He Qinglian: The Floyd Affair – A Signpost for a New American Identity Politics

In late May, the leftist media and predominantly Democratic political circles in the United States were buzzing about the first anniversary of the Floyd affair, with Biden and Polosi, two of the most powerful political figures in the country, receiving his family. Steeped in the heightened exuberance of political correctness, this controversial figure is still being worshipped as a hero by the Democratic Party and the left. The other political significance of the Floyd case, that it finally replaced the American constitutional spirit of “equality before the law” with the color of skin as the standard of right and wrong, has been completely forgotten by the American mainstream media on purpose. I am writing this article to put this in perspective: The Democratic Party has in recent years launched a deep color revolution in the United States from race to content, the theme is from contract to identity, a reversal of the process from identity to contract since the Glorious Revolution in England, and the Floyd incident is a signpost for this new identity politics in the United States.

Factors Downplayed and Reinforced in the Freud Affair

There is a very paradoxical disconnect between the perception of Freud and the perception of the Freudian event in the United States. The perception of Freud himself is based on “what kind of person is this person”, mainly on his social behavior and role, a factor that is deliberately downplayed and relegated to nothing in the discourse of leftist media like the BBC in the US and even in the UK; the latter is judged on the basis of skin color, because if the skin color is correct, then the person with that skin color must be It doesn’t matter what the facts are, this is a repeated propaganda that is deliberately reinforced and amplified n times by the media.

Under this intense political pressure and active intervention from the left, a jury in Minnesota found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in what was supposed to be a wrongful death of a white police officer in the course of law enforcement. This is a deliberately reinforcing factor that is finally shaped by the judicial process, shaping American realpolitik and determining the future of America (unless something extraordinary happens to change that course).

It is no coincidence that this political manipulation of downplaying things and reinforcing color has succeeded in today’s America, but is the result of a clash between two values in American society. This result suggests that the United States may have reached a point of no return, where the traditional values of the rule of law, conservatism, and the importance of individual effort regardless of race have given way to the far-left values of recent years, which are characterized, at their core, by the division of society into isolated groups based on various identities, such as ethnicity, gender, immigrants, and indigenous peoples, and by the assertion of different levels of treatment for each group (which is already reflected in education and employment). At the same time, behaviors that were previously considered marginal, such as transgenderism and illegal behaviors, such as drug use, are considered fourth-generation human rights.

Floyd’s biography shows that he has been imprisoned five times since 1998 for drug trafficking, which is a number of prior convictions under U.S. law. After his death last year, two autopsy reports noted that he had overdosed on drugs at the time of his death, and overdoses of fentanyl and amphetamines were found in his system. This is true. But the hallmark of leftist propaganda is to ignore the facts, turn them upside down and make them out to be false. What’s scary is that in America, such values are marketed among Millennials and Generation Z through years of systematic schooling. Freud himself was dressed up as a hero by the leftist media, the BBC and the New York Times even reported his childhood dreams as his real life, and the standard Freudian propaganda painting with his head set in the petals of a sunflower (no doubt inspired by the Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda paintings that have become popular in the West in recent years) is both a product of the new identity politics in the United States and a collective game of leftist propaganda and public playing the fool. The result of the collective game of playing the fool.

In this regard, I absolutely agree with Ms. Candace Amber Owens Farmer’s view after the Freud affair: “I will never conform to the unique culture of the black community’s wrong and bad, to make such criminals into heroes and martyrs, to enhance the image of the black community in such a way. My personal philosophy, ……, is that no matter what race or color you are, if you do something evil, you will get something evil. We must do it in a good direction and educate ourselves and our children better. Otherwise we can no longer move forward.”

American mainstream media deliberately exacerbates social divisions

The biggest problem with the Floyd case is that it has exacerbated the divisions in society and made America a house on fire, split in half. The propaganda of the mainstream media and the political ideas of the Democratic Party are undoubtedly the dry fuel that is being thrown at the house.

These firewood are.

  1. reckless disregard for the facts and propagation of a color-centered victimology.

The fate of the white police officer in Floyd’s death, Shawn, was sealed at the beginning of the BLM movement when Nancy Polosi and other Democratic Party politicians took a knee in Congress. Under this kind of pressure, and with the overwhelmingly leftist media in the U.S. deliberately manipulating public opinion, a fair trial in this case is actually impossible, no matter what the real process is.

And so it proved. The judge in this case refused to isolate the jurors from media coverage and outside influences during the trial, and the pressure communicated to them was intense. The jurors knew that the media was covering the trial every day for three weeks, letting the left see their faces and know who they were. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune continued to publish information about the jurors after they were selected, including their age, race, location, occupation, and even immigration history, exposing them to Minnesota’s violent mob. In response to this media attempt, of course, someone saw through it and boldly stated, “Do you think jurors would be willing to put themselves and their families under witness protection to risk reasonable doubt that Shawn might be responsible for Floyd’s death? Do you think they would be willing to trade their own lives plus national violence for the life of a stranger? If you think so, then you know nothing about human nature.”

  1. sets a bad example for society.

Throughout human history, a person who has been made a hero by any social force has pinned several goals on those who set them: 1. to be an example for members of society to follow; 2. to model and create a moral incentive for members of society.

The American left has made Floyd a hero and made members of society learn from him, which can only result in reinforcing the perception that blacks, who already have a higher crime rate than other ethnic groups, are not at fault for being unproductive urban drifters who are often imprisoned for drug trafficking; in case they are caught for drug trafficking and die in the process from excessive police enforcement, their families can become heroic families and donations will come rolling in.

Throughout history, only the U.S. Democratic Party and the left have set such an example – and the moderates among this party are afraid they don’t want their sons and daughters to learn from Floyd.

  1. Reinforcing the sense of victimhood of the black community and politicizing it as an excuse for exoneration is tantamount to providing a poison pill that hurts this community.

Freud is portrayed as a hero, giving blacks (not all of them, of course) a strong psychological implication that whatever we have done is the result of social discrimination and will be understood because of our ancestral history of enslavement. Instead of motivating them to move up, this psychological implication can make some of them more prone to violence. On the same day as the Floyd trial, a 16-year-old girl named Bryant from Columbus, Ohio, was shot and killed by police during a knife attack. The incident sparked protests, but a video taken by a neighbor across the street, Donavon Brinson’s garage security camera, proved that Bryant was holding a knife and rushing toward two other young women. She was lunging at the second woman with the knife when Reardon opened fire. More people would have died if the police had not stopped it.

The fact that a 16-year-old girl has such a strong propensity for violence cannot be unrelated to the violence in the BLM movement in the United States that was hailed by the media after the Floyd incident.

The situation of black people today is caused by leftist social public policy

This deliberate cultivation of a sense of victimization of one ethnic group as the main complaint of the movement is both a deliberate attempt to create social division and a profound disservice to the group they are deliberately trying to “protect”. This is supported by the fact that the situation of black Americans has worsened rather than improved after the civil rights movement, and the gap between blacks and whites in all aspects has widened rather than narrowed. disparities that exist between black and white middle-class families, and concluded that the situation of blacks has seriously deteriorated.

The deterioration of the situation of blacks after the civil rights movement is an accepted fact; the difference is the explanation of the reasons for the deterioration. The left’s explanation, as we all know, is that blacks were systematically discriminated against. But even many of the best people among blacks disagree, arguing that there was no systemic discrimination against blacks in the United States after the civil rights movement and that it was social public policy that created the situation blacks find themselves in today. Walter Williams, a professor at George Mason University who died last December, after a profound analysis of his community’s situation, pointed out that racial discrimination was not the main problem facing the black community, but rather that the government’s overprotective and patronizing public policies were the culprit for the current state of the black community. Another is Professor Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, whose argument in “A Brief History of Race in America” penetrates the real plight of black Americans today: “Black families have survived centuries of slavery and racial discrimination, only to fall apart because of welfarism.” Unfortunately, the words of these two wise men have been maligned by the American left as “a betrayal of their own skin color.”

On March 22 of this year, former Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerald Baker (WSJ editor-in-chief from 2013-2018) published a commentary in the WSJ, “Western Cultural Elites Are Delivering What Lenin Called the Noose,” which noted that those who control major U.S. cultural institutions, and now the U.S. government, have been eagerly creating for the Chinese executioners ideological noose, and they have accelerated production in the past year. According to Baker, America’s current problems center on three points: 1. The leftist culture has made the promotion of victimhood the primary symbol of modern American honor. Whether it’s a young thug looting a luxury store or a celebrity craving more exposure, he or she can rest easy by raising the banner of “persecution by an unjust system. “2. The left has struck a devastating blow against the idea of “academic excellence. Baker accuses the Democratic Party, which controls the nation’s largest cities, of denying the poorest children the opportunity to attend a good college on their own by promoting so-called “diversity” and “anti-racism” ideas; 3. 3. constantly defining identity with the many labels that divide rather than unite Americans, such as race, sexual orientation, etc. Baker argues that the Marxist theory of class oppression has become one of the most influential currents in American society today. He concludes that China has proven to be better at applying Marx’s theories to economic practice than Russia (the Soviet Union). And today, the American cultural elite is “busy exporting the noose to the other side of the Pacific.

Gerard Baker’s argument is profound if he understands that the Soviet and Communist revolutions used theories of class oppression to create a sense of victimhood, such as the social mobilization of the marginalized through various grievances about “class oppression” of which they were not aware, to awaken the class consciousness of the poor peasants and the long-time workers and peasants employed by the landlords. Then they would realize the danger of revolution in America.