There was a lively discussion on my Facebook page yesterday, about which of the two violent gangs who beat the crap out of each other over the weekend was “really” responsible for the brawling.
I wasn’t convinced that whoever is the first to use a car as a weapon should be held “more responsible” than those who brought their fists, urine-filled balloons, and mace to the fight before that. Instead, I tend to agree with what the President has implied a few times: there’s no reason to choose sides between violent Fascists and violent Communists.
All of them are anti-American.
But, are they anti-Christian?
We seem to have no trouble calling out the KKK for being anti-Christian, despite the claims in its official platform:
“We have staked the future of all of our political institutions…upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves to control ourselves to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.“
Though the KKK manifesto and spokespeople regularly make reference to God and Christianity, pretty much everybody else in the country sees the truth. It’s a fringe group of racist psychos, founded by David Duke.
Repeatedly watching how they behave in public has helped we discerning Americans come to this conclusion.
But how many of us know (and are willing to state clearly) that #BlackLivesMatter also is a fringe group of racist psychos, founded by Alicia Garcia, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi?
If we’re going to compare two, grassroots, social clubs–then let’s compare them as apples and apples. Let’s compare what each club says about itself.
From (one of) the KKK websites:
[We] recognize that America was founded as a White nation. America was born as an extension of White European heritage… All of the early laws of the United States, from its very inception, restricted citizenship to White people and all of the early charters, laws, compacts, etc were signed into effect by White people.
[We] Actively promote love and appreciation of our unique European (White) culture. We must recognize it as the bedrock of American liberty and self government.
Now compare and contrast that with the #BlackLivesMatter “Herstory” page (that’s “history” in feminine language. Get it?):
“Progressive movements in the United States have made some unfortunate errors when they push for unity at the expense of really understanding the concrete differences [between identity groups] in context, experience and oppression… [They use the] worn out and sloppy practice of drawing lazy parallels of unity between peoples with vastly different experiences and histories.“
And from BLM’s “Guiding Principles” page:
“We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessary prerequisite for wanting the same for others.”
To describe this group as a generic collection of citizens who are “pro-equality” or “anti-hate” is to be overly-simplistic.
In fact, anyone who reduces the BLM campaign to a push for “equality” goes explicitly against what the founders have asked from their allies.
That is, they see themselves as a movement for queer, black women. And anyone who tries to shape the organization into something else is guilty of stealing the work they’ve done.
Read for yourself, under the heading “The Theft of Black Women’s Work”:
“Straight men, unintentionally or intentionally, have taken the work of queer Black women and erased our contributions. Perhaps if we were the charismatic Black men many are rallying around these days, it would have been a different story, but being Black queer women in this society (and apparently within these movements) tends to equal invisibility and non-relevancy.”
Further down in the document, they say:
“…Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond…keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement… It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.”
When we let the organizations speak for themselves, we can see how they are different or alike.
The campaign known as Black Lives Matter can’t be compared consistently to a whole religion–like Christianity–because it’s not a religion. Intead, it must be compared to individual churches, businesses, and organizations, which claim to be founded on Christian principles.
Like Westboro Baptist.
(Westboro Baptist was founded in 1955 by Fred Phelps.)
Also, we can’t compare the #BlackLivesMatter organization with the Pro-Life movement as a whole–because it’s not the “Pro-Black” movement. Instead, we must compare the sub-group to other (supposedly Pro-Life) sub-groups.
Like the We Love Babies Pregnancy Center, that regularly throws pee-balloons at abortionists.
(I made that up, obviously, because I’m having trouble coming up with a real pregnancy center or other pro-life non-profit, known for its hatred and violence. But let me know if you have an example.)
The NAACP isn’t known for its violence. The Black Youth Project isn’t known for its violence. (Although I disagree with much of the philosophy buried deep within both of those, as well.) They make the same claim to be “against hate” as Black Lives Matter or Antifa, but they’re not directly linked to every riot in recent memory–like BLM and Antifa are.
The NAACP and BYP are wrong about a lot of things. But they’re not hate groups, like #BlackLivesMatter.
Groups and businesses that branch off a Mother Ideology begin to form reputations based on individual merits.
Both the KKK and BLM use code words in their official platforms, which reveal their core socialist values…
Both groups will claim they are all about self-love, when it suits them. But when they get specific, their racist assumptions are revealed…
Both groups believe their racism (and often violence) are justified, because of the lies they’ve swallowed.
The KKK believes America is being stolen from “White People.” And BLM believes they are being systematically hunted down by the racist “State.”
But BOTH believe it’s possible to divide humans by color in order to determine their histories, their shared values, and their current needs. BOTH believe there are huge differences among ethnicities.
They’re not Christian.
And they share equally the asinine violence that took place over the weekend, because neither is on the side of Truth.