Anyone who wants to judge how far into corruption our present U.S. regime has sunk needs to view the documentary “The Fall of Minneapolis” which covers the George Floyd case and the official reaction to it.

Before the evidence was even finalised, the President of the United States, the Vice-President of the United States, the then Speaker of the U.S. House, the current (Republican) Speaker of the House, the mayor, governor, and state attorney general declared that George Floyd had been murdered by the police. The FBI showed up immediately to join a local fatality case.

The trial of Officer Dereck Chauvin is shown to have been a travesty of justice in every respect. Even while jurors were being chosen, the City of Minneapolis declared a large settlement to the Floyd “family”  which he himself  had never supported. The judge allowed known BLM members  to be considered as jurors and excluded much exculpatory evidence.  He ruled against moving the trial to a less dangerous venue, although the  proceedings were held behind barbed wire and the jurors had every reason to be fearful. The honest findings of the original autopsy were disregarded.

There is no question that Floyd, now regarded around the world as a saint,  was a career felon and thoroughly disreputable thug who resisted arrest because he was high on several drugs in amounts that could be fatal. The police were endeavouring to keep him quiet, waiting for the ambulance they had called  because he complained of breathing problems.

Officer Chauvin was a 19-year veteran known for his steadiness in bad situations.  The knee position that was claimed to be responsible for Floyd’s death was fully authorised in the manual familiar to all Minneapolis police.  Several city officials lied under oath that was not so.

The leftist media in other countries, always eager to run down Americans, now declare as truth that American police have a vicious policy against black people, although the five policemen who had to cope with Floyd included a black and an Asian. And the fact that more policemen are killed by black criminals than the other way around.  And that the Floyd matter was a routine thing that big city police deal with almost daily.

Most importantly, what this event shows is  the disconnect between the state and the society it is supposed to represent. Those who manage to scramble themselves into positions of power have no interest in the welfare of ordinary folk or in understanding the daily reality around them. Their primary interest is in maintaining their place by a phony narrative that makes them feel virtuous. This government disregard for society is not a good thing for the great numbers of us “deplorables.”

Those of us old enough to remember the Civil Rights revolution can recall how the representatives of Minnesota were at the forefront in demanding that the feds come down hard on evil Southerners. At that time the black population of Minnesota was minuscule. It has since grown greatly, which is attributed to generous welfare benefits. While we sympathise with peace officers whose lives are being ruined by a corrupt government, we can’t help but feel a bit of satisfaction at seeing that State endure some Reconstruction of its own. Reconstruction was imposed on the South by armed force, but the Minnesotans have done it to themselves.

The views expressed on the Abbeville Institute blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the Abbeville Institute.

Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books.


  • Paul Yarbrough says:

    If there were any justice, loud mouths like Hubert Humphrey would be brought back to life and put on his knees for his sanctimonious blather back in his day!

    • Peter Cookson says:

      Regarding ‘Fall of Minnesota’
      Thank you for trying to rebalance the case. I don’t like cases involving the conviction of policemen acting in the line of their duty, as they see it at the time, not with the benefit of hindsight. The level of compensation paid by the state was obviously inappropriate.
      And knowing juries, I am against loading a jury with prejudiced people. This is entirely wrong. One juror with an axe to grind can be be highly influential in the charged atmosphere of a jury room.
      BUT, as a foreigner, we have a high regard for the American justice process. Americans are especially good at listening to all sides of an issue and coming to a reasoned decision, maybe not the one you want, but one that has been properly weighed and considered and then judged. America must never lose sight of her excellent and envied legal service.

  • William Quinton Platt III says:

    The 48ers brought communism to Minnesota and the US midwest. They will vote for communists until they starve. They’re too stupid to realize they’ve been wrong for generations.

  • John L. Morgan III says:

    Spot on Bo.

    The George Floyd charade is matched, equaled, and exceeded today by the crisis on our southern border, Ukraine, and the doublespeak drivel that emanates from our globalist, government leaders, the so-called elite, who, every man jack of them, want to tear down and delete our history, culture, and government.

  • Joyce says:

    I lived in Northern Minnesota for several years. It is a beautiful if frigid land and its people warm-hearted, Minnesotans, as I remember, loved working during the summer, and then , all winter long, living on Unemployment Insurance benefits and Welfare checks and drinking Grain Belt beer at the Solway liquor store.
    While George Floyd’s pitiful pleadings were heartbreaking, Officer Chauvin did not receive justice. I pray for him. The politics of race and retribution will not end well.

  • Gunny says:

    I grew up in Minnesota (at least part of my youth. About 1964, I knew I could not nor would I live there in the future – and such a pretty state. My wife from a Southern (midwest) state was amazed at the variety of trees which she loved and craved. My grandmother would have been charged property tax just for owning a washer and dryer! While some states do not charge a sales tax on food items as the cashiers, Minnesota has some sort of obscene number of taxes done in mils (portions of a penny) before the sale price was affixed to the item. Everything I know about this case supports what Clyde Wilson presents here. Previous to this, a young black man was shot and killed by a LEO. The Young black man had his girlfriend with him and while I can’t imagine what type of permit” he claimed to have to possess the gun in his car, it (the gun) must have been on the cars console or near that. The officer kept telling him NOT to reach for the gun. News glossed over a fact that the kid reeked of “Mary Jane” and was doubled tapped every time he moved toward that gun ignoring the officer’s command. After about 15 or 16 round, the kid quite – but for him it was now to late. They tried to hang the cop on that one too but missed. Omar talks about her “beautiful Somalia” First off, Somalia has the heat of approaching that of Death Valley and humidity of Georgia in August and the appearance of Southwest New Mexico. Any time spent there I told the people to take at least two quarts of water with them, soak fabric to wrap the water containers in and try to have a back up water supply in addition. Not to sure why they are so liberal!

  • Barbara says:

    We freely associated with blacks during segregation. There is a video on youtube of Elvis’ child hood black friend being interviewed. I remember Mother’s childhood black friend coming to our house all the time. Her dad had worked from my great grandad on his farm and the black family was at the house all the time.

    After JFK sent troops to end segregation, the north promptly segregated blacks in inner city neighborhoods and passed welfare laws to remove the husband and father from the home and left them to their own devices and today refer to their creation as the black undertow.

  • t campagna says:

    One of the first things done during the first year of Obama’s reign was to send Somali immigrants to Minneapolis by the droves to insure Democrats would retain power there. That was a final nail in the proverbial coffin there. He did it quietly in several other states including bringing hundreds of Afghanis to Idaho to work for Muslim owned Chobani yogurt in Twin Falls. Those immigrants live in govt paid apartments and work for what amounts to slave wages. The Democrats are certainly the Devil’s own.

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