Innocent victims are victimized on purpose BECAUSE they are innocent and unsuspecting. The object is to impress the observers and witnesses after the fact. The object is to intimidate.
It is why hard working inoffensive German Jews were rounded up in the middle of the day. So the neighbors would say to themselves “there, but for the grace of God, go I” and feel self-satisfied.
Chauvin’s demeanor as Floyd took his last breath conveyed just that. It is why Jesus said “what you do to the least of these you do to me.”
Why is this so hard to understand? I think because our brains’ default is to see connections and relationships as binary. Triangular relationships are difficult. I think that was what the trinity was intended to convey. Father, son and tool/instrument. In a way, the instrument of agency is “the thing left out” of our comprehension.
Agency is the force of creation. The engine, if you will. Invisible. Evil aims to arrogate that force to destroy. Creation does not surrender. That is why the false attribution of agency is important, but not critical. George Floyd lives!