George Clooney, Humanitarian

The Derek Chauvin trial is half way through and it is not clear yet what the verdict will be. Feeling very strongly about the death of George Floyd, superstar George Clooney sent an online communication to Benjamin Crump, the Floyd family attorney. “You should tell them if Derek Chauvin feels so confident in that, he should volunteer during his case to get down on the floor in that courtroom, and let somebody come and put their knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and be able to see if he can survive.” Crump’s reply was “…the average human being can go without oxygen from 30 seconds to 90 seconds — where George Floyd went without oxygen for over 429 seconds, and that’s why it was intentional what this officer did.”

Clooney’s suggestion may be just but too controversial to be considered. The fact is that he is very concerned with this trial. Last summer he wrote in the Daily Beast “There is little doubt that George Floyd was murdered.” “The anger and the frustration we see playing out once again in our streets is just a reminder of how little we’ve grown as a country from our original sin of slavery.” andWe’ve all heard the stats—that we here in the United States imprison a vastly higher percentage of our population than any other country in the world. We are number one. The numbers are well-documented, wildly out of whack, and unprecedented in our history.

Clooney has also stated “Compared to white people who’ve committed the same crime and who have similar criminal histories, black people and other people of color are arrested more often. They’re charged more harshly, given higher bails, offered worse plea deals. They’re handed longer prison sentences, and their probation is more often revoked.” and finally “This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine.” It seems we’ve stopped even looking for one and we just try to treat the wound on an individual basis. And we sure haven’t done a very good job of that.” His remarks, although harsh, reflect the truth.

George Clooney

George Clooney was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Taurus. Venus rules both his INNER and OUTER selves. The #62 FRI TAU Dayology signature creates individuals with desirous but firm natures. They are attracted to lives of pleasure, but if materiality is unfulfilling, they have the capacity to invest their personal energies in meaningful activity. This seems to be the case with Clooney. People Magazine recognized him named one of their 2020 People of the Year.

Back in 2008 Clooney helped establish Not on Our Watch, a governmental, international relief and humanitarian aid organization with  Don CheadleGeorge ClooneyMatt DamonBrad PittDavid Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub. Their desire was to bring global attention to human rights violations in Darfur and beyond, while providing resources to assist in putting an end to mass atrocities around the world. They enlisted the support of artists, activists, and cultural leaders to raise awareness of its activities. This effort is still alive as the The Sentry.

Clooney gives not only his energy but a great deal of his personal income to humanitarian efforts. The Borgen Magazine stated that in 2019 that Clooney’s net worth was $239 million and it also lists the charities that he supports. He and his wife, Amal, co-founded The Clooney Foundation for Justice to advocate for human rights through accountability in the courts of the world. This organization TRIAL WATCH alerts its followers to an incredible array of causes.

George and Amal

At first Clooney’s relationship with Amal Alamuddin did not include the prospect of marriage or parenthood. He had vowed after his divorce with Talia Balsam to remain single forever. So no one was more surprised than Clooney himself when he took another dive into matrimony. The two have been together for seven years, with their “supposed” problems are reported from time to time. Clooney acts and directs. Amal continues on as an international lawyer, human rights activist and philanthropist. Clooney claims that he wants to change the world for his twins.

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