The Derek Chauvin Show Trial

An Exercise in Anarcho-Tyranny

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. And no one ought to be surprised by this verdict. 

Chauvin had little chance from the word “go.” Jurors freely admitted that they had seen eyewitness footage of Floyd’s death, were aware of the settlement made with Floyd’s family and promised only to “try” to be objective with this knowledge. They were not sequestered. The prosecution was allowed to sandbag the defense with undiscovered evidence. Arguments from the prosecution were largely appeals to emotion and rehashed MSNBC editorializing. 

But again -- no one should be surprised by the verdict. It is the latest evolution in America’s slide into anarcho-tyranny. What is anarcho-tyranny? Put simply: Police will do nothing to protect you against violent political mobs, but will do everything to prosecute you if you dare to defend yourself. 

The trial is a case study in tyranny itself, laying bare the sclerotic nature of American jurisprudence. America has become a nation seeking to enforce every jot and tittle of statute, while flagrantly ignoring the law. 

It is important to understand the difference between law and statute. Law exists regardless of what the legislature declares. Were Congress to pass a statute tomorrow declaring that murder was legal, murder would still be a crime, even if it were not prosecuted as such. This is because the law is natural, flows from first principles and exists whether or not the state recognizes it as such. 

Statute, on the other hand, is whatever the legislature declares. It is, in the best of times, a simple expediency in understanding the natural, universal law that exists regardless of what our political institutions think. Statute is a necessary tool in streamlining the way the law operates in our world, but it is not the law itself. Indeed, a rigorous adherence to statute without regard for the law is the very essence of injustice. 

Anarcho-tyranny relies upon the rigorous enforcement of statute while ignoring the universal law that statute is supposed to express. Derek Chauvin is not the first victim of anarcho-tyranny’s love of statute and fear of law. He will not be the last. 

What we patriots have learned from Derek Chauvin’s show trial is plain: The mob will get its pound of flesh. Our courts no longer seek to apply the law, but to use statute to satisfy the cravings of the left-wing mob.

The Chauvin verdict likewise represents a significant ratcheting up of the incipient racial caste system in America. It is perhaps the first major verdict of the “equity” era of American politics: All lives matter, but some lives matter more than others. 

Anyone who believes that the verdict will placate the mob is dangerously and laughably naive. Much like a shark who smells blood in the water, the far left will only be emboldened by this decision, seeking to ruin more lives of those who dare to defend themselves against the mob or even common criminals. 

With the Chauvin verdict, the American courts have shown you where you stand in relation to the American legal system: There is one law for protected groups and another law for the rest of us. If a police officer can’t receive justice in America’s courts while handling a dangerous felon, what are the chances that you will receive justice if you choose to defend yourself?

One doesn’t need to be a Blue Line flag waver to understand the implications of this. The American government is occupied territory, captured by a foreign ideology and hostile toward you, your family, and your rights. American patriots should behave accordingly.