It is nearly impossible to understand why anyone believes Democrats and their media lackeys anymore. Does no one wonder why some stories, like George Floyd, are pushed so hard, when equally disturbing stories about a white, Texas man, an Asian, California man, and a Hispanic, New Mexico man killed by identical knee holds are ignored? And what about the entirely disappeared story of the white, San Diego woman killed by a police officer in the U.S. Capitol? Would an active BLM protester’s death by police have been buried by news outlets?
It is this same double standard in journalism and politics that enabled provable liars in the U.S. Senate to smear a Supreme Court nominee with a spate of outrageous claims circa 2018 while pretending that then-Congressman and now-Attorney General Keith Ellison was Boyfriend of the Year material. After seeing Andrew Cuomo earn a Primetime Emmy for covering up death sentences for thousands of New York seniors, it’s retrospectively surprising that they didn’t award Ellison with an honorary statue of his own.
Ellison’s name is reemerging because he is leading the prosecutorial efforts in the trial of Officer Derek Chauvin over the alleged murder of George Floyd. With the spotlight on him once more, it is worth remembering that there are two outstanding allegations against Ellison that never garnered significant mainstream attention. Seeing as how the notion of justice will be prominent, and especially seeing as how both of his accusers are black (Black Lives Matter?) and women (#MeToo?) it seems only fair to revisit their experiences. It is important to note that what follows are based on allegations; however, it once again reminds too many Americans of two legal systems. One for the elite and one for everyone else. Even if both one or both accusations turn out to be unfounded, the silence and double standards of most prominent Democrats is proof enough of duplicity and deceitfulness of them and the media that refuses to hold them accountable.
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In 2018, former girlfriend Karen Monahan’s story was released to the public by her son, who allegedly stumbled on a computer hard drive replete with unfortunate text messages and a never-seen video detailing the verbal and physical abuse the woman suffered. Many believe the claims of a video to be false, but if the #MeToo movement taught us anything, it is that we believe all women and believe all survivors. Countless politicians, including Joe Biden, Kamala Harris (who once said she believed Biden’s accusers), and Andrew Cuomo, all declared as much.
In addition to those pieces, Monahan also released a doctor’s notes that named Ellison specifically when the question of abuse surfaced. Nevertheless, the American voter once again disappointed; for years Democrats supposedly despised Trump’s comments toward women, yet now the solidly-blue Minnesota had no problem voting someone into the second-highest office in the state with purported violence against women. Despite the scandal that led him to resign from his position as DNC deputy chair, nothing else materialized.
Even before that, in 2006 former flame Amy Alexander came forward to discuss her affair with Ellison and his effort to both verbally abuse her during the relationship and silence her afterwards. One of Alexander’s biggest contentions was an episode of physical abuse in which Ellison came to her house and threatened her. She made a 911 call, which was recorded but never widely publicized.
Alexander had more to say. As far back as 1989, when Ellison was part of a self-described black militancy movement he once presented to Minneapolis high schoolers the idea that “violence as a vehicle to liberation” was the proper path to racial healing and American prosperity. The auditorium cheered at these remarks and the larger comparison to Nat Turner’s slave rebellion that left 50 white people dead. Recent murderers have specifically sought to kill white people and, in the wake of police defunding, older white women are specific targets of hate crimes in George Floyd’s backyard. This is Ellison’s raison d’etre and an animus that drives his ambitions for social justice. And yet despite his explicit goals of destroying our decent American society because white people mostly created it, Ellison remains the champion of a state where 85% of residents are white. Minnesota Nice has evolved into Minnesota Self-Loathing.
The rest of Ellison’s work would trade on the notion of black oppression so that he could personally climb the societal and political ranks. Despite being both black and Muslim, apparently Ellison was able to trasncend the brutal racism that kept everyone else down. Does the black community not want to ask why he is able to rise above the supposedly ubiquitous systematic oppression and they aren’t? He plays the same immoral game like Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, and so many others; he can make it out, but he reminds the regular black community they cannot. In a barrel of crabs, in order to climb out the others must remain beneath you.
It is this quest for selective justice that reminds folks of political corruption and insincerity. Did Ellison’s two accusers of abuse have their day in court in their own search for justice? Is justice served when a Democrat politician hides behind the obedient media and his peers?
Perhaps Minnesota’s DFL felt surrendering Al Franken (on a lot less, by the way) was enough.