Rule of Narrative replacing the Rule of Law

Rule of Narrative replaces the Rule of Law. By Roger Kimball.

A court case is exposing the lies about the cause of George Floyd’s death, revealing the ‘extreme’ public pressure on prosecutors:

During her deposition, Sweasy also discussed a revealing conversation she said she had the day after Floyd’s death when she asked Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker about the autopsy.

“I called Dr. Baker early that morning to tell him about the case and to ask him if he would perform the autopsy on Mr. Floyd,” she explained.

He called me later in the day on that Tuesday and he told me that there were no medical findings that showed any injury to the vital structures of Mr. Floyd’s neck. There were no medical indications of asphyxia or strangulation,” Sweasy said, according to the transcript.

“He said to me, ‘Amy, what happens when the actual evidence doesn’t match up with the public narrative that everyone’s already decided on?’ And then he said, ‘This is the kind of case that ends careers.’”

Roger Kimball:

It is worth noting that when he was testifying in court, Andrew Baker told a different tale, opining that Floyd’s death was a homicide.

Which version is true? “No medical indications of asphyxia or strangulation” or “homicide”?

As the Wentworth Report pointed out three years ago, three months after Floyd’s death when the police bodycam was leaked, George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose — like the autopsy said. In the video, Floyd admits a fentanyl package in his anus ruptured. Then he says “I can’t breathe” eleven times before he is put in the hold on the ground by policeman Derek Chauvin. Difficulty breathing is a symptom of fentanyl overdose. Watch:

Watch Tucker Carlson unpack the episode together with the writer Vince Everett Ellison. The bottom line? “It turns out the whole George Floyd story was a lie.”

What will happen? Nothing. The truth will be ignored, swept under the rug. discounted utterly. Derek Chauvin, meanwhile, will languish in jail.

Many people, myself included, like to prattle on about the importance of “the rule of law” and other such nostrums. The case of George Floyd’s demise reminds us that that we live in a country governed by the rule of narrative, an entirely different dispensation.

Rule by a lying narrative.