The deranged organization known as Black Lives Matter has been mercifully quiet this year. Perhaps some of the smarter people in the group realized that the stronger black identity politics becomes in America, the more it strengthens white identity politics on the other side. That leads to things like Charlottesville, and, to a lesser extent, the election of Donald Trump. Or, perhaps they merely lost interest, having overplayed their hand to such a degree that the majority of rational-thinking black Americans saw what was really going on.
Or maybe they’re just waiting in the wings, ready to spring up and take action the next time a police officer justifiably shoots a black criminal.
Whatever might be to blame (or rather, credit) for their silence as of late, they decided to grace us with their presence this holiday season with a new, predictably racist social media movement. “Black Xmas” is designed by the Los Angeles chapter of BLM, and it is encouraging black people to buy exclusively from black-owned businesses as they shop for Christmas.
“Donald Trump embodies White capitalism,” the group wrote on its website. “If you are anti-Trump, you should hold back your resources from him and the like.”
Professor Melina Abdullah, a leader in the Black Xmas movement, said the goal was to provide economic empowerment for minorities.
“We say ‘white capitalism’ because it’s important that we understand that the economic system and the racial structures are connected,” she said on her radio show. “We have to not only disrupt the systems of policing that literally kill our people, but we have to disrupt the white supremacist, capitalistic, patriarchal, heteronormative that is really the root of these police killings.”
Another BLM leader – also a professor at California State University alongside Abdullah – named Anthony Ratcliff said it was vitally important for black activists to dismantle capitalism. “Black Lives Matter and other organizations build a strong critique and understanding of racism and white supremacy and sexism and homophobia, transphobia, but we have to have as much hatred or vitriol against capitalism. Until we start to see capitalism [is] just as nefarious as white supremacy, we will always be struggling.”
Black conservative Lawrence Jones, however, told Fox News that the campaign against white businesses was going to do very little to help struggling black communities.
“Look,” he said, “I’m all for investing in my community — that means black businesses, black banks — but that’s not what Black Lives Matter is doing. I was there in Ferguson when they burnt down black businesses. I’ve been involved in the movement where they support the Democratic Party which targets small black businesses and black banks. So, this is more of a political agenda, not really trying to benefit the community. This is an anti-white message. You might as well call it a racist message.”
We will! And we’ll also call it an anti-American message.
BLM may have quieted down over the past year, but they’ve grown no less foolish or dangerous.