“We’re going to take to the streets again”
2021, NYC Black Lives Matter threatens riots in NY if anti-crime units are reinstated. NYC BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome warned and told reporters after meeting with then Mayor-Elect Adams. [NewsWeek]
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again.”
“There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.”
“It’s time for us to kill one of yours”
2020 August 29, Kenosha activists declare, basically, open season on white people. According to the Kenosha News, the comments were made during a Saturday rally demanding justice for Jacob Blake. Identified by one demonstrator as “our president” said:
“I have to say, god d**n it — if you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours.“
“Listen or get ran over”
During a rally in Chicago, one of Black Lives Matter’s speakers explicitly threatened America and said the following in this video:
“You can listen to us, or you can get run over.”
“…they (police) beat us up every single day; we are targeted and profiled.”
“There are people who are dying, and y’all are mad about people looting Mag Mile? Get over it! These buildings are insured. Materials will come back, but we will not come back if they kill us!…”
2020 August 19, J. Mai, a “Black-Vietnamese, transgender non-binary/gender-transcendent mermaid Queen-King currently living out their ever-evolving truths in Winston-Salem,” according to host Tucker Carlson.
“Why can’t folks imagine a world without the cops? Why can’t folks imagine a world without prisons? Why can’t people expand their imaginations to include community care to include an abolitionist future?
I’m talking about like real-for real abolition, not just the watered-down DNC version of abolition.
We’re talking about abolishing the police; we’re talking about abolishing ICE; we’re talking about abolishing prisons.”
2020 August 10, Black Lives Matter held a solidarity rally at the South Loop police station for those arrested after a night of looting and unrest in Chicago. Black Lives Matter’s lead organizes Ariel Atkins said the following rallying cry: (NBC Chicago)
“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store because that makes sure that person eats,” Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, said.
“That makes sure that person has clothes… That’s a reparation… Anything they want to take, take it because these businesses have insurance.”
Ohio Woman demands her bill at Target is paid via 'Reparations' chases manager, gets punched in the face instead 😭 pic.twitter.com/w1CM3uiVCn— Detect Fights 💕 (@detectfights) April 11, 2023
“BLM will destroy everything”
“Black Lives Matter has virtually nothing to do with black people and nothing about preserving black lives.”
“The BLM movement is really just a costume for white liberals and people who wish to see the destruction of western civilization to wear as they destroy everything we hold dear in this nation.“
“Remove Churchill, Gandhi, and Columbus statues”
“We believe these statues and other memorials to slave-owners and colonialists need to be removed so that Britain can finally face the truth about its past – and how it shapes our present.“
“LGBTQ part of BLM culture”
2020 June 21, Harlem NYC, from the start, BLM founders have always put LGBTQ voices at the center. Two of its founder Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, identify as queer. Jonovia Chase, co-lead organizer of House Lives Matter. (ABC News)
“… being transgender adds an extra target on our backs…. as a Black community and specifically center the trans and queer community… It has always been part of their cultural movement“
“Our power comes from spirits”
2020 June 8, Melina Abdullah stood on Vine Street, Hollywood. She conjured the names of the dead – George Floyd, Ryan Twyman, Wakiesha Wilson, Kisha Michael.
After each name, she poured water from a plastic bottle onto the pavement (libation), and protesters responded with “Àse,” a word in Nigeria akin to ending a prayer with “Amen.”
“Our power comes not only from the people who are here but from the spirits that we cannot see.”
“Don’t apologize if you’re not racist”
Podcaster Zubi posted the following on his Twitter.
“I keep seeing videos of white liberals kneeling and groveling in front of black people. Please stop this tomfoolery immediately.
If you’re not racist, then you don’t need to apologize for anything. Just be NORMAL… Good grief.”
“We’re intimate with the spirits”
2020 June 13, One BLM founder Patrisse Cullors said, “Spirituality is at the center of BLM,” during their Zoom call with Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of BLM Los Angeles. They discussed the methods where they practice traditions from “West African places.”
BLM organizers pray and pour libation. By definition, libation is the act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice (as to a deity).” They said the following:
“…at its core, it’s a spiritual movement” that involves “invoking spirits” with gifts and mantras until “those spirits actually become present with you.” (Cullors)
“Maybe I’m sharing too much… but we become very intimate with the spirits that we call on regularly.” (Abdulah)
“We’re being hunted every day”
In response to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, NBA star LeBron James twitted the following:
“We’re literally hunted EVERY DAY/EVERY TIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog, man! Like WTF, man, are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?”
“We are trained Marxists”
2015, In a newly resurfaced video from 2015, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said this:
“We do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers; we are trained Marxists.”
“We disrupt nuclear family structure”
In a traditional American family, the father is the authority, the children obey, and the whole family is under God. “Villages” refers to Marxist society. They also call themselves “comrades.” BLM’s official website said the following:
To say “comfortable” meant that each family member adheres to their own set of an ideology they are comfortable with. Hence, submission to authority is not enforced.
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”
“We refuse heteronormative thinking”
Based on the following statement from their official website, BLM supports the LGBTQ lifestyle, refuses heterosexual thinking” unless disclosed otherwise.
“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, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).“
Black Conservatives disagreeing with BLM
“Don’t support BLM”
2020 July 2, Samuel Sey is a black African American who supports “black lives.” He is a Christian and a community liaison at the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. He posted the following on his Twitter.
“If you love black people, don’t support Black Lives Matter. They support two of the most destructive things against black people today: fatherlessness and abortion.
Abortion and fatherlessness have destroyed more black lives than racism has—and BLM is enabling that oppression.”
“US Blacks, most prosperous”
2020 June 18, Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University, believes today’s social justice and anti-racism movements are “poisonous” ideologies steeped in Marxist critical theory. He said the following.
“I’ve been to dozens of countries in the world. And there are two things I know: One, black people in America are the freest and most prosperous black people in the world. Period. Bar none.“
“Blacks in America most prosperous in the world”
“How can there be racial inequality when Black people in America are the freest and most prosperous Black people in the world?“
“Black privilege is real”
“Be the best student possible. Avoid crime. Avoid gangs. Avoid unwanted pregnancy. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Amazing what a little common sense can do for your destiny.”