• The BLM Agenda: More Dangerous Than Many Know

    Surge Summary: The Media doesn’t seem particularly interested into diving into what they actually believe, but if one considers the actual philosophy and policy positions of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is clear the organizations behind it are dangerous fringe groups.

    by Gary Bauer

    George Floyd’s murder seared the nation’s conscience and provoked a needed discussion about excessive force in law enforcement.  We are all united against police brutality.  Corporate America and Hollywood celebrities were quick to proclaim “black lives matter.”  We all agree with that.

    But what about “Black Lives Matter, Inc.”?  It is revealing how little interest the media have in the organizations that lead the Black Lives Matter movement.  As a result, the organizations are receiving tremendous support from corporate America and many young Christians.

    It is time for a serious reality check.

    There are two primary groups that appear to speak for the movement:  The Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLM) and the Movement For Black Lives (M4BL).

    While these groups masquerade as civil rights organizations, they are extremely radical.  They despise Western Civilization.  They are anti-Israel, and want to see the world realigned away from America.  Their manifestos emphasize issues far from the goal of racial reconciliation.

    For example, M4BL declares on its website:

    • We believe that prisons, police and all other institutions that inflict violence on Black people must be abolished.
    • The current systems we live inside of need to be radically transformed, which includes a realignment of global power.
    • We are anti-capitalist:  We believe and understand that Black people will never achieve liberation under the current global racialized capitalist system.

    It is striking how much of the agenda is devoted to attacking the nuclear family, the bedrock of civil society, and heterosexuality.  Here are some statements from the BLM site:

    • We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender (heterosexual) privilege and uplift Black trans folk. . .
    • We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement. . .
    • 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. . .

    I doubt this is popular in the black community.  But I want to focus on the second point.

    The insanity of a group purporting to care about black America having the goal of “disrupting the nuclear family,” meaning children having mothers and fathers, should be evident.

    The breakdown of the black family is perhaps the biggest impediment to social progress.  Low-income, single parent families are very hard to lift out of poverty for one very obvious reason:  There’s one less potential breadwinner.

    And every study I am aware of shows that boys raised without fathers have higher rates of delinquency, drug use, educational failure, and other social ills.

    Yes, I know single moms often do a heroic job with their children.  I know two-parent households that have had significant problems.  But when it comes to public policy, you look at the big picture, not the exceptions.

    There is no doubt that children do best when raised in homes with mothers and fathers.  But one of the great tragedies of recent decades is that this fundamental fact about fatherless homes has been largely off the table when it comes to closing the gaps between black and white Americans.

    While black lives absolutely matter, the BLM movement is a dangerous fringe group.  And you don’t have to take my word for it.

    In 2015, Troy Perry, a top black diversity official in the Democrat Party, warned Democrat candidates that Black Lives Matter was a “radical movement.”  Perry added that Democrat candidates should listen to the concerns of BLM activists, but he stressed “don’t offer support for concrete policy positions.”

    If Barack Obama’s Democrat Party thought Black Lives Matter was a “radical movement,” that’s all you need to know. …

    What About Reparations?

    Of course, both the BLM and M4BL groups support reparations.  And the issue made news again when Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, promoted the idea of $350,000 for every black American, totaling $14 trillion in reparations.

    Most Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to reparations.  Only 29% of Americans support the idea.  But Joe Biden seemed open to it, as long as it includes Native Americans.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: By Andy Witchger – Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Protest, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73391674

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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