“We are trained Marxists,” said Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors in 2015.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is far more than a preposition; it is more than a political movement or a simple racial or economic worldview. The Black Lives Matter movement is a spiritual movement, explains Cullors in an interview last June.
“Our spirituality is at the center of Black Lives Matter and that is not just for us. I feel like so many leaders and so many organizers are deeply engaged in a pretty important spiritual practice. I don’t think I could do this work without that.”
The religious tradition guiding Black Lives Matter involves “offering things that your loved ones who have passed away would want,” according to Cullors. Hashtags, she explains, are actually a way to invoke the dead.
“Hashtags for us are way more than a hashtag. It is literally almost resurrecting spirits that are going to work through us to get the work done.” – Patrisse Cullors
When Black Lives Matter protesters confronted Rand Paul in August chanting “say her name!”, referring to Breonna Taylor, a black woman shot to death in a drug-related raid last March, they were actually calling on the Republican Senator to invoke her spirit to help them push racially charged Marxism, according to Cullors beliefs.
However, the BLM movement has a peculiar choice in martyrdom. It is seldom if not exclusionary for Black Lives Matter leaders to highlight or martyrize black individuals killed by gang violence or black on black crime, which composite a much larger segment of black deaths each year.
Instead, they specifically idolize black Americans killed by police because individuals like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor represent what they believe to be a victims of a system of racially driven “colonialism and imperialism”.
On the official Black Lives Matter website, the movement is described as a means to “dismantle cis-gendered privilege” and “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”
Children raised in a nuclear family structure fare much better than those who aren’t. When brought up in single-parent households, kids are twice as likely not to graduate High School, experience depressive symptoms at higher rates, and children with working moms are more likely to be obese.
Former slave and famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote in his autobiography that he felt nothing when his mother and sisters died. The reason for this is because disintegration of the family was one of the most effective ways to keep black slaves from breaking free from their plantation.
Conservative author and speaker Candice Owens explains how black slaves remained oppressed by virtue of family disintegration:
The idea of community-led parenting, which Black Lives Matter describes as “extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another”, was popularized by Soviet Communists in the early 20th century and led to a dissolution of family bonds and a relinquishment of education and morals from families to government, ultimately collapsing society altogether.
“Parental ignorance and family egoism stunted children’s development and narrowed their outlook,” explained the Soviets. “We must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities,” expounds Black Lives Matter.
We are seeing this ideology emerge in the United States as several former Democrat candidates including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren called for “free childcare and pre-K for all”.
Black Lives Matter is not a charitable organization. They have not sent one black American to college, put food on one black family’s table, or helped local police combat one violent gang terrorizing a black neighborhood. Instead, they push radical economic and racial ideologies which have done nothing but divide and polarize America.
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