On Thursday night, five policemen in Dallas were shot and killed by a man named Micah Xavier Johnson, an army reserve veteran who was reportedly angered by the shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, which happened earlier last week. Micah also stated explicitly that he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers. According to Dallas police chief David O. Brown, he had been planning the shooting before the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and had an interest in black nationalist groups (he was a member of the New Black Panther Party for at least six months), using the Black Lives Matter protest at Dallas as an opportunity to attack.
Call it a hunch, but I think that a lot of Micah’s racist anti-cop sentiment was nourished by the Black Lives Matter movement. For those who are unaware, Black Lives Matter (sometimes stylised as #BlackLivesMatter) is a far-left activist movement that emerged in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Though initially confined to Twitter and still lacking in organisation, they became famous in 2014 for its demonstrations following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Their ideology is inspired by the black power movement, black feminism, pan-Africanism, and they claim to be inspired by LGBT social movements and Occupy Wall Street.
They claim to be a movement opposing racially motivated violence against African-Americans, but as has been demonstrated over the past year, they have been behaving like the left-wing equivalent of white nationalists. Online, BLM supporters have been posting racist abuse towards white people, and have been openly calling for the killing of cops. In fact, after Micah Johnson was shot, BLM supporters took to Twitter to effectively treat him like a martyr.
The problem here is that Black Lives Matter has been lying to the American public for the past few years. They claim that black people are systematically and savagely targeted by the state, and yet to this day I have found no evidence in support of their claims. They’d also have you believe that white American police officers are out to kill young black people, but statistics show that black men are more likely to be killed by other black men than white police officers. If you look for the statistics, you can easily draw the conclusion that there is no epidemic of cops killing innocent black people in American, but Black Lives Matter want you to believe this so that they can paint the police as racists, and thus generate hated towards them.
Ever noticed how Black Lives Matter never talks about the murders of innocent black people by other black people? As I mentioned earlier, this happens far more often, but the BLM movement can’t use those incidents in order to guilt trip white people into supporting the movement by making them think they’re racist if they don’t. BLM supporters like to think that the movement is opposing racism, but by focusing solely on black lives, aren’t they implying that only black lives matter? In fact, the best way to annoy people in the BLM movement is to say “#AllLivesMatter” instead of just “#BlackLivesMatter”. If you do that, BLM supporters and progressives will somehow claim you’re a racist, presumably in the absence of a logical counterargument.
Hang on a minute, did I miss a boardroom meeting or something? I thought the whole point of the civil rights movement was that black people were tired of being discriminated based on their skin colour. Didn’t Martin Luther King Jr. himself say that he wanted his children to live in a world where people are judged by the content of their character rather than the colour of their skin? It seems to me that Black Lives Matter, and indeed their progressive allies in the mainstream media, are encouraging people to judge each other based on the colour of their skin rather than the content of their character.
I personally doubt that a majority of people actually believe the lies that the BLM movement is peddling, but the mainstream media has been putting them on a pedestal for the past few years. The mainstream media has a history of propping up ideas that aren’t popular with the masses. They spew the wage gap myth several times, and I don’t believe for a minute that most people actually believe it. They spend their energies promoting feminist ideology, even though only a small minority of people actually agree with feminism. Sure enough, they’re parroting the Black Lives Matter narrative, even though only 43% of Americans actually support the movement.
The scepticism of the public is justified. After all, what kind of right-minded person supports a movement that is actively calling for the murder of police officers? Of course, what most people don’t know is that the co-founder of the movement, Alicia Garza, was inspired by Assata Shakur (a.k.a. Joanne Deborah Chesimard), a convicted cop killer who is still on the FBI’s most wanted list. Assata Shakur eventually escaped prison with the help of her allies in the Weather Underground, a notorious far-left terror group that was active during the 1970’s. You now have a movement that is operating very much like the Black Panthers used to, and in doing so, they are harming the very cause that the media would like you to believe that they represent.
I believe that Black Lives Matter is actively fuelling racial tension between young black people and the police, and there’s enough evidence out there to convince me that it’s not a far-fetched scenario, but I personally feel that we wouldn’t be at this point were it not for the media propping up the movement by making it out to be something that it’s not. The mainstream media has been fostering a toxic atmosphere of liberal guilt that has allowed for race-based extremism and anti-cop sentiment to fester in America. By convincing otherwise right-minded people that we live in a society of systemic oppression, the BLM movement and their progressive allies have generated such an extreme hatred for the American police force that, frankly, it was only a matter of time before somebody put that sentiment into action.
You have these crazy left-wing ideologues who are putting so much emphasis on race, that they almost demand race to be part of the conversation, and yet if conservatives do that, then they’re the racists. It’s the BLM movement and their allies that have corrupted the dialogue on race so badly, that I think it will take a long time for America to recover. One thing I am sure of is that race as an issue won’t go away unless we stop talking about it, and I guarantee that this won’t happen as long as Black Lives Matter continues to operate, because they want us to focus on race. America’s neurotic obsession with something as meaningless as race is how the BLM movement thrives, and it’s this intensified frenzy about race that has allowed BLM to make the leap from activism to terrorism.
My first solution is that Black Lives Matter should now be classified as an extremist hate group, because they actively call for the murder of police officers. My second solution, as I mentioned earlier, is to simply stop viewing people in terms of race. Not only is it stupid and terribly retrograde to judge based on race anyway, but by ignoring race entirely, we can weaken the intellectual positions of both white nationalists like Stormfront, and black supremacists like those in Black Lives Matter. I’ll end this article by leaving you with this video, which, if more than anything else, makes the best case for what I’m talking about.