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#BlackLivesMatter’s Cry For Help

The truth comes out at last, courtesy of Black Lives Matter: [1]

It is with pain and heartache that the Black Lives Matter Network extends love, light, protection, and abundance to our family in Orlando, Florida. We love you. Black people are a diverse community, and though the hate-filled rhetoric of the conservative right is currently trying to pit us against our kin — we will always stand with all the parts of ourselves. Today, Queer, Latinx, and Muslim family, we lift you up.

Despite the media’s framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest. Those who seek to profit from our deaths hope we will forget who our real enemy is, and blame Muslim communities instead.

But we will never forget.

In case you didn’t notice, Omar Mateen, an Afghani-American radical gay [2] Muslim registered as a Democrat, was really a right-wing, gay-hating, white conservative. No, Black Lives Matter isn’t crazy at all. Why would you say so? More:

Until these systems are defeated, until anti-Blackness no longer fuels anti-Muslim and anti-queer and trans bigotry, exploitation, and exclusion — we can never be truly free.

Nope, perfectly sane. By no means is this a foaming expectoration from a bunch of racist far-left crackpots.

Seriously, though. Seriously. How is it that people so given over to ideological derangement command such admiration from the media and others on the cultural heights? Who decided that to prove you really cared about black lives, you had to embrace this movement? I’m not asking rhetorically; I would love to know. You can’t just overlook these malicious Jacobin lies. To my knowledge, this is crazier than anything Donald Trump has ever said — and that takes some doing, for sure.

Imagine that white right-wing extremist Tim McVeigh blows up the Murrah Building, but some conservative group says the real criminals are black gay liberals. Anybody who said that would be instantly ridiculed, and never taken seriously again by any morally sane person. Somehow, I doubt that will happen with these sacred monsters.

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111 Comments To "#BlackLivesMatter’s Cry For Help"

#1 Comment By John Spragge On June 23, 2016 @ 8:21 pm

I see a very short memory here. Anyone remember, perchance, a certain empire which, during its stagnation in the 1970s, made accusations of insanity a standard component of establishment political rhetoric? I don’t think you want to emulate that particular thinking, if only because your project to create counter-cultural traditional community will inevitably express dissent from mainstream culture.

To refute what #blacklivesmatter has to say, you need to engage, the argument, not simply question their mental health. For example, the vigorous enforcement of social norms of the past generation (meaning within my lifetime, and the living memory of many people) did great damage to both African Americans and Gay people, not to mention the poor and, notably, to adherents of minority religions. The paranoia that labelled both Gay men and Lesbians and even the most mainstream of civil rights organisations “subversive” really did rule American political life not long ago. The carceral culture that makes the United States the world’s leading jailer, with more people under lock and key than Brezhnev’s USSR and worse prison conditions than Botha’s South Africa, originated in the appeal to “law and order” by some of the same politicians who stood back and let HIV ravage the Gay community. The connections #blacklivesmatter cites here exist and it does not good to try to deny them.

[NFR: As if it were possible to have anything resembling an argument with people who believe the things in that statement from the BLM leadership. — RD]

#2 Comment By JonF On June 23, 2016 @ 8:51 pm

Re: One of them ended in American ambassador’s violent death. A thing that disqualifies somebody as a diplomat or any other FP official forever.

So the destruction by terrorists of the Marine barracks in Beirut (with 241 Americans killed) in 1983 disqualified Caspar Weinberger from his office as Sec Def and any future office? Say No, and your comment above is revealed as mere partisan hackery.

#3 Comment By Siarlys Jenkins On June 23, 2016 @ 11:35 pm

Black Lives Matter continues to be the darling of the media and on campus, and the Democrats don’t dare criticize them. — RD

I doubt if most black voters would even notice if some Democrats criticized BLM. Here’s what the Democrats don’t dare criticize: public schools in Prince George’s County, MD have choirs producing gospel CD’s, very good ones, I might add. I’ve heard Democrats get up in churches all over the county talking about their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Elijah, thank you for the kind words. Honesty about history is a pre-requisite if socialism is going to be successful.

#4 Comment By M_Young On June 24, 2016 @ 4:20 am

“I see a very short memory here. Anyone remember, perchance, a certain empire which, during its stagnation in the 1970s, made accusations of insanity a standard component of establishment political rhetoric? ”

You mean like labeling people ‘homophobic’ , ‘transphobic’, ‘xenophobic’?

#5 Comment By M_Young On June 24, 2016 @ 4:36 am

“But there cannot be white nationalism. “White” means race, not nationality or ethnicity.”

Fact is that America, at its founding, was conceived as a white nation. Look at the first naturalization law. It is good that the polity, over time, included its ‘national minorities’. It is bad that its white core nation/majority is committing demographic suicide, all the while being vilified (often by its own members).

#6 Comment By M_Young On June 24, 2016 @ 4:39 am

“let HIV ravage the Gay community. ”

Yup, the GOP was passing out poppers in Bay Area bathhouses, after stealing the rubbers of the fine young men who frequented such places.

#7 Comment By EliteCommInc. On June 24, 2016 @ 11:34 am

The vents in Beruit,

‘So the destruction by terrorists of the Marine barracks in Beirut (with 241 Americans killed) in 1983 disqualified Caspar Weinberger from his office as Sec Def and any future office? Say No, and your comment above is revealed as mere partisan hackery.’

were the the result of the US meddling in the affairs of Lebanon. In fact, there were in barracks to avoid that very suggestion.

The events are completely dissimilar in every way. Beruit was a lucky strike resulting from a car/truck in which there was no forewarning.

Th violence in Libya was the result of rebel groups that the Sec of State was supporting. The violent events in Libya were actually monitored and measured. The threat was gradual and reported. The embassy actually begged for help. And were ignored.

No one in the admin of Pres. Reagan attempted to blame a video tape of some Pastor to cover up the support for a revolution that has now spun the country into mayhem.

#8 Comment By Fred of Rick On June 24, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

A number of people hear need to return their cracker jack box Psychology degrees. The Orlando shooters deep personality issues being discussed hear is a nice way to absolve him of his crime, but I’m not sure it helps the discussion.

#9 Comment By Alex (the one that likes Ike) On June 25, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

JonF,

So the destruction by terrorists of the Marine barracks in Beirut (with 241 Americans killed) in 1983 disqualified Caspar Weinberger from his office as Sec Def and any future office? Say No, and your comment above is revealed as mere partisan hackery.

Say that you don’t see the difference between the risks faced by soldiers and diplomats. These are my words in addition to what EliteCommInc. has already said.

But even if you don’t, I would like to know what specific party I’m hacking for. The one that tried to hijack the nomination from the candidate I support till the last, and even now is throwing at him almost as many of the aforementioned turds as Dems do? No, thanks.

M_Young,

Fact is that America, at its founding, was conceived as a white nation. Look at the first naturalization law. It is good that the polity, over time, included its ‘national minorities’. It is bad that its white core nation/majority is committing demographic suicide, all the while being vilified (often by its own members).

Just using their own favorite rusty weapon. If they ain’t interested in arguments, facts and reasoning, I’ll be clinging to their formal rhetorical flaws as well. They’ve got plenty of them.

P. S. Sorry if I made someone wait for my reply for too long. Have been celebrating Brexit the whole Friday [hiccup]. Or it’s better to say Freeday? Seems the world is finally starting to get outta poo. Long live new Prime Minister Johnson! No political allegiance but the Nation, and Nigel is its Prophet!

#10 Comment By JonF On June 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Re: Say that you don’t see the difference between the risks faced by soldiers and diplomats.

I don’t. Diplomats in volatile areas ARE at risk– this has always been true, and always will be true, it’s part of the job. Meanwhile, prudent leaders also ought not send our armed forces into danger without good reason and proper support. The Reagan administration failed badly on that one WRT Lebanon in the 1980s. We had no business being there at all (while we did have valid reason to have diplomats in Libya) and there was no little to no attempt to secure the base, or the terrorists would not have scored such a horrific high kill rate.

#11 Comment By JonF On June 28, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

Re: No one in the admin of Pres. Reagan attempted to blame a video tape of some Pastor to cover up the support for a revolution that has now spun the country into mayhem.

Which is not what happened at all. There were demonstrations all over the Middle East against the video you mention. It was initially thought (not unreasonably) that the Benghazi demonstration was yet another one that went bad. That’s not at all unreasonable guess to make before all the facts could be gathered.

Once again, partisan special pleading.
By the way Congress was forced to conclude that there’s no “there” there in this so-called scandal. Even the House GOP could not spin a mistake into a scandal, being tethered, ultimately, to hard facts.