Black lives matter. That is a statement of fact. It’s undeniably true. But what happens when a political organization — touting specific beliefs with which many people (including many black people) disagree — takes that statement as their proper-noun name? The answer: a lot of confusion.
On Fox & Friends Thursday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropped a hammer on “Black Lives Matter.”
Rudy wants people to “stop the nonsense,” and to that end, he didn’t mince words:
“These are killers, and these are people who hate white people. They are people who hate white men in particular, and they want to do away with a mother/father family. They don’t think fathers are necessary. This is what we are talking about. Not the bull that you get on silly telly.”
— Mr. Efis (@MrEfis79) August 6, 2020
With regard to Black Lives Matter™, he’s right about the nuclear family — as per the BLM™ site, the group hopes to accomplish obstruction:
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
And here’s a bit on men:
We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.
As stated by the site, members “foster a queer‐affirming network,” and “when [they] gather, [they] do so with the intention of freeing [themselves] from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
But despite a position against the patriarchy, as for transgender individuals, BLM™ appears to favor men who identify as women rather than than women who consider themselves men:
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
In terms of the bunch’s official ideology, Giuliani encouraged viewers to check out “two or three backup documents for Black Lives Matter.”
He also said BLM wants “salaries for the rest of their lives..”
They’re certainly not proud capitalists — according to co-founder Patrisse Cullors, leaders have been trained in Marxism:
Black Lives Matter movement founder: "We are trained Marxists."pic.twitter.com/bG7QENIM98
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 22, 2020
The erstwhile city leader noted Antifa and Black Lives Matter — both “domestic terrorist groups, without any doubt” — are conducting “terrible violence” across America.
“It’s a very, very strange society they want to set up.”
Is it the economic, sexual, and cultural positions presented by the website, a statement on the value of human life, or a general equality movement?
And as for Antifa and BLM among the nation’s riots, who’s who? Those breaking things, stealing things, and screaming at the system chant “Black Lives Matter,” but — if it’s worth observing — they appear to be nearly all minimally middle-class white millennials. And they’ve also been known to hail the murder of cops, champion the end of citizens’ right to own their own businesses (otherwise known as capitalism), and shout “Israel, we know you, you murder children.”
Whoever they are, whatever they’re rightfully called, as pointed out by The Daily Caller, “A recent poll indicated that 77% of Americans are ‘concerned’ about the spike in violent crime in American cities.”
“They want to do away with the police,” Rudy told Fox.
And if the rioters in the streets can pull the strings of a Democratic Commander-in-Chief, the nation’s bound for something unprecedented:
“(What) Black Lives Matter wants, Antifa…Biden…[is] too weak to oppose it. He can’t oppose anything. It’s like he can’t make a decision. So that’s where we’re going, and that’s where they’ll go because that’s the way they can get election. So if they get elected, they’re going to say, ‘We’ve gotta go further Left to satisfy our base.’ So we’re headed for pure socialism, we’re headed for the end of private education, we’re headed for a drastic reduction in churches and the ability to go to church. … They are dead-opposed to the military. … This is no longer America. This is some other country. They are literally trying to overthrow our way of life.”
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