“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Jesus, John 10:10
BLM tries to portray itself as a shepherd of the black community, all the while raising racial tensions and alienating the very people who would help them if they acted on Martin Luther King’s principles of peaceful protest. MLK would be appalled to see black men and women demanding that Black Lives Matter more than any other color or ethnicity. Remember his dream, “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Curiously, this beacon of hope for minority communities in the mid-1900s is rarely, if ever, quoted by Black Lives Matter leaders or speakers.
Black Lives Matter was never a grass roots organization, but rather a consortium of Marxists who mask their communist and fascist sympathies under a veneer of racial injustice. The grass roots part has taken on characteristics far different from their statement of being “restorative,” anti-racist and egalitarian, “building a beloved community to cultivate a communal network” that “practices justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.”
The first question to ask rioters destroying police cars, buildings and private property is, “How is this bringing ‘peace in our engagements with one another’?”
If black lives really mattered to Black Lives Matter, the corporation, why do the rioters not distinguish between white and black policemen and policewomen when they are throwing bricks and molotov cocktails?
If black lives really mattered to Black Lives Matter, why do they graffiti and destroy black owned businesses without discrimination?
If black lives really mattered to Black Lives Matter, why do they not address the black-on-black violence that takes more lives in a month than police kill in years?
If black lives really mattered to Black Lives Matter, why are they destroying the fabric of communities that invite resources to come there?
If black lives really mattered to Black Lives Matter, why do they not address the pillaging of a Florida WalMart by an almost entirely black mob or the trashing of a Nashville mini golf course?
If black lives really mattered to Black Lives Matter, why are they not addressing what some activists are calling “womb lynching” of black babies?
In the late 70s Jesse Jackson called abortion “murder” and once told a black newspaper in Chicago that “we used to look for death from the man in the blue coat and now it comes in a white coat.”
“According to a city Health Department report released in May, between 2012 and 2016 black mothers terminated 136,426 pregnancies and gave birth to 118,127 babies. By contrast, births far surpassed abortions among whites, Asians and Hispanics.” (WSJ, Jason Riley). At a ratio of 474 abortions per 1,000 live births across the entire US (more than 40%!), black women have the highest ratio of any group in the country.
Writing in Commentary magazine, Jason Hill, a professor of philosophy at DePaul University, noted the hypocrisy of groups like Black Lives Matter, who “want white people to esteem black lives and value the humanity of black people when they themselves can’t condemn and express moral outrage at those who maim and kill black children in the course of gang warfare, senseless street violence, and drive-by shootings.
“The moral hysteria raised by a few incidents of police brutality in the face of this larger national tragedy is reckless hyperbole and hides from the nation a deep malaise at work in the psyche of some in the black community: a form of self-hatred that manifests itself in a homicidal rage not fundamentally against white people, but against other black people.”
It is intriguing is that Planned Parenthood does not support black lives, though the abortion giant supports Black Lives Matter.
“When you combine the amount of black violent behavior directed at other blacks with the number of pregnancies terminated by black women, the rate at which blacks willingly end the lives of one another is chilling and far surpasses what goes on within other racial and ethnic groups. Racial disparities in abortion rates are no less disturbing than racial disparities in income, crime, poverty and school suspensions. Why are the people who want to lecture the rest of us about the value of black lives pretending otherwise?” (Jason Riley, a black syndicated columnist)
As for the racism of BLM, now a white actor is not even allowed to voice a black cartoon character! So how does one address the portrayal of historical figures like Aaron Burr, Angelica Schuyler and her sisters, Hercules Mulligan, George Eaker and others in Hamilton by excellent, but much more melanized, actors than the real historical figures? The cries of systemic racism ring hollow when they are voiced by “anti-racists” who are more racist than those they are protesting.
Many black authors and pundits would certainly agree, as I do, that black lives matter. But my black friends do not have any qualms about asserting Chinese lives matter; Asian Indian lives matter; Australian lives matter; Mongolian lives matter; Dutch lives matter; Egyptian lives matter; yes, all lives matter. Because it is not the color of the skin that matters.
As one pundit said: “the problem is not skin; the problem is sin.
The solution is not race; the solution is grace.”
We must not confuse racism and injustice. Racism cannot be fixed with legislation. That is a posture of the human heart. A conscious or unconscious feeling of superiority and partiality of one color of skin over another one is not subject to legal definition or prosecution.
Racism, as an attitude of the heart, does not affect another person until the racist acts on that attitude. That is when injustice occurs and we must strive as Christ-followers to help laws protect others from injustice, even if the racist refuses to allow his heart to change. “Jesus changes the heart . . . Laws protect us from those whose hearts won’t change.” (Dr. Dharius Daniels
Remember under all this, there is one race, the human one, and we are all no more than six degrees of separation from any other brother or sister, no matter what their melanin content. “We are all actually the same color . . . from our melanin; we’re just different shades of the same color. Just because you don’t have as much melanin as I do, don’t you dare think God does not love you as much as he loves me, just because He gave me more!” (Vodde Baucham)