There are a lot of liberal groups who would fall right into the trap of hypocrisy for slamming anyone else for promoting violence, but we can’t think of many that embody their own criticisms as much as the Black Lives Matter movement. Seriously, it takes an extraordinary amount of gall for them to attack the National Rifle Association for their recent advertising campaign, especially when they are largely responsible for the very warnings the NRA was expressing in the first place. Built on a bed of lies, the BLM movement has put police lives in danger, destroyed neighborhoods in Ferguson and Baltimore, and has divided this country along racial lines worse than any organization in recent history.
But somehow, they keep getting a free pass from the mainstream media. Funny how that works.
Their latest screed comes in the form of a video that attacks NRA spokespeople like Dana Loesch and Grant Stinchfield for comments they claim are “aggressive” towards people on the left. In the video, the narrator goes on a rant meant to accuse the NRA – and, presumably, all white people?? – of leading a campaign of oppression and aggression against black Americans.
“They use their guns to assassinate black people,” the narrator says. “They use their schools to funnel black students through a school-to-prison pipeline. They use their state institutions, bought politicians, business conglomerates and white-supremacist domestic terrorists to incite violence over and over again. And then they use their new president to enact a law-and-order administration.
“All to make them shoot first, to make them ask questions later, make them scream, ‘I thought he had a gun in his hand’ and ‘I feared for my life’ and ‘he matched the description of a suspect’ and ‘she was threatening us.’ To shoot and kill Philando Castile, Charleena Lyles, Kisha Michael, Keith Bursey and Wakiesha Wilson until the only option left is for black people to disrupt the systems that keep us oppressed and build the kinds of communities in which we want to live. And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse to kill more of us. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our communities and our struggle for freedom is to fight this violence with the raised, clenched, black fist of resistance. We are Black Lives Matter, and we are freedom’s future place.”
The narrator goes on to say that Black Lives Matter will be front-and-center in the (rhetorical, we’re sure) war against people who align themselves with the right.
“We know that we are not safe; but we are not scared, either,” she says. “We will continue to produce media, teach students, march and protest, to not only protect the First Amendment as fiercely as the NRA protects the Second, but to protect our lives from gun-toting racists.”
The lunacy of this kind of talk speaks for itself. If it accomplishes anything, it only makes the original NRA ad – built around the premise that the left is increasingly removed from reality and increasingly willing to resort to violent means – look like the gospel truth.