Recently I came across a blog post of a Christian Pastor who endorses the “Black Live Matter” movement.
He seems to be a nice and sincere person.
There were only two things that I didn’t like:
1. His opening statement, which seems to imply, that he, because of his white skin color and his privilege is not entitled to speak but only to listen.
2. His completely uncritical view of the “Black Live Matter” movement which left the impression, that he believes BLM to be a benign movement without knowing much about BLM’s background and BLM’s radical aims which have nothing to do with improving and protecting black lives.
So, I posted a comment on his blog which he chose not to publish.
I didn’t want to be rude, offensive or disrespectful. I only wanted to ask him some legitimate questions.
Other than still expressing my voice the reason why I repost my comment here, is to demonstrate two things:
1. How easy it is for good people to fall for BLM’s deception.
2. That BLM is a radical leftist organisation with aims that have nothing to do with their slogan “Black Lives Matter” and that BLM is radical and intolerant as is demonstrated in the methods it uses.
“I don’t want to write this. I feel as though I am the last person who should be writing anything about the Black Lives Matter movement. I am about as white and privileged as a person can be. I feel like I should be reading right now, not writing; listening, not speaking; learning, not trying to share my own ponderings. But not writing anything says something, doesn’t it? And I’m not sure that I like what it says…”
You can read the rest here.
Hi, Pastor James.
I have some simple questions for you.
What exactly is your privelege?
Here are some excerpts from the website blacklivesmatter.com
Under each excerpt there is a question that I have.
“The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.”
Question: What freedoms do Blacks not have?
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”
Question: Do you as a Christian support this?
“For more than 500 years Black people have been fighting for our freedom. We have fought back against slavery, Black codes, Jim Crow laws, policing, incarceration, some of the highest unemployment rates, consistent homelessness, dying while giving birth, being murdered for being trans or non-binary.”
Question: I have never heared that people are being murdered for being trans or non-binary. Is this true?
“Six years later and Black activists and organizers are moving forward towards justice, towards visions, towards a world where our families and communities are no longer the sacrifice for a better America, for a better world. We are doing that through our continued fight against elected officials, be it Democrat or Republican, who don’t share a vision that is radical and intersectional.”
Question: Do you agree, that one should fight elected officials that don’t share one’s own radical world view?
Shouldn’t one in a democracy rather try to get people elected that represent one’s world view?
“I know I can speak for most of us. We have fought like hell for our freedom and we will continue to fight like hell. Because we deserve more than what we have been given. Because we deserve the healing and the transformation and most importantly we deserve to be free.”
Question: Of course, EVERY human being deserves freedom but what does healing and transformation mean?
Are you aware, that the BLM movement and its founding members were affiliated to radical marxist organisations and that BLM is a radical leftist movement?
This is also reflected in their language and in their usage of words that are typically used by the radical Left. These are words like “direct action”.
Direct action, btw., can include violent action.
You don’t have to take my word for it.
The Socialist Alternative states on their website:
“The BLM movement opens a new powerful chapter. The previous radical black freedom movement always had powerful anti-capitalist, socialist, and internationalist currents. Today black and Latino youth are increasingly open to the ideas of socialism and Marxism. Let’s engage this movement with confidence, armed with our ideas and the lessons of history. The struggle of the multiracial working class for socialist change is the beginning of overcoming racial division. Overthrowing capitalism cannot end all aspects of racism overnight, but it can do away with the exploitation that lays the basis for class society’s divide-and-rule approach.”
Finally, as you can see on BLM’s website, BLM demands the defunding of the police.
It is a fact that the number of Blacks killed by the police pales in comparison to the number of Blacks who are killed by gangsters and violent criminals.
In 2018 209 Blacks were shot dead by police while in the same year 7,407 Blacks were victims of murder.
Defunding/abolishing the police would kill many more blacks than the police ever could.
If not the police, who can protect Blacks from criminals?
This leads to only one conclusion. To the BLM movement black lives do not really matter. The BLM movement is a movement that uses the slogan “Black Lives Matter” as a facade to further their radical aims which have nothing to do with the protection of Black lives.
When I saw the video of George Floyd I was horrified like everyone else.
However, that does not change the fact that BLM is not the benign organisation many believe it to be.
One last question: Do you support the defunding/abolishment of the police?