Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
In PART ONE I mentioned several shocking things I’ve heard over the past couple of weeks, now that Democrats have taken hold of two branches of our government. But, (by far), the most shocking revelation came yesterday with the announcement that BLM is up for a Nobel Peace Prize.
In PART ONE, I affirmed that, while I CAN get behind people of every race and creed, I CANNOT support the BLM organization. This article lays out several concerns that make it difficult for me to lend my support.
I will start by saying that I worry that organizations like this further divide an already-divided nation. The chasm has gone on long enough. My goal would always be to bring people together, not wedge them further apart.
I would add that, while I do believe in the right to protest, I absolutely do not believe in destruction of life or property. I condemned it over the summer and condemned it again after the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
The key BLM beliefs and demands that trouble me include:
- “We are anti-capitalist. We believe and understand that Black people will never achieve liberation under the current global racialized capitalist system.”
- “Reparations for…full and free access for all Black people (including undocumented and currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education…retroactive forgiveness of student loans, and support for lifetime learning programs.”
- “We foster a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”
- “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.”
There are many other things I could list, but it doesn’t really matter what I believe. What matters is that this group, which was linked to the most expensive riots on record—riots where vehicles were destroyed, buildings were burned, businesses were looted, innocent people were beaten and killed, and opposing voices beaten into submission—is now being honored with an award. . .for peace.
I just had a flashback to that random moment when the reporter said that the riots were “mostly peaceful” as live coverage of a city on fire blazed behind him.
Mostly Peaceful Protests
video courtesy @youtube
Maybe it’s time to revisit the word “peace,” so that we’re all on the same page.
Freedom from disturbance; tranquility.
‘you can while away an hour or two in peace and seclusion’
Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Almost as dreamy as that video above.
Here’s another clip of the “mostly peaceful protests.” You’ll notice the video has been flagged by youtube for being too violent for some people. If you do a search of “mostly peaceful protests” you’ll find that almost every one has been flagged—not censored because of the narrative, but flagged for violence.
So, here’s my question: If images from these riots are too violent to be on youtube without a warning, were they really all that peaceful?” Peaceful enough to warrant one of the top peace prizes ever handed out?
The truth is, these protests weren’t peaceful at all. Destruction. Loss of life. Loss of property. We saw it all.
And now, for those who disagree with the narrative: loss of jobs, loss of free speech, loss of safety. I suspect we’ll go on seeing that for years to come, possibly forever.
The world has gone crazy. I swear, sometimes I think we’re living upside-down.