Mr. Johnson’s article puts into perspective the present “Black Lives Matter” movement as what it is when he states: “Like all lies uncorrected, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a religion with evangelists, disciples, heretics, opportunists, and enforcers.”
According to Johnson, “The hashtag has become the new battle flag, and Twitter terrorists like DeRay Mckesson use it to great, devastating effect. It doesn’t matter that some of these hashtags are myths; it only matters that they are believed. In some cases Mckesson will retweet fake shootings and indulge in bizarre conspiracy theories that become the new street wisdom and, ultimately, the new political consensus. Some of the crazier theories get picked up by the new media—only to be debunked by the traditional media, but not before everyone gets the clicks that they sell to their advertisers. Blacks wind up believing some crazy things, and those crazy things push the Overton window, which was, of course, the whole purpose.”
But most important, Johnson introduces us to the movement’s “martyrs:”
Michael Brown wasn’t a gentle giant but a woman-abusing thug with a history of violence who chose to attend one of the most violent schools in Missouri and was probably in the Bloods.
Eric Garner wasn’t killed by a chokehold—you can’t scream, “I can’t breathe!” when you are in a chokehold—but had a history of violence against women.
Freddie Gray, whose death caused the Good Morning Baltimore Riots, was a switchblade-wielding heroin junkie with a history of injuring himself to sue the cops, not a martyr deserving of his own course at a publicly funded law school.
John Crawford III, who was high, was killed in a Walmart while brandishing a military-looking air rifle. Crawford had a lengthy rap sheet that included weapons charges. He wasn’t a good family man who took care of his newborn child, but had multiple baby mamas.
Tamir Rice was shot after he drew on police officers while carrying an airsoft gun in an area where airsoft guns had been used to rob convenience stores. His mother had illegal gun charges. He wasn’t a good little kid playing with a toy gun. He drew on a cop. How was the police officer to know that the airsoft gun without the orange tip wasn’t a real gun?
Sandra Bland was a mentally ill race-obsessed activist whose friends let her languish in a Texas jail before fellow prisoners say she took her life. She wasn’t a model employee with a “brand-new job,” but she had at least 10 encounters with the police in Illinois and Texas.
And [y]ou won’t hear about gangbanger (and Michael Brown friend) Tyrone Harris, who opened fire on two black cops in Ferguson, because the media doesn’t want to talk about black crime committed against whites or other blacks. It’s boring. The Washington Post uncritically reported that Harris was “pulling it together” a day before the police released the video showing him pulling out his gun to kill cops.
#BlackLivesMatter supporter David Ray Conley III murdered eight, including children, but you won’t see that hashtag trend.
The black thug who killed two NYPD cops was a practicing Muslim who worked for Muslim organizations and even attended Muslim funerals with extremist imams, but you won’t hear that on the news because Islam is a religion of peace.
So, folks, it would seem that the liberals, Muslims and “black activists” are not required to tell the truth or be “law abiding.” Meanwhile, Southern symbols are being destroyed and Southern graves desecrated at will. Where do decent folks go when the “authorities” are on the other side?