FOOD FOR THOUGHT—Black Lives Matter


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

When the organization known as Black Lives Matter (BLM) was first formed right after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin on July 13, 2013, most overlooked the true intentions of the group beyond their calls for ‘justice”. Fast forward to today and it can no longer be overlooked that their calls for justice now result in retaliatory violence against those whom they believe are the oppressors, namely white people in general and police officers and with demands to defund the police or even abolish police departments altogether. By tracing the origins of the organization back to its philosophical formation in the 1960s, we can begin to see how BLM is rooted in the radical ideological beliefs espoused by none other than Barack Obama.

It is crucial for us to understand that BLM was founded by three militant feminists by the name of Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opel Tometi. While each played their part in contributing to the creation of the group, Garza is the driving force as she detailed the philosophy behind BLM in her October 2014 article titled “A history of the #BlackLivesMatterMovement.” Garza wrote the following in regards to BLM philosophy: “Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks. Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to rebuild the Black liberation movement.”

The key takeaway from Garza’s statement is found in the last two sentences primarily as she notes that BLM was created with the intention to “rebuild the Black liberation movement.” The reason this statement is of utter importance is because it ties directly to the idea of Black Liberation theology, which was the doctrine taught to Obama for over twenty years at his church in Chicago made famous by Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Black Liberation theology was first formed on July 31, 1966 (See June 7, 2020 FOOD FOR THOUGHT post).

If you take a look at the Black Lives Matter Twitter feed, you’ll find photos of activists wearing shirts that say, “Assata Taught Me.” Assata Shakur, who has been living in exile in Cuba for over thirty years, is a hero to communist revolutionaries for her involvement in the 1960s and 1970s with a violent, criminal Black Panther Party offshoot called the Black Liberation Army. Shakur and the group robbed several banks as a revolutionary act and eventually killed a New Jersey State Trooper with his own gun after a highway stop in 1973.

The group known as Black Lives Matter, which met with Barack Obama and largely have been given a free pass by the media, has skyrocketed to national prominence after its involvement with unrest and rioting in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Md. and a recent takeover of events surrounding the death of George Floyd. Not only have the leaders of the Democratic Party refused to condemn the violent movement, they’ve desperately tried to embrace it. In the age of Barack Obama, where Democrats thrive on division and embrace a racial justice narrative, this isn’t surprising.

In the summer of 2015, the DNC passed a resolution in solidarity with the movement. BLM later rejected it. It read: “The DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming Black Lives Matter and the ‘say her name’ efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African American men, women and children.” The day after the resolution was passed, BLM activists in Minneapolis chanted, “pigs in a blanket, fry em’ like bacon,” as they marched down the street. This rhetoric also came just one day after the execution of Texas Sheriff Deputy Daron Goforth while he was filling up his patrol car at a local gas station. If you aren’t familiar, ‘pigs in a blanket” refers to the bodies of dead police officers in body bags.

We now live in an age where the racial divide is growing. Tensions are further provoked by extensive news coverage and viral videos being uploaded and shared among social media outlets: anti-political corrective rhetoric, the burning of the American flag, the killing of Black men by police, both justified and unjustified, and the list goes on and on. Out of the controversy, a movement and organization consisting predominantly of young Black people but not lacking in white members and minorities who agree with the cause, has dominated national news coverage and gained wide support and justification throughout the nation. On the other hand, the Black Lives Matter movement has also been largely condemned by an increasing amount of Americans, principally for their methods of protest. The destruction of property, numerous burnings of American flags, and violent acts against both civilians and law enforcement has not only been detrimental to the supposed purpose of the Black Lives Movement, but has painted a picture of them in the eyes of the nation that they are doing little for positive change.

The constant justification of BLM’s methods they are receiving from sympathizers and enablers is doing little else but encouraging these methods to actually increase, despite how ineffective history has shown such methods to actually be. It’s a new form of tyranny, and we can only hope that sooner than later history can be learned from and logic and freedom can counter the madness.

The Deplorable Infidel (Source: The Hill, Townhall, and Free Public Browse)

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
-Walter Williams-

 

“YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS S**T UP” Category

When working people marched on the capital in Lansing, Michigan to demand the governor open up the state so they could go back to work, Governor Lockdown threatened arrest because of the lack of social distancing. The next thing you know  Governor Lockdown is out demonstrating to defund the police with a total lack of any social distancing.

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is facing backlash after saying he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” He and his wife now cannot apologize enough for his remark. This just enforces my contempt for the NFL. I haven’t watched a NFL game since they let Michael Vick back into the league. I’m a dog lover and what he did was despicable. He is no role model for young children. However, it’s all about money.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

Elmer Fudd’s constitutional rights have been violated. When they took away his gun, they violated his Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Who will be next? Yosemite Sam?
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