A “guest writer” on the Taos blog recently took up case for the George Floyd story being fake. While I agree with that conclusion, I find the paper as a whole to be an incoherent mess. That kind of thing does us more harm than good. With that said, the paper does make one solid argument and it is the same argument that stood out to me immediately upon first hearing the script behind the George Floyd event. This pertains to the counterfeit $20 bill, and its existence at the center of this narrative.
Full disclosure, while in college I briefly worked as a bank teller. It was work that I found very enjoyable, actually. I am very good with detailed work, and being a bank teller was something that I was quite good at. One thing I became especially good at was spotting counterfeit currency. I became something of an expert at this. It was my favorite aspect of the job, because banks have to send their spotted counterfeits to the Secret Service. I thought this was cool, and I pride myself on having a sharp eye. What can I say?
My best catch was actually a determination that a bill was NOT counterfeit. While working as a guest teller at a different branch than usual, I ended up speaking with the girl who was the other teller. One way or another, we spoke about counterfeits. She just so happened to have spotted one recently, she said. Immediately, she pulls a $5 bill out from her drawer. What was remarkable was that this bill, you ask? It was TINY. Perhaps 60% as large as a regular bill! Very strange, I thought.
Asking to see it more closely, I found no flaws in it whatsoever beyond its unusual size. I declared it to be a genuine bill. She and the other girl who regularly worked the branch were incredulous. It was the cotton in the bill, I said. US currency is actually made up of cotton fibers, and I deduced that the tiny $5 must have gotten stuck in an industrial drier for perhaps several years. Not believing me, the girls submitted the bill to the Secret Service.
Months later, I got an email over the company server. It was from one of the girls, telling me that the Secret Service had returned the bill as genuine!
This story is only told to give you an idea that I have experience spotting and dealing with counterfeit currency. How does this relate to the George Floyd script? Well, as stated in the paper on the Taos blog, it is utterly absurd that someone called the police on a guy for passing a single counterfeit $20 bill.
When this kind of thing happened to me, I would actually apologize to the person trying to pass it. The implication is that they have been duped, and it is a bummer for them. There is no implication that they are attempting forgery. I worked at a BANK and we never called the cops, yet we are supposed to believe some urban grocery did about a single counterfeit $20? That would be pointless. The whole concept of counterfeits is to get them into circulation. If you encounter someone with a counterfeit $20, the idea is that they themselves have likely been taken advantage of. A counterfeit bill is like a hot potato, and whoever is stuck with it has to eat the loss.
As long as you don’t accept the fake, there is no harm done to you…the business owner. You just tell the person that you are sorry, but the bill is fake and you cannot accept it. Personally, I would have told someone this if they were Black, White, Asian, Latino, whatever. No store owner is going to call the cops about a single counterfeit $20 that they spot. They would consider it bad luck and move on.
One puzzling aspect of the George Floyd case is that the store is said to have accepted the counterfeit $20, yet somehow immediately realized their error and knew exactly who to blame for the offense. Then you have Floyd and his two buddies listlessly hanging around outside of the store, after having just successfully passed counterfeit currency. Some getaway. Does this sound like the actions of people who had just intentionally passed a counterfeit $20 into circulation to you? Of course not. What this sounds like is a tall tale created by Intel script writers for there to be a justification to get the cops on scene.
And wow, did the cops ever get there fast! In 7 minutes, according to the Washington Post video. For a single instance of counterfeit currency. That is some impressive police response time! Who wants to bet that we will never actually see a copy of this counterfeit $20 bill? I would gladly take that bet.
The only way the cops would have been called is if this had been a repeated effort, several counterfeit bills had been used, or they had reason to believe that the person was part of the counterfeiting operation. In this case, we keep hearing of a single counterfeit $20 bill. If it is believed that George Floyd was some kind of counterfeiting mastermind, we would have been told that by now.
No, instead we get this silly story of a single counterfeit $20 bill being fed to us. This story, itself, is counterfeit. A bad excuse to get the police called onto the scene. Why did the store miss the counterfeit for long enough to have accepted it in the transaction, yet notice it fast enough to be able to link it to a specific customer who…thank God…just so happens to just be listlessly loitering outside of the store?
Pair that with the remaining collection of weirdness surrounding the event. The neighbors of the cop not knowing he is a cop. His being married to Mrs. Hmong USA Minnesota, or whatever. The immediate international media hype with organized protests. The officer being on his knee, hidden hand in pocket. The EMT’s who were not EMT’s. The garbage can with the 6’s on three sides. The fact that the cop and Floyd worked the same security detail at a club, and therefore knew each other. It all points to fraudulence.
The average person will never understand this logic, because the seams are too well hidden. They see the magic trick, and they believe the person has really been sawed in half. If you show them the placement of the smoke and the mirrors, this is not enough for them. They still have been programmed to believe that the magician is actually sawing the person in half, and actually putting the two halves back together. The George Floyd magic trick was very well done. We can only guess about the placement of the smoke and mirrors. I suggest you not get too hung up on that aspect of it.
The only thing we can hope is that this too shall pass. That this is NOT the big event. The looting being permitted now is only for a public facade of chaos, not actual chaos. Keep that faith. Last night, there was a great amount of glass broken in Manhattan. They are just the shiny storefronts of the ultra-rich. I do not condone the looting. In fact, I fear it plays right into the hands of those who seek to institute martial law.
Hopefully, this is still all for show. A counterfeit story. Do not let it alter your beliefs about anything. The power-mad military and police are exactly what we thought they were, and the poor, young roving bands of looters are exactly what we thought they were. This cannot last infinitely. For now, grab the popcorn I guess. Just whatever you do, do not be truly taken in by it. If you start feeling the phony outrage at the police or phony outrage at the looters become real outrage in your mind, they are winning.
Update: I am now finding that the “33rd” street may have been a deliberate falsity planted into this story on YouTube to ensnare those like us. This actually occurred at 38th street, but 38 is easily manipulated into 33. Several of the initial YouTube “conspiracy” videos drew specific attention to the 33rd Street sign. This must have been planted as deliberate deception.
There are now reports from the Cup Foods spokesman that both Floyd AND a friend used counterfeit currency. I reserve judgment until this is verified…it does not seem there is any information about Floyd’s friend being accused or charged by police. File this under strange inconsistencies for now.