At the supposed “peaceful protests” in Boston this weekend were a number of extremist leftists warning people of the symbols of fascism and white supremacy. To make sure their brainwashed followers knew where and how to identify such evils, they devised posters filled with the symbols. A neo-Nazi flag. An alt-right symbol. You know, the kinds of things you would expect to find on an Antifa poster.
But many people were disturbed to see something else thrown into the mix: The thin blue line symbol that stands for law enforcement.
The thin blue line symbol is commonly used by police supporters to commemorate fallen officers and stand behind those who are brave enough to patrol the dangerous streets at home and overseas. To the leftists groups that believe that “black lives matter” to the exclusion of all others, however, it is just another symbol of white supremacy and hate.
“Learn to identify these symbols and let anyone displaying them know that they are not welcome in our city! Boston is an anti-fascist zone!” the poster said.
The poster drew immediate condemnation from the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association in New York, which sent out an email denouncing the symbol’s use.
“What is happening in this country is a disgrace and the fact that a police symbol is lumped into the White Nationalist/ Neo-Nazi/ Alt-Right grouping just shows you how ignorant and reactive people can be,” the email said. “This behavior is horrible and we, along with our brothers and sisters across this nation, detest it!”
That was not the end of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association’s public campaign against anti-police hatred. This week, they released a video decrying what they term “Blue Racism”: the growing bigotry against the men and women who wear the uniform.
“Cops are being shot at and killed just because they are cops,” SBA president Ed Mullins told Fox News. “Police are being made to be the bad guys and I’m not saying that there aren’t a few bad apples, but the majority of us are trying to help people and do our jobs.”
Anti-police liberals are naturally slamming the video, saying that police aren’t a “race.” These are the same liberals, of course, who think that Islamophobia is one of the worst evils in the world…despite the fact that members of a religion are also NOT A RACE.
Whether equating anti-police sentiment with racism is the right tact or not, we’ll leave to the experts. It doesn’t sound like the kind of campaign that’s going to change minds. Nevertheless, it’s clear that the war on cops that began in the wake of Ferguson is still going strong, so silence is not an option.