Is Black Lives Matter Really That Stupid? Or Do They Have Another Agenda?

Black Lives Matter claims to want to help black Americans. Logically, like Martin Luther King Jr. they would be trying to persuade others of the justice of their claims. This is not what they are doing. For starters, on its official site, the Black Lives Matter states that “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.” Wow, systematically and intentionally targeted, seriously? I’d like to know what reality they are living in. A parallel universe, perhaps? They spread the belief that white privilege is the root cause of all the problems plaguing African Americans. They say that American society is inherently racist, in spite of the election and subsequent reelection of President Obama. They maintain that the police are targeting African Americans simply because of race, in spite of the fact that many of the police officers they accuse are African Americans or other minorities themselves.

Under its principal of “Restorative Justice,” Black Lives claims, “We are committed to collectively, lovingly and courageously working vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension all people.” Pretty words, but then the old Soviet Union’s constitution had a lot of pretty words, too, and that doesn’t seem to be what Black Lives Matter are doing. Calling someone a racist who actually is a racist won’t change his or her mind, however calling someone a racist who isn’t just leads to resentment. Do it often enough and you will create a backlash. Black Lives demonstrators chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops? When do we want them? Now,” isn’t exhibiting ‘lovingly’ behavior. Certainly hearing, “Pigs in a blanket! Fry ‘em like bacon,” isn’t likely to improve relations between police and the African American community.  Yet this is exactly what the Black Lives demonstrators have done and are doing. In fact, the hateful rhetoric of Black Lives Matter is causing more racial tension, not less.

It seems that rather than try to persuade others of the legitimacy of their cause Black Lives Matter is trying to intimidate and bully those who disagree with them. How exactly does preventing Bernie Sanders from speaking or shouting down Martin O’Malley for saying “all lives matter” further their stated cause? Are the leaders of Black Lives Matter really that stupid, or do they have another agenda? Black Lives Matter is basically a radical group that wants to fundamentally change traditional America. Since Black Lives Matter believes they can intimidate Democrats, who depend heavily on the 90%+ voting block of African Americans, into surrendering to their demands, furthering their radical agenda seems to be their real goal.

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The Democrats have already moved toward adopting some elements of “restorative justice,” one of the key principals of the Black Lives Matter movement. In 2014 the Department of Education issued guidelines calling on schools to adopt “restorative justice policies” that limit schools’ ability to discipline unruly students. How is allowing disruptive students to further impede the already substandard quality of education in many inner city schools helping the African American community? More recently Hillary Clinton, in reference to the proportionally higher number of African Americans imprisoned stated, “it is time to end the era of mass incarceration.” Releasing more criminals back into areas already plagued by high crime rates doesn’t help the African American community either. Yet, the Democrat party is so desperate for the African American vote they pander to the Black Lives Matter movement. Last August the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution praising Black Lives Matter, saying in part, “The D.N.C. 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.”

No, the Black Lives Matter leaders aren’t stupid. Their goal is to disrupt and ultimately destroy traditional America. By fanning racial hatred and white liberal guilt they hope to achieve this. Martin Luther King Jr. would be appalled by these events. Not only does Black Lives Matter judge people by the color of their skin, they also judge them for the sins of their ancestors.

No one can honestly argue that far too many in inner cities are suffering. The schools are often second-rate; the crime rate is far higher than rural and suburban America, unemployment, especially youth unemployment is high, the jobs low paying, the majority African American births are to single mothers as traditional family values dissolves. The list of problems is staggeringly long, but nothing the Black Lives Matter movement is advocating looks to solve these problems. Instead, it seems obvious that the movement is using these disadvantaged minorities as tools to further their radical left wing agenda.

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Nicholas Wishek

Nicholas Wishek. Retired teacher. 40 years classroom experience. Served in California National Guard 6 years. BA in history, MA in education. Married 35 years. Two sons. Many columns published in OC Register 2009-2014.

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