Thank you, Don, for standing up for the truth. Not all Black Lives Matter. The 2,500 black people that are killed annually by other black people do not matter at all. Only the 10 black people that are killed annually by police- who are occasionally unarmed- matter. Terry Crews is obviously a bigot who is trying to hijack a very noble movement.
But in all seriousness, Crews should commended for saying something that is truthful and not opportunistic.
Well, again, I wanted to bring up the fact that you know, there are some very, very you know, militant type forces in black lives matter. And what I was issuing was a warning. You know, it’s one of those things where I have been a part of different groups, I’ve been apart of different things and you see how extremes can really get, can go far and can go wild and when you issue a warning, hey, a warning is seen as detrimental to the movement, how can you ever, ever have checks and balances? You know, in a 60s and 70s, airplanes went down all the time. And the reason they found out why they did was because the pilots could never be questioned. And when you have the leaders of the Back Lives Movement, who are now talking about, if we don’t get our demand, we are going to burn it down. Other black people who are talking about working with other whites and other races, they’re being viewed as sell-outs or called ‘uncle toms’. You start to understand that you are now being controlled. You’re not being treated as loved, you’re actually being controlled. Someone wants to control the narrative and I viewed it as a very, very dangerous self-righteousness that was developing that really viewed themselves as better. It was almost supremacist move where they viewed their black lives mattered a lot more than mine.
Crews sees the writing on the wall and it sounds as if he has been a part of some more extreme groups in his youth and realized the dangers that lie therein. He understands that a group’s direction in activism is determined by it’s leadership. He knows that BLM leadership is full of anti-family, anti-Christian, and pro-Communism militant extremists. Additionally, Crews sees the inevitable backlash if blacks (still a significant minority in the US) isolate themselves into a violent fringe movement. Lastly, and while it is interjected awkwardly, Crews very well knows that if a movement is important enough to adopt the powerful slogan of “Black Lives Matter” then that movement should address where black lives are being the most needlessly slaughtered, which is within black communities.
Lemon, the idiot and bumbling ideologue that he is, can only attempt to distract from these points. Drawing a parallel between MLK’s marches, which were peaceful, and Black Lives Matter’s burning, looting, and murder is borderline laughable. As is claiming that BLM has a certain criteria that it is protesting against, which is ostensibly police brutality. Remind me again what George Washington statues and pictures of White Jesus have to do with police brutality, Don. Hell, just yesterday, Ilhan Omar, riding the waves of enthusiasm that have been caused by the violent protests, claimed that re-vamping the US justice is not enough.
“We can’t stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform,” she said during an outdoor press conference. “We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, [and] in the air we breathe.”
Omar said it was time to “guarantee homes for all” due to racial disparities in homeownership. She said that homeownership rates are nearly twice as high for White families as they are for Black families.
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” the progressive Squad member continued. “So we cannot stop at [the] criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”
Doesn’t sound like the movement is sticking to police brutality, does it Don?
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