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The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage that has descended into organized riots across America.
However, black commentator Candace Owens is fighting back against the mainstream narrative.
Owens says that she does not see Floyd as a "martyr" and warns against the temptation to idolize him as such.
Owens published an 18 minute video on Twitter, saying:
Confession: #GeorgeFloyd is neither a martyr or a hero. But I hope his family gets justice.
As a black commentator, Owens has earned a large following as an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter movement.
She often has unique insight that is underrepresented in mainstream pop culture.
See Owens' post below:
Though Candace Owens herself is black, she has been labeled a "white supremacist" and "racist" by liberals who don't like her ability to think for herself.
However, it takes a lot of strength, courage, and conviction to swim against the flow!
The Federalist has more details on Owens' video:
In a viral video that has garnered 1.5 million views, conservative activist Candace Owens explains why she refuses to accept George Floyd as a martyr for the African-American community.
“Confession: #GeorgeFloyd is neither a martyr or a hero,” Owens captioned her video on Twitter. “But I hope his family gets justice.”
In the 18-minute clip, Owens clearly condemns police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder of Floyd but also examines Floyd’s criminal record and challenges the narrative that celebrates him as a hero. “I am not going to accept the narrative that this is the best the black community has to offer,” she insists. “Nobody thinks he should have died during this arrest but what I find despicable is that everyone is pretending this man lived a heroic lifestyle when he didn’t.”
Owens notes that Floyd was high on fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of his death, according to the autopsy report, and goes on to cite his record which includes jail sentences in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007. His 2007 arrest, she continues, was for participating in an armed home invasion against a pregnant African-American woman, where Floyd held a gun to the pregnant mother’s stomach.
Owens challenges the idea of lifting Floyd up as a hero. “We are the only people that fight and scream and demand support and justice for the people in our community that are up to no good,” she says. “We are being sold a lot of lies and at the detriment of the black and the white community and at the detriment to America as a whole.”
Owens also questioned the narrative of police brutality. “A police officer is 18 and a half times more likely to be killed by a black person than the other way around,” says Owens.
“Do some police officers do the wrong thing? Yes,” she said. “They’re always going to exist because they’re human beings. And sometimes human beings suck…society is not perfectible.”
Of course, this does not dismiss or diminish the tragic nature of Floyd's death.
Rather, Owens is simply reminding people that not anyone should be hailed as a "hero" simply because their death was unjust.
In the video, Owens listed her black heroes and role models that she looks up to.
As a black conservative, Owens has been "blacked out" by the media.
They don't want to showcase a free thinker who goes along with Joe Biden's narrative that "you ain't black" unless you vote for him.
Owens is the author of a new book called, "Blackout," which is getting incredible reviews.
According to The Blaze, Glenn Beck interviewed Owens for an hour to discuss what is really happening regarding the "race riots" in America:
With cops under fire, businesses destroyed, and innocent civilians beaten and killed, where is the justice that well-meaning protesters were seeking for George Floyd?
On Wednesday night's special, Glenn Beck goes one on one with Blexit founder and "Blackout" author Candace Owens about what's really driving the riots, white privilege in America, and why it sickens her that Floyd has become a martyr for Black America.
You can watch the full hour long episode below.
There's a lot of insight that you probably haven't seen on TV or read in online articles: