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Within hours of Saturday’s shooting in Times Square where three bystanders, including a 4-year-old girl, were wounded, the two leading candidates to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio were on-site.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a retired captain of the NYPD, and Andrew Yang, who declared:

“My fellow New Yorkers … Nothing works in our city without public safety, and for public safety, we need the police. … My message to the NYPD is this: New York needs you. Your city needs you.

“New York cannot afford to defund the police.”

The rush of Adams and Yang to the scene of the shooting, and the messages they delivered, tells us something about the state of play in politics — and not only in the city of New York.

Liberal mayors and urban politicians who enlisted in the Black Lives Matter “defund the police” movement after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, appear to have caught a wave that is now receding.

In the streets of America’s cities, violent crimes are spiking to heights unseen since the 1990s. And, instead of “Defund the Police!” the insistent cry is, “Where are the cops?”

Atlanta is a case in point.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms just announced she will not run for a second term. While she listed issues and events that exhausted her energy, The New York Times suggests that Atlanta’s soaring crime rate made her vulnerable and Bottoms was looking at possible defeat.

Writes Richard Fausset of the Times:

“The most serious political threat that emerged for Ms. Bottoms in recent months was a phenomenon she had previously described as the ‘Covid crime wave.’ … Atlanta is struggling with a spike in violent crime, including a 58 percent increase in homicides last year…

“The mayor’s inability to get a handle on crime has become the central theme for two challengers,” one of whom is city council president Felicia Moore.

“‘Atlanta has a mayor that is more interested in things that happen outside Atlanta,’ Ms. Moore said in a recent statement, referring to Ms. Bottoms’s emerging national stature, including talk that she was rumored to be a possible vice-presidential candidate. ‘We need a mayor who knows the No. 1 job of any mayor is to keep our city safe.'”

So visceral is the public reaction to the crime wave in Atlanta that in Buckhead, a wealthy enclave in the northern section of the city, there is talk of secession and taking its tax base with it.

Why is crime rising and not only in Atlanta?

Among the reasons: the demonization and demoralization of police departments under constant fire for harboring “rotten apples” and rogue cops. Seen by cops as anti-cop, this campaign is generating police resignations, retirements and reductions in force.

The NYPD has lost 7% of its force and is in a recruitment crisis.

Large reductions in the number of cops have also been recorded in Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Then there is the “Ferguson Effect” where cops avoid aggressive policing for fear a mistake could cost them their reputation and career, or worse.


In a nation as violent as ours, with daily confrontations between cops and often aggressive and armed suspects, police errors are going to be made. There are going to be unwarranted and unnecessary shootings, woundings and even killings.
In any war, there are casualties and collateral damage, and that is true of America’s “war on crime” — another of our forever wars.

But the daily reports of escalating violent crime, resulting in growing numbers of innocent wounded and dead, are inducing a fear for safety that is outstripping any fear of cops. And politicians are beginning to see the numbers shift and reacting accordingly.

Consider a few of the crime numbers compiled by The Hill:

2020 witnessed more than 20,000 criminal homicides with a huge share of that spike occurring in urban America.

New York saw 150 additional homicides and 750 additional shootings in 2020 than in 2019. Chicago saw 274 more homicides and 1,435 additional shootings in 2020 than in 2019.

Los Angeles saw homicides rise 38% as shootings spiked 40%. Washington, D.C., ended 2020 with homicides up for the third straight year.

Killings in Philadelphia, where homicides have risen every year since 2016, almost reached 500, a 40% increase. In Louisville, homicides jumped 70%.

In Detroit, shootings and homicides rose for the second year in a row, increasing by 53%.

Homicides spiked for the second straight year in Minneapolis, to 84 deaths — the highest tally since 1995. Cleveland had its highest murder tally since 1982, after a nearly 40% jump in killings last year.

Houston hit 413 murders in 2020 — a 42% increase over 2019. Indianapolis saw a 40% jump in murders. For Denver, the murder increase was 50 percent.

Cops aren’t doing these killings. They’re doing their jobs trying to prevent these killings and apprehend the killers.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. JimDandy says:

    You’re probably right. I mean, you even stopped stating as fact that Officer Chauvin murdered George Floyd. So.

  2. @JimDandy

    It’s instructive to more closely Consider what Mr. Buchanan has had to say — and not — about that over the past year.

    1. He first wrote that “the killing of George Floyd was an atrocity that cries out for justice” (June 2), a “sadistic public execution” (June 9).

    2. He then eased off for a while with the ambiguously passive “death under the knee of” Mr. Chauvin.

    3. Then, for a couple months, Mr. Floyd’s was a simple “death,” the official start of political summer.

    4. And that, for a while, was the end of the story. He couldn’t have cared less about the official autopsy or the video footage suppressed by DA Keith Ellison. Mr. Buchanan had moved on because he, too, had used another media-curated atrocity to keep the sheep fighting among themselves.

    5. On December 29, the last Most Important Election Ever over and done, Mr. Buchanan — weaselingly, and still stirring the rAcIaL pot — seemed to acknowledge that the Establishment narratives he had perpetuated were false:

    On Memorial Day weekend, a white police officer in Minneapolis was taped kneeling for nine minutes on the neck of a Black suspect.

    Hours later, George Floyd would die[.]

    6. He never did get around, though, to the autopsy report, last year’s suppression of the full video, or much of the evidence and conduct of the trial.

    7. Then, less than three weeks ago (April 23), Mr. Buchanan passively accepted the narrative that the police officer’s actions were racially motivated. Why, one might ask? Well, go back and see for yourself— the column was to fire up Team Red over those Blue politicians calling them and their Founding Fathers racists, too.

    8. This column is microwaved Silent Majority stuff, so there’s no place for the incident. Mr. Buchanan is now herding Red sheep for the November 2022 Most Important Election Ever, in which voters have to side with the police (GOP) or the criminals and their radical enablers (Dems).

    Very few of these Beltway people could care much less about George, Derek, or anyone else smashed up like balsa chairs in the pro wrestling of national politics.

  3. How about “has the backlash arrived for bullshit?”
    When is the bovine excrement going to hit the ventilation shaft?
    Why,this is nothing compared to what “true believers” imagine?
    Where it’s actually going might be very,very interesting.
    Who’s getting paid in incentives and tax deductible contributions?
    What happens when there are no more suckers born every minute?
    Gun violence,knife violence,escalating violence?Chlorine in the
    gene pool has been talked about for a very long time…

  4. Meanwhile, in France, this is what happens when a police officer is killed in the line of duty:

    Note the demographics of the crowd.

    In case you missed it, hundreds of French military officers have signed two letters to Macron telling him to get a grip on the criminality and fundamentalism rampant in the streets, or there might be civil war into which they must necessarily wade. Contrast that to what happened last year when DJT thought about using troops to put down the Burn, Loot and Murder riots.

  5. Jake says:

    No, the backlash has not arrived, if that means that common sense once more gains the upper hand. What the Elite intends now is to oversee massive Affirmative Action hiring and promoting among police and sheriff departments. The Elites want law enforcement to look like the NBA and think like BLM and Antifa and have the morals of the Crips and Bloods.

    And then the Elite will demand that we all bow to the cops.

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  6. @Greta Handel

    Thanks Greta — bull’s-eye.
    “Mr. Buchanan is now herding Red sheep for the November 2022 Most Important Election Ever, in which voters have to side with the police (GOP) or the criminals and their radical enablers (Dems).

    Very few of these Beltway people could care much less about George, Derek, or anyone else smashed up like balsa chairs in the pro wrestling of national politics.”

  7. KenH says:

    Then there is the “Ferguson Effect” where cops avoid aggressive policing for fear a mistake could cost them their reputation and career, or worse.

    It should now be called the George Floyd effect or the Minneapolis effect. Police officers and possible new recruits around the nation saw what happened to Derek Chauvin and it rightly scared them. Moreover, they saw that our Jew and black nationalist led “civil rights” division will step in to destroy an officer’s life if the jury reaches the “wrong” verdict.

    2020 witnessed more than 20,000 criminal homicides with a huge share of that spike occurring in urban America.

    America has a violent black population that requires aggressive policing and exemplary prison sentencing to keep in check. We’re seeing the effect that a laissez faire approach has.

    For years the radical left’s rejoinder to observations of highly disproportionate black crime was that black communities are over policed meaning that crime is just as bad in white communities but it’s not being counted. But the Chauvin/Minneapolis effect has conclusively proven that police resources are concentrated in heavily black areas not due to so called racism and white supremacy but because that’s where most of the violent crime occurs. And when police withdraw in black communities violent crime explodes.

    AOC’s claim that a minimally policed black community would look much like a white suburb has been exposed as a complete farce.

    • Agree: Macumazahn
    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
  8. Street policing by cops is, and has always been, a ridiculous idea. The criminal element has one of theirs watching for the cops when they plan on attacking a small business or victimizing an individual. Because we know that these types of crimes occur frequently, we can conclude that the cops are not at all effective in their purported role of protecting the citizenry. Really think about it and one must conclude that the only time cops are effective is when they just chance upon a crime in progress. At all other times, they are handing out tickets while a shop keeper is being robber or murdered, usually by some career criminal that the justice system has released from prison to commit more crimes.

    Seriously think about the impossibility of having cops protect anyone except by sheer coincidence. The real solution to crime is to allow the average person to carry a weapon to protect himself and those around him, should he happen to be on the scene of a crime in progress. There are at least an order of magnitude more people that could carry a weapon than there are street cops. Since the justice system routinely puts violent criminals back on the street after giving them housing, food, medical care and clothing for a time in prison, we can also conclude that the justice system is as ineffective at limiting crime as the useless street cop is.

    The average person takes it as some cosmic truth that cops are necessary and without them there would be pandemonium. The opposite is true. Cops only pretend to protect the citizenry. They aren’t standing next to you when some thug decides to attack you. The justice system is designed to keep criminality active by repeatedly releasing known felons with long criminal histories.

    The only possible solution to this situation is to allow the average person their Constitutional rights and natural rights of self protection by whatever means they deem reasonable. The decent people should be killing the criminals as they present themselves.

    • Agree: goldgettin
    • Thanks: omegabooks
    • Replies: @Salacia
  9. @Jake

    That was kinda my first thought. The whole trajectory of the issue resembles something like hazing or boot camp, where you break someone’s spirit and then get them fully on board with the program.

    1. Do nothing during uncontrolled rioting and other rising crime.
    2. Highlight police “abuses” to increase political control over law enforcement.
    3. Stoke fear over continued rising crime.
    4. Unleash a now politically controlled police force.

    Once you’ve got “two parties” working both sides of the fence, you can push and pull public sentiment as needed to achieve those ends.

    • Replies: @Jake
  10. Salacia says:

    This is my first comment here. I’ve been reading UNZ for some time, I enjoy the various articles and perspectives, but the right-wing police bootlicking I see everywhere is extremely nauseating. Thank you for being one of the very few voices of reason on these matters.

    Cops are here to protect the government from YOU, not the other way around. The only thing they have been doing lately in Europe is beating up anti-lockdown protesters, people who dare to show bare-faced in public, etc. There would be NO new normal without cops enforcing it.

    Cops did nothing when confronted with Pakistani gang-rapes of white teenage working-class girls in England, they didn’t want to appear ‘racist’.

    ‘The average person takes it as some cosmic truth that cops are necessary and without them there would be pandemonium.’

    Exactly. Since police is a fairly recent invention, I wonder how humanity survived for thousands of years without them?

    • Thanks: omegabooks
    • Replies: @KenH
  11. JimDandy says:
    @Greta Handel

    Thanks for the great breakdown. Pat might be ambivalent on this for a variety of reasons:

    <"When the police stopped a 20-year-old college student for speeding one night in 1959, they probably figured the guy would just roll his eyes and pay the ticket.

    Poor officers. They didn't know Patrick J. Buchanan.

    Buchanan cussed the police. He kicked one of them "where I thought it might do some good."

    He promptly was arrested for felony assault (later reduced to a misdemeanor) and expelled from Georgetown University for a year. Meanwhile, two injured officers were sent to Georgetown Hospital."

    • LOL: Alfred Muscaria
  12. Publius 2 says:
    @Greta Handel

    Yep. Buchanan is a normie coward.

  13. PJ London says:

    What is wrong is that there is no understanding of the role of police (and has not been for 40 years.
    The police job is to investigate a crime, gather the evidence and put it in front of a prosecutor/grand jury/ magistrate who will, if justified, lay a charge and issue a warrant.
    They cannot possibly ‘protect you’.
    The only people they serve are their employers (the government not you).
    They spend 90% of their time on ‘non-crimes, (there is no victim and therefore no crime has been committed) but on searching for people breaking petty and stupid regulations.
    Parking, speeding, traffic, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and other crap.

    “The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
    Ayn Rand

    No decent human being would fill such a job and so the bullies and the vengeful bullied apply for and work as police.
    There are NO good cops. None.
    If there were good cops there would be no Chauvins.
    Any human being would have told the idiot that there was no reason to kneel on his neck (or back) at all. But the last good cop was Serpico and that was 50 years ago.
    Today you have the Blue line gang and they are scum from top to bottom. Initiations where you have to falsify a report and get an innocent convicted to show that you are one of the boys. Where no matter how egregious the behaviour of the gang you have to ‘have their back’ and never, never squeal on a brother officer.

    The Banditos, who brand themselves with matching tattoos of a skeleton wearing a sombrero, bandolier and pistol, are accused of beating and harassing young police officers who rebuff them. It is understood that new members of the gang are required to commit criminal acts to prove their loyalty, such as planting evidence or writing false incident reports, an LA Times investigation suggests. According to reports with anonymous police officers, the group has a gang-like hierarchy and may even have rival gangs within the department numbering around 10,000 law enforcement officials.

    “I am the police, and I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love, and yes I “can” be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me, and I them. We stand watch together. The thin-blue-line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. We are the police.”

    “Fidelis Ad Mortem”
    James Murphy

    Fuq em, every last one of them.

    • Replies: @Salacia
    , @Badger Down
  14. Salacia says:
    @PJ London

    [Miles Mathis is a notorious hoaxer and all comments referencing him or his work are summarily trashed.]

    • Replies: @PJ London
  15. USA1943 says:

    Even if there is no police, people still should not commit crimes, John Adams said our Constitution will only work for a Religious and Moral people, Unfortunately the number of people who are religious is shrinking rapidly, and after seeing the summer of George Floyd (Who had a criminal record a mile long indicating he was not a very moral person) all the Lootings and Vandalism indicates we as a country are NOT a Moral people, Moral people would not loot except for survival and the ones who did loot TO SURVIVE as soon as the emergency was over would go back to the store they looted from to pay them for what was taken EXAMPLE Japan after the Tsunami. A shocking statistic Japan Now has less crime than the USA and it could be argued they are more Moral, Do Americans who loot ever pay back the store owners I doubt it.

  16. @KenH

    My advice to any white cop is to retire or ignore black shenanigan’s altogether.

    • Replies: @Dr. Krieger
  17. PJ London says:

    Even if you are right, wtf does that have to do with me or my comment?

    • Replies: @Salacia
  18. KenH says:

    Cops are here to protect the government from YOU, not the other way around.

    Ok, except that description better fits the FBI and other federal agencies who now treat white political dissent from wokeness as a dire threat that requires 24/7 warrantless surveillance, harassment and entrapment.

    The current war on local police is an effort to break them down and remake them to be more nakedly partisan like the FBI and aligned with the radical Democrat party. They want to make local police Stasi agents who prioritize rooting out heterodox political opinions while mostly black and Hispanic violent street criminals are given a pass since they are victims of systemic racism. That’s what they mean by “reimagine” policing.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with improving policing for everyone or getting rid of them altogether and allowing well armed whites to deal with black and other violent criminals.

    • Agree: James Forrestal
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  19. @JimDandy

    Officer Chauvin was found guilty by a jury of his peers on all counts. He unambiguously murdered George Floyd.

    Let me guess, you think the election was stolen, too, right?


  20. @Supply and Demand

    Exactly right. Chauvin was found guilty in a trial by a jury of his peers (to the extent that BLM activist jurors are peers of police officers) in exactly the same sense that the 2020 election was the fairest in human history (to the extent that massive Democrat-orchestrated vote fraud is a critical element of fairness).

    • Agree: Macumazahn
  21. Brooklyn Borough President .. a retired captain of the NYPD ..

    I am so sick and tired of retired, government workers who go into politics. The guy is always a complete stooge for the public sector unions.

    It’s especially galling when the ex-worker goes into the legislature: A blatant violation of separation of powers.

  22. Proving once again (and again and again) that all politicians give a crap about is their political careers…to heck with hundreds or thousands or millions of lives lost because I guess crime pays, right? And honestly, this attitude does not just apply to Democrats…but when it comes to Republicans, it’s mostly lives lost in countries they don’t like (or ethnicities they don’t like…just ask the Palestinians….) If they did give a crap they’d do the will of We the People, not Them the Oligarch Donors… The only “backlash” that needs to happen is the backlash of We the People against the criminal psycho elites! Rope? Guillotine? Exile to Antarctica? Hmmmmmm…..

  23. Trinity says:

    Hey go easy on Pat, he’s been on welfare his entire adult life while serving the nation. While we played his salary, Pat was hard at work for the people. Pat never actually did anything that actually stopped the direction we have been heading in for decades. Well he did write books on go on a couple talk shows. Wow. What a brilliant statesman. golf clap for Pat.

  24. It’s simple: start cutting off hands. Heck – just cut off trigger fingers. Not even that: remove the ring and little fingers, and the perp won’t be able to hold a gun or a knife. It will work, and nothing else will.

  25. @JimDandy

    Don’t be snotty. Paddy was right.
    Chauvin murdered him twice and then man-slaughtered him.

    The Jury said so.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
  26. Jake says:

    That is the ‘democratic’ way to lead people to accept a Police State.

    Almost all people forget what should be not merely obvious but also front and center, perhaps the main focus: both Huxley and Orwell saw England as natural to evolve right into the very worst possible totalitarian state.

  27. @Supply and Demand


    The rubes are those who feel compelled to take either side in these media-curated controversies, and then vote Red+Blue when the next politician promises to finally do something about them in Washington, D.C.

    Floyd/Chauvin and the Stolen Election are of no more consequence than transgender statues, Confederate bathrooms, and the other distractions that frame American public discourse. All of it leaves the Establishment’s imperial “foreign policy” and domestic governance on behalf of Wall Street undisturbed.

    The more you see about something on your idiot box, the less it really matters.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  28. @Greta Handel

    As Scott Adams says: “Yes, I do change my mind as the result of facts emerging over time.”

    This is called intelligence.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @JimDandy
  29. @Shouting Thomas

    Is that supposed to excuse Mr. Buchanan’s slimy columns?

    And you can only pretend to miss the larger point that “[v]ery few of these Beltway people could care much less about George, Derek, or anyone else smashed up like balsa chairs in the pro wrestling of national politics.”


  30. Salacia says:
    @PJ London

    Nothing to do with it, my comment was deleted and what you see was posted by the moderator.

    I wrote that I agree with you, except I think that the Chauvin/Floyd case was a false flag event (and posted link from someone who is apparently forbidden here – I’m not familiar with that person otherwise, the link I posted was the only thing I’ve ever read from him and found it intriguing).

    Plus I posted links to two other articles of less well-known cases of police brutality.

    • Replies: @PJ London
  31. PJ London says:

    Thanks, did not understand.
    Never been moderated here but barred from some of the Mil and Blue-line type blogs.

  32. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    Floyd/Chauvin and the Stolen Election are of no more consequence than transgender statues, Confederate bathrooms, and the other distractions that frame American public discourse. All of it leaves the Establishment’s imperial “foreign policy” and domestic governance on behalf of Wall Street undisturbed.

    I agree (more or less) with the latter, but not with the former

    As execrable as Trump was, (and he was a Godsend vs. the war hag), but to this propitious day’s dethroning of Dick ((9/11)) Cheney’s legacy- his grotesquerie spawn – it could end up being Trump’s greatest legacy, that he has slain the worst swamp creature that ever stank-up the halls of power in this beleaguered nation ~ the Bush/Cheney/Rove/Kristol/Rice/McCain wing of the GOP.

    For it is that gangrenous blob that is in its writhing death throes even as I write this.

    The U.S. ship of state is a like a tectonic plate, and only moves at fragmented, incremental, creaking twitches.

    The Bush/Cheney junta has been deeply entrenched at the Pentagon and Wall Street and virtually every deepstate law enforcement and ‘intelligence’ sewer this nation has had to toss trillions into to sate it’s infinite maw of greed and blood-lust. And such behemoths of abomination do not die easily.

    For all of Trump’s myriad treasons and foibles, the idea of seeing the Bush/Clinton/Cheney/Kristol/National Review – neocon scumfucks – being handed their hat, is a glorious and beautiful thing!

    Sure, there is cynicism to go around. Not much will change. But just seeing the GOP ‘Never Trumper’, war snakes all coiling up and rattling like cornered rats, is something I never imagined I’d ever be able to witness.

    Give Trump that, at least.

    Cheney is the worst of the worst. The mouthpiece of the GOP deepstate’s knife in America’s back.

    The devil’s spawn of the very man who used his trusted position as Vice President to preside over the worst act of betrayal and treason this nation, (and perhaps any other) has ever endured.

    Where in history, has a politician ever betrayed his nation so infamously, as to preside over the horrific slaughter of thousands of innocent citizens, so that he could use his heinous crime to start wars all over the globe in depraved fealty to America’s most deadly and treacherous enemy?

    Stalin perhaps, but then Stalin eventually had some redeeming traits. He killed Trotsky after all.

    But there’s no redeeming traits to Dick Cheney or his war-mongering bitch daughter.

    And seeing them both (including their fellow travelers in the neocon septic tank), losing power, (the thing they covet more than their lives), is an ineffably wondrous and glorious thing.

    Almost as good as watching Hillary’s descent into psychic desolation and inconsolable rue.

    • Agree: oliver elkington
    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  33. Just say it, Pat: “Black crime is destroying America.”

    • LOL: Trinity
  34. JimDandy says:
    @Shouting Thomas

    Journalists and politicians had no business finding Chauvin guilty before all of the evidence came out, and there was ample evidence soon after Floyd’s death to indicate that he died of a drug overdose combined with a bad heart. If I knew it then (I posted about it here) Pat had no excuse.

  35. @PJ London

    I can’t believe you’re quoting the idiot non-savant Ain Rand. And what a fatuous quote it is! A dearth of crime in the USA? I don’t think so.

  36. @KenH

    Ok, except that description better fits the FBI and other federal agencies who now treat white political dissent from wokeness as a dire threat that requires 24/7 warrantless surveillance, harassment and entrapment.

    Perhaps Mr. “Salacia” would like to test your hypothesis by showing up at a BLM/ antifa riot waving a sign that says “Defund the FBI” instead of the officially-approved “Defund the Police”… and see how long he lasts.

  37. @Supply and Demand

    Don’t feel bad. It’s not just you. Many other ignorant, hate-filled anti-Whites feel compelled to parrot whatever the man on the teevee tells them — and are equally convinced that this ritual of mindless repetition of the hegemonic narrative somehow makes them not only “intelligent,” but “morally superior” in some vague, undefined, yet totally real manner.

    Meanwhile, for people who are actually capable of comprehending basic logic and empirically-based reasoning [i.e. not midwit shitlibs like yourself], the facts of the case are as follows:

    – The major semitic narrative promotion agencies repeatedly [and unanimously] shrieked “The evil White goy strangled the poor innocent Negro because hatred for the color of the skin!” for months on end, despite an autopsy that showed zero neck trauma and zero other evidence of strangulation (facial/ conjunctival/ mucosal petechiae, etc.).

    – They relied heavily on a edited bystander video that appeared to show Chauvin kneeling on the postero-lateral aspect of Floyd’s neck (not really a plausible cause of strangulation in biomechanical terms, since the trapezius muscle is not a critical component of the respiratory system, but at least it’s in the same general anatomic region).

    – They initially suppressed bodycam videos from the officers involved, but when they were leaked a few months after the witch hunt started, they clearly showed Chauvin kneeling in the area of Floyd’s scapula (shoulder blade), not his neck, making the “strangulation” trope impossible to sustain.

    – At the trial, “expert” witnesses quickly abandoned the long-discredited “strangulation” canard, claiming that Chauvin [5’9”, 150 lbs.] deliberately crushed the innocent Negro [6’3″, 223 according to the autopsy] to death by kneeling on his shoulder, which somehow completely immobilized both his chest and his diaphragm, preventing him from breathing. That’s [obviously] even weaker than the initial fable. So what actually happened?

    – Floyd ingested a potentially lethal dose of an opioid [fentanyl level of 11 ng/ ml is significantly above the mean level of 9.96 ng/ ml found in a large case series of fentanyl OD deaths in NH]

    – He complained of shortness of breath while he was still in the car, prior to any police intervention [bodycam footage]

    – He was foaming at the mouth — noted by both [mulatto] Officer Kueng [bodycam footage of initial contact] and Charles McMillian [prosecution witness/ Black bystander]

    – He had visibly edematous lungs at autopsy, weighing well over twice normal [R 1085 g, L 1015 g]

    To any person actually capable of reasoning in any meaningful sense [i.e. not you], this clearly indicates that the cause of death was opioid-induced noncardiogenic pulmonary edema*:

    And the manner of death was accident.

    As far as I know, none of the medical “experts” even mentioned the real cause of death. Then again, they value their careers and their social status, and the dominant anti-White narrative was backed by a lot of powerful people who wouldn’t hesitate to retaliate against heretics.

    Minor points — it’s certainly possible that the terminal event was some kind of dysrhythmia, especially in a smoker/ meth user with left ventricular hypertrophy and serious coronary artery disease — but that’s an intrinsically unfalsifiable claim, since it leaves no autopsy evidence. Floyd also had sickle cell trait [38% hemoglobin S], but there was no evidence of antemortem sickling of erythrocytes, so it’s unlikely that played a significant role in his death.

    *The most common cause of pulmonary edema is (chronic) congestive heart failure, but despite his other heart issues, there’s no evidence that Floyd had significantly impaired left ventricular systolic function. And of course, strangulation/ suffocation does not cause pulmonary edema.

    • Agree: KenH
  38. @Greta Handel

    Buchanan is 82 years old. Give the guy a break.

    He stood up for John Demjanjuk when ZOG first tried to railroad him. Who else did that? Traficant and…?

    OK — Yoram Sheftel, Demjanjuk’s jew lawyer during his first show trial (in Israel), actually did a decent job. Credit where credit is due. But other prominent American goys besides Buchanan and Traficant?

    Trump literally called Buchanan an ebil not-see because of his perceived “inadequate” level of support for systemic semitism.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @JimDandy
  39. @James Forrestal

    I didn’t like being “nudged” into a “handle.” But I’m starting to think that people would see the propaganda more clearly if columns were pseudonymous, too.

    I posted this under Mr. Palaverconservative’s last column, when someone else was blowing the dust off his dissident credentials:

    Mr. Buchanan is a well entrenched part of the Beltway, whose chores now include little more than

    1) herding the sheep back through the Red gate of the same shearing pen in each Most Important Election Ever

    2) faux imperial restraint drenched in Exceptional! rhetoric on behalf of Uncle Sam, including pronoun propaganda to keep people thinking that Washington’s efforts to destroy whoever it can’t control benefit the American people

    The commenters around here who take up for him usually fall back on their vague, selective recollections of what he said decades ago; your first paragraph is typical.

    At least you’ve specified some (stale) evidence.

    The calculated, cynical exploitation of the George Floyd incident doesn’t indicate a loss of cognition, but integrity. However, assuming that Mr. Buchanan is even the author, why does his age earn him a “break”? Maybe he should take one.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  40. 789 says: • Website

    I have one question for Patrick Buchanan:

    During the 2020 election campaign why has he not talked/written about election fraud ? Why has he not recommended every week for people to read “Vote-Scam” by James Collier ?

    He himself was victim of fraud during the primaries. He read “Vote-Scam” so why not warn and prepare the Trumpeters ?

  41. KenH says:

    During the 2020 election campaign why has he not talked/written about election fraud ?

    Because he doesn’t want to lose his syndication. Pat’s been a little gun shy after taking so much flak over previous truth telling columns and his books warning whites of what awaits them if they fall into minority status.

  42. JimDandy says:
    @James Forrestal

    He deserves the highest praise for those stands he took a long time ago. And Pat was by no means the only person-who-should-have-known-better who prematurely leapt to throw Chauvin under the bus. Everyone who did that should be called out on it so that maybe it won’t happen the next time.

    I think one of Trump’s finest moments was when he spoke his actual post-Charlottesville words from which the media twisted and crafted the “fine people” hoax. But within that great moment was an inexcusable act–when he immediately declared James Fields guilty of murder he abused his power horribly.

    • Agree: James Forrestal
  43. @Greta Handel

    The calculated, cynical exploitation of the George Floyd incident doesn’t indicate a loss of cognition, but integrity.

    Hard to know for sure — especially since, as you point out, the assumption that he’s still writing these columns himself is unfalsifiable from our perspective.

    …why does his age earn him a “break”? Maybe he should take one.

    Hard to argue with that.

  44. @Rurik

    But there’s no redeeming traits to Dick Cheney or his war-mongering bitch daughter.

    And such behemoths of abomination do not die easily.

    True. I am 77 years old. I expect to out live sleepy Joe Biden. But Cheney (and Soros) will never be completely dead.

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