The death of George Floyd brought America together on May 25th, 2020. Every person in the country demanded justice because the video was proof that evil exists, and we stood side by side in mourning after that brutal murder in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The victim said he could not breathe more than twenty times before another man stole the last ounce of air from George Floyd's lungs. We were briefly the United States Again.
It didn't take long for politics and media to begin stepping on the throat of every American. Instead of this being a story about an evil corrupt cop who killed another man, it became a story about racism taking over our country. It didn't matter that we were united for a short time because suddenly, Mr. Floyd represented every black citizen, and Derek Chauvin was the face of every white person. The jobs of politicians and journalists have evolved into spoon-feeding human beings' ignorance. We stopped thinking for ourselves and cry out hate in every direction while never stopping to consider what is best for America. We let that slip through our fingers when we decided the color of our skin is what makes us enemies. We lost our grip when we decided there was no room at the dinner table for God.
How long will it be before every American takes a final breath under the knee of hate?