The Horror in Trumpland – “It’s My Face Man. … I Can’t Breathe.”

“I can’t move. … Mama, Mama, …Please Sir I Can Breathe.”          – the final words of George Floyd, on Monday,, May 25th, 2020 in Trump’s America

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted May 31st, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Here are the final words of another unarmed black man, murdered in a culture of anger and hate that is stoked with relish by the monster holding the highest office of the land –

“It’s my face man

I didn’t do nothing serious man



please I can’t breathe

please man

please somebody

please man

I can’t breathe

I sign held by a protester following George Floyd’s death

I can’t breathe



man can’t breathe, my face

just get up

I can’t breathe

please (inaudible)

Trump goes out of his way to single out an African American attending one of his mass rallies

I can’t breathe sh*t

I will

I can’t move



I can’t

my knee

my nuts

No racists here!

I’m through

I’m through

I’m claustrophobic

my stomach hurt

my neck hurts

everything hurts

some water or something



I can’t breathe officer

Geoge Floyd left, and now ex-City of Minneapolis police officer, charge with murder in the death of Mr. Floyd. As of this May 31st posting, the other three police at the scene, all fired from their jobs, have not been charged.

don’t kill me

they gon’ kill me man

come on man

I cannot breathe

I cannot breathe

they gon’ kill me

they gon’ kill me

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

please sir



please I can’t breathe.”

Those were the final words of George Floyd, recorded for all the world to see. Now click on the screen immediately below to watch this –

Rest In Peace, if you can, George Floyd


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One response to “The Horror in Trumpland – “It’s My Face Man. … I Can’t Breathe.”

  1. Gary Screaton Page

    Sadly, there is nothing new here. In the mid-50s my two eldest brothers, in their late teens at the time, were approaching Chattanooga, Tennessee. As they drew closer, they came upon the roadside, the body of a black man who had been recently lynched: no charges, no trial, no justice, only death without mercy or regard to his humanity. “Lynchings” continue in the United States today!
    From when I was just a toddler, on my many trips to New Orleans, I saw the evolution of total segregation—white this and black that—to what looked like complete integration. Not! While there were visible changes on my last visit, most were superficial. Segregation is still a fact if not a visible one. Interestingly, on my last visit to New Orleans, I saw blacks eating at both counters in Maison Blanche’s on Canal Street. However, virtually no whites sat at what was the former black counter. Neither did they drink from what had been the black water fountain. Change was superficial.
    Today, we see the remnants of segregation in Canada in the disadvantages under which people of colour labour compared to those of us who are white and, hence, more privileged. I see the vestiges of discrimination in the way some white children tease my bi-racial grandchild. That is behaviour learned at home! I see it, too, in the greater death rate among non-whites to the ravages of Covid-19 and other evidence of disadvantage as in housing and business financing.
    As we look South and see the ravages of racism and listen to the rhetoric of a President who divides rather than heals his country, who serves himself rather than his nation, who advocates violence and not peace, we may become smug north of the 49th. Beware, the signs are here, too. Canada is not free of racism either. We, too, have had our share of police abuse of power, even here where ten years of working police have shown me that by far the majority of police officers are true professionals who serve faithfully and courageously their communities.
    Each and every one of us must be vigilant. We must be ready to call out abuse of power and the mistreatment of others whenever we see it. We must work to ensure fair opportunity for all regardless of race, colour, creed, or sexual orientation. As Gandhi said, “We must be the change we seek.”


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