Candace Owens (Candace Amber Owens Farmer) is an American conservative commentator and political activist. She is known for her pro-Trump activism that began around 2016 after being initially very critical of Trump and the Republican Party, and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the Democratic Party. She worked for the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA between 2017 and 2019 as their communications director.
On June 3, 2020 Candace Owens declared “George Floyd is neither a martyr or a hero. But I hope his family gets justice.” In a 18-minute-video she explained in detail her statement:
Hello Facebook family. I have decided to do this video. It has been weighing very heavily on my heart and on my mind. As well it was something that I wanted to say early on but there were so many emotions and so much pressure for me to go with the popular opinion about who George Floyd. Sometimes it can be difficult when there are many external pressures. To say what you believe in. This was an instance where I felt like my silence would have been better in the beginning. But the more that I think about it I realized that we are being sold a lot of lies and to the detriment of the black community, to the detriment of the white community and the detriment of America.
I want to come out and say that I do not support George Floyd and the media depiction of him as a martyr for black America. I’m going to explain why. I hope that some of you guys will understand where I’m coming from. I have spent a considerable amount of time reading a lot a black authors that I think are some of the most brilliant black Americans Walter Williams, Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowell. I recently came across an idea that was placed into my head by Shelby Steele. It is something that I cannot forget. It is something that will stick with me for the rest of my life and it is something that I hope for the black Americans that are watching will stick with you for the rest of your life.
Shelby Steele said that the black community is unique from other communities. Our culture is unique from other communities because we are the only community that caters to the bottom denominator of our society. Now let me explain what that means. It means to say that not every black American is a criminal not every black American is committing crimes. But we are unique in that 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.
You would be hard pressed to find a Jewish person who has spent 5 stints in prison who commits a crime and dies while committing a crime and that the Jewish people champion and demand justice for. You’ll be hard pressed to find this in white America. You’ll be hard pressed to find this even in Latino America. If there is a person that is spent multiple times in prison you’re not going to see a bunch of Latinos coming out demanding justice for this person.
I want to be very clear. What I’m saying is not any defense for Derek Sheldon. I hope Derek Sheldon gets the justice that he deserves to implemented upon him. The family of George Floyd deserves justice for the way that he died. But I also am not going to accept the narrative that this is the best the black community has to offer.
For whatever reason has become fashionable over the last 5 or 6 years for us to turn criminals into heroes. It is something that I find to be despicable and it’s something that I refused to stand by any longer. I’m not going to play a part in it no matter how much pressure comes from black conservatives. People wanting you to believe that this is the only way you can be black. As you have to say this was wrong and that this person was amazing. I won’t do that. George Floyd was not an amazing person and as soon as this video hit the internet I did just basic searches. Everyone jumped on it and was looking at the police officer. Everyone agrees that the police officer was wrong and the police officer has been arrested. So this is not something that has been misconstrued. In the media he has been turned into the devil that he is and there is no reason for us to harp on any longer.
White Americans are not up lifting Derek Schoen as a victim or pretending that he’s an amazing human being. But George Floyd is being uplifted as an amazing human being. First and foremost George Floyd at the time of his arrest was high on fentanyl and he was high on methamphetamine. This came back in both of his autopsy report. If you pursued the 911 transcript you can see the person describing somebody who is out of their mind high which is what made the person fearful.
George Floyd tried to use a bill that was a fake to purchase something. He was outside acting weird. In their police call they said that this person was obviously distorted on drugs. When he is put into handcuffs and against the wall a baggie of what looks to be like cocaine drops on the floor. You can see an image if you look up the clip the media is refusing to circulate it.
You can find on DuckDuckGo look up George Floyd baggy. You can watch the clip yourself with your own eyes. He had drugs on him at the time of his arrest.
Now barring all of that nobody thinks that he should have died during this arrest. But what I find despicable is that everyone is pretending that this man lived a heraldic lifestyle when he did not. I want to talk about what his lifestyle was leading up to this moment. Why I refused to accept the narrative that this person is a martyr or should be looked up too in the black community and that we should be buying T shirts with his name on them.
Here we have first and foremost. let’s start from the bottom of his record. By the way I am not saying that if you have a record you don’t deserve a second chance. People get arrested and serve time in prison and I believe in second chances. But I do draw the line when it comes to third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and nine chances.
In 1998 he spent 10 months in prison for theft with a firearm. That was the first prison stint that I could find on him. In 2002 he spent 8 months in prison for cocaine offense. In 2004 just 2 years later he spent another 10 months in prison for cocaine offense. In 2005 he spent another 10 months in prison for having less than 1 gram of cocaine on him. Again in 2007 and this was the biggest instant that made me realize this was a horrible human being that I would I am not going to pretend was a good person.
In 2005 a woman who was pregnant received a knock at the door. She went to the door. The person pretended to be someone that worked for the water department. She opened her door and quickly realized that the person at her door did not work for the water department and attempted to slam it. At the moment she was attempting to slam it a Ford pulled up. 5 men jumped out of the car. One of which was George Floyd. They came up to the door and forced their way inside to home. Mind you this woman is pregnant. At that point Georgia Floyd took out a gun and pressed it to her stomach. She was screaming and begging for her life. He (Floyd) put her inside of her living room and instructed one of his criminal friends to watcher and make sure should did not leave the living room. He was playing guard while they ransacked her home looking for drugs and money. They did not find drugs. They ended up taking I believe her wallet and her cell phone. Fortunately for her a neighbor observed what was going on and caught the license plate of the people as they pulled off and called 911. 911 was able to track down the car of which George Ford was the driver. They arrested him. Two years later he was sentenced to 5 years in prison for that crime.
Now the media is portraying it like he was getting his life together. after you know being released in 2014 following that incident he was just getting his life together start afresh. I’d like to believe that. There’s a gap and he never got in trouble for 5 years until this incident when the police were called on him again. But you are defying common sense to believe that this person suddenly became exemplary character but happened to be high and fentanyl and methamphetamine and and trying to use a fake bill to purchase something.
In my opinion George Floyd was a criminal. Just because he was a criminal does not mean he deserved to die at the knees of a police officer. But it does mean that I am not going to play a part in the broken black culture that always wants to martyr criminals. Who wants to pretend they were these up standing human beings that wanted to help society. He just wanted to reach out at and up lift society. He has a rap sheet that is long as dangerous. He was an example of a violent criminal his entire life up until the very last moment.
I want to be clear this is not a defense for Derik Chauvin. No one that I have spoken to in the news is defending Derik Chauvin. He’s getting what he has coming to him. But why are we pretending that this criminal should be upheld as a citizen, as a martyr in black America? A martyr for a fake narrative by the way.
Police brutality, racially motivated police brutality, is a myth. Let’s get into that not only are we using this death and allowing it to cause these riots and protest pretending this was some upstanding citizen who was tackled down and killed for no reason. We are allowing riots in which actual upstanding black citizens are dying. Case in point I’m sure you guys have all now seen David the sheriff that was shot and killed because he was trying to protect a pawn shop. Please look him up if you haven’t seen it. I’m blanking on his last name his first name is David who was shot and killed for trying to protect a pawn shop from looters. Upstanding citizen an actual head of a police force. He was entire 77 years old. He did everything right. We don’t have to kill up standing black citizens because a not upstanding black citizen career black criminal died. Did he deserve to die in that manner? NO! I can’t say enough he did not deserve dying in that manner. But I’ll be damned if the rest of us upstanding black citizens have to suffer because of this incident that rarely ever happens in America so here are some numbers for you people that are still believing that police brutality is a real. Police brutality is a real. You have a 25 percent higher chance as a violent white criminal of dying at the hands of police officer then you do as a black criminal.
Last year a total of 9 unarmed black men were killed by police and 19 white men were killed by police. For those that aren’t good at mathematics you might be thinking; but Candice white people represent 60 percent of the population and black people represent just 13 percent. It doesn’t matter what percentage of the population you represent it matters what percentage of the violent criminal community you represent. Unfortunately the black community create and commit a disproportionate amount of crimes compared to the white community. Let me tell you 6 percent of the population account for 44 percent of all murders in this country according to 2018 statistics. That is what you call a gap. Yet white people who represent 60 percent of the population, we represent 13, black men at 6 percent represent 50 percent of all the murders. A community where we are an extreme minorities we commit 50 percent of all violent offenses evenly split. And we’re only 13 percent the population. We have a lot more encounters with police officers. And don’t say that police officer are coming around because we’re black. I’m talking about violent criminals. I’m talking about murder 44 percent of murders.
You want to talk about statistics. Police officers have more to be fearful of the black man than other way around. A police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black person than the other way around. This entire narrative is complete smoke and mirrors. It’s all made up. It’s just election fodder. It is white vs black because it’s an election year not because black Americans are suffering at the hands of police officers more than white Americans. Do some police officers do the wrong thing? Yes! I don’t think there’s anybody in the world who has not encountered police officer and thought this person is an absolute jerk who is power tripping whether you are black or white. We know they exist and we know they’re always going to exist. Why because they’re human beings and sometimes human being suck.
If you want to attack a community for accidental slayings or brutality, doctors accidentally kill a quarter of 1000000 people every year because of mistakes. Did you know there have been doctors that have been arrested for being serial killers? Do we protest and boycott doctors? Do we assume all doctors are horrible human beings because some doctors are? Or do we realize that society is not perfectible. People suck in every profession. It is no excuse to paint society with a broad brush. It is certainly no excuse to accept the Democrat narrative that black people are being disproportionately hunted down by police officers because of the color of their skin. One of the best ways to avoid not being brutalized by police officer. It is to limit the amount of encounters to have with them especially when it comes to violent crimes.
I am not going to stand for this continual bottom feeding narrative of us martyring people that have had 5-6-7 stints in prison and pretending they were upstanding heroes. It’s absolute bullshit. I’m tired of having to play pretend. I’m tired of sitting here and being called a coon or uncle Tom because I don’t play this bottom feeding game. If you want to hang up posters of criminals on your wall and talk about them as your martyrs do it. Kobe Bryant was my idol. I’ll keep a photo of Kobe Bryant. Keep on pretending George Floyd he was an outstanding human being that just once or twice put a gun across a pregnant woman’s belly.
Imagine that woman right now watching everybody pretend this person was an upstanding human being; who at the age of 42 did 5 prison stints and was going to get his life together. It’s embarrassing. We are embarrassing in this regard. This is why we have a cycle and a toxic culture because nobody wants to tell the truth in black America. It’s so easy to be a victim. It’s so easy to ask white people to bow down and apologize and do all these things for us. It’s crap. It’s a lie. It’s a farce.
Our biggest problem is us. It’s why we don’t talk about black on black crime. Why don’t we talk about it. 40 black people are killed during memorial weekend in Chicago. We don’t talk about Baltimore, New Jersey. We do not want to talk about these places where black people are being slaughtered by the blacks because that would that would mean we had to be personally accountable. That would mean personal responsibility. We don’t do personal in our community. We blame white people. We celebrate our drug dealers. The only community that would create hash tags to free people from prison because they committed crimes. Like free Meek Mill. Free this rapper. Free that rapper.
How hard is it to not spend multiple times in prison? How difficult is that? Is it me that too high for us to scale? To do the right thing, to be upstanding citizens? That is the call to action that I have for black America. Why do we keep the fulfilling this narrative? What do you think is the perception of us? Have a look at the comments you on an anonymous blog.
People say it’s just black people being black people. I see those racist comments just black people gonna write what people gotta be black people you know how they are just black people being ignorant. That is the perception when people get to be anonymous and talk about us. That’s what they think about us. They think that we are the kind of people that will forever up hold criminals as the martyrs of our society. That we will never take account for the things that we do wrong. Now we don’t have it within us to educate ourselves to get ahead. For those of us that actually do well we get called coons. You got Condoleezza Rice she’s a coon. Larry elder he’s a coon. Dr Ben Carson brain surgeon first ever to perform the surgery of splitting twins that are connected by the head he’s a coon. What a loser he is. What a stupid guy is Kanye West? He says he’s not going to be told because the color of his skin he’s a coon. He’s lost he’s in the sunken place. That’s where we all are right? We demand more and we will get more out of this society.
Black conservatives get ahead because we don’t subscribe to this narrative. You’re not gonna catch me outside trying to grab a TV. Pretending It’s because a martyr named George Floyd got killed. I’m a big believer that no matter what color you are if you do stupid things you win stupid prizes. We have to do better. We have to teach our kids better. This is just a rant because I have been feeling super annoyed at these depictions in society. I have no apologies to make. George Floyd is not my martyr, he can be yours. That’s all I have to say to black America.