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Elliot Armitage, a 2020 graduate of Ballard High School, holds his mortarboard cap that reads “Defund the Police” as he prepares to take part in a cap and gown Black Lives Matter march with other high school graduates, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Seattle. The theme of the march as “Walking for Those Who Can’t,” and organizers were calling for police funding reforms and an end to Seattle public schools’ relationship with the Seattle Police Department. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

 

You have probably already heard Portland Police Officer Jakhary Jackson discussing his experiences dealing with Black Lives Matter protesters. In a recent briefing, the officer talked about the racial makeup of the protests and how white participants are relating to the minorities in their ranks. 

“A lot of times, someone of color – black, Hispanic, Asian – will come up to the fence, and directly want to talk to me: ‘Hey, what do you think about George Floyd? What do you think about what happened with the police?’” Jackson explained. He continued, stating that “someone white” would interrupt the conversation by shouting “eff the police,” or, “don’t talk to him.” 

Jackson also dropped a truth bomb: There were more minorities among his fellow police officers than there were in the groups of violent protesters. He said that these “privileged” white protesters have hurled a myriad of invectives and accusations at himself and his colleagues. 

“And you don’t even know what I’ve dealt with, what these white officers that you’re screaming at … you don’t know them, you don’t know anything about them,” he said. “There are racist people out in the world. Absolutely, there are bad cops out in the world. We don’t associate with those people, they make us all look bad.”

The officer, who has a history degree, lamented the lack of knowledge that these protesters have demonstrated in their words and actions. He said:

“I got to see folks that really do want change like the rest of us, that have been impacted by racism. And then I got to see those people get faded out by people who have no idea what racism is all about, that don’t even know that the tactics they’re using are the same tactics that were used against my people.”

Officer Jackson is correct in his assessment of many BLM activists, but the issue isn’t the fact that they don’t know the history. The issue is that they don’t care. Why? Because most of these white progressive BLM activists don’t actually care about the black community. 

The national Black Lives Matter organization, not to be confused with local-level groups, is dominated by white progressives whose objective is to use racial tensions to push a Marxist agenda. The white leftists who participate in and incite violent protests are seeking to render law enforcement — at least the type they don’t approve of — obsolete. 

Moreover, they seek to destroy the notion of the nuclear family and deal with issues pertaining to the LGBT community. If you read the organization’s “What We Believe” page on its website, you will see no mention of police or law enforcement. You won’t see any plan for enriching the black community and dealing with poverty, crime, and education. Put simply, the group exists as nothing more than a tool for white progressives. 

It can be no surprise then, that white progressive BLM activists believe they have the right to scold their black colleagues for trying to find some common ground with police officers. As many black Americans on both sides have noted, these white liberals believe they understand these issues better than black people. 

To white progressives, black people are little more than pets that must be told when to sit, heel, and fetch. In this way, they can wreak havoc, sow division, and foment violence while putting a black face on their machinations. 

What Officer Jackson described is simply a microcosm of what is happening across the nation. While black community leaders call for police reforms, the white progressive crowd ignores their pleas and insists on defunding, or even abolishing, the police. It seems clear that these people, who claim to champion black causes, do not care about black voices. 

But is any of this a surprise? 

 

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