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“‘Black lives matter,’ taken as a sentence, is profoundly true. But it’s not that simple. ‘Black Lives Matter’ did not emerge merely as a sentence. Those three words function as a message and a platform making a significant political statement – one guided by Marxist ideology that seeks to revolutionize our culture and society.”

— R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

 

Those words describe the paradox currently confusing (or purposely indoctrinating) the American public. Mohler wrote those words in a piece posted June 18 at www.thepublicdiscourse.com under the title: “Black Lives Matter: Affirm the Sentence, Not the Movement.” 

It is a highly recommended read, especially for those who don’t know the enormously glaring difference between the sentence and the movement.

In Mohler’s article, he points out disturbing affirmations on the Black Lives Matter website.

“We are guided by the fact that all black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression,” one begins, whereupon the original founders (three women) go on to unfurl an emerging theme.

“We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk,” BLM posted. 

“In this affirmation,” the post continued. “The Black Lives Matter Global Network adopts and promotes the entire worldview of the sexual revolution, which seeks to liberate humanity from the oppressive chains of biological gender.”

“They seek to ‘foster a queer-affirming network,’” Mohler wrote.

But that’s only the beginning of the BLM radical beliefs. Mohler exposes the groups’ desire to destroy and eliminate the traditional nuclear family.

“We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered,” BLM posted. “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.”

Mohler points out his observations of the BLM founders thusly.

“These statements, definitions, and policy demands are saturated in a Marxist ideology, promoting an intersectional worldview that is fundamentally subversive and destructive,” Mohler wrote. “Black Lives Matter operates from a worldview that undercuts human dignity. It sees each person’s identity as determined by externally imposed social structures, which are in turn determined by the human desire to seize power and oppress others. Such identity politics entangles human identity in subjective, materialist terms.

“The Movement for Black Lives, by contrast, seeks to dismantle the foundations of American civilization,” he concluded.

Anne Sorock of Frontier Lab (now the Frontier Center) conducted a study of Black Lives Matter activists titled “The Privileged and the Oppressed,” a deep-dive market-research investigation into how BLM was (is) at its essence a conduit for what she called “Progressives’ latest narrative.” She released this study in 2016 after extensive interviews of BLM activists.

The study can be downloaded at www.newamericanfrontier.org.

Here in sum are some of the report’s major findings:

• Black Lives Matter’s core message is built upon, depends upon, and has as its ultimate goal, the larger retelling of the American story as one of oppression and racism.

• The police, as representatives of the state, must be framed as exemplifying the Black Lives Matter framing by being themselves oppressive and racist.

• Black Lives Matter frames their cause as one against a systemic problem and necessarily utterly rejects the “one bad apple” counterargument.

• BLM relies upon the elevation and equating of other underprivileged groups to a status “just as oppressed” as Black America in order to build a narrative of an America divided into the “Oppressed and the Privileged.”

• Supporters of BLM, for the most part, have moved on from desiring to silence dissent through amending free-speech laws; instead, Black Lives Matter (1) pressures authorities to do it for them, (2) creates an atmosphere of intimidation through threats of violence and shows of force, and (3) incorporates a culture of self-censorship in which those with “privilege” have a lesser voice than the oppressed.

This is from BLM co-founder Opal Tometi in 2013 discussing the New York City Police Department:

“The New York City government was saying that it was going to allocate $100 million for 1,000 new police officers. And here I am, a BLM co-founder, on the heels of the murder of Eric Garner, thinking to myself, ‘How are these people going to unleash even more police officers in our communities, when clearly we are seeing that enough is enough?’” she said. “This overpolicing of largely poor communities, which are largely people of color because poverty is racialized in this country, means that we are the ones interacting with law enforcement more. And with all this racial bias, of course, we see this brutality and these murders.”

She actually blames police brutality on too many cops in poor neighborhoods rife with crime – police trying to save lives of people of color. Unbelievable.

Remarkably, all this garbage has been swallowed by college and professional sports – as well as numerous major corporations.

The NFL players, coaches and sideline staff are now being encouraged to kneel during our nation’s National Anthem, right after standing for the singing of the Black National Anthem first.

How unifying is that?

The NBA announced that when the league begins its shortened 2020 season on July 30, players will have the option to replace their name on their jersey with a “social justice” statement.

Of the 29 accepted statements the players voted for, “Black Lives Matter” was No. 1. “All Lives Matter” didn’t even make the list.

We have a mixed race college football player – from Canada no less – saying he’ll boycott the season because his coach wore a T-shirt during a fishing trip, and the player didn’t like it. I’m not kidding. The coach was brutally attacked.

The coach then took a $1 million pay cut and succumbed to the mob and agreed to genuflect to his administrators who are forcing him into a BLM “re-education camp,” much like the Nazis had in the 1940s – or like the communist Chinese still do today.

Another “oppressed” Texas Longhorn player threatened to sit it out because he wants the university to establish more re-education camps, I guess.

I say pull thier scholarhsip and ban them from their respective campuses forever. 

I will not watch the NFL or the NBA. The players were hired to play a game, not push their communist drool.

BLM? 

One a sentence, the other – terrorists, with a Marxist agenda.

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