BLM: Violence is not the Answer


Friday, September 9, 2016

Black Lives Matter is the most counterproductive movement this nation has ever seen.

That first sentence alone may have stirred up a negative reaction inside of a portion of you reading this. If that is the case, you have supported my point already. Allow me to explain.

In July of 2013, after the death of Trayon Martin, the movement Black Lives Matter was formed. Now, the death of Martin is definitely an argumentative gray area on certain aspects, so I will not get into that.

Black Lives Matter was initially created to point out racial injustices in the United States regarding the black community. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter started to trend, and people started to protest. Some did it angrily and violently, but others did it peacefully. Seems like it actually should be considered a productive and meaningful movement, correct?

One year later, in 2014: Michael Brown, a local criminal in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Though there is undeniable proof that Michael Brown did commit a crime as well as attempt to assault an officer of the law, his death sparked an extreme outrage not only in Ferguson, but across the nation as well. People cried racism even though he was a criminal and attempted assailant.

Riots broke out in Ferguson that sparked looting, vandalism, arson, and assault. This was when people started using #BlackLivesMatter to justify the actions of a criminal as well as their barbaric actions and involvement in the riots.

Just like that, the movement was tainted and hijacked.

Black Lives Matter is no longer a movement to protest racial injustice. It may or may not have started that way at first, but in the year 2016, Black Lives Matter has evolved into a vicious hate group intent on violence if their demands are not met. It is a movement that takes advantage of today’s PC culture where the feared “R word” (racism) causes anyone to dare not disagree with any person of color.

It is a movement with the intention of creating violence and keeping racism alive under the guise of justice.

The most active participants of the Black Lives Matter movement (sometimes known as “blacktivists”) can be broken down into groups: violent criminals who use unrest to justify criminal behavior, racist members of minority groups who use the movement to justify their racism towards white people, white people with a severe case of “white guilt,” and those who profit from keeping the black community down.

Let’s begin with the violent members of the BLM movement. If you have been paying attention to the news in the last few months, you’ll see that there has been a lot of violence coming from individuals within the Black Lives Matter movement.

After the death of Alton Sterling, riots and violent protests broke out in Baton Rouge. In Dallas, Micah Johnson shot and killed 5 police officers. There was a weekend of riots in Milwaukee in response to the death of Sylville Smith who was shot and killed by a black police officer.

Black Lives Matter is about violence.

These are people who are hateful, racist extremists. Violence is the only answer in their book. These violent rioters each have their own individual agenda; some of them are just anti-police and want to see them dead.

They relish police shootings of black people so that they can bring out their anti-police rhetoric and in some cases, even harm them. You see in the news rioters throwing bricks and bottles at the police, launching fireworks at them, and more recently, even killing them.

Other members of the BLM violence group are those who are criminals or have criminal tendencies and simply want to break the law. They use racial injustice as an excuse to riot and loot. They just want to break and steal stuff. They don’t actually care about the people killed, and they certainly don’t believe in the cause BLM claims to represent.

If they did, they would pick a better person for a martyr than the ones you hear about in the news. Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Korryn Gaines, Sylville Smith; just a few of the names in the growing Black Lives Matter book of martyrs. What do these individuals have in common? They were all criminals who chose violence over life. If you truly wished to point out racial injustice, you would choose innocent martyrs.

If rioters wanted their communities to prosper, why on earth would they burn them to the ground? Milwaukee was a mess and probably still is. Banks, gas stations, and other businesses were burned to the ground and looted. Those are businesses owned by people of all races. The rioters made life worse for everyone in the area. Imagine being a small business owner and having someone burn down your business. Your life would be ruined.

Even black businesses will not reopen in these areas. Homes, neighborhoods, and lives: ruined. These riots take place in predominantly black areas in cities. They claim to fight discrimination against the black community by hurting the black community; the people affected most by this violence are other black people.

The other type of Black Lives Matter participants are those who profit from keeping the black community down. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say that these people are the worst kind of people there are. These people fuel racial tensions because they profit from keeping the nation divided. These people do not care about black lives. They just want to push agendas.

If all black people were to succeed and prosper and race relations were utopian, Al Sharpton wouldn’t be able to give speeches. Shaun King wouldn’t have anything to write about. They need the tension. They need the violence to be able to push their agendas and keep doing what they do. Racism is their job.

There are celebrities who claim to be a part of the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s all a publicity stunt for many of these celebrity “activists.” These people sing and make movies about racism and Black Lives Matter. If their art does not necessarily have to do with BLM, they will mention it in interviews or on social media to help sell their CDs or their movies.

The other type of people who profit from keeping the black community down (perhaps the most dangerous group) are the politicians. Democrats profit greatly from racial tension and keeping black people down. They have to do it or they’ll lose votes. Democrats need to make minorities feel like the system itself is against them, and that the country is racist to be able to keep them self-reliant on the government.

Unfortunately, the government lies to them, so they will continue to vote democrat.

They believe that only the government can fix their problems, so they vote democrat. If minorities began to think for themselves and see that people like Obama need to keep the country divided for votes, the Left would lose the entire black vote.

The second reason why BLM is damaging this nation has to do with those who oppose the movement. Black Lives Matter’s ultimate goal claims to be to combat racism, but they blame white people for everything, which is inherently racist.

They even blamed white people for the death of Sylville Smith when it was a black cop who shot him. During the Milwaukee riots, you can hear the rioters literally calling for the assault of passerby white people. This has discredited their phony cause.

Many people are fed up with BLM and are becoming hateful towards the group. We are actually seeing a rise in racism because of it. On social media, you will see a drastic increase in individuals using the N-word to refer to black people that support BLM. People’s hearts are hardening against the minorities supporting this cause because of all the hatred, violence, and hypocrisy defining the movement.

As black extremists are trying to convince people to join their racist cause, the white extremists are simultaneously trying to convince people to join their racist cause. The nation is polarizing. If we cannot stop BLM, we could very likely be looking at a race war in the United States. The likelihood of that happening is as close now as it has ever been, and that should be terrifying for us all.

Finally, the most important reason Black Lives Matter is a counterproductive, terrible group is because the people most affected in a negative way is the black community. BLM has convinced a massive portion of the black community that it cares about them, when they really do not care about them one bit. What is BLM doing to help the black community?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Blacks… had the lowest employment–population ratio (59.7 percent) continuing a longstanding pattern.”

What is BLM doing to help that? Black people make up 30% of the US population, yet they account for 60% of those sent to prison. What is BLM doing to help that? Are they demonstrating to black youth in poverty that they don’t have to resort to crime, setting each child on a better path?

Instead, BLM is encouraging crime. They’re encouraging rioting, violence, and hatred towards the police. Black Lives Matter does not care about black people. They don’t care about bettering black communities, they don’t care about teaching their youth that they can succeed regardless, or even in spite of, their background. All they want is to further their agendas. They don’t care about black people. They only care about a new dead name they can add to their book of martyrs and profit more from the division.

My parents used to be missionaries in the inner city. They taught after school clubs for black kids, and some of the things they heard were heartbreaking. They saw children no older than nine years old who were talking about what they were going to do when they got to prison because to them, that was the only future.

Is Black Lives Matter helping teach kids like this that they can be anything they want? Where are they helping black people who are in poverty or black people who are hurting? Where are they in Milwaukee as homes and businesses owned by black people are burned and looted? Where are they in Louisiana where predominately black neighborhoods were affected by the flooding?

Some people will feel angry while reading this. That is because BLM has tapped into people’s anger and passion and used them to fight for their fake cause. They have lied and manipulated the black community, fooled them into believing that BLM cares about the black people who just lost everything in Louisiana, or the shaken residents of Milwaukee. To put it simply, BLM is the single greatest practical joke ever played.

Abraham Lincoln famously said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” What do you do when the leaders of the house profit from division?

People say that Barack Obama, as the first black president, seems to have missed out on a huge opportunity as president to help the black community. The inconvenient truth is that he deliberately didn’t help them, instead keeping them down to benefit his party. It is a brilliant scheme. These anti-patriots are the greatest pranksters the world has ever seen, and BLM is the punchline.

Zachary Thomas is a student at York Technical College, a freelance writer, and an engineer at a commercial cabinetry company. Though his passion for politics hasn't been around long, he has always had an interest in the law and plans to further his education to become a lawyer. He loves his God, his country, his family, and his sweaters.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.

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Zachary Thomas is a student at York Technical College, a freelance writer, and an engineer at a commercial cabinetry company. Though his passion for politics hasn't been around long, he has always had an interest in the law and plans to further his education to become a lawyer. He loves his God, his country, his family, and his sweaters.

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