Written with contribution from Sheriff David Clarke
The only legitimate thing about Black Lives Matter is that the name of their organization is an objectively true statement. So is All Lives Matter. Saying that however makes the BLM organization recoil.
Yes, black lives matter. No, Black Lives Matter has not done a darn thing to elevate the value of black lives but has worked hard to devalue, white lives, unborn lives, police lives and even their own in obscene rates of black on black crime.
Not to mention the sanctity of the nuclear family, property rights or the Judeo-Christian values under which the legitimate warriors for civil rights who have gone before based their philosophy of emancipation and equality.
The organization has served as a well-funded social lightning rod for five years now, elevating racial tensions and disgracing the institutions that have brought about more prosperity and liberty for humans of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They are purveyors of hate.
As it so happens, across the pond, the majority of Brits share the cynicism towards the organization experienced by many conservatives who are sick of the organization’s divisive rhetoric and radical politics.
The Guardian UK reported that “just over half (55%) of UK adults believe the BLM protests that took place in big cities but also in the Shetland Islands and the Isle of Wight, increased racial tensions, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by pollsters Opinium.”
Interestingly, “Only 17% of the people polled in October disagreed. The polling also showed 44% of ethnic minorities felt BLM increased racial tensions.”
The poll also found that white Brits were more likely to believe that the BLM movement increased racial tensions, with Conservative Party voters being the most likely at 78% agreeing and just 6% disagreeing.
“Race relations experts,” which is apparently a gig someone can get, told The Guardian that senior Conservative leaders had sharply criticized the movement, such as former chancellor Sajid Javid (who, wild guess here, probably isn’t white) deriding BLM as “neo-Marxist” and “not a force for good.”
I don’t know what a Chancellor of the Exchequer is, but it sounds like Javid was criticizing the ideology of the movement, and not simply exposing where he lies on “fault lines” that Black Lives Matter claimed had simply been exposed by the survey.
Spokesman for BLM Adam Elliot-Cooper, said that their movement has simply highlighted tensions that have always existed in Britain.
“To say that to challenge racism increases racial tension is a very misleading assumption,” he said. “Black Lives Matter hasn’t increased racial tension in the same way as the civil rights movement in the US didn’t or the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa didn’t. They haven’t increased racial tension but they might have made it more apparent and exposed what is there.”
This is a non-explanation. Additionally, I do not recall Dr. Martin Luther King, The Godfather of the racial quality movement heightening racial tensions in his quest for equality. Didn’t he say that people should be judged not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character? Did I misread King’s words?
If there were racial tensions before the Black Lives Matter movement, they are exploiting them, even if that is what has happened, doesn’t at all mean that they’ve been a force for good.
BLM and their apologists constantly defend their aims in this fallacious manner, excusing any criticism aimed at their effectiveness at elevating the value of black lives by hiding behind the excuse that they’re “exposing racism,” or something. If they want to expose racism they should start by looking in the mirror. They are the peddlers of race conflict. Remember, if race relations improve which is always a work in progress, then there is no need for these haters.
For a group to simply claim “black lives matter” does not mean what they stand for elevates the value of black lives, in the same way that bragging about how you “expose racism” does not mean you’re doing a darn thing to combat it or improve racial relations. It’s like trying to put out a fire using gasoline and then saying that water and gasoline are both liquids and therefore either will suffice.