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Protesters rally Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Phoenix, demanding the Phoenix City Council defund the Phoenix Police Department. The protest is a result of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)

 

There’s a reason I don’t embrace the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s not because I don’t think black lives matter, nor because I haven’t written extensively against the killings of people like George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. It’s because the BLM movement has almost nothing to do with those events.

Rather, it’s a vehicle for radicals like in the video I’m about to show you to push their far-left, authoritarian wants. My colleague Nick Arama covered the craziness at the Lincoln Emancipation Memorial protests earlier this morning, so be sure to check that post out.

The man this crazed woman is verbally assaulting is dressed as Frederick Douglass, who spoke at the dedication of the Emancipation memorial in Lincoln Park. Protestors gathered again last night to demand it’s removal. The statue itself was paid for by freed slaves to honor the man that won the Civil War.

But none of that matters to this woman and those protesting along side her. They are selfish children, so enamored with their own warped world-view that they’d actually spit on the legacy of freed slaves by attempting to destroy a statue of Abraham Lincoln. Get it? This highly privileged protester’s feelings are now more important than the freed slaves who paid for the monument. That’s the kind of irony and idiocy being brought on by the intersectionalist ideology of BLM.

Some will say I’m typecasting a broader movement that doesn’t necessarily agree with BLM as an organization, but that’s not really how it works.

Let’s say there was a racist, anti-Semitic organization that opposed tearing down Confederate statues. Now, let’s say that group has a slogan they created and that they repeat over and over. If even non-racist people against the removal of those statues for differing reasons started using that slogan and extolling that organization as a force for good, what would happen? The latter group would immediately be lumped in with the former group as racists.

The same is true of BLM when it comes to any tacit support of their leadership. I’m not going to use their slogan or extol the “general” good of an organization that wants to abolish the police, says they are anti-capitalist, espouses black supremacy, commits acts of violence, tears down statues of Founding Fathers, and supports anti-Semitic causes. That’s my conviction. I do not want to be connected with such a group in any way.

Unfortunately, corporate America has decided to take the side of the woman above, who would eventually melt down into a jumping, hysterical mess because another black person disagreed with her.

BLM lost the plot long ago. If this were really about George Floyd, they’d have taken the previous period of unity and built on it. Instead, they burnt it down, and I mean that quite literally. Why? Because this isn’t about George Floyd. This is about a cultural and political revolution. If an older black man who actually had to live through the remnants of Jim Crow stands in their way, they’ll attack him to. There are no actual principles here. It’s an un-moored movement driven by hysteria and false presumptions.

That may have been good enough for Mitt Romney to endorse, but I just can’t do it.

 

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