Many see the slogan Black Lives Matter as a plea to secure the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all citizens, especially historically wronged persons of African heritage. They add the BLM hashtag to their social-media profiles, carry BLM signs at protests, and make financial donations.
Tragically, when they do donate, they are likely to bankroll a number of radical organisations, founded by committed Marxists whose goals aren’t to make opportunities in society equal for everyone—but to transform society completely.
This might be unknown to some of the world’s best-known companies, which have jumped on the BLM bandwagon. Most controversially of all the FA and Premier League in the United Kingdom. It goes against their own rules to support a political movement, yet that is exactly what they have been doing for the past 6-8 months. All players taking the knee on the football pitch at the start of the game. I would imagine 99% of those players are not even aware why they are doing it and what they are really supporting.
Sky Sports and BT Sport have also joined in with the movement, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo being constantly shown on the screen, flashing up in the middle of games, shown in an endless loop of adverts. Do they even realise what they are actually supporting here?
This has been allowed to continue largely due to the lack of any fans being permitted into stadiums due to the Fascistic, Dictatorial policies of the UK Government which have been brought in under the guise of one dimensional Science. But anyone with half a brain cell knew the fans would not tolerate this pathetic stance of taking the knee in support of a Marxist Movement.
So when for the first time in 10 months fans were allowed back in to stadiums, only 2000 of course, all wearing face nappies outside in the fresh air, an eruption of boos echoed around the Millwall stadium as the players took the knee. This will not be the last time this happens.
Other corporations like Nike and Netflix have shrewdly channeled their donations elsewhere, like the NAACP and other organisations that have led the struggle for civil rights for decades. These companies are likely aware of BLM’s extreme agenda and recoil from bankrolling destructive ideas. But it requires sleuthing to learn this.
Companies that don’t do this hard work are providing air cover for a destructive movement and compelling their employees, shareowners and customers to endorse the same. Just ask BLM leaders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal TometiIn a revealing 2015 interview, Cullors said, “Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organisers. We are trained Marxists.” That same year, Tometi was hobnobbing with Venezuela’s Marxist dictator Nicolás Maduro, of whose regime she wrote: “In these last 17 years, we have witnessed the Bolivarian Revolution champion participatory democracy and construct a fair, transparent election system recognised as among the best in the world.”
Millions of Venezuelans suffering under Maduro’s murderous misrule presumably couldn’t be reached for comment.
Visit the Black Lives Matter website, and the first frame you get is a large crowd with fists raised and the slogan “Now We Transform.” Read the list of demands, and you get a sense of how deep a transformation they seek.
One proclaims: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear-family-structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.”
A partner organisation, the Movement for Black Lives, or M4BL, calls for abolishing all police and all prisons. It also calls for a “progressive restructuring of tax codes at the local, state and federal levels to ensure a radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth.”
Another M4BL demand is “the retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expunction of all drug-related offenses and prostitution and reparations for the devastating impact of the ‘war on drugs’ and criminalization of prostitution.”
This agenda isn’t what most people signed up for when they bought their Spanx or registered for Airbnb. Nor is it what most people understood when they expressed sympathy with the slogan that Black Lives Matter.
Garza first coined the phrase in a July 14, 2013, Facebook post the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. Her friend Cullors put the hashtag in front and joined the words, so it could travel through social media. Tometi thought of creating an actual digital platform, BlackLivesMatter.com.
The group became a self-styled global network in 2014 and a “fiscally sponsored project” of a separate progressive nonprofit in 2016, according to Robert Stilson of the Capital Research Center. This evolution has helped embolden an agenda vastly more ambitious than just #DefundthePolice.
The goals of the Black Lives Matter organization go far beyond what most people think. But they are hiding in plain sight, there for the world to see, if only we read beyond the slogans and the innocuous-sounding media accounts of the movement.
The group’s radical Marxist agenda would supplant the basic building block of society—the family—with the state and destroy the economic system that has lifted more people from poverty than any other. Black lives, and all lives, would be harmed.
Theirs is a blueprint for misery, not justice. It must be rejected.