The Left is Not Whistling Dixie

July 6, 2020


In the span of just over one month, a plethora of changes have occurred in the United States and throughout the world, all to appease the politically correct guardians who now monitor every aspect of our society. After the brutal killing of African American George Floyd by a vicious white Minneapolis police officer, the entire world has changed. Even though the main officer involved was immediately fired, then charged with crimes and imprisoned, calls have arisen that police departments are racist.

Nationally, in 2019, according to a Washington Post analysis, police killed 40 unarmed people, 15 of them were black and 25 were white. While this statistic is a higher percentage than the 13% of the national population that African Americans comprise, it still does not reflect a war on African American citizens.

Compared to the number killed by police, many more African Americans are killed by individuals of their own race. According to Barry Latzer of the National Review, “In 2018, where the homicide victim was black, the suspected killer also was [black] 88 percent of the time. And this is not an exceptional situation. From 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by other African Americans.”

Despite the true statistics, the narrative is being promoted by activists, politicians, corporate leaders, and the media that black Americans are being targeted and killed by police officers in great numbers throughout the country. In fact, it is being stated that African Americans should be fearful of police, even though in many urban areas, a significant majority of police officers are black.

The truth does not matter to the radical left. While there have been some peaceful protests, there have been way too many criminals who have used the occasion to engage in rioting and looting. Across the nation, numerous businesses, many owned by African Americans, have been targeted by these destructive hooligans.

Mobs of criminals have also destroyed statues and monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus, our Founding Fathers, both Union and Confederate generals, former Presidents, and religious leaders.

Even churches have not escaped the wrath of the mob. Shaun King, one of the leaders of Black Lives Matters, declared that statues of “white Jesus” must be destroyed. He tweeted, “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

It should surprise no one during this American cultural revolution that old movies such as Gone with the Wind would be targeted for removal, popular shows praising police officers would be canceled, and even the Splash Mountain ride at Disney World would undergo changes demanded by outraged activists.

The music world has also been impacted. The country group Lady Antebellum has changed their name to Lady A. Now, the Dixie Chicks have changed their name to just the Chicks.

In this new era, the word “Dixie” is no longer allowed. On Friday, New Orleans Saints and Dixie Beer owner Gayle Benson announced that her product would undergo a name change. Dixie Beer was established in 1907 and returned to New Orleans with much fanfare in 2017, but the celebration lasted only three years.

According to Benson, “Our nation and community are currently engaged in critical conversations about racism and systemic social issues that have caused immeasurable pain and oppression of our black and brown communities…We look forward to listening, learning, and making sure that our brewery fulfills its promise of uniting, inspiring, and leading all in our community.”

Benson will choose a new name based on community input, even though many outraged Dixie Beer drinkers are now vowing to never buy her product again. Yet, it is not only Dixie Beer that is changing. There are many other products that are undergoing mob enforced transformations as well.

Thus, we can say goodbye to Eskimo Pies, Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben’s, and Mrs. Butterworth. The packaging and imaging for products such as Land O’ Lakes butter and Cream of Wheat will also undergo massive changes.

All of this is being done to improve sensitivity considering the George Floyd incident. The reality is that these actions are nothing but preposterous window dressing to make liberals look like they care. This virtue signaling is part of the new corporate America that will support Black Lives Matter, even though BLM leaders admit to “Marxist training,” and demand that if they don’t get what they want they “will burn down this system and replace it.”

Obviously, they want to replace our constitutional republic with Marxism, a system that has killed tens of millions of people around the globe. In fact, the leader of an anti-monument group in New Orleans is an avowed Marxist who has targeted dozens of street names and monuments for destruction throughout the city.  

Sadly, our country is in the process of giving these radicals complete control of our corporations, our culture, and soon our political and economic systems. If Joe Biden is elected President, we can expect him to allow the extreme left to control his administration and move toward the absolute devastation of our capitalist economy.

This November, the American way of life is at stake, including our economic survival. If Americans allow it, the revolution that has shaken our culture and our economy will destroy our political system as well. Thus, this upcoming election is not only important, it means everything. 

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patrick
I must say that if the future of the "vicious white Minneapolis police officer" was in the hands of Mr. Crouere, there would be no need for a trial of any kind. Mr. Crouere has already deprived this police officer the right to a fair trial. That it was a "brutal killing" has already been decided. I don't know just what it is that prompts so many to take this harsh stance. but this stance is ugly. I don't know if this cop murdered Floyd or not. he has not been to trial. Does mr. C expect those on the left to laud and respect him and his opinions because he agrees with the left's predetermined guilt? I find it interesting that the entire event was obviously filmed yet, only a few minutes are being shown to the public. there is probably twenty minutes of film that has not been shown. if that film were shown in it's entirety, we might see a very different picture. There was no sign of violence or resistance in that edited clip showing the cop leading him away. the next scene is at the side of the cop car where Floyd drops straight down to the ground. then a short clip of Floyd fighting the police inside the back seat of the car. then a short clip of a cop with his knee on the BACK of Floyd's neck. Shouldn't we wonder why the clip showing how Floyd got from the back seat to the ground at the front of the car does not seem to exist? no one has even asked the question! The lack of continuity to the clip raises far too many questions in my mind to deny anyone a fair trial, let alone a cop at a riot. Floyd had heart trouble and was jacked up on amphetamines. he dropped straight to the ground before he was put in the police car. Does it even occur to Mr. C that Floyd was likely having a heart attack for several minutes before he even got to the ground? And excuse me if I draw upon my knowledge of martial arts but the first report was that Floyd was chocked out. OOPS! can't do that with a knee on the back of the neck. too precision a hold to choke a man out. so the argument changes to carotid artery. closing off the carotid will kill a man in ten seconds. And he would not have the minute or so seen on the clip if his carotid had been cut off. neither would he have been crying that he can't breathe. the cops knee was on the back of the neck, not on the side, forward of center where the carotid is. And now, as of today, we are back to death by asphyxiation, which is not a result of blocking off the carotid. that would cause the previously proclaimed heart attack and would have been diagnosed as arteriosclerotic heart disease. I know that from my wife's recent death. her lungs quit working and the heart just couldn't keep up the good work. so it quit. heart attack. I don't know who did what to whom because I wasn't there. but to read and hear the same pre-judgment denial of that cops right to a fair trial from virtually everyone that claims to be conservative and a defender of our rights, is hypocrisy at its finest. If he has already been hanged by even those who claim to be defenders of our rights, what chance to a fair trial has he got? If the self proclaimed defenders of our rights are going to provide the cover fire for the left, we can stick our head between our legs and kiss our butts goodbye.
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Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM, and www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance, and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at jeff@jeffcrouere.com
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