As the country grieves over the murders of six police officers during the month of August, violent crime is on the rise. Milwaukee, New Orleans, St. Louis, and other major cities around the United States are experiencing an inexplicable spike in murders, gun crime, and attacks on police. Some could be more accurately described as executions. At the same time, there is a growing message of hate emanating from the Black Lives Matter movement against law enforcement. Coincidence? I think not.
Coined after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement was ostensibly branded as a rallying cry for “disenfranchised blacks” around the country. If you believe the liberal media and opportunistic race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Black Lives Matter is the most important civil rights movement since “black power”. They’ll tell you that black Americans are just peacefully banding together to fight back against social injustice, community poverty, and police brutality.
There is no denying that the Black Lives Matter movement has gained traction, and more and more people who view police as the enemy of black communities are joining in on the rallies and riots. Whatever the original intentions and goals of the movement were, it has since snowballed into a radical black movement that embraces violent protests, and threatens the lives of law enforcement around the country.
Take this video clip of a Black Lives Matter protest at the Minnesota State Fair. What are they chanting, you ask?: “Fry them in bacon…pigs in a blanket.”
Those same words were uttered by the vile executioner of two New York Police Officers in 2014 in an unprovoked tragedy that shocked the nation.
Then we saw a home-made video (from #KingNobleBlackRulership) proclaiming “open season” on police officers and white men; that now the “predator will become the prey”.
Now this: an audio clip from a radical #FYF911 (FuckYoFlag911) radio show where members of the Black Lives Matter movement call for the lynching and murder of police and white people. “Find a mother f**ker that is alone. Snap his ass, and then f***in hang him from a damn tree. Take a picture of it and then send it to the mother f**kers,” says the male caller.
A nationwide hit on law enforcement?
These are only a few of the examples of the hate-filled, anti-police rhetoric being perpetuated under the guise of a peaceful, civil rights resurgence. Since we haven’t heard the leaders of the Black Lives Movement come out and condemn these words and visuals, one could argue that their silence is in fact a sign of support?
Now consider this.
According to the FBI, the definition of “domestic terrorism” includes activities that:
- Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
- Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
- Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
By this definition, Black Lives Matter is dangerously close to meeting the criteria above; dangerously close to fitting the label of “domestic terrorists”.
Ferguson and Baltimore have been devastated. A target has been placed on the back of every police officer and white person in America to “feel the pain”. And crime is now on the rise in major American cities.
How many more police officers will we have to bury before our leaders wake up?
When will we recognize that Black Lives Matter, whatever its original intentions, has now become a megaphone for hatred and racism?
Most importantly, when will we do something about it?
Some are comparing Black Lives Matter to the threats we now face from ISIS and other groups whose weapon of choice is terrorism.
Given everything we now know, it’s easy to understand why.