Black Lives Matter is a violent hate group, but that’s not my biggest problem with it.
It was born from a lie in Ferguson, Missouri, based on the false testimony of a lying crook who fabricated a story out of thin air. Its first martyr, Michael Brown, was a thug who stole from a local store, assaulted the clerk, then tried to kill a cop for no reason. Its “protests” have turned into riots in at least two cities, sending dozens of people to the hospital and causing millions of dollars of damage to the very communities it pretends to represent. But, again, this is not the fundamental issue.
Its incendiary propaganda has fueled violence and threats of violence against officers all around the country. Its surrogatespublicly justify the murder of law enforcement and its proponents applaud and celebrate as white people are attacked and harassed. Here’s a Black Lives Matter protester specifically instructing a cheering crowd to shoot cops.
Here are some Blacks Lives Matter protesters laughing and dancing while police officers were massacred in Dallas. Here’s a Black Lives Matter protester dropping a cement block on an officer’s head.Here’s a Black Lives Matter protester pleading guilty to cutting a fire hose while firefighters tried to save a CVS that other protesters had just torched for fun. Here’s a Black Lives Matter member shooting 17 rounds into a police officer’s home. These are all bad things, but they might not even be the worst things about BLM.
Its proponents routinely accuse cops of hunting and murdering black people in the street. A BLM supporter decided to use CNN’s coverage of the Dallas massacre as an opportunity to frantically claim that cops are “shooting black people for sport.” These aren’t fringe ramblings, by the way. This is the insane, militant narrative upon which the entire movement is founded. Yet, as the statistics show, there is no actual epidemic of innocent black folks being gunned down by police. It’s a fable. It’s not real. And a movement founded on an untruth is a movement that has virtually no chance of contributing anything positive to society. But that isn’t the point.
The point about Black Lives Matter — the most important point, anyway — is that it misses its own point. It doesn’t appear to believe in its own creed. It fights the wrong villains and ignores the real ones. It obsesses over the pimples and pays no attention to the cancer. It chants a slogan that it only applies in the narrowest way, and often when it’s least relevant, but goes suddenly mute at the precise moment when the slogan could actually be useful. It’s often provoked to action when the situation doesn’t warrant it (when a dangerous criminal is killed while violently resisting arrest, for instance) but is nowhere to be found when it’s most needed.
Black lives indeed matter. That’s true. But there is no law enforcement conspiracy dedicated to eradicating the black population. The statistics don’t show it. The facts don’t bear it out. There may be a few racist cops, but if the majority of them really thought black lives didn’t matter they wouldn’t be protecting and serving black neighborhoods. Cops are not the source of dehumanization in the black community. And if your movement wants to proclaim and defend the humanity of black Americans — a worthy goal, to be sure — then it ought to be looking for the true source.
Allow me to offer some assistance in that regard. In America, there is indeed a movement that devalues black life. It’s a mainstream movement. It is the mainstream, in fact. We call this movement progressivism. It devalues black life in the same way that it devalues all life of every shape, size, and color.
This is why many people respond to “black lives matter” by answering with ”All lives matter.” They recognize that our progressive culture roundly rejects the sanctity and dignity of life itself. Life itself has been degraded. Life itself has been commodified and rendered expendable.
I’ve heard it said that “all lives matter” is too broad to be helpful, but the people who say this obviously haven’t turned on the news or walked outside in the last 50 years. Our culture is fundamentally hostile to human life, across the board. In light of that fact, it’s extraordinarily necessary and relevant to declare without specification or qualification, “LIFE MATTERS. PERIOD.”
Abortion is not a uniquely black issue, but it is a uniquely cataclysmic issue for the black community. Black people only account for 12 percent of the citizenry but they make up almost a third of the abortions. There have been over 16 million black abortions since Roe v Wade, resulting in a 36 percent reduction of the black population. In some cities, black babies are more likely to be aborted than born.
There have been about 1,100 black people killed by cops in the last 10 years. Abortionists wipe out three times as many in less than a week. Police killed about 300 black people in 2015, according to some estimates. Abortionists kill well over twice that amount on an average Tuesday. Still, incredibly, Black Lives Matters supporters are much more likely to accuse police of exterminating black children.
You can care about more than one thing, of course, but the fact remains that BLM and its proponents are almost entirely silent about the actual mass slaughter of black kids. There have been enough black babies executed in abortion clinics to fill 200 football stadiums, but we are still more likely to see a high profile Black Lives Matter supporter passionately defending the abortion industry than criticizing it, before pivoting quickly back to the systematic evils of law enforcement.
It’s OK to focus especially on one sort of issue or another, but if your movement stands for life in one case and then is utterly and completely silent in the other — or worse, it is all of a sudden in favor of devaluing life in these other situations – then your movement is, at best, impotent. At worst it’s fraudulent. When it comes to BLM, I suspect the latter.
There may be a few people who’ve marched in both Black Lives Matter protests and the March For Life, but I have never seen cities across the country swarmed by mostly black citizens angrily denouncing the murder of black babies the way they denounce the much less common killing of black criminal suspects. Indeed, it really appears that, in the eyes of Black Lives Matter, the only black lives that matter are criminal suspects. At least those are the only ones they seem interested in acknowledging.
And it’s not just abortion that’s so conspicuously ignored. As has been pointed out many times, Black Lives Matter has almost nothing to say about the thousands of black people gunned down by other black people in the inner city every year. They have even less to say about the millions of black children abandoned by their black fathers. If your kid’s life matters, Black Lives Matter should say, then go home and be a father to him. Perhaps that will minimize the chances that his face ends up emblazoned on t-shirts at the next Black Lives Matter rally. But no such message is relayed. In fact, that message is uniformly denounced and shouted down.
yes blm is a fraud..nice review,,should be declared a domestic terrorist organization but the black fool , gay , islamic terrorist pres will never never do it . lynch is a pos. she violated 32 articles of federal law. the blm has to tied to the clinton foundation member as well as he the director of the fbi and saro another pos.
fbi stands for fu8888 up beyond imagination. you need to review the 9/11 report similar to the warren report on the Kennedy assassination …total crap.
why does not the media look at the number of pregnant black females on farewell with 5- 6 l ligament kids–welfare fraud
the fool has encouraged black pregnancy
Planned Parenthood was founded by a racsist Margret Sanger maybe blacks need to look it up
Something unspoken about involving this issue is what it does to the conscience of the individual who aborts her baby.
Black women who abort once, twice or many times, have seared their consciences.
To even have any feeling whatsoever, they must play at feelings…..like a soap drama or a drama queen.
All this screaming and shaking their heads is just fake, trying to drown out what they’ve done to themselves on a primal level by killing their own unborn offspring.
Are these women lost to reason and logic because of their past actions?
SOME women come back from that with aid from many around them.
Ending the black abortion epidemic would be one of the best ways to get thought and logic back into the language of the black women who would otherwise have aborted.
blacks use abortion as birth control. many clinics in the US will not preform a 2ed abortion on a returning patient
I don’t think there’s really been an honest conversation on Roe v Wade since the predominantly conservative Berger Court handed it to us and Nixon cheered as he saw a need for interracial marriages and getting rid of :those “little black bastards”. And now Rs feel they’ve have found a political niche to be of some moral standing or shine for the photo op from their front row pew with hymnbook firmly in hand singing a different tune.
I haven’t studied the statistics but I seriously doubt that many women of any color haphazardly have sex with some concept of “if I get pregnant, no biggy as I’l just stop off for an abortion and that’ll be that”. I would surmise that it hits closer that women find themselves disparate, desolate, in doubt of their abilities to raise the child, afraid of being turned away from their parents, and that their bleak future shows little chance of gainful employment, educational advancement, and the necessary care of raising a child .
So these conservatives, hymnbook in hand, think that simply reversing Roe v Wade (and of course, punishing any offenders) will just fix it all, make all those other issues go away, and they can slap each other on the back and say “good job, let’s move on to the next problem to solve”.
And at the same time of enacting this brilliant solution to just “end the black abortion epidemic” and, well, wa-la, they advocate lower wages, less employee bargaining rights, less educational opportunities, less healthcare access, and so on.
The BLM movement actually started earlier with the Martin boys shooting by the hispanic man that was accused of being white, the protestors donned hoodies and the Prez wanted him as a son. There were no charges for the blacks frightening all white voters away from a polling site screaming he hated all crackers. They will not teach truth, just agenda driven propaganda Ms Sanger the filthy creature that would eliminate any child without the perfectly planned start in life. The democrats make sure victimhood is the doctorine of everyone except the white privileged, they get a full dose of guilt.
Society no longer honors motherhood, children are a burden, they enslave you, they hold you back, a punishment. Fatherhood well men have no say over their unborn.
There is an abortion done apx every 90 seconds in the USA.
BLM is mute on Chicago a democrat utopia to date in Chicago 2016
Shot & Killed: 319
Shot & Wounded: 1829
Total Shot: 2148
Total Homicides: 355
Only shot by a cop lives matter
The most abortions in the state occurred in Cook County with 23,896 in 2013.
@MOS # 8541: it is SOROS
Please spell it correctly I get an extra $20 everytime his name is mentioned here
@Nanny G: I thought black women were all welfare queens trying to have as many kids as possible so as to get those BIG BUCKS
Why are they killing those cash cows?
If welfare rates were higher woukd they stop ?
Maybe there would be fewer abortions if more black kids were adopted into a loving Christian (white) home
Or even a temporary foster home of course it may be viewed as an inconvenience but if it saved the life of even one fetus, wouldn’t it be worth it ?
@Kitt: Kitt any chance you might open your home to an unwanted child needing a great roll model? Or agree to raising welfare benefits ?
@John: I already sit for 2 grand kids, no extra home baked cookies here.
Shouldn’t they be practicing safe sex? Its taught over spelling and history.
This topic is not for men anyway its a female thing the supreme court says you have no right at all over babies, get it?
Shouldn’t you be busy training your vegan cats to be gender neutral under your bridge?