Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Why I Can't Support Black Lives Matter.
In a reaction to police injustice how young Black men were treated an organization was created called "Black Lives Matter". This group was a vocal advocate of treating the young black men with the same respect as all other people. However, the Black Lives Matter group slowly morphed into a political organization and seemed to move away from their roots. While the Black Lives Matter movement still had a focus on anti-police action when they could exploit incidents that show the police abusing their authority and rightly so. The movement has also taken an ideological slant that is quite disturbing to me.
For example the Black Lives Matter movement supports the Boycott Disinvestment and Sanction (BDS) organization against Israel, an anti-Semitic movement dominated by pro Palestinian and far left fringe groups. Over the last couple of years and especially after the Ferguson Missouri incident. Black outrage against the police resulted in Black Lives Matter to represent them. Why they would support Anti-Semitic issues and single out Israel is puzzling.
Black Lives Matter has a foreign policy fact sheet and only identifies one country for criticism, Israel and calls the country an‘apartheid state’ committing ‘genocide’. Yet, there us no mention of Syria, which kills thousands of its civilians with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, and rapes children. Back Lives Matter fails to mention Iran, a sponsor of terrorism. How about North Korea or Burma? Read it for yourself Here.
Despite the historic alliance between Blacks and Jews, Black Lives Matter has joined the Anti-Semitic far left fringe groups in attacking the only Jewish State in the world, Israel. That is why I cannot support Black Lives Matter.