By Jeff Davidson
News of Black Lives Matter’s forthcoming insolvency is heart-warming: it couldn’t happen to a more worthy organization. BLM has been a group skilled in corporate extortion, intimidation, and protests that have led to looting, rioting, arson, and violence.
In 2021, their demands focused on prosecuting Donald Trump and his supporters. In essence, BLM was searching for a crime, any crime to pin on them. Not that BLM cares one wit about the U.S. Constitution or the Capitol, they had been seeking “full accountability” for anybody who participated in the January 6th breach of the Capitol, and, in their way of thinking, that includes Donald Trump.
Don’t Tread On Us
BLM demanded that Congress avoid employing the Capitol breach as a rationale for cracking down on BLM’s own demonstrations and marches. Nonetheless, BLM’s annual summer activities since 2020 have precipitated looting, riots, arson, and even murder. To this day, BLM affiliated demonstrations in major cities are responsible for major property damage, and intimidation of citizens as well local government officials, and violence.
In a notable press release, BLM stated, “We are joining Representatives Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding that Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate. Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future.”
The group further stated, “Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after the inauguration.”
Hmm, seems like a beautiful case of projection: BLM accuses Trump and his supporters of exactly what BLM had been doing every day.
Off With Their Heads
BLM has long sought to punish any Republican who exercised the same rights as Democrats did in the 2000, 2004, and 2016 presidential elections. According to BLM, any elected GOP official who voiced concern about the 2020 Electoral College count, or showed support for Donald Trump after the election, must be expelled from office. Apparently, BLM couldn’t be bothered to look up the rules of the Senate, and cares little about free speech for all.
BLM asserted that, “More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election.”
Magically, news about BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors surfaced: She was buying four expensive houses, some in predominantly white, wealthy neighborhoods, all consistent with much of what we know about BLM and its founding. She also was alleged to be viewing resort properties in Bahama, where condo prices range from $5 to $20 million.
Ten years of misdeeds have occurred since BLM came into existence in 2013. Khan-Cullors and two other African-American women had established this ‘political’ movement in response to what they deemed to be a miscarriage of justice and non-existent legal regard for black lives. What was the initiating spark? For defending himself after his nose had been broken and while his head was being smashed into the sidewalk, George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin.
Much time has passed since the Zimmerman verdict. Anyone who claims that the trial was not fair didn’t follow it closely and relied on second-hand commentary. In the face of intense media and public scrutiny, it is difficult to imagine a more thorough review of all available evidence, by both sides. Yet, lingering media coverage remains highly biased in favor of Martin.
Nevermind the Hard Facts
A compelling police account of the shooting supported by forensic analysis revealed that Martin perpetrated “an unprovoked attack” on Zimmerman, first punching him in the face, then knocking him to the ground, and repeatedly bashing his head into the sidewalk, before attempting to grab Zimmerman’s gun.
A highly troubled seventeen-year-old, even with his father present in his life, Martin had embarked upon a life of theft and thuggery. Tracy Martin, his father, was a long time gang member, who introduced his son to guns, violence, and drugs. To ignore Trayvon Martin’s propensity for intermittent violence or to suggest that after he spotted Zimmerman he did not become the aggressor is pure folly.
To the chagrin of BLM founders, the preponderance of evidence revealed that the legal system worked as it should and that Trayvon Martin was the precipitating force leading to his own death.
A Long Term Ruse
As such, BLM was founded upon a lie, continues to lie, and has expertly cajoled, threatened, and extorted major corporations, and public and private organizations, raking in multi-millions of dollars for the founders. Their bankruptcy is richly deserved. May the founders one day be exposed for their long list of crimes.