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Updated on June 19, 2020
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James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

Origin of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter was created in 2013. The group describes its founders as “three radical Black organizers” named Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. They are communist revolutionaries who hate America and love its enemies.

The hero of this trio is Assata Shakur (Joanne Deborah Byron Chesimard), a Black Panther who murdered a police officer in 1973. She escaped from prison and found refuge in Cuba, where she lives today. She remains on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List.

The spark that started Black Lives Matter was the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin. That trial was the first time I ever heard the term "White Hispanic." Zimmerman was acquitted because the jury found he acted in self-defense after Martin attacked him.

Documentary filmmaker Joel Gilbert released a movie about the case, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud That Divided America. Gilbert uncovered that the prosecution's only witness was an imposter, who was not at the scene. Gilbert calls it the "seminal race hoax of the Obama years."

Black Lives Matter took off after Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014. Brown had attacked the officer, sucker-punched him, and tried to take his gun, presumably to shoot him with it. However, a false story, invented by racial agitators, began circulating that Brown had done nothing wrong and was shot while holding his hands up and begging, “Don’t shoot.”

Even the Obama administration ruled that it was not true. However, that didn’t stop “Hands Up – Don’t Shoot” from becoming the slogan of Black Lives Matter. They used it to provoke rage among Black Americans and energize a protest movement against what they claimed was “virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.”

The Founders of Black Lives Matter
The Founders of Black Lives Matter

The Ideology of Black Lives Matter

The bible of Black Lives Matter is the Communist Manifesto. Members call each other ‘comrade.’ Their mission statement comes from Vladimir Lenin: “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing the truth. We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.

Any black person killed by a white person or a black cop is considered "murdered" by Black Lives Matter, regardless of the circumstances or court decisions.

Co-founder Alicia Garza explains the genesis of her organization, “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. We have been fighting and advocating to stop a war on black lives. And that is how we see it – this is a war on black life.”

The way they see the world, everything is about race, and everything is about oppressors vs. the oppressed. People are not to be seen and judged as individuals but only as members of their identity group. Anything wrong with the world is because of 'white privilege.'

BLM is also militant about fighting to normalize homosexual and transsexual behaviors. They reject heterosexuality as in any way natural or normal in human beings or the animal kingdom.

Black Lives Matter despises traditional American culture and values, as well as holy matrimony and the nuclear family. Capitalism, the free market, limited government, free speech, and Christianity are deemed irredeemably evil and criminal. America must be destroyed for 'people of color' to be free.

To prepare the path for the death of America, the intermediate steps BLM demands are the massive redistribution of white wealth and earnings to blacks, and reparations from the government to the tune of trillions of dollars for past mistreatment. They also insist on imposing an ideological straightjacket in our schools, colleges, and the public square, to where nothing negative can be said about their movement.

Today, they promote grievance and resentment among non-white groups. BLM uses language as propaganda and violence as psychological terror. Many in their movement approve of the premeditated murder of police officers, and some justify the killing of all white people. For social justice to be achieved, a violent revolution is required.

Most white people today can probably protest that they have never mistreated anyone because of their race, or never thought themselves superior to individuals of other races. That cuts no mustard with Black Lives Matter. They are not talking about individual acts of racism, or what any white person says or does. They are talking about an invention they call “systematic structural racism.”

It is defined this way: “Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead, it has been a feature of the social, economic, and political systems in which we all exist. It is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity.”

The only solution is for people of color to take control of society and practice racism against white people. Vengeance, inflamed by envy and covetousness, is necessary.

This ideology comes from Critical Race Theory, which was conceived by an idol of Barack Hussein Obama named Derrick Bell. Bell derived his theory from Cultural Marxism, which was dreamed up by the Frankfort School to destroy Western Civilization. Indeed it vilifies all aspects of the West, and from it comes the idea that only white people can be racist.

Discover the Networks defines Bell’s concept thus: “Critical Race Theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core and that consequently, the nation's legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid. Members of "oppressed" racial groups are entitled—in fact, obligated—to determine for themselves” what society will be like.

From that came 'political correctness' and the dreaded 'white privilege.' All white people are, therefore, evil because of the color of their skin and worthy only of debasement if not mass extermination.

Noel Ignatiev invented White Privilege. Wouldn’t you know it; he was a white professor at Harvard, a communist who worshiped the most prolific mass murderers in human history, Josef Stalin and Chairman Mao. Like many ‘progressives,’ he called for the abolition of the white race, and coined the slogan, “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”

Yusra Khogali is a founder of the Toronto branch of Black Lives Matter. She issued this statement: “Whiteness is not humanness. In fact, white skin is sub-human. White people are recessive genetic defects. This is factual. White people need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. Black people simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to.”

The Activities of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter's primary activity is rioting, looting, vandalism, assault, and arson, along with the occasional murder of a police officer. They employ some unusual chants, such as "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" and "Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!"

In the Baltimore riots of 2015, 350 businesses were vandalized, 150 vehicles burnt, 60 buildings set on fire, and 20 cops were injured.

As always, when they riot, BLM taunts the police, throws rocks, bottles, and firebombs at them, calls them every vulgar name in the book, and if a police officer is hurt or killed, they break out in celebration.

Black Lives Matter has brazenly called for a race war in America, against “the white man” the “common enemy” of people of color. It encourages the execution of police officers. “Kill that white mother******!” is the shout often heard at riots.

One BLM spokesman cheerfully hopes, “we will witness more executions and killing of white people and cops than we ever have before. He also asserted, “It’s open season on killing white people and crackers.”

In 2015, 150 Black Lives Matter members stormed Dartmouth University’s library, screaming, “Fu** you, you filthy white fu**s!” “Fu** you and your comfort!,” and “Fu** you, you racist sh**!”

One Black Lives Matter leader screamed at a CNN reporter, “The less white babies on this planet, the less of you white adults we got! I hope they kill all the white babies! Kill ’em all right now! Kill ’em! Kill your grandkids! Kill yourself! Coffin, bitch! Go lay in a coffin! Kill yourself!”

In Seattle in 2017, a female Back Lives Matter activist yelled these words at the crowd through a microphone: “Fuck white supremacy, fuck the U.S. empire, fuck your imperialist ass lives. That shit gotta go. Fuck that shit. You know what America thrives off of? Capitalism. We use our mother fucking, fucking black and brown bodies to live and survive while white people own fucking properties. White people, give your fucking money, your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it fucking all. You need to pay black and indigenous people right now. Pay the fuck up, pay the fuck up. It ain’t just your fucking time, it’s your fucking money, and now your fucking life is devoted to social change. We’re all operating under white supremacy. And we need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House. The White House must die. The White House, your fucking White House, your fucking Presidents, they must go! Fuck the White House! Capitalism is fucking racism!”

Defacing monuments built to honor white people is a favorite target. In faraway London recently, a memorial to Queen Victoria was defaced by Black Lives Matter with vile messages such as “murderer,” “slag,” “slave owner,” “rapist,” whore,” and of course, “racist. ”

Public Schools Promote Black Lives Matter

It started when Seattle teachers put together a “Black Lives Matter at School Day” in 2016, designed to be “ a very politicized action for racial justice in education." Soon after that, prompted by 250 professors at teachers colleges, the National Education Association teachers union resolved to endorse “BLM at School Day” nationwide, later expanded to “BLM at School National Week of Action.” Dozens of our major cities now participate.

The idea is to “make their classrooms and schools sites of resistance to white supremacy, as well as sites for knowing the hope and beauty in Blackness.” That means to indoctrinate students into the race-based worldview of Black Lives Matter.

BLM demands “new uprising for racial justice” in our public schools along with “an immediate end to the criminalization and dehumanization of Black youth,” including “an end to arrests of students, the removal of police from schools, and the reallocation of funds from police and punitive school discipline practices to restorative services.”

For the youngest students, BLM produced a Starter Kit that includes this statement: "Everybody has the right to choose their own gender by listening to their own heart and mind. Everybody gets to choose if they are a girl or a boy or both or neither or something else, and no one else gets to choose for them.”

A textbook was created for the occasion entitled Teaching for Black Lives. It begins, “Black students' minds and bodies are under attack. The school-to-prison-pipeline is a major contributor to the overall epidemic of police violence and mass incarceration that functions as one of the sharpest edges of structural racism in the United States. Black residents’ lives are meaningless to the American Empire.”

Teaching for Black Lives presents the heroes of American History as Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, the Black Power movement, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panthers. The Panthers get a whole chapter devoted to them as “one of the most important human rights organizations of the late 1960s,” with an honorable and needful “revolutionary socialist ideology.” The insane violence of that group is not mentioned.

The BLM curriculum is intended to create fear, anger, and resentment in black students, guilt, and shame in white students. The scheme is to brainwash little children into believing their country is a place of the awful oppression and always has been. It is to make militant activists out of the students on behalf of the extreme radical left.

Support for Black Lives Matter

Here in June 2020, in response to weeks of rioting led by Black Lives Matter, corporate America has poured out $565 million for BLM and other racialists' social justice grievance groups. Yes, they rewarded violence and mayhem with oodles of cash. Microsoft was one of the biggest givers. They follow the lead of Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrat Party.

The Democrat Party issued an official resolution in 2015 to formally endorse Black Lives Matter. The resolution shockingly stated that the Democrat Party agreed with BLM that there is "an unacceptable epidemic of extrajudicial killings of unarmed black men, women, and children at the hands of police.”

Despite their love of racism, violence, and communism, Black Lives Matter leaders were frequent guests at the Obama White House, attending at least seven meetings with President Obama. They told reporters that Obama “offered us a lot of encouragement with his background as a community organizer” and urged them to “keep speaking truth to power.”

On National Public Radio, Obama said he approved of Black Lives Matter as a positive force in America that radiates "sunlight" on the racist police. He likened them to the abolition of slavery movement. Despite the BLM violence and incendiary rhetoric, Obama heaped praise on them. He said their campaign might be “contentious and messy” and that “sometimes progress is a little uncomfortable,” but ultimately, their work is wonderful and necessary.

In 2016, after receiving the endorsement of Obama and the Democrat Party, money began to flood in. $130 million came from George Soros and the Ford Foundation. Soros had been the first big backer of BLM, giving them $33 million in 2014.

Now here in 2020, support for Black Lives Matter has exploded, with academia, politicians, the media, and corporations falling all over themselves to jump on the bandwagon. Corporation websites feature the BLM logo in spades.

Suddenly, anyone against Black Lives Matter is branded a hopeless racist. Self-loathing whites are kneeling in front of BLM members on the streets, riven with ‘white guilt,’ in acts of racial masochism. Millions of Americans are afraid to exercise their right to free speech so as not to offend those who loathe their country. People are being shunned, harassed, mobbed, and fired from their jobs for criticizing or even for merely refusing to glorify Black Lives Matter.

That is all quite remarkable considering BLM's stated goal is to destroy the American way of life by overthrowing our political and economic systems and replacing them with totalitarian communism.

This has even infected the company that owns my beloved HubPages, Maven Media. Formerly committed to free speech and the free exchange of ideas, Maven recently caved to pressure from its employees and shut down its website Blue Lives Matter. The site was in support of cops and their families. It featured some stories that showed how police are exposed daily to abuse, assaults, and shootings and other stories that portrayed kind and heroic deeds done by cops for the public they serve and protect.

The workers at Maven described Blue Lives Matter as "embarrassing," "a disgrace," and "horrible.” Said a spokeswoman, “I don’t care whether or not they make us money. It’s morally wrong to continue platforming a site that advocates for the fascistic oppression of all Americans but especially black people, other POCs, LGBTQ, and the disabled.”

Just the other day, Major League Baseball broke my heart by coming out with love for Black Lives Matter. All 30 teams displayed signs: “Black Lives Matter. United For Change.” The general manager of the New York Mets added, “We have a systemic racism problem in the country. It affects all of our institutions. We felt like we could amplify the Black Lives Matter message.”

If all that wasn’t enough, the richest man in the world, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, felt it was important enough to berate one of his customers for saying "All Lives Matter." Bezos only supports the concept that Black Lives Matter.

Sesame Street and Nickelodeon are now brainwashing toddlers with the BLM worldview. Even Jews are joining in, although Black Lives Matter is anti-Semitic and supports the annihilation of Israel, which it calls a “genocidal apartheid state.”

The mayor of Washington, D.C., named the area in front of the White House, whose occupant she and BLM hate, Black Lives Matter Plaza, and painted that name on a public street in gigantic letters at the expense of taxpayers.

Democrats Worship Black Lives Matter
Democrats Worship Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter: What Do They Want?

Several times, Black Lives Matter has issued a list of demands that it deems 'non-negotiable.' The most recent list includes, “The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform; we demand abolition. We demand that the Seattle Council and the Mayor defund and abolish the Seattle Police Department and the attached Criminal Justice Apparatus. This means 100% of funding, including existing pensions for Seattle Police.”

On a broader scale, BLM issued a national ultimatum, “We demand a retrial of all People in Color currently serving a prison sentence for violent crime, by a jury of their [black] peers in their community. Dismantle the patriarchal practice. Disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure. 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.” BLM also asks that $15 million in American taxpayer money be spent on providing summer jobs for — not Black Americans — but illegal aliens.

Here is a partial list of past demands that are still in force:

End The War On Black People! We demand an end to the war against Black people. Since this country's inception, there have been named and unnamed wars on our communities. We demand an end to the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people. This includes:

  1. An immediate end to the criminalization and dehumanization of Black youth across all areas of society including, but not limited to, our nation's justice and education systems, social service agencies, and media and pop culture. This includes an end to zero-tolerance school policies and arrests of students, the removal of police from schools, and the reallocation of funds from police and punitive school discipline practices to restorative services.
  2. An end to capital punishment.
  3. An end to money bail, mandatory fines, fees, court surcharges, and "defendant funded" court proceedings.
  4. An end to the use of past criminal history to determine eligibility for housing, education, licenses, voting, loans, employment, and other services and needs.
  5. An end to the war on Black immigrants, including the repeal of the 1996 crime and immigration bills, an end to all deportations, immigrant detention, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, and mandated legal representation in immigration court.
  6. An end to the war on Black trans, queer, and gender-nonconforming people, including their addition to anti-discrimination civil rights protections to ensure they have full access to employment, health, housing, and education.
  7. An end to the mass surveillance of Black communities, and the end to the use of technologies that criminalize and target our communities (including IMSI catchers, drones, body cameras, and predictive policing software).
  8. The demilitarization of law enforcement, including law enforcement in schools and on college campuses.
  9. An immediate end to the privatization of police, prisons, jails, probation, parole, food, phone, and all other criminal justice-related services.
  10. Until we achieve a world where cages are no longer used against our people, we demand an immediate change in conditions and an end to public jails, detention centers, youth facilities, and prisons, as we know them. This includes the end of solitary confinement, the end of the shackling of pregnant people, access to quality healthcare, and effective measures to address the needs of our youth, queer, gender-nonconforming, and trans families.

BLM demands: “Reparations for the systemic denial of access to high-quality educational opportunities in the form of full and free access for all Black people (including undocumented and currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education including free access and open admissions to public community colleges and universities, technical education (technology, trade and agricultural), educational support programs, retroactive forgiveness of student loans, and support for lifetime learning programs.

“Reparations for the continued divestment from, discrimination toward and exploitation of our communities in the form of a guaranteed minimum livable income for all Black people.”

Yet another list features: “An end to all forms of discrimination and the full recognition of our [Blacks’] human rights”;

  • “An immediate end to police brutality and the murder of Black people and all oppressed people”;
  • “An end to gentrification”;
  • “An aggressive attack against all laws, policies, and entities that disenfranchise any community from expressing themselves at the ballot” (e.g., Voter ID laws);
  • “A public education system that teaches the rich history of Black people”;
  • “The release of all U.S. political prisoners”;
  • “An end to the military-industrial complex that incentivizes private corporations to profit off of the death and destruction of Black and Brown communities across the globe";
  • “An end to “the use of profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion by law-enforcement agencies”;
  • “The release, by the office of U.S. attorney general, of the names of all police officers involved in killing black people within the last five years so they can be brought to justice.”

Black Lives Matter: Analysis & Conclusion

I am a ‘cold hard facts’ man, one of the original myth busters. My calling is to reveal false narratives of propaganda because they are not Heaven sent. Any movement that rests on a foundation of lies, deceptions, and half-truths hails from the other place where the Father of Lies dwells.

After a lengthy examination of the claims made by Black Lives Matter, I have found that there is no unwarranted level of police violence against unarmed black men. There is no "epidemic" of racist cops killing black suspects. Police killings of blacks are 80% fewer today than 50 years ago.

Studies show that police officers are less likely to shoot Black criminals than White criminals. A lawman is twenty times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a lawman. Black males are 6% of the population, but 42% of cop killers. The police killed nine unarmed black men last year. Lightning killed seventeen unarmed black men.

Science says America is among the three least racist countries on Earth. Blacks have a standard of living in America TEN TIMES higher than in any Black country. Black Americans live to an average age of 75, but in Sub-Saharan Africa, their lifespan is only 48. What is more important than long life?

The real epidemic is black on white violent crime, including rape and murder. Maybe the BLM false reality comes from television, where Whites commit twice as many violent crimes against Blacks when in the real world, Blacks commit twelve times more violent crimes against White victims.

The object of most of the BLM hatred is President Trump. But according to statistics from the FBI, Trump has helped save more than 1,000 black lives by reversing the murder wave that emerged under Obama, what was called the “Ferguson Effect.”

The most dangerous place for a black person to be is not in the presence of a police officer, and not in a neighborhood of supposedly racist white people, but in a black community, especially a city or town that votes for Democrat politicians.

It is not true that the police, for no reason, regularly stop black men. The police do not stop them more often than white men. White police officers are not more likely to shoot minority citizens than non-white officers. Black police officers do most shootings of black suspects.

A new poll shows that 72% of African-Americans are satisfied with their local police departments. Only 5% are very dissatisfied. Forty-one percent of African-Americans report that a police officer has helped keep them or their family members safe in a dangerous situation. Only 33% of white people say the same.

People who participate in rioting and looting are criminals. They are violent, vandalizing thieves. Black Lives Matter, founded and funded by communists, organizes race riots. They do it because they hate white people. They hate honesty, harmony, happiness, good manners, and good morals. They demand power without earning it. They demand wealth without working for it. They love to intimidate and terrorize innocent people and ruin what good people have made.

Just the other day, a Catholic school teacher was fired for posting on a personal Facebook page, “BLM is a terrorist organization.” According to the FBI, that is true. BLM is considered a Black Identity Extremist Terrorist Group.

Systematic structural racism does not exist. Black Lives Matter is a racist, violent, destructive hate group. Like its key money man, George Soros, it seeks to annihilate America.

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    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      5 hours ago from Chicago

      A coalition of a few hundred black pastors, bishops, and other clergy sent a letter to Nike President and CEO John Donahoe. They demanded his company drop its support for the “anti-Christian” Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.

      “Nike is on record supporting the Black Lives Matter movement,” the black pastors say. “A multi-billion dollar company is funneling funds into an organization whose only objective is to destroy America as we know it. We the leaders of Conservative Clergy of Color have watched with sadness and frustration as the country we love has been torn apart by violence and looting. This civil terror, perpetrated and lead by the Black Lives Matter movement, has turned American against American and possibly set race relations back decades.”

      The black pastors add, “Black Lives Matter, a movement run by anti-Christian, self-proclaimed Marxists, hijacked legitimate calls for police reform and turned it to their own ends. This is not a group interested in constructive change; through their vicious campaign to defund police and silence anyone who disagrees with them, they have destroyed livelihoods and gotten innocent children killed. It is antithetical to the nonviolence that Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement stood for. You have given Black Lives Matter a platform, and as such, have contributed to the chaos that is tearing apart every major city in our country. You are culpable in the violence that has wronged so many innocents in the name of ‘the revolution.'”

      The leaders of the official Black Lives Matter movement have identified themselves as “trained Marxists.” They and others have pushed Marxist critical theory to support a broad revolution in the name of racial justice.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 hours ago from Chicago

      On August 25, 2015, a radio host affiliated with BLM enthusiastically agreed with a caller who suggested that black people should “find a white motherfucker that’s alone, smack his ass, and then fucking hang him from a damn tree, take a picture of it, and send it to motherfuckers. As soon as one person gets hung, people are gonna have an idea to do that shit some more. Black people are good at starting trends.”

      During a radio broadcast on September 1, 2015, another BLM-affiliated host: (a) laughed at the recent assassination of a white Texas deputy; (b) boasted that blacks were like lions who could prevail in a “race war” against whites; (c) happily predicted that “we will witness more executions and killing of white people and cops than we ever have before”; and (d) declared that “it’s open season on killing white people and crackas.”

      A co-founder of BLM’s Toronto branch, Yusra Khogali, once posted the following message on Facebook: “Whiteness is not humxness. infact, white skin is sub-humxn....

      In July 2016, a BLM activist speaking to a CNN reporter shouted: “The less white babies on this planet, the less of you [white adults] we got! I hope they kill all the white babies! Kill ’em all right now! Kill ’em! Kill your grandkids! Kill yourself! Coffin, bitch! Go lay in a coffin! Kill yourself!”

      At a BLM rally in Dallas on July 7, 2016, a black gunman suddenly opened fire and killed five policemen while wounding seven more. The perpetrator later explained that he had purposefully set out to kill white people—especially white police. In the wake of the carnage, a group of dancing, shouting BLM activists in Dallas taunted uniformed cops who were on duty.

      American police officers annually have some 375 million civilian contacts in which they behave entirely within the bounds of legality and ethics, BLM chooses to magnify—with choreographed indignation—the significance of a tiny handful of questionable cases, and to characterize those as emblems of supposedly widespread police misconduct.

      Black Lives Matter’s name is a carefully crafted deception, designed to draw attention away from the fact that BLM is a hardcore Marxist movement whose overriding mission is to raze American society and its traditions to the ground, and to erect a Communist utopia upon those ruins.

    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 hours ago from Chicago

      BLM’s larger objective goes far beyond matters of interracial violence and police misconduct. Its overarching mission was to thoroughly discredit the United States as a detestable and irredeemable nation where black people are “collectively” subjected to “inhumane conditions” in a “white supremacist system” that was originally “built on Indigenous genocide and chattel slavery.”

      Growing up without a father is a far better forecaster of a boy’s future criminality than either race or poverty. Indeed, 70% of juveniles in state-operated reform institutions were raised in fatherless homes, as were 70% of long-term prison inmates, 75% of adolescent murderers, and 80% of rapists.

      And yet, in spite of all this, BLM openly calls for a complete dismantling of the nuclear family system. Why? Because Marxist ideology demands it. As California State University professor Richard Weikart has explained, Marx and Engels “usually wrote about the destruction, dissolution, and abolition of the family” as a natural outgrowth of “the abolition of private property and the introduction of socialism.” Because Marx and Engels advocated these ideas, BLM dutifully embraces them as articles of faith. This fact alone serves as proof positive that BLM cares nothing about the overwhelming majority of black lives.

      The only black people whose lives mean anything to BLM are the infinitesimally small number who happen to die as a result of some type of altercation with a white person, especially a police officer. Those black lives are exceedingly valuable to BLM, because their corpses can be exploited as exhibits to bolster BLM’s claim that white racism poses a grave threat to black Americans. Thus, BLMers are quite adept at reciting, from memory, the names of a handful of blacks who, in recent years, died at the hands of white police in highly publicized incidents. But they are entirely mute vis-à-vis the thousands of blacks whose lives are snuffed out by blackkillers each and every year. Those lives, long forgotten, are of no interest whatsoever to BLM

      Depicting America as a veritable cesspool of “state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism,” BLM claims that blacks in the U.S. today are routinely targeted for “extrajudicial killings by police and vigilantes.” And although this claim has been widely and passionately echoed by supporters of BLM, it is in fact a monstrous lie, as has been demonstrated consistently by decades of hard empirical evidence.

      In 2017, for example, blacks were just 23.6% of all people shot dead by police, even though they were arrested for 37.5% of all violent crimes. The following year, blacks were 26.3% of those fatally shot by police, even as they were arrested for fully 37.4% of violent crimes.

      In a 2018 working paper titled “An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force,” Harvard economist Roland Fryer, who is African American, reported that: (a) police officers were 47% less likely to discharge their weapon without first being attacked if the suspect was black, than if the suspect was white, and (b) white officers were no more likely to shoot unarmed blacks than unarmed whites.

      A 2019 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that white officers are no more likely than black or Hispanic officers to shoot black civilians. “In fact,” writes Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald, the study found that “if there is a bias in police shootings after crime rates are taken into account, it is against white civilians.”

      According to Justice Department data, blacks in 2018 were overrepresented among the perpetrators of offenses classified as “hate crimes” by a whopping 50%—while whites were underrepresented by 24%.

      There is not even the slightest hint of anti-black racism anywhere in these figures.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 hours ago from Chicago

      The Systematic Racism Canard

      The claim that America’s awash in systemic racism is made and repeated as unassailable fact. It’s repeated casually, as if everyone concedes its veracity.

      The term is ubiquitous in news and social media. Politicians invoke it daily, if not hourly. Corporations spend upwards of $10,000 an hour for lessons on how to eliminate their own purported systemic, institutional racism. Lately, it seems as if schools and colleges are devoted to teaching little else.

      It’s now axiomatic that systemic, structural or institutional racism accounts for almost all disparities between the races, whether in educational achievement, employment rates, income gaps, crime rates or health. Individual behavior, family structure, perverse governmental policies and culture have little or nothing to do with such disparities, and to contend otherwise is itself a manifestation of systemic racism — a convenient and politically expedient canard.

      The allegation of pervasive systemic racism, as that term is used by politicians, media, academics and woke mobs, is not merely false — it’s a lie. Almost everyone knows it, but few are willing to say it for fear of being labeled racist, getting canceled and/or becoming unemployed. So the lie persists, grows and metastasizes.

      In reality, a massive, multi-billion-dollar apparatus exists to identify and eliminate systemic, structural, institutional and individual discrimination. That apparatus has existed for more than half a century and continues to expand.

      It consists of, inter alia, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the FBI, state civil-rights commissions, local human-rights commissions, state attorneys general, and tens of thousands of investigators, enforcement and compliance officers, local prosecutors and private attorneys who enforce a sprawling framework of civil-rights and equal-opportunity laws. This mammoth regime doesn’t even include the tens of thousands of human-resource officers and diversity and inclusion personnel who guard against systemic/structural racism within their respective institutions.

      Indeed, in large part because of this massive framework, there is considerable systemic racism, but going in the direction opposite what is conventionally claimed.

      For more than half a century, college-admissions offices have discriminated against whites in favor of Blacks. More recently, the discrimination has expanded in favor of Hispanics and to disfavor Asians.

      The discrimination is pervasive and profound. At some schools, Black applicants are up to 500 times more likely to be admitted than similarly situated white comparators. A similar dynamic prevails in the workplace. Corporations and law firms compete furiously to get and to retain Black and Hispanic employees whose objective qualifications are lower than those of whites and Asians. Employers go through exhaustive gymnastics to avoid disciplining or discharging underperforming minority employees.

      The regnant claim that Blacks are disproportionately killed by cops also is false. Blacks are actually underrepresented in police shootings based on Black overrepresentation in crime. For example, while Blacks are twice as likely as whites to be shot by cops, Blacks are nearly seven times more likely than whites to commit murder.

      Blacks are disproportionately killed by other Blacks. Consider, for example, data from the FBI Uniform Crime report. In 2018, 2,925 Blacks were murdered. Where the identities of the victims and murderers were immediately known, 2,600 Blacks killed other Blacks. In 2019, 13 unarmed Blacks were fatally shot by cops.

      “Racial disparity” has morphed almost imperceptibly into racism. That’s a significant — and from a public-policy perspective, dangerous — cheat. In 2018, 1,354,313 men were incarcerated in state and federal prisons. In contrast, only 110,845 women were incarcerated. If racial disparities are proof of systemic racism, then the disparity in incarceration rates must be proof of systemic sexism in the penal system. So for purposes of “equity,” more than a million male prisoners should be released.

      Whenever you hear the terms systemic/structural/institutional racism, white privilege, implicit bias, disparity, equity, intersectionality and anti-racism, there’s a fair probability that imbecility, mendacity and mischief will follow. And, invariably, political opportunism.

      (Peter N. Kirsanow, attorney and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.)

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      James A Watkins 

      2 weeks ago from Chicago

      James Trentadue ~ Thank you so much for reading my article and leaving such a thoughtful commentary, with which I fully agree. Well done. Your opening paragraph is dynamite: "Spirit of delusion over the land. ... We (America) have been infiltrated by our enemies because we have allowed them through supporting and "tolerating" many causes that are detrimental to the structure of American heritage." Amen!

      Just the other day I was reading a story about how the Puritans and Pilgrims founded America based on Deuteronomy 28. I wondered what that chapter said. As I read it, I could see how Divine Providence unfolded the American story, as a largely uninhabited wilderness was turned into the greatest civilization ever. Here are the Scriptures, as God speaks:

      “If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

      All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:

      You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

      The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

      Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

      You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

      The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

      The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

      The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways.

      Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you.

      The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity--in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground--in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.

      The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

      The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

      Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.”

      It goes on to foretell what will happen if the Democrats take control of the country.

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      James Trentadue 

      2 weeks ago from Madison, WI.

      Spirit of delusion over the land...if it isn't lifted the problems will only get worse..We(America) have been infiltrated by our enemies because we have allowed them through supporting and "tolerating" many causes that are detrimental to the structure of American heritage.

      Same as ancient Israel 841BC..

      We have a chance to break out of the template created by the forces that are against us by looking to the Almighty God and repenting over this land for ourselves and our land...

      The template is a notice on how God deals with His people. Israel was His people then (BC).

      The template is how His people reacted then, and a harbinger of what can happen to His people now.

      We are His people now established 1607 Affirmed May 30,1789 in New York at the little church (ground zero 9/11) at St. Pauls, when George Washington dedicated America to God.

      So...it's literally up to us and what we believe:

      Whether we believe God is real.

      Whether we believe He is speaking to us and we hear.

      Whether we believe God wrote the Bible for His purposes and this time.

      OR

      Whether we would rather follow the path that brought us to this point of degradation?

      Would we call on the Almighty God of the universe in the name of His Son Yeshua and tell Him that "we made a mistake that only you can change, dear Lord.

      "Our choice" as Yoda once said..."choose Wisely".

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      James A Watkins 

      2 weeks ago from Chicago

      The video footage of bands of Black Lives Matter activists roaming through Washington D.C. harassing diners—surrounding them, screaming in their faces, declaring that anyone who doesn’t raise a fist in solidarity is a white supremacist—is in a way more disturbing than the riotous scenes of arson, looting, and violence we see night after night for months on end.

      Democratic mayors and governors across the country have been passive, to the point of complicity, in the face of wanton violence and unrest in the streets of their cities. Because this violence has been perpetrated by their ideological allies, they have often looked the other way, along with a media establishment that insists on describing rioters and looters as “protesters,” and repeats, mantra-like, the obvious falsehood that the “protests” are “largely peaceful.”

      It is not hard to see how these circumstances embolden the mob. After toppling statues with impunity, they moved on to clashes with police in the streets. After doing that without serious consequences, they wring concessions from leftist politicians who are both sympathetic to their cause and terrified of them showing up on their front doorstep. Having learned that the people in power will not stand up to them, they turn their attention to people with no power.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 weeks ago from Chicago

      In Washington D.C., two activists with Students for Life were arrested for chalking, "Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. After months in which "Black Lives Matter" along with the names of assorted criminals has been ritually chalked, painted, and splattered on sidewalks and streets across America, the concept of vandalism had been rediscovered for conservatives who defend the black lives yet unborn. The activists were charged with defacing public or private property for using chalk, that is easily removable.

      Even as Black Lives Matter bigots have vandalized churches and synagogues with their hateful messages, torn down statues and defaced memorials while going unpunished, Democrat officials have helped them tear down monuments and paint their hateful messages while aggressively punishing those who chalk different messages or erase the BLM message.

      Eight people have been arrested in New York for pouring paint on the hateful BLM mural. That includes Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes, two black women from At the Well Ministries who are opponents of BLM. But no charges were pressed against the BLM bigot who vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

      In California, a couple who painted over a racist Black Lives Matter mural were charged with violations of civil rights, vandalism, possession of tools to commit vandalism, and a hate crime. That’s the same state where statues of St. Junipero Serra, a Catholic saint, Francis Scott Key, the poet patriot who penned the "Star-Spangled Banner", and Ulysses S. Grant, who defeated the South and ended slavery, were torn down without any condemnation by Democrat officials, with no interference by police, and without any actual arrests being made or charges brought.

      Selective prosecution for the same offenses based on their political motives is the definition of civil rights violations. And BLM’s Democrat backers are violating civil rights on a massive scale. If chalking on public sidewalks is illegal, it should be illegal for everyone. If tearing down statues and defacing monuments is no longer a crime, then throwing paint on Black Lives Matter signs on the street should not lead to arrests, let alone prosecutions.

      Democrat politicians have justified these illegal abuses of authority by insisting that the statues of everyone from explorers to founding fathers to saints are “divisive” and that the BLM messages are signs of “unity” while the attempts to erase them are “divisive”.

      These are not legal standards. They’re the authoritarian slogans of a totalitarian regime. Leftists are allowed to vandalize private and public property, while conservatives are locked up. Democrats and their leftist allies have inaugurated a new tyranny of ideas in which their symbols are protected as sacred while American symbols and monuments are torn down like garbage.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 weeks ago from Chicago

      PlockedT ~ I have no idea why your message went into my spam folder. I fished in out for you.

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      PlockedT 

      3 weeks ago

      Still locked out

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      James A Watkins 

      5 weeks ago from Chicago

      In Washington D.C., two activists with Students for Life were arrested for chalking, "Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. After months in which "Black Lives Matter" along with the names of assorted criminals has been ritually chalked, painted, and splattered on sidewalks and streets across America, the concept of vandalism had been rediscovered for conservatives who defend the black lives yet unborn. The activists were charged with defacing public or private property for using chalk, that is easily removable.

      Even as Black Lives Matter bigots have vandalized churches and synagogues with their hateful messages, torn down statues and defaced memorials while going unpunished, Democrat officials have helped them tear down monuments and paint their hateful messages while aggressively punishing those who chalk different messages or erase the BLM message.

      Eight people have been arrested in New York for pouring paint on the hateful BLM mural. That includes Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes, two black women from At the Well Ministries who are opponents of BLM. But no charges were pressed against the BLM bigot who vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

      In California, a couple who painted over a racist Black Lives Matter mural were charged with violations of civil rights, vandalism, possession of tools to commit vandalism, and a hate crime. That’s the same state where statues of St. Junipero Serra, a Catholic saint, Francis Scott Key, the poet patriot who penned the "Star-Spangled Banner", and Ulysses S. Grant, who defeated the South and ended slavery, were torn down without any condemnation by Democrat officials, with no interference by police, and without any actual arrests being made or charges brought.

      Selective prosecution for the same offenses based on their political motives is the definition of civil rights violations. And BLM’s Democrat backers are violating civil rights on a massive scale. If chalking on public sidewalks is illegal, it should be illegal for everyone. If tearing down statues and defacing monuments is no longer a crime, then throwing paint on Black Lives Matter signs on the street should not lead to arrests, let alone prosecutions.

      Democrat politicians have justified these illegal abuses of authority by insisting that the statues of everyone from explorers to founding fathers to saints are “divisive” and that the BLM messages are signs of “unity” while the attempts to erase them are “divisive”.

      These are not legal standards. They’re the authoritarian slogans of a totalitarian regime. Leftists are allowed to vandalize private and public property, while conservatives are locked up. Democrats and their leftist allies have inaugurated a new tyranny of ideas in which their symbols are protected as sacred while American symbols and monuments are torn down like garbage.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 weeks ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ Thank you so much for helping me promote this article. And in other new . . . my new book was published today! I'll have to write a Hub about it.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      7 weeks ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Screw it. I'll put this on Reddit. Hopefully you'll get some good traffic.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 weeks ago from Chicago

      T ~ That is sickening.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 weeks ago from Chicago

      You are welcome. Thank you.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      8 weeks ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks, I'm almost recovered finally. And you will definitely get a review when I am done - I know they are great to get, but it is my honor as well.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 weeks ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ Thank you. I am not done yet. I am doing my last edits on my last chapter. Then, it is on to formatting, which can be tricky. I do hope to finish by Friday, my original goal.

      I am sorry you are sick, brother. But I am grateful to you for buying a copy of my book. I would very much appreciate a review after you read it.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      2 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      Congrats on finishing your book. I did a short story on Kindle and I know what you mean about formatting. I'm glad that in this instance I was able to buy the paperback version of "What Does the Devil Do All Day?" Being sick, I have only read a few paragraphs so far, but already I have learned alot about the sickos that carry out the devil's will. Eventually I will get to your latest book please be patient - and I will definitely leave a review - I am sure it will be stellar as your writing always is.

      I love what you said about armor, and that it has a purpose and you don't put it on to sit around the house. In reference to this country, I know you are echoing my sentiment that America is still worth fighting for.

      Congrats again brother.

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      James A Watkins 

      2 months ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ You are most welcome, my friend.Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and your blessings. I am sorry to hear you have been ill.

      We are certainly on the same page. Like you. "I would like to see a version [of America[ that still honors the Bible, the Constitution and baseball - a place that is a beacon of prosperity and light, not a drug infested, Robocop style future where everyone lives in fear."

      It is surely possible. It is within our grasp. If only enough good people fight for it. We are admonished to train for and run the best race we can. We are commanded to put on the Armor of God. Armor only has one purpose. Battle. You don't put it on to sit around the house.

      I think my book is done. I have formatted it (which used to give me fits). Today and tomorrow I am working on my front and back covers. Monday I plan to read it one last time before I say, "Enough."

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      James A Watkins 

      2 months ago from Chicago

      Jman ~ Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I very much appreciate your awesome accolades. It is encouraging to hear that your friends agree with my base conclusion.

      I am flabbergasted by how much money corporate America threw at BLM as the ultimate in virtue signaling.

      I am with you 100% that "MANY feel the fake, media / democrat inspired and funded BLM protests greatly increased the spread of COVID 19 - for which the media and BLM should be held legally liable."

      Absolutely. Thanks again for your keen comments.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      2 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      As always, you are gracious and thanks for taking the time to respond again - I knew you were busy with your book. I love that we think alike on so many particulars such as my statements about universalism, guilty whites wanting to appease their black friends and so on.

      I am really sorry you had to give up the Cubs. I have never truly understood sports and sports fandom, but I do know that baseball especially is part of the fabric of America, and I feel that sadness that comes with having to reject something that is not only a beloved pastime, but part of America's DNA. It is hard to watch all these changes and it reminds me of why we should fight - at least with words - this beautiful country and all it stands for is (still) worth saving. Naturally economics, invention, industrialization, politics all will affect what form America will take in the future, but I would like to see a version that still honors the Bible, the Constitution and baseball - a place that is a beacon of prosperity and light, not a drug infested, Robocop style future where everyone lives in fear. We'll never see the fifties again, but I would love to see an Americana style utopia where people can still enjoy the vast natural landscapes, or work in tall, clean cities helping to keep America ahead of the world. But I wish I had grown up in your time James, I really missed out. if I'm sentimental, it's because I'm sick and I was trying to wait till my head cleared before I wrote a return comment!

      God bless you, thanks for standing for the standard - you give me hope brother.

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      Jman 

      2 months ago from Texas

      Fantastic article! Brave, honest, factual and well researched.

      I have 2 coworker friends , that happen to be black, that agree with your base conclusion. They do feel the COVID 19 "issues" did feed into the BLM financial, political, media support during their terrorist activities including the CHAZ/CHAD affair in Seattle Washington. Hard to believe the USA ( liberal CITY/ STATE govt) allowed armed thugs hold downtown territory for a month .. and then apologized to the crooks.

      Seem off that real Americans should even pay tax this year after that disgrace by our govt.

      Interesting that after BLM acquired hundred of millions in funding , the false flag protests by BLM "protest" dissipated from the media.

      MANY feel the fake, media / democrat inspired and funded BLM protests greatly increased the spread of COVID 19 - for which the media and BLM should be held legally liable.

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      James A Watkins 

      2 months ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ Thank you and you are welcome. It is always a pleasure to hear from you, my friend. As you may know I have taken a sabbatical from Facebook for a month to finish my 4th book, ‘The Devil’s Matrix: This World of Lies, Deceptions, Illusions, and Distractions.’ I am working hard on it every day.

      You are surely right that God delivers on His promises.

      Pantheism is quite popular amongst environmentalists that don’t want to go full Atheist. I like they way you put it: “universalists who reject all religion - it is a form of easy believerism.”

      I do believe the information in this article is true. I gave a commenter named ‘Aaron’ some follow-up facts after he expressed doubt as to my veracity. I have had people in FB groups say it is all false, but like you, I have yet to have one challenge any specific thing. There is nothing ‘positive’ about the BLM message.

      My beloved Chicago Cubs jumped on the bandwagon and supported BLM on Social Media so I am done with them. That is a momentous decision for me as I am as big a Cubs fan as anyone on this planet and have been for well nigh all my life. It only took me five seconds to decide. I will not give any of my time and attention to an organization that supports a racist, hate-filled, communist, America-hating terrorist group. I will never watch a single game again, or even check the box scores.

      You hit the nail on the head with this brother: “white people are so eager not to be labeled racist, that they will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure they stand with blacks - including swallowing the false idea that all black people feel oppressed and that racism is wide spread and just as bad as it was before Martin Luther King's civilized and peaceful marches.”

      You and I are totally on the same wavelength: All we can do is “write and speak the truth and make sure that they don't blare out their false narrative without being challenged. If you're a part of a group and they shout slogans and no one defies them, then you tend to think there is no challenge or alternate view.”

      That is precisely why I do what I do.

      Your closing remarks are even more profound: “And that's why we are considered the salt and the light, when we are removed, the world will sigh with relief because there will be no one to remind them of the truth, no one to convict them, and no one to lead them to salvation either.” Amen.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      2 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      I meant to come and thank you for accepting and commenting on my Jupiter-sized comment much sooner, but life gets in the way.

      Thank you for the reference about "A Course in Miracles" in your book - I'm going to go ahead and get that this week - "What Does the Devil Do All Day?". You are even better versed than I am, and I think you were the one who alerted me to its existence and false narrative many years ago. But all I had to do when my friend was reading it, was to look it up on Google books and read a few paragraphs. It just seems to take every Biblical concept and give it a twist - with the aim that you are your own god and you choose your fate in life.

      'According to Oprah’s buddy Eckhart Tolle, when Jesus said, “I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life,” What He really meant was YOU are the way and the truth and the life.'

      Isn't that just like the Devil? As the serpent said in the Garden: "Did God REALLY say...?"

      It defeats logic though to assume that Jesus meant something else when he said "I am the Way..." because if you look at God all throughout the Bible, what he says, comes about. He doesn't promise a flood and then brings a fire-hail storm instead. He doesn't promise Abraham that Sarah will have a son and then create that nation out of Hagar. Whatever God says, he brings about. And if they are going to base their perverse truth on the Bible at all, they have to consider that fact - so it is a circular logic conundrum for them. If the Bible is the impure word of God, then how can you base any truth on it when God is supposed to be perfect but you say he isn't? If God isn't perfect, then wouldn't an alternate truth be just as worthy to consider?

      I think it is like the seed that fell by the wayside, people hear the word and receive it but they don't understand it (and I think it is implied that they don't want to), so the crows come and eat it - I think that represents false gospels like, "A Course in Miracles."

      It is pantheism, and it seems to be very popular with universalists who reject all religion - it is a form of easy believerism. They pick it up and lay it down depending on moods and life circumstances.

      Thank you again for all of your commentary on my "article" in your comments section. I give this link to anyone who stands with BLM, and have met ridiculous resistance - they check out reviews of Hubpages, and I tell them you don't work for them, they say the information is false, but won't tell me what part they supposedly researched and named false, opting instead to erase the entire comment conversation on their pro-BLM post, citing they only want to post positive things on Facebook and so on. It's amazing to me how people close their eyes, but the fact is that white people are so eager not to be labeled racist, that they will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure they stand with blacks - including swallowing the false idea that all black people feel oppressed and that racism is wide spread and just as bad as it was before Martin Luther King's civilized and peaceful marches.

      They put on blinders to the things that do not fit correctly in their white-guilt fantasies of black acceptance and there is no way to actually remove them. All we can do is what you did, write and speak the truth and make sure that they don't blare out their false narrative without being challenged. If you're a part of a group and they shout slogans and no one defies them, then you tend to think there is no challenge or alternate view. What disturbs me most though is that people seem to clap their hands on their ears and close their eyes - deliberately not looking at the evidence, or looking at it in a way that can only condemn it. They want to disprove it, not look at it objectively. And that's why we are considered the salt and the light, when we are removed, the world will sigh with relief because there will be no one to remind them of the truth, no one to convict them, and no one to lead them to salvation either.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      KC McGee ~ Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Your comments are powerful and profound, especially this: “Liberals and BLM don't care about facts or stats you've quoted. All they care about is whatever will help them take power and control and they will LIE through their teeth to accomplish it. If it requires riots, looting and burning, they will do it. They want to ruin this country. That is their goal.”

      You are so right that “When it's a black on black murder, the BLM will turn a blinds eye. When that happen you see no riots, no looting and no burning.”

      And there is no doubt about this: “Al Sharpton is a racist of the worst kind.”

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      KC McGee 

      3 months ago from Where I belong

      James A Watkins,

      Your most recent comment is right on the mark. BLM (and Antifa) will keep throwing the systemic racism by cops out there. But the Liberals and BLM don't care about facts or stats you've quoted. All they care about is whatever will help them take power and control and they will LIE through their teeth to accomplish it. If it requires riots, looting and burning, they will do it. They want to ruin this country. That is their goal.

      About two days ago a 3 year old child died as a result of a drive by shooting in Chicago. So where is the rage and outcry from BLM. Why are they not roiting, looting and burning over this event of a three year old black child being murdered. When it's a black on black murder, the BLM will turn a blinds eye. When that happen you see no riots, no looting and no burning. Thousands of blacks have died at the hands of other blacks over the years in Chicago alone. That's not counting in other parts of this country also. And BLM remain silent on this issue of black on black murders. You don't hear any outcry from Al Sharpton or Jesssie Jackson demanding justice when it's black on black murders by the thousands. And yet when a black person dies at the hands of a police officer, regardless of the situation, then people like Al Sharpton will fan the flame by calling it systemic racist cops. The BLM movement are nothing but a bunch of lying hypocrites. And further, Al Sharpton is a racist of the worst kind.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Aaron ~ The tragic truth is, the most dangerous place for a black American is not in the presence of a police officer. The most dangerous place for a black American is a black neighborhood. Since blacks commit 62 percent of robberies, 57 percent of murders, and 45 percent of assaults -- despite constituting 13 percent of the population – they will have obviously a higher level of interaction with the police. The source for these numbers is the 2018 FBI Uniform Crime Report.

      According to the Washington Post, Nine unarmed black men were killed by the police in 2019. Out of 20,000,000. That makes the odds pretty low. Namely, a unarmed black man’s odds of being killed by the police is .000045%. BLM CALLS IT AN EPIDEMIC. It is laughable.

      According to the new National Crime Victimization Survey published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, out of the 593,598 interracial violent victimization crimes between blacks and whites reported in 2018, 90 percent were black against white, and 10 percent were white against black.

      Men are vastly more likely to experience police violence than women are, but nobody doubts that it has to do with the fact that men are on average far more violent than women. Similarly, if black men commit violent crimes at much higher rates than white men, that might have a lot to do with the disparity in the use of force by the police. Black men are three times as likely to commit violent crimes as white men. Cops are more likely to use force against people who commit violent crimes.

      Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. SOURCE: FBI Crime Statistics, reported by the Washington Post.

      According to the BLM false narrative, black men are constantly harassed by the police and routinely brutalized with impunity, even when they have done nothing wrong, and there is an “epidemic of police shootings of unarmed black men.” Indeed, black men are less likely than white men to have contact with the police in any given year: 17.5 percent versus 20.7 percent. Only 0.08 percent of black men are injured by the police each year, approximately the same rate as for white men. These statistics come from the Police-Public Contact Survey.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Pamela Oglesby ~ You are quite welcome. I appreciate you reading my work and your thoughtful remarks. The object of the Left, with BLM and Antifa leading the way as their Blackshirts and Brownshirts, is to destroy America. They will have to be put down like rabid dogs.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      A B Williams ~ No, I had not seen that video. Thank you for showing it to me. There is no doubt that BLM was founded as a Marxist organization, as I noted in my piece.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Devika Primić ~ Hello! It is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for reading my piece here. I surely agree with you that All Lives Matter. By the way, I did not know, until you mentioned it in your comments, that you were from South Africa. I had thought you were Croatian. I have written an article about the troubles in your homeland that I'd like you to take a look at if you have time:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/South-Africa-No-Coun...

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      Aaron 

      3 months ago

      Hey, as you said you are a “cold hard facts kind of guy” where are your sources James? I don’t see any cold hard facts. What studies, polls, and science are you referring too?

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you James for all of this information about BLM. I didn't know very much of these facts. We are living in a very difficult time with all the violence and the destruction of all these statues of white men that were presidents and held other positions in wars. It is a bit scary as to the future of our country with so much violence happening.

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      A B Williams 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

      Have you seen this James?

      https://twitter.com/i/status/1274336621702373377

      Is this how we are all supposed to get along from here on out, we must embrace communism? :(

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      Devika Primić 

      3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi James I am South African and is a racist country growing up in that era has made me see how people of color were treated. But all Lives Matter

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Kyler J Falk ~ You are right. Google is making it hard to find out that information. Sounds like a good project for a top flight investigator. I am sure they are filthy rich by now.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Readmikenow ~ I appreciate you coming over to read my piece. Thank you very much for your kind compliments on it. Glad you enjoyed my work here. I will join you in dreaming that dream.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Doug West ~ You are most welcome. Thank you for reading my article and commenting on it. I certainly join you in that hope.

      James

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      Kyler J Falk 

      3 months ago from Corona, CA

      As it concerns the net worth of BLM as an incorporated entity, the year 2019 net worth seems to be somewhere around $200 million. That's me taking into account their expenditures on oil and gas extraction (I guess black lives require that), congressional donations each year, private donations, and the net worth of their founders (pretty low). I'm under the impression it has to be worth more, and that they are evading the report of much of their income.

      A very hard trail of breadcrumbs to follow, one which Google seems to purposefully make harder. That is to say, unless someone hasn't been able to write an in-depth article on their worth and how they came to be worth so much since their inception.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ Do not apologize to me for speaking your mind and saying what was weighing on your heart. God Bless You Brother!

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ I appreciate both of those links.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      A B Williams ~ Thank you very much for sharing my article with your Facebook friends! I am humbly honored that you would.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ I must repeat your bombshell: "It is about getting the world ready for a Satanic dictatorship run by the Antichrist when he appears. 90% of the world will fall in line because of what is happening right now - they are the devil's sheep, unquestioningly following his doctrines and skewed morality (humanism) and hatefully lashing out at anyone who disagrees. When the followers of BLM don't even care to look at the hateful and evil roots of BLM, and they can't tolerate anyone who doesn't agree, then you know that people are ready to be fooled by the biggest fool of them all: the destroyer."

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Kyler J Falk ~ Thank you very much for taking the time to read my work. And I thank A B for telling you about it. I appreciate your kind compliments on my article. And I sincerely enjoyed reading your thoughtful insights. I cannot seem to find the new worth of BLM. Do you have that information?

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ As for your second commentary, I totally agree with you that to tell people the Truth – even, or maybe especially, when they don’t want to hear it – is an act of love.

      You hit the nail on the head with this: “the left provokes violence and emotionalism, and then when the city is burning, they call for peace and love. It's sick.”

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      Alexander Silvius ~ Thank you for reading my piece. I appreciate your exhaustive commentary. I am well pleased to receive your encouragement and accolades.

      I am sorry to hear about your experience with your black friend and how he unfriended you. You mentioned “he was reading and endorsing "A Course in Miracles" above Christianity which was basically written at the prompting of a demon and presented many things that sounded very good but diverged dangerously from the Bible.”

      I wrote about that book in my book, WHAT DOES THE DEVIL DO ALL DAY. Here is what I wrote:

      One of the books that Oprah helped sell millions of copies of is A Course in Miracles by the Atheist Helen Schucman, professor of medical psychology at Columbia University. You might as well call it The Satanic Bible—although there is already one of those.

      Ms. Schucman says the book was dictated to her by a spiritual being she calls “the entity.” In some interviews she has preposterously claimed the entity was Christ Jesus, writing through her to correct errors in the Bible. I say it is preposterous because the entity attacks everything written in the Bible and flat-out denies the atonement of Christ on the Cross.

      It is obvious that the entity hates Christianity and all it has stood for, and in particular, it assures us that there will not be any

      Last Judgment or any judgment at all. The one thing God will never be is judgmental, in this demonic doctrine, because sin does not exist, and there is no need for any person to be forgiven of anything.

      Christ is not necessary in this concept, and not even extra special: “The Name of Jesus Christ is but a symbol used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray. ... God would never decide against you, or He would be deciding against Himself. Forgiveness does not pardon sins. There is no sin. All guilt is solely the invention of your mind.”

      In that book and all of Oprah's views what we find is ancient Pantheism: All that exists is God, and if there were no Universe there would be no God because the Universe is what He is. According to Oprah’s buddy Eckhart Tolle, when Jesus said, “I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life,” What He really meant was YOU are the way and the truth and the life.

      What is God? Eckhart says YOU are. And that means everybody, even Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin and Charles Manson.

      Oprah’s other friend, Rhonda Byrne, clarifies it for us: YOU are God; YOU are eternal life; YOU are all wisdom; YOU are all powerful; YOU are the creator. But don't be flattered, she doesn't mean just you; she has in mind every human being who has ever lived. So, "You are God" may sound pretty good until you realize there are seven billion gods on Earth and at least that many in the ground already.

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      Readmikenow 

      3 months ago

      Excellent article. I would hope this would be standard reading is all public educational facilities...but that is just a dream. Enjoyed reading it.

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      Doug West 

      3 months ago from Missouri

      James:

      Thanks for the article. I didn't realize the BLM is so racist and dangerous. I hope they don't manage to tear America apart and start a race war.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      3 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      AB, thank you for your understanding. Yes, I do feel passionate about this subject, but I apologize to anyone who feels obligated to read it all, and I especially apologize to James, I hope I am not taking advantage of your civility and patience with my extraordinarily long comment. I will try to curb that a bit in the future.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      John Harper ~ Great to hear from you, brother. Thank you for reading my work. I surely appreciate your kind compliments on it and you sharing it on Facebook. I like T's idea too.

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      3 months ago

      You know BLM is a ruse when they base their entire movement on fictions while ignoring totally the blatantly obvious disregard for black lives by blacks (and the left) as evidenced here

      https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/15070719_f496.j...

      And here

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      A B Williams 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

      Alexander, I don't think I've ever seen a longer response, but I get the message...I understand your passion.

      Hi James, I went ahead and shared it on my FB page.

      I agree about the language, but...keeping it real, right?

      I would welcome a new FB friend, I keep running people off. ;) I will seek you out!

      Taking a break from HP for a couple of days. Have a great weekend all. Stay safe!

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      A B Williams ~ Thank you so much for coming over and reading my article. I sincerely appreciate your lovely laudations on it. I am open to us being Facebook friends, by the way. I am easy to find on there.

      I personally love the slogan, "ALL LIVES MATTER." I mean, isn't it true?

      I struggled with whether or not to bleep out the language in that one BLM speech. In the end, I thought the expletives displayed a lot about the mentality, vulgarity, and crassness of the speaker. I do not think Facebook cares. I see people throwing around F-Bombs in there quite often without penalty. But I can edit the article, as you know. If it is a dealbreaker, I will do it for you.

      Anyone else care to chime on on that issue about the language?

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      Alexander Silvius 

      3 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      I guess my comments are so long, I ran out of time to make grammar corrections. I want end it with this: This isn't about race, or corona or Islamic terrorism, or whatever comes next, it is about getting the world ready for a Satanic dictatorship run by the Antichrist when he appears. 90% of the world will fall in line because of what is happening right now - they are the devil's sheep, unquestioningly following his doctrines and skewed morality (humanism) and hatefully lashing out at anyone who disagrees. When the followers of BLM don't even care to look at the hateful and evil roots of BLM, and they can't tolerate anyone who doesn't agree, then you know that people are ready to be fooled by the biggest fool of them all: the destroyer.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      3 months ago from Corona, CA

      AB was kind enough to bring my attention to this article, and I can't say I disagree with much of anything in it. You put so much effort into your writing and I envy your ability to truly care this much about the issues facing America, but I was sad to see that you didn't include the net worth of BLM. I've been trying to find the net worth of BLM for a series of days now and can't seem to find an appropriate approximation from a valid source.

      I recently proposed that BLM is profiting by standing on the backs of dead black men, all the while promoting racist movements. If only I could do justice to my own sentiments, as you do yours, perhaps I'd be able to change the mentality of those who cry racism as I beg for them to stop discriminating against me for my white skin.

      The only thing I really, truly want to change within your article here is that I believe systemic/systematic racism is real. I believe it is perpetuated, mostly, by the left as a way to gain some sort of upper hand through creating racism where none has occurred. Of course, the right has its racist wingnuts but the right has yet to threaten me with death for my skin color, while the left is being praised for screaming it in the streets.

      Tough times, and a tough topic. I hope for a constructive and progressive close to these happenings, but BLM is only ripping the racial divides further and further apart.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      3 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      Continued from first comment:

      "...and if a police officer is hurt or killed, they break out in celebration." But,... that can't be, none of the heavily edited videos from the left show that behavior from protestors - not too often anyway. And I have often called out for my liberal friends to show as much compassion for the cops who stand their ground without losing control, and without flying into a rage - as they show compassion for the violent "victims": looters and murderers. They constantly speak of love after having instigated this mass violence and hate, and then act like they are the reasonable, logical and loving side and call on us to be loving - and they say, what have you done in love this week? I told an old liberal friend who asked me that this week, that my act is to speak the truth.

      I have another friend who is turning into a leftie and she will send me lengthy videos about conspiracy theories and neither alt-right nor fanatically left, but they are meant to evoke an emotional response and when I comment with my strong opinions, she then tries to calm me down with a happy video or simply saying that, "we have to keep the faith," or, "God is in charge." as if I have lost my mind. But this is what I see now - the left provokes violence and emotionalism, and then when the city is burning, they call for peace and love. It's sick.

      "For the youngest students, BLM produced a Starter Kit that includes this statement: 'Everybody has the right to choose their own gender by listening to their own heart and mind. Everybody gets to choose if they are a girl or a boy or both or neither or something else, and no one else gets to choose for them'"

      After all the shocking things that was said before, I was STILL rocked by that last paragraph. You just, cannot get into the mind of a perverted, pretzel brained follower of Satan. It's impossible. It's true no one chooses your gender, because YOU ARE BORN WITH IT. You know, often when I am confronted with Satanic thinking, I say to myself, "I just don't understand..." Because the illogic loop of a perverted mind is impossible to follow. Then when I realize what I said, I remember what it means, and I understand why I don't understand. Because 1 and 1 will never equal 1 or 3 or anything else but what the numbers add up to be. Progressives used to love saying, "question reality," to which my response is always, "question gravity," with the intention being that the person try and actually question gravity physically by jumping off a cliff.

      BLM is made up indignation, but even worse, they pretend to stand for equality, and from what you have written here, seem to be saying and threatening (and probably doing) far worse than what whites have done to blacks in the past. I was right, BLM is divisive. I just didn't know how right I was.

      "...The Panthers get a whole chapter devoted to them as 'one of the most important human rights organizations of the late 1960s,'... ...The insane violence of that group is not mentioned."

      Of course not! Gotta spoon feed em. Then by the time they learn it, they've been taught all the justifications - chief of which is anger at the white man.

      "...Obama heaped praise on them. He said their campaign might be 'contentious and messy' and that 'sometimes progress is a little uncomfortable,' but ultimately, their work is wonderful and necessary."

      Really? Yeah, the murder of several black people during the peaceful but contentious and messy riots was probably just a tad uncomfortable - but wonderful.

      "Suddenly, anyone against Black Lives Matter is branded a hopeless racist. Self-loathing whites are kneeling in front of BLM members on the streets, riven with ‘white guilt,’ in acts of racial masochism. Millions of Americans are afraid to exercise their right to free speech so as not to offend those who loathe their country. People are being shunned, harassed, mobbed, and fired from their jobs for criticizing or even for merely refusing to glorify Black Lives Matter."

      THIS is scary. I only lost one friend to this worse than a cult / societal tumor. But yes, this is becoming a major and powerful movement that is taking over the country. We have seen the senseless and random violence they are willing to commit in the past month, so we can expect them to behave worse than Nazis with open and blatant acts of violence, torture and murdering. They already behave like animals, now the entire zoo is being let out.

      Without rehashing everything you wrote, the things BLM stands for and all of its demands are way way way more extreme than I have been in the past few weeks - my extremism is in response to the sentiment behind all this garbage, and now I can see why. When my friend, who was a reasonable and thoughtful man in every subject and issue we discussed, suddenly becomes close minded and deeply offended when I attack not him, but the BLM movement - that tells me that there is something disturbing and deeply wrong driving with that movement.

      "I am a ‘cold hard facts’ man, one of the original myth busters. My calling is to reveal false narratives of propaganda because they are not Heaven sent. Any movement that rests on a foundation of lies, deceptions, and half-truths hails from the other place where the Father of Lies dwells."

      James, there is nothing cold about your expose, it is love. I have been questioning my harshness the last few weeks and my extremism, but when I see what BLM is all about, and how you simply state the truth, I can see there is nothing cold in your means and ways, and I understand that the work you do, and when I open my mouth as a conservative justice keyboard warrior - is out of a desire for truth, which is love. And that last part: AMEN!

      On a less hot headed note, I think this threat will pass like the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist threat has been greatly reduced - no one talks about it anymore. But it left TSA, Homeland Security, phone tapping and an accepted practice of privacy intrusion in its wake, not to mention that you have to now go through a background check just to get your pilot's license. What will BLM leave in its wake when it's down burning and looting? Certainly increased racism, disabled police departments, CHAZ style takeovers, polarized people walking away from long standing friendships, fear, greater partisan politics so more gridlock in the government, economic turmoil, hate and on and on. What's really going on is that we are moving into the end times where "iniquity abounds".

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      Alexander Silvius 

      3 months ago from Portland, Oregon

      This is an outstanding and astonishing article James, it is both revealing and horrible at the same time, and much needed truth for all of us. I had no idea that BLM was such a viciously poisonous organization, even though I had already seen that it was divisive, it wasn't until I read this that I understood how divisive it really is and why. It all goes back to roots, like the reason abortion clinics exist. The modern version of organizations like these are covered in idealistic principles - even if they only appear idealistic to its followers, and never is discussed the roots of the organization like you do here. So the following are my comments on specific parts of the article that stood out to me - although all of it is important and educational and certainly stimulating!

      "They way they see the world, everything is about race, and everything is about oppressors vs. the oppressed. People are not to be seen and judged as individuals but only as members of their identity group. Anything wrong with the world is because of 'white privilege.'"

      Oh man, again hitting the nail directly on the head. That is what I have been seeing by race baiting black pastors and encouragers of the BLM movement - race is the leading issue, not God or individuals.

      "They also insist on imposing an ideological straightjacket in our schools, colleges, and the public square, to where nothing negative can be said about their movement." (I apologize for the following long story, but it emphasizes your quote I copied above - and it allows me to vent too).

      This is exactly what my ex-friend swallowed. To make things clear, he is black - this will be relevant in a moment. Here is the interesting thing. He claimed to be a Christian, and one of the reasons I loved him was because when I first made his acquaintance on Hubpages, he was a left leaning, but God fearing and sound thinking man and I admired his reasoning and that he stood on good moral ground in many areas. Then, after several years and a friendship that continued on Facebook, he started quoting a different religion - he was reading and endorsing "A Course in Miracles" above Christianity which was basically written at the prompting of a demon and presented many things that sounded very good but diverged dangerously from the Bible. This became his first religion. Yet he was NOT at all offended when I challenged him on it and invited me to debate - to present why I thought it was a bad belief system. This is exactly why I always loved this guy, because he was sound minded and open minded even if it struck the heart of his beliefs.

      But after the "mostly peaceful" looting and killing riots, he became very vocal on Facebook about supporting the BLM movement. I told him respectfully (but bluntly) I believed BLM was a bad movement and that it was divisive. He did not seem to care at all about my sensitivity to the plight of his people and how he and they feel and that I certainly understood why many people wanted to be a part of the BLM movement despite my objection to BLM. He was offended simply because the comment was made under a picture of a black girl holding a sign explaining what the BLM movement is and because I didn't agree with the BLM movement. He didn't say it, but later it would become apparent that I had become a white oppressor in his eyes. That later was when he posted a new profile pic and I saw he looked tired and angry. Because we called each other brother in our open communications, I felt that I could get away with needling him about the angry look, and simply said it - "you look angry! Nice pic though." Never have I ever said (or thought) anything racist toward him, but that comment was immediately misconstrued to mean that I called him an "angry black man." I won't go into the rest to deeply, but I was called out by a friend of his that I was "using a racist term" (so apparently not outright calling me a racist - but what am I supposed to think when I have to censor my words because I'm white?) and following his comments after, he agreed with that assessment.

      We were going to discuss this further but then he suddenly just unfriended me. The point of my long story is simply you are absolutely right. BLM matters more than religion and friendship to BLM cultists. This race thing is more important to many blacks than even God. And this is the thing, I don't get offended when people don't agree with me, even on religion. I feel sad, loss and compassion for those who don't believe, but I don't get offended. I think if you get offended, you are not standing on solid ground in your own mind.

      "Most white people today can probably protest that they have never mistreated anyone because of their race, or never thought themselves superior to individuals of other races. That cuts no mustard with Black Lives Matter. They are not talking about individual acts of racism, or what any white person says or does. They are talking about an invention they call 'systematic structural racism.'"

      Exactly. If you don't believe it is all around you - and that is proven by it being called "systemic", then you personally are a racist. So now our individual beliefs and actions don't matter, only our perceived collective will is relevant. And if I don't acknowledge the problem, then I am part of it because I am part of the systemic racism even if I am personally not guilty. It's an undefeatable argument!

      "The only solution is for people of color to take control of society and practice racism against white people. Vengeance, inflamed by envy and covetousness, is necessary."

      When you call the cops to report a break-in - that's white privilege, lol.

      "Yusra Khogali is a founder of the Toronto branch of Black Lives Matter. She issued this statement: “Whiteness is not humanness. In fact, white skin is sub-human. White people are recessive genetic defects. This is factual. White people need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. Black people simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to."

      Whoa! I am willing to guess that most BLMrs don't know this, but they must feel it to be so blindly and easily inflamed by the media. If they took a careful look at what was going on, they would see that white people ARE oppressing them - to use them for a vote.

      Continued -

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      John Harper 

      3 months ago from Malaga, Spain

      It would be an improvement if they (HubPages) added a like button to the comments section, because I love the idea of Babies Lives Matter! - excellent comment T

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      KC McGee ~ I appreciate you taking the time to read my work. I will go over and read your article. Thank you for your kind compliments and your blessings, and I am glad to see we are in agreeance.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ Thank you so much for being my first visitor. Babies Lives Matter sounds like fantastic idea to me. Let's do it.

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      John Harper 

      3 months ago from Malaga, Spain

      Well done mi amigo, shared it on FB hopefully many people will read it!

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      A B Williams 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

      Hi James, WOW, well done!

      My nephew, who says he isn’t left-leaning, he isn’t liberal...he just doesn’t understand why I will not put Black Lives Matter on my FB Page. It isn’t such a big deal, he says, practically begging me to do it.

      Instead, I went with ALL LIVES MATTER......that apparently doesn’t count!!!

      I want to share your article on FB, but don’t know about the language.

      The FB police don’t need much of an excuse, don’t know how to get around that.

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      KC McGee 

      3 months ago from Where I belong

      jJames, this article is long over due. I just wrote an article relating to the same issue, but also it reveals the closeness of BLM with ANTIFA in Seattle Washington. I totally agree with everything you have discribed here. I hope you will read my article if you get the chance.

      This article is the best I've seen so far on this subject. Please keep up the great work here and know your efforts are not wasted.

      Blessing and have a great day.

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      3 months ago

      This is so needed, I wish it would go viral.

      How about we start a BLM movement of our own.

      BLM - Babies’ Lives Matter! Start forking up your money for that Gates and Apple!

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