner to proceed (it was of course the opposite during the early days of USSR, before the Great Purges).

    Think Andropov, who was of Jewish extraction, but always acted up as if that did not matter and only his Russian roots had any significance.

    Of course, that was one of the reasons for the Perestroika: Jews didn’t see any reason to side up with communism anymore and wanted to opt out.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    , @reiner Tor
  59. @Dmitry

    These people are likely have high voting rates anyway, as they are a kind of “political nerd” (people who are obsessed with politics and project part of their personality onto it).

    True, but blacks and dark Latin Americans, whom Democrats depend a lot upon outside the coasts, usually aren’t.

    Moreover, at best, such voters can contribute 1 vote each (from increasing their voting rate), as they will not change sides. While active Swing Voter can contribute 2 votes (by switching from one candidate to another).

    This is a good point.

    The other thing you can notice is the specific reason Biden is a strong challenge for Trump – because Biden is quite centrist, so he can potentially attract a large part of the Swing Voters.

    I agree that he has this image, though I would argue it is a result of partly legacy memories and partly because of American liberal radicalisation shifting the window of opinion, since his policy proposals and statements (ex. on race and gender) are far more extreme than even half a decade ago.

    It means that the real election will be only determined by Swing States. (The rest of the states can be ignored).

    Swing States are changing across elections, but they are not more than maybe 1/4 of States?

    On a national average state outliers will be evened out, on a regional level specific state margins will matter more (ex. +1.3 increase in one state may prove meaningless if the state would have been narrowly won regardless while -0.3 and -0.7 in two other states may lead to a loss).

    Things like the looting in Swing States like Florida, can probably switch some of the petite bourgeoisie (especially people who derive income from retail) to Republican.

    It could well do that while at the same time raising black turnout from people who ordinarily might have been apathetic about an old white nearly-dead man, especially if Biden pulls the race card and chooses a black lady. Or regional Democrats may decide to mass-permit more felons to vote.

    • Replies: @Hyperborean
  60. AaronB says:
    @Hyperborean

    It doesn’t really have anything to do with the death of Floyd or with racism. Thats just surface pretext.

    People are unhappy at how stupid, inane, and boring life has become globally under late stage capitalism, at how uptight and restrictive life has become, at how pointlessly competitive and work focused, how boringly focused on dull technology, how oppressively safety conscious and against adventure, how obsessed with control, how little magic there is in modern life.

    I’m not at all surprised that Thais are participating. Last time I was there, I noticed a distinct atmosphere of uptight anger and unhappiness, very different from the relaxed easy going people they used to be. I remember thinking they too are becoming affected by modernity, finally.

    It’s a global phenomenon.

    Blacks have tremendous symbolic value as representatives of a freer, simpler, more primitive way of life that everyone is yearning for – so they are avatars of peoples inchoate rage. While I don’t think this is really about racism, its not at all accidental that blacks are the focus here.

    These things are periodic – civilization is inherently flawed and will always become too oppressive after a while. That’s why the world periodically erupts into inane and senseless sprees of mass killings for no discernible reason at all.

    People are still trying to find the reason for WW1, because it seems so pointless. They cannot accept that civilization itself was the reason, especially the extremely uptight Victorian civilization.

    • Replies: @Hyperborean
    , @Dieter Kief
  61. @Hyperborean

    Though I would agree overall that it is still better for Trump to face a partisan controversy over values and domestic machtpolitik over a “facts-based” election on Corona-chan and a depressionary economy.

  62. @AaronB

    Blacks have tremendous symbolic value as representatives of a freer, simpler, more primitive way of life that everyone is yearning for – so they are avatars of peoples inchoate rage. While I don’t think this is really about racism, its not at all accidental that blacks are the focus here.

    These things are periodic – civilization is inherently flawed and will always become too oppressive after a while. That’s why the world periodically erupts into inane and senseless sprees of mass killings for no discernible reason at all.

    People are still trying to find the reason for WW1, because it seems so pointless. They cannot accept that civilization itself was the reason, especially the extremely uptight Victorian civilization.

    Primitive societies are usually nothing but mass murder.

    So to be free and joyful, we need to embrace murder both as a liberating act from the restrictive corset of civilisation and as a continual process of being?

    Ah, sasuga.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  63. AaronB says:
    @Hyperborean

    Personally, I think a medium level of civilization that isn’t too stifling is best.

    But if a civilization becomes too confining – and they always do eventually – then you’ll have these explosions of violence and unrest.

    We’re actually not doing too bad with these riots – WWI can best be regarded as one massive riot against the incredibly uptight Victorian civilization. It certainly had no rational cause – Europe just wanted an orgy of destruction, people were fed up with all that order and discipline. So compared to the riot that was WWI, this is nothing.

    I’m not saying we should embrace murder – just that if you become too civilized, too much about order and discipline, you’ll end up provoking a reaction and towards chaos.

    And the fact is that we never really get it right for long – so we will always need these course corrections. A good civilization will always have a certain amount of rioting and civil unrest as a course corrective if the element of order and discipline gets too strong.

    The trick is to not become so uptight that you need a WWI to restore balance, and where all your most sensitive and intelligent writers and artists start talking about boring and unfun your civilization has become and start fleeing to other, freer civilizations.

  64. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Ano4

    I understood it was possible (at least for a time period) to be even more diverse, in the form of (as one example) a Latvian living in Russia choosing to be Russian and vice versa.

    Recall the situation where people who were hardly if ever of a Jewish background chose such for the purpose of having an easier time to get out of the USSR. The 1970s era Jackson-Vanik specified Jews with the US having a policy of only accepting Soviets if they were either persecuted and/or had a valuable talent.

  65. @blatnoi

    Bulletproof logic. I like the cut of your jib.

  66. @AaronB

    Yeah, liberty but then – the disillusioning effect after the revolution.

    Now I think of – – – Goethe, who knew absolutely well, what had been going on, when the battle cry for libration! was heard. He said, that this was an elms-fire and to be mistrusted from the very beginning on.

    All apostles of liberty, I always loathed them / Arbitrariness was it what each one of them was looking for at the end / If you want to liberate lots of people, try to serve lots of them!

    Could it be that it comes at a prize if societies forget those – eh – great men, who knew and did articulate very well what is going on in this world and what traps there are and how you should prepare yourself to avoid them…

    • Replies: @AaronB
  67. @EldnahYm

    Very good. One thing that, in my inexpert opinion, will make it difficult to prosecute for second degree is that according to the Washington Post’s own video timeline, the officers called in a Code 2, apparently a request for prompt, immediate medical assistance. A minute late, they upped it to Code 3, urgent.

    Now, why would officers intent upon killing the subject call for medical aid before he had died? What was going on that led them to believe he needed urgent help? Was it obvious to them that he was ODing? Remember, these guys see this stuff every day. Dealing with ODs from fentanyl and other opioids is routine for them.

    I’m eagerly awaiting answers to these questions from the American media. Also, how could he afford a Mercedes SUV? What was his source of income? How much tax did he pay last year?

    And, most importantly, what happened in Palestine this week? What were American Jews and Israelis up to that needed this much chaos as cover? What new Laws were slipped through Congress unnoticed? What further lands annexed by Israel while the nation’s attention was distracted by this gigantic farce. A stoned out drug dealer dying in custody is a yawner. Why were the Jewish Mayor and Governor issued marching orders to weep, grovel, back down, let things spiral out of control, and actively promote mayhem? Why the unanimous complicity of our Jewish-owned media? This is a huge misdirection play. Some bigger fish got fried.

    • Replies: @EldnahYm
    , @another anon
  68. @Ano4

    ah yes, nothing says Globalisation like ‘wordwide quarantine’.

    • Replies: @Ano4
  69. AaronB says:
    @Dieter Kief

    Of course, revolutions always go too far and end up imposing their own tyranny. Idealists tend to create tyrannies.

    The idea isn’t to dispense with order – just to balance it with the need for fun and adventure.

    Our whole civilization isn’t serious – it’s a game we play where we try and make more and more money for no particular reason, and build and create more and more things for no particular reason, and control more and more things for no particular reason.

    It may have been fun for a while, but it’s really gotten rather boring of late. And more and more people are becoming NPCs, but even the few remaining PCs aren’t really enjoying themselves anymore.

    So its time to play a new, funner game.

    Why did Rome collapse? It was fun to keep on conquering all those countries, for no particular reason. Then it got boring. Why did Europe give up its colonies at the height of its power? It got boring.

    Right before Christianity, the ancient Greeks and Romans were dying from boredom. They had become very logical, rational, orderly, and reasonable. That was no way to live.

    Why did Europe share its technology with the rest of the world, knowing they would become competitors? I think they wanted to keep things interesting and fun.

    Another aspect of our civilization that everyone that is causing a lot of unhappiness is that we take everything so seriously – we lost the vision that its just a game, that we’re supposed to doing it for fun. When all those Europeans conquered those colonies, they did it because it was fun. They were adventurous and light hearted about it. Then it became the “whites mans burden” – well that stopped being fun, so they gave up the colonies.

    All those European scientists and writers and authors were having a great time and being totally non serious about what they were doing. Then it all became deadly serious, and it became a duty to advance progress, and genius dried up.

    Once a civilization forgets that it’s a game and supposed to be fun, its time to reshuffle the cards and play a different game.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  70. @Dmitry

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  71. JSQ says:
    @Dmitry

    At least in the context of protests, the masks serve a dual purpose: they also make it harder for you to be identified by police later.

    Where I live I would estimate maybe 30-40% of people wear masks.

  72. Ano4 says:
    @Inselaffen

    wordwide quarantine

    A quarantine on wide words?

    What I was referring to is the activity of WHO.

    All supranational organizations are indeed global and actors of the ongoing globalization.

  73. Floyd was on 11ng/ml of fentanyl. That’s apparently a lethal dose.

    Maybe he abused the drug chronically and developed tolerance. So it was not a lethal dose for him.

  74. Good to see you caught the coronavirus angle.

    While it is headline grabbing to focus on deaths and even hospitalizations, this is a disease that appears to weaken many organs and probably will have long-lasting significant negative health effects on folks who never make it to the hospital.

    Viruses are not intelligent, I know, I know, but if they were–infecting Floyd was a work of genius–the resulting protest/riots are _the_ best way to spread the disease, and political leadership is kneeling to the rioters in a way they would never kneel to a “lowly” virus.

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
  75. Realist says:

    It’s a damn sad day when Fox News (Evangelical Central) airs an all afternoon tribute to a felon, drug addict and porn actor. Everyone on Fox News…with the possible exception of Carlson…is bowing to the Floyd God.

  76. @Justvisiting

    Papa Nurgle works in cunning ways.

  77. @AaronB

    Friedrich von Schiller – Men is only then fully men when at play. Der Mensch ist nur da ganz Mensch, wo er spielt.

    Schiller understood this – as did his longtime boss and friend and collaborator Goethe.

    To make my vine not overly sweet: Life is not play alone. There’s duty too and suffering and following the rules too. Of course. SChiller – being a Kantian, knew that too.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  78. AaronB says:
    @Dieter Kief

    Indeed. Great quote from Schuller, thanks.

    The element of play cannot be ignored, and I think our civilization has. Since about the 18th century, we’ve been growing less and less playful, until now we are serious people. But only superficial people are serious.

    For my part, I think even duty and suffering and following the rules should be approached in the spirit of play. But I’ll settle for our civilization just restoring some balance here.

  79. Dmitry says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Lol it is not even fake news, although sadly does not answer our question. (Otherwise Scandinavian countries including Sweden would have easily overcome the epidemic).

    Finance Minister Taro Aso is taking criticism for controversially attributing Japan’s relatively lower COVID-19 mortality rate to “the superiority of its people.”

    “I often got phone calls from (people) in other countries asking, ‘Do you guys have your own special medicine or something?’” Aso said at an Upper House finance committee meeting on June 4.

    “I told these people, ‘Between your country and our country, mindo (the level of people) is different.’ And that made them speechless and quiet. Every time,” Aso boasted.

    Mindo is a word often used by politicians and others to invoke Japanese nationalism and ethnic superiority and can refer to things like culture and social manners.

    “I don’t get such phone calls lately. Which means, (what I said) has been somewhat well-established, I guess,” Aso said.

    ‘NO WONDER’ THEY WERE SPEECHLESS

    Aso’s remarks instantly drew condemnation from opposition lawmakers for being tone-deaf and promoting national chauvinism.

    “Could you be any more condescending, Minister Aso?” Renho, a vice chair of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and an Upper House member, tweeted in reply to the comments.

    “You could have been sympathetic to people who lost their loved ones to the coronavirus regardless of their nationalities. Instead, you threw down such a view in the Diet,” she continued.

    “I hate to see it being disseminated to the world as remarks by the Japanese finance minister,” Renho wrote.

    CDP Upper House member Maiko Tajima also took a swipe at the minister on Twitter over his remarks.

    “It’s an embarrassment to the world,” she said.

    “I beg you to shut up and say no more,” Tajima told Aso in the tweet.

    Kazuo Shii, chairman of the Japanese Communist Party, said he was aghast at the timing of Aso’s oblivious remarks.

    “There is a raging wave of people all around the world calling for unity and solidarity now, instead of discrimination and divisiveness,” Shii tweeted.

    Aso made the remarks while responding to a quasi question from Kenji Nakanishi, an Upper House member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, who belongs to a political faction led by Aso.

    Nakanishi emphasized that the Abe administration did not take a shotgun approach to contain the coronavirus without extreme measures such as imposing city-wide “lockdowns” as other countries have.

    “Japan is one of the handful of advanced nations that values freedom to the maximum degree possible. It is such a rarity in Asia, where not enough such nations remain anymore,” Nakanishi stated.

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13432875

    • Replies: @EldnahYm
  80. EldnahYm says:
    @ThreeCranes

    I’m eagerly awaiting answers to these questions from the American media. Also, how could he afford a Mercedes SUV? What was his source of income? How much tax did he pay last year?

    If we’re going to go down that route, more interesting would be to know how he got the counterfeit bill.

  81. EldnahYm says:
    @Dmitry

    I don’t see any inaccuracy in claiming Japan is more civilized than most countries, including most first world countries. The place has its flaws, but lack of civilized behavior isn’t one of them.

  82. @ThreeCranes

    And, most importantly, what happened in Palestine this week?

    It is 2020, who cares about Palestine anymore?
    Even Arabs stopped pretending to cry about their Palestinian “brothers”.

    Here is one globally important event that is happening now that the world missed because of Floyd hysteria, and it is in Lybia.

    TL;DR: You may know that since Lybia was liberated from Qaddafi, freedom and democracy is thriving

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan_Civil_War_(2014%E2%80%93present)

    and in the ongoing democratic process, there was big reversal in the last few days.
    The Russian supported side was driven back from Tripoli, whith massive losses.

    One would expect that war nerds and armchair strategists on this forum will notice, but, so far, crickets.

  83. @anonymous coward

    There is this joke:
    – Young lady, your $100 bill is counterfeit.
    – So, I’ve been raped!

  84. melanf says:
    @Dmitry

    I feel like only Boris Johnson, Sweden, Iran and Brazil responded more incompetently than Trump.

    With Iran and Brazil, it is ridiculous to compare (the governments of these countries had two orders of magnitude less funds to fight the coronavirus than Trump). The Swedish version seems much more successful – at least I haven’t seen photos of Swedish doctors dressed in garbage bags

  85. @Ano4

    Wasn’t Andropov German? (Or part German.) Which is why he kept hiding his ancestry, and this is what led to the rumors of Jewish ancestors.

    • Replies: @Ano4
  86. Ano4 says:
    @reiner Tor

    His mother was Jewish from a wealthy Jewish jewelers’ family from Moscow (he pretended that she was adopted).

    Given the whole ethnic situation in USSR in the firs decade after the end of the Civil War, being Jewish was nothing to be shy about.

    Jews were a privileged minority holding a disproportionate power in early USSR.

    What Andropov was hiding is the fact that his maternal grandparents were very rich people.

    Class enemies.

    Of course after the Stalin’s Great Purges the situation of Jews in USSR started to gradually become less favorable.

    After the Israeli-Soviet divorce in the early 50ies, Stalin was moving towards imposing restrictions on Jewish politics in USSR.

    Conveniently, Stalin died before he could enact any official anti Jewish policies.

    Unlike Chernenko, Andropov was a convinced anti-Stalinist.

    Andropov’s father is listed as dead of typhus during the civil war.

    Basically we know nothing about him.

    Andropov is the name of his stepfather, who married his mother after Yuri’s birth.

    Yuri has also taken his stepfather’s patronyme: Vladimirovitch.

    In fact his whole official identity was built upon the identity of his stepfather.

    Strangely enough, the detailed account of his origin are still classified after all these years.

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B2,_%D0%AE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%92%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87

    • Thanks: reiner Tor
  87. @Erik Sieven

    Forehead slap. I get your point now. Today I woke up a little more clear-headed. Yes, you’re right, I’m wrong.

    Perp-walking Floyd to the police car, Floyd went all jelly legged. The cops (and I) assumed he was resisting arrest. He was actually beginning to die. He was ODing. The cops didn’t realize and understand this. They thought he was just being the usual black bullshit artist and acted accordingly.

    So he died. What and where is the crime? How shall we apportion blame? The cops were not the literal cause of his death, the drugs he voluntarily took into his system were. But the police failed to identify the problem and did not respond as trained police should have. Instead they ignored/exacerbated the problem by not treating him for an overdose.

    As usual, in real-life incidents, thing are much more complicated than what can be captured by simple slogans chanted by a crowd of nincompoops.

    If blacks weren’t known for resisting arresting and shouting about police abuse, this would not have occurred. A case of crying wolf too often. But that doesn’t exonerate the police.

    So again, how shall responsibility and blame be justly apportioned?

    • Replies: @Erik Sieven
  88. @ThreeCranes

    in Germany there is a a crime in penal code which is can be translated as “failure to provide assistance” for with you can get in prison for up to one year. Maybe something like that is relevant to the case.

  89. Justaguy says:
    @brabantian

    That’s the problem is that shit like this in the manual. Police abuse is condoned that is why we are protesting and why things need to change so this type of behavior is not encouraged and taught that is what is wrong with policing in this country and as you have shown others as well.

  90. @Escher

    Raping a prostitute is impossible. Thats as oxymoronic as claiming spousal rape is a thing

  91. well, it’s not really so easy… haha, but it sure
    is fun when you do manage!

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