Friday, July 17, 2020

BLM: I Will Not Bow Down

This past week has been thoroughly astonishing to me. I am utterly surprised by how many of my acquaintances and friends are talking about how "woke" they are to the reality of widespread ongoing systematic racism in America. One of my friends told me recently that those who don't recognize that there is widespread systematic & institutional racism in America today either have their eyes closed or they are like the deniers of the holocaust.

The phenomenon in the pubic square, both literal and virtual, is that those who don't agree with the narrative that America is systematically racist in 2020 and that there has been very little progress on race relations is 100 years, are "racism deniers." This is a narrative that has been persistently broadcast by the media since the inception of the BLM. It is pushed through the Black Lives Matter movement and the BLM organization and their affiliated groups. This and many other deeply disturbing aspects of the BLM movement should make people overly cautions in affirming their hash tag and propaganda but it’s shocking to me how many of my acquaintances and friends are affirming this movement by blacking out their profile pictures and brandishing the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag or profile frame in order to show their solidarity with the cause.

More astonishing then the inability of so many people to see the pernicious tentacles of the BLM manipulating the public with their political and media allies, is their hostility to those who won’t affirm the BLM propaganda. A key component of that propaganda is using a term so obvious in its truth as #blacklivesmatter, that anyone not brandishing the hashtag must be racist. BLM purposefully injected the term into a national political conversation while taking the term to identify their organization and the movement they seek to propagate. The obvious truth of the sentiment is deliberately twisted by the motives and intentions of the organization that is using that implicit truth to forward their destructive agenda.

The natural result of such a twisted use of a true sentiment prompts a back lash and that back lash presents itself in the twin sentiment #alllivesmatter. “Black lives matter” and “all lives matter” as statements of truth, as sentiments of humanity, are both noble and true. Unfortunately, this is not about truth. The use of #blacklivesmatter as a motto and name of a movement that clearly seeks the destruction of western civilization and fights against principles that uphold the intrinsic value of all lives, damages the singular truth and sentimental appeal that would otherwise recommend the sentiment to the decency of the human heart.

White People Fall for Marxist Agenda of Black Lives Matter

Niger Innis, the spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for what he sees as “hard truths” about the group’s agenda, the Washington Examiner reports.

“They take their instructions, their guidance from the Marxist playbook... I’m going to tell some hard truths that people aren’t going to want to hear.”

“The BLM movement, Black Lives Matter movement, was founded by Alicia Garza and a number of other co-founders that were promoting a hard Marxist and LGBT agenda... Look, I don’t have a problem with people exercising their First Amendment rights. You have the right to organize, you have the right to protest, you have the right to come up with an agenda. But I’ll be goddamned if you use the suffer[ing] and misery of black Americans and our legacy to the United States of America as your shield and use us as cannon fodder when your agenda really has not a damn thing to do with saving black lives.”

Misguided is an understatement, it's irresponsibly gullible!

The behavior of Americans to fall in behind the Black Lives Matter movement is going far beyond declaring your support for racial equality on Facebook, or condemning police brutality. There has been a string of videos circulating social media over the last several days of rituals of absolution for white privilege taking place at the direction of Black Lives Matter organizers and foot soldiers. Some have crowds of white people prostrating themselves to the ground in mimic of George Floyd's dying position while the black people in the crowd stand over them and speak the religious tenants of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Some videos show white protesters kneeling down before black protesters and apologizing for their racism, for their white privilege. Some sound like repeated prayers of atonement spoken to the black organizer where the white people repeat words of repentance for their sins. in this one you see the crowd of white protesters in Bethesda Maryland being lead in a oath given by the Black Lives Matter organizer as they hold their hands high in the air. I'm not sure if that symbol is a sign of surrendering their white guilt or a mimic of the Black Lives Matter created slogan and gesture "Hands up, don't shoot" that followed the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Either way, it has the feel of a religious ritual. Watch:


The feeling of watching this video and the others I mentioned is thoroughly sickening. There is nothing lovely or praiseworthy about it. The words of the oath echo some of the flowery feel good words in the “About Us” page of the Black Lives Matter website, but the ritual symbols and behaviors in these videos are reminiscent of pagan worship rituals of absolution to appease the Gods. For me, it wouldn't matter what the cause, I have but one God and I will only bow my knees to him or his cause, but far be it for me to tell others who they should worship. What bothers me most is that it seems that most of the people I talk to don't really know what the cause is, they don't really know what cause they are bowing down too.

The Sentiment as Propaganda 

I have had a few friends tell me it's just the sentiment that black lives matter and that for far too long white people haven't really felt that truth in a fully conscious way. This confuses me too, the idea that the sentiment "black lives matters" is some newly revealed truth that white people in mass are waking up to is deeply disturbing. To me saying "black lives matter" is like saying "the sky is blue." It's a fact. It's obvious that black lives matter because they are human beings and children of God. They are created equal, as "all men (and that means women ladies) are created equal." I believe the vast majority of Americans believe in the value of black lives, aren’t indifferent to black lives, and aren’t supporting hateful individuals who have abused or criminally assaulted black Americans. Overwhelmingly Americans are concerned with injustice and want our society to continue to improve and make needed reforms to live up to the ideal of justice for all. 

That's foundational to our nation, and while we took a long time to get to a more perfect application of our ideals in our law and institutions, we have made significant strides on the right direction. This isn't to say that there aren't real social challenges still facing our nation and that there aren't areas of reform that are needed. I'm not too far apart from where Barack Obama was before he began playing the political fiddle of the Democrat party to get ahead. Then Senator Obama compared his generation to the Joshua generation and said that MLK’s generation was the Moses generation. He said that MLK’s generation had brought the black community in America 90% of the way, and that his generation had to bring them the last 10%. That characterization is a very different one from what we are hearing today.

“Black lives matter,” this singular obvious truth is not what white Americans are waking up to. They aren’t waking up to truth. They are letting the propaganda sink in and believing a pernicious narrative that America is intrinsically racist and evil, that the vast majority of white Americans are either overtly racist or subconsciously racist, and that our society is systematically and institutionally racist from its birth to the present day. They are believing that black Americans are being systematically murdered and brutalize by the state and that police shootings of unarmed black Americans are widespread and endemic. They are “woke” to the BLM propaganda and they feel rather then reason the truth of these ideas.

It seems like all this ritual and signalling to affirm “the cause" ought to be accompanied by some kind of concrete understanding of what the cause is, and whether the underlying assumptions are grounded in reality. I’ve been disturbed by the radical narrative coming out of the Black Lives Matter movement for years but only recently did I take the time to read their website, find their officiated groups, and look into what they are doing, what “the movement” is really about. What actions are they pushing, what are their core values, why are other more moderate black leaders being drowned out by them? Why are they controlling the narrative? Why is the media taking their lead? What does the future they are suggesting look like? Why are they attacking American history? What are these rituals for?

Do any of the people in these crowds know the answers to those questions? Do you?

This kind of subservience to a ideological movement is disturbing on many levels. — There is NOTHING like this in history that ever turned out good. — IF you are going to affirm your support for "the cause," bow down to it's leaders and take your oaths, you ought to study out the tenants of the cause you are bowing down too before you decide to worship at that alter!

MAKE NO MISTAKE, the supposition here is that if you aren’t taking a knee, raising your arms, prostrating yourself, blacking out your profile picture, showing solidarity by affirming the #blacklivesmatter hashtag, or some other signal or sign that pays homage to “the cause,” you are racist. You may not know it, but you are.

Here I am, I'm watching, I'm reading and thinking. I don't approve of any illegal police acts, but I believe the vast majority of police aren't racist and I respect the tough work they do to keep peace and order in our society. We depend on them and I will not slander them or throw they to the wolves. I don’t believe that tearing down American institutions will make life better for black Americans or any Americans. I don’t believe that scrubbing our history is wise. I don’t believe in allowing protests to turn into mob violence. I don’t believe in many of the suppositions about the causes of racial disparities and therefore the policies I support to improve the opportunities for black Americans differ from the main stream media narrative. None of these beliefs mean that I am dismissive of black lives or that they don’t matter to me.

What is the BLM and why have they coopted the sentiment “black lives matter.”

BLM, as a movement has their "right way" to care about black lives, to show “love” for black lives, one political ideology that meets the definition of “loving." I can disagree with that and still love my black friends and neighbors and be actively engaged in the political solutions for the challenges facing black Americans.

Black Lives Matter is a Global Movement organized in response to what they call “state-sanctioned violence against blacks.” They describe this threat as “the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state.” I can disagree that blacks are being systematically killed by the state and still see that government programs and social conditions are disadvantaging and/or oppressing some black Americans.

BLM says they are struggling together to create “a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive.” I can disagree with the Marxist principles and tactics the BLM believes in and still believe in American ideals as the best path to a world free of anti-blackness where every black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive.

BLM says they will “change the terms of the debate on Blackness around the world.” I can disagree with the terms of their debate and how they are redefining racism without it making me a racist.

BLM says it is their cause to work to “dismantle cisgender privilege, disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family and patriarchal structure” with the intention of freeing black Americans “from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.” I can disagree with their anti-family agenda and believe that their agenda will harm black families and disrupt the natural privileges and opportunities produced by strong traditional family structures. I can believe that their positions are a destructive false construct without being a bigot or racist.

BLM is using intimidation and propaganda to pressure all to “affirm” their positions, their cause, their definitions, but they say that “in affirming that #BlackLivesMatter, [they] need not qualify [their] position.” — They don’t need to qualify their position? Why not? — Why should I put their God over mine, their judgements over mine, their thoughts over mine? Why should I blindly bow down to that alter? Why should my speech be silenced as racist while their hateful ideologies be lauded as the only righteous way to love my black neighbors. Why should I have to qualify and support my position a with reason and fact but they are able to brand all who disagree with them a racist?

It is because of how BLM has manipulated and used the black lives matter sentiment to divide and silence opposition to their Marxist agenda, that I don’t brandish the hash tag, or black out my profile picture, or take part in their propaganda rituals and oaths, or excuse the lawless acts of their supporters. I don’t affirm the black lives matter sentiment because it is being used by BLM to accomplish designs that are harmful to all American. Most destructive is that the BLM seeks to disrupt the family of God and the agency of man, and I WON’T BOW DOWN TO THE BLM. The sentiment is being used to divide and conquer and the best way to take back the narrative is to unite as one human family.

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