“It is impossible to care for the dead. That, it is impossible for them to improve, means that tears are all you need. Though, one cannot care for the dead, meaning they’ll never rise, never to improve, now that they are eternally fallen.”– Modern Romanticism
What did George Floyd’s relatives do to improve upon George Floyd, in life? Though, they’ll improve upon themselves, in a multi-million dollar settlement, even before the Jury members were selected? Why does it take death for people to open their eyes? Why does it take a tragedy for people to come together, though destructively?
Were George Floyd to still be alive, he’d most certainly be the sole voice of reason to what people are enabling of the world, in his name. He’d be the one-man protestor against another’s pangs of doubt, and of their lack of discipline and dignity. Would he then question his family as to why the dryness and lack of humanity within politics has replaced him? Would he then question why politics, in its debasing and immoral ways, is standing upon his grave, figuratively speaking?
His relatives are not caring to George Floyd, anymore than the politicians are. If they did care, they would have raised George Floyd, differently. Though, it was indeed convenient for the politicians and perhaps even the family members for him to have died at the hands of a cop. It should be said, that with George Floyd’s mindset, were it to not be a cop that killed him, he would have died in some other equally horrific method. And, why does it require his death, for his relatives to find some meaning in this? Their lacking guardianship and guidance to George Floyd, may very well be the origin to his demise. Though, it takes his death for them to even just cast a simple glance towards his direction.
The totality of their absence, of keeping guidance away from George Floyd, is indeed apparent. The man was not raised well, to become who he was. Perhaps it is even appropriate to say that were he not to die at the hands of a cop, he’d be a mere unaccounted and unviewed instance of a black-on-black crime, that would never attain the level of heat and attention the past trial did. Again, for the convenience of political maneuvers and ambition, George Floyd’s death caught the attention of the media, among every gullible child who never knew of him, prior to his death.
We still cannot claim that the family cared, when they did not raise him in an objectively proper manner, that he would not end up this way.
One cannot improve what is no longer able to rise. One should not pretend to care, such as George Floyd’s relatives, when such was absent during his life. Their care, though not their grief, has no significance when such is only heard by opportunistic politicians, celebrities, talk-show hosts, corporate CEOs, among other sorts who crave power trips. It is the people who crave power trips who get off on death, who gain their wealth and influence from the decay of a corpse.