Some Black Lives Matter more than others, should be their mantra. The now “almost” mainstream Black Lives Matter cabal has gained support from many within the political class. In addition, Hollywood celebs, professional athletes like LeBron James and Megan Rapinoe, as well as guilt-offerings from various private and corporate sources like the Ford, Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan Chase and Gates Foundation, have all been compromised by the big lie that is Blacks Lives Matter (BLM).
BLM claims to care about the struggle for racial justice for Black Americans, but at its core, they are just another Marxist inspired and directed movement whose real purpose is to undermine and destroy our Republic. Many of its leaders now openly admit as much. They make no attempt at hiding their Marxists/Communist affiliations, yet, nobody seems to care.
Black Lives Matter in concert with other ossified polities like the NAACP, National Action Network, and the Congressional Black Caucus, have stood idly by for the past four years (if not decades) offering very little to confront the chaos of black on black crime in Democrat-run cities. However, Black Lives Matter is extremely adept at offering slogans in lieu of any concrete proposals to alleviate the so-called disenfranchisement of the black underclass. National Basketball Association as well as NFL Players will don slogans like, “I Can’t Breathe”, “Justice Now”, “Anti-Racist” and other “I’m-really-helping-black-people-delusions”, that the cultural left and their supporters have been feeding minority communities. However, Black folks can’t eat slogans, nor do these catchy political semantics do much in the way of addressing the socio-economic stasis that grips many inner-city communities.
For example, Black Lives Matter does very little about supporting school choice initiatives, so black families can have options in their children’s education. Instead, Black children are condemned to the credentialed and over-paid incompetence of government schools. Black Lives Matter has predictably picked-up the chat from the teacher unions and Democrats like Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) that public education and inner-city schools need more money. But as many of us pointed out decades ago,[i] there is no convincing evidence that higher spending produces better schools. Pouring more money into the present structure of government school (especially in the inner-city) only makes mediocrity and failure more expensive. Like the Teachers Unions, Black Lives Matter and their many Democrat supporters view public schools primarily as a jobs program for adults. Black children’s education is a tertiary concern at best.
The breakdown of the black family in Post-Civil Right America is another phenomenon that is fairly recent, and not a legacy of slavery as many BLM constituents, along with tenured race-alchemists like Cornel West, Derrick Bell, Henry Louis Gates Jr, have been mouthing for decades in our Universities. Many black children are raised in a single-parent household, headed largely by nominally educated females. According to recent census stats, over 70% of black children are raised in households without a father figure, much less two responsible adults. Compare this with Pre-Civil Right America, where blacks faced “real racism and discrimination”, unlike the perpetually offended snowflakes that populate Black Lives Matter. The numbers were just the opposite of where they are today. Over 75% of black households had both parents present.
In other words, two-parent households were much more common in the black community in the period running up to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Even thirty years ago with the publication of Williams Julius Wilson’s work The Truly Disadvantaged, he made the salient point that the black neighborhoods of today, are more chaotic than the inner cities in the Post 1964 America. Other public policy scholars like Thomas Sowell, Abigail Thernstrom, Heather MacDonald, and the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan underscore the point that you don’t need racism, institutional or otherwise, to account for the ongoing social pathologies of the black underclass. The breakdown of the black family and the growth of the welfare state since the 1970s did more to undermine far too many of our citizens.[ii] The late economist Milton Friedman once opined that the Blacks survived the horror of slavery, and later the injustices of Jim Crow. However, many African Americans did succumb to the carnage caused by the Post 1970s welfare state. It is sad, if not utterly pathetic, that many of the most violent, welfare-dependent, and socially dysfunctional cities in America are run by blacks. One would hope that Black Lives Matter and all the protestors screaming about racial inequality, police brutality, and defunding stupidity, would take seriously these facts. But of course, we all know they won’t. There is too much money and political power to be garnered, by keeping the black underclass ignorant, dependent, and angry[iii] at Donald Trump, Republicans, Conservatives, and America.
The Marxists/Communists that control Black Lives Matter are using the canard of police brutality[iv], for their larger goal to take down this country and establish governance that would be unrecognizable to the Founders. Black Lives Matter and many of its dangerously naive supporters are crafting a future that will only result in an “equality of misery” for all Americans.
[i] See., Hall, Patrick. A Note on School Vouchers: Conservative Review , Nov/Dec 1997, pp 2-3.