(Tea Party PAC) – At Sunday evening’s Grammy Awards, a song inspired by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police Officer won the 63rd “Song of the Year” award.
The artist, singer-songwriter H.E.R. was responsible for the track, which she characterized as an anthem to the movement that resulted from Floyd’s death, a video of which went viral and inspired violent, fiery riots around the country for months over the summer.
The lyrics of the song read, as reported by Breitbart: “Trying times all the time/ Destruction of minds, bodies, and human rights/ Stripped of bloodlines, whipped and confined/ This is the American pride,” and “It’s justifying a genocide.”
The song points to slavery as the cause of America’s prosperity and liberty, a perspective taken by the radical revisionist history 1619 Project.
“Romanticizing the theft and bloodshed/ That made America the land of the free/ To take a black life, land of the free/ To bring a gun to a peaceful fight for civil rights,” and “You are desensitized to pulling triggers on innocent lives,” the lyrics continued.
It doesn’t get any less inflammatory as it goes on, plainly stating, “Because that’s how we got here in the first place/ These wounds sink deeper than the bullet/ Your entitled hands could ever reach/ Generations and generations of pain, fear, and anxiety,” and “Equality is walking without intuition.”
It targets police officers, the blame for generations of slavery and subjugation it places on the shoulders of today’s police officers and, the implication is brazenly obvious, today’s white people as well.
Gee, I wonder why so many millions of Americans find this movement so divisive and Hollywood liberals so clueless?
“Saying the protector and the killer is wearing the same uniform/ The revolution is not televised/ Media perception is forced down the throats of closed minds/ So it’s lies in the headlines/ And generations of supremacy resulting in your ignorant, privileged eyes.”
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight ahead of the award ceremony, H.E.R. said the song is “the soundtrack to a movement.”
“I mean, it’s been the soundtrack to a movement, you know, one of many songs and I’m just happy to be a part of history now,” she said.
This week, jury selection for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, begins.
According to the Associated Press, Breitbart notes, one juror “was anxious, worried about high emotion surrounding the case. One worried his family might be targeted. The person who worried about the divisiveness of the case was dismissed, as was the potential juror who feared his family could be targeted.”
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