On May 25th of 2020, A man by the name of George Floyd was killed by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis Police officer. The episode was caught on video by a citizen and the world watched in horror as this police officer held his knee on the neck of Floyd as he continually begged for relief by saying “I cant breathe”. The video was so sickening, it is hard to imagine people who could watch it and not want to do something. But what can you do? What should you do?
The immediate reaction and narrative of this event was that this was just an every day occurrence for the American. This situation was framed as what black men go through every day. Floyd, being an African American was destined for this end simply because of the pigment of his skin. And Derek Chauvin was destined to kill a black man because he was a white cop. They point it back to the root problem in this country of, “systemic racism”.
People across the county of all racial backgrounds were stirred by this awful video of George Floyd and wanted to do something. So people did what you are supposed to do when you want to solve a problem, you change your social media picture to a black square. Many of these squares had gray writing on it with the phrase “black lives matter”. Because of that phrase, a debate emerged on if we should be saying “black lives matter” or “all lives matter”.
I always thought that was a silly debate. I wondered what was so important about saying “black lives matter”. I read a number of different perspectives but I still didn’t get the phrase. People used the parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15 to try explain it. People used every illustration they could think of to use the phrase. It seemed so hypocritical to me, especially as you see the black on black murder numbers, and the fact that 1000 black babies are aborted every day in this country. This phrase “black lives matter” seemed to only mean certain black lives matter. Only black lives that allow a narrative that this country is racist matter.
It all made sense when I started to listen to the language of the leaders of this movement. It was clear as day when I heard them use the phrase “systemic racism” in every interview coupled with the destruction of statues. I went on their website and everything was confirmed. Black Lives Matter is not a phrase, it is a legitimate organization. And as every militant political organization knows, you never let a good crisis go to waste. They capitalized on the murder of George Floyd to move forward their agenda by the help of millions of uninformed Americans.
Black Lives Matter – The Organization
BLM was founded on a lie. They gained popularity following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It has been proven that the narrative of that case does not match the actual events. William A. Jacobsen has a wonderful history of BLM and how it was all founded on a lie. How important is it that the organization is founded on a lie? If they will continue to stand on a lie, don’t you think they will continue to lie?
BLM was founded by Marxists
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is described on the organization’s website as “an organizer and freedom fighter” but in an interview with Dazeddigital.com she sheds light on the organization tactics that she is trained in, “I went through a year long organizing program at the National School for Strategic Organizing… we spent the year reading anything from Marx, to Lenin, to Mao ”. What is concerning, is she ends with those three names. You would not fault anyone for studying those people, but it is alarming when you study them to follow them. It should be a 5 alarm fire to every American when they learn that she describes herself and her co-founder, Alicia Garza, as “trained Marxists”.
Marxism is the denial of ideals. Marxists do not believe in God and therefore don’t believe in the principles that govern this nation. Marxists do not believe we are endowed by a Creator with unalienable rights because they do not believe in a creator. They do not believe in personal property, or individual rights. Marxists believe in material. They believe that what you see is all there is. They believe that the world’s problems are a result of an unequal distribution of material. The solution to this problem is the redistribution of material.
Marxists realize that people are not going to buy into it. There are too many people who believe in God and ideals. People believe in personal property. It is a hard sell to tell people that they need to give their stuff that they have earned to people who did not earn it. How do you solve that problem? There must be a revolution.
The revolution has a number of stages. First you have to convince people to revolt. Then you need to organize a system of redistribution. Then you need to reeducate people from the beliefs that they have held for so many years. After this is complete, mankind will live in a state of utopia where all people share.
We are in the first step right now. Convincing people to revolt. In Russian revolution, it was done by pointing to the disparity between the rich and the poor or the haves and have nots. This was easy to do, as workers always feel mistreated by their bosses. The poor in this place would be the useful idiots that the communists needed to implement their system of government. But by the time people attempted to implement it in America, there was already 10s of millions of people who were killed because of the systems. As bad as working conditions may have been, they could see it is better than a Marxist government. So even though Marxists have existed in this country it has always been rejected by the masses.
The terms of the revolution in this country is not framed as rich vs poor. It is framed as the oppressed and the oppressor. It is sold the same way to the average person. They are told that there is a systemic problem of black people being oppressed. BLM uses events like the murder of George Floyd to prove this to be true, and millions of Americans being led by their deceptive hearts buy into It (Jer 17:9). Many Americans just accept the fact that racism is so deep that white people can’t even see it because they are coming from a place of privilege.
The Solution to Racism
America does not have a systemic problem of racism. America has a systemic solution to racism. Racism existed during the founding of this country. There is no doubt about that. Racism still exists in this country. No doubt about that. But the solution is in the first foundational principle of this country. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
On that foundation, a country was formed that had slavery. But slavery couldn’t stand in this country because the foundation didn’t allow it. There was segregation in this country but it couldn’t stand because the foundation did not allow it. Those are two deep problems. Slavery existed forever and the American people fought to end it. Why? Because of the systemic solution to the problem.
You will never hear BLM ever appeal to the foundation of this country. Because the mission isn’t black lives. The mission is a communist utopia.
Every time you hashtag black lives matter, you give strength to the lie that this country needs to be destroyed. At the same time you give strength to the other sinful intentions that they have such as to “dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk”, “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family” and “foster a queer-affirming network”. To translate that, they want to shove LGBTQ down the world’s throat and do more damage to God’s institution of the home.
Sometimes there is some good to an organization. That is not the case with BLM. They are evil. Their supporters will respond “So, you don’t think black lives matter? You are a racist”. Hopefully, this will help you straighten out your back, hold up your chin and make a stand for the truth against those godless commies.