Black lives matter. Of course, they do. But it is now abundantly clear that the lives, safety and dignity of Black men, women and children is not really what drives organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement. That is a shame.
The world has been fed a bill of goods about BLM’s goals. Now we see they are about creating civil unrest and nothing more. We should have realized after one of its co-founders proudly declared she is a “trained Marxist.” Marxism, by definition, “encourages worker revolution to overturn capitalism in favor of communism.”
The BLM website says the group, “builds power to bring justice, healing and freedom to Black people.” Really? Then why haven’t they mobilized in hot spot neighborhoods where Blacks are most frequently victimized?
In New York, BLM organizers concentrate on painting their name on streets, yet do nothing to help stop the ever-increasing civilian slaughter of mostly Black citizens. Shootings during the first six months of this year are up 46%, homicides increased more than 20%. Yet BLM’s cries for defunding the police continue and the mayor’s response was to cut a billion dollars from the NYPD budget. The department’s anti-crime unit – focused on disarming criminals and curbing violent crime in mostly minority neighborhoods – was disbanded.