They lost their core support in the Congress
House Black Caucus chair breaks with Black Lives Matter
Lifezette comments on how the House Black Caucus Chair broke with Black Lives Matter.
In an interesting sign of the growing distance between the black radical racists of Black Lives Matter/the “defund the police” movement, and the Democrat black political establishment in DC, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) earlier this week expressed her distaste for the term “defund the police.” “I told some friends that’s probably one of the worst slogans ever,” said Bass in a Washington Post live broadcast.
Bass is also savvy enough to understand that the slogan and its message is political suicide not just with swing voters but with black urban voters who would suffer the most if police departments would lose funding to such a degree they could not fulfill their public safety functions in those sometimes crime-ridden areas.
“Police officers are the first ones to say they are law-enforcement officers, they’re not social workers,” said the Los Angeles member of Congress. “What we have done in our country is, we have not invested in health, social and economic problems in communities. We leave the police to pick up the pieces. In my city, for example, on any given night, we have over 40,000 people who are homeless. Why should the police be involved with that?”
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass joins The Post to discuss reforms to curb police brutality, end racial… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 15, 2020
Her words are a very tactically clever pivot from what she comprehends is a losing message. “If you’re talking about a substance-abuse issue, talking about intellectual challenges, why should police officers have to clean up society’s problems?” Bass further commented. She also said that one of the main points of the “defund” movement was that cities and states had “lopsided” priorities. “Why doesn’t a city deal with its social problems so not so much money would have to go to law enforcement?”
She mentioned that communities “do need police,” but divesting from the social safety net would leave law enforcement “in a very unfair position.” Bass noted that one of the main reasons law enforcement gets in “physical conflicts that have terrible results” is that they’re encountering people with mental illnesses they’re unequipped to handle.” That is a very good point.
Bass repeatedly has sought to differentiate between defunding police and reducing police budgets: “It was said that the mayor of Los Angeles defunded the police department. I just want to make a note that he absolutely did not defund the police department. He did reduce the budget and he shifted the funds to deal with some of the real issues that police officers always complain about.”
(Read more at Lifezette)
Hopefully, this will be the end of Black Lives Matter
The problem with this is that there is too much support from the socialist side of our nation.
However, if the Congressional Black Caucus decides to cut off the Black spigot to the Democrat voting machine, then Democrats may be in trouble for an election or so. If the Congressional Black Caucus did flex its muscles and show the Democrat party where the real votes were, they might start getting some bang for their buck (rather than the pie-in-the-sky, empty promises that they get now).
This could be the beginning of the end for Black Lives Matter. thepoliticalinsider.com/house-black-ca…—
ThePoliticalInsider (@TPInsidr) June 19, 2020
Maybe if they start effectively dealing, the Black community might get answers that help the common man (like school choice — something supported by a number of Black households). With this, Black individuals might be able to get out of war zones like Chicago (where, during the weekend ending on 21 June, there were 104 shot and 14 killed).
They have all shown themselves to be hypocrites
Like CHAZ / CHOP – CNN builds a wall
Townhall comments on how CNN built a wall to protect itself from peaceful protests.
Townhall’s Julio Rosas has been covering the leftwing chaos plaguing our cities. He’s currently in Atlanta, where he discovered the hypocrites at CNN have built a wall to protect their headquarters. Of course, CNN’s wall sucks compared to what we want down on the border. But we should never hear that “walls don’t work” or that “we need drones, sensors and AI instead.” When push comes to shove, CNN doesn’t even believe the garbage they air.
CNN has put up a fence outside its HQ after the building was attacked during the riots in Atlanta a few weeks ago. https://t.co/Mdabg9qmiM—
Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 19, 2020
On May 29, one of those so-called “peaceful” protests sprang up outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters. The rioters smashed windows, threw smoke grenades, destroyed the interior and shot bb pellets at journalists inside the building.
Glass getting broken outside the main entrance to CNN's Atlanta headquarters; protesters cheer https://t.co/EToiEj5Pom—
Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 29, 2020
And CNN should stop promoting the “defund the police” movement on its network since the news outlet relied on the Atlanta Police Department to save its headquarters.
Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 30, 2020
(Read more at Townhall)
If we could only break down the wall in their heads, then we could get somewhere
However, the forces at CNN have barricaded themselves against logic. Therefore, unless we can stoop to abandoning 3/4 of Aristotle’s formula for the delivery of messages (where we would keep only the emotional appeals and abandon the logic, ethics, and timing), I don’t think that we Conservatives can go there.
They lost sight of the fact that all BLM has is optics
They crushed the optics of the Aunt Jemima brand on a false narrative
Townhall quotes the grandson of Aunt Jemima regarding the decision of Quaker Oats decision to capitulate to cancel culture.
Earlier this week Quaker Oats, the parent company of Aunt Jemima, the iconic pancake brand, announced their intentions to rebrand. According to the company, “the brand has not progressed enough” to reflect their corporate values.
“As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations,” Kristin Kroepfl, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a statement. “We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype. While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a manner intended to be appropriate and respectful, we realize those changes are not enough.”
But what most people don’t know is that “Aunt Jemima” is based on a real woman. Nancy Green was hired in 1893 to service pancakes at Chicago’s World’s Fair. Green wore an apron and headscarf while serving pancakes, which she did until her death in 1923.
Anna Short Harrington eventually replaced Green. And it was Harrington who Quaker Oats discovered as the iconic “Aunt Jemima” character. In fact, the company used her likeness on their products and even sent her around the country to make flapjacks for people, which launched her to stardom.
Larnell Evans Sr., Harrington’s great-grandson, told Patch about his family’s history:
Harrington was born on a South Carolina plantation where her family worked as sharecroppers. In 1927, a white family from New York “bought” Harrington to be their maid. She made a living as cook at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in Syracuse and worked for wealthy white people, including Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. She was discovered by a Quaker Oats representative while serving up her pancakes, a favorite of local frat boys, at the New York State Fair in 1935.
And it’s because of this history that Harrington’s great-grandson takes issue with Quaker Oats doing away with the Aunt Jemima brand.
“This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” Evans explained. “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female. … It hurts.”
(Read more at Townhall)
It seems that Black Lives Matter is only about erasing
Remember that it was Black Lives Matter that defaced or destroyed monuments for:
|Honoree Name & Link to BLM destruction||Information about the Honoree|
||Founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California.|
|Francis Scott Key
||Wrote the poem that became the words for our national anthem.|
||Never owned a slave. Was the 26th President of the U.S.|
|Stevie Ray Vaughan
||Never owned a slave. Was a Grammy-winning blues guitarist.|
|William Jackson Palmer
||Never owned a slave. Although a Quaker (who normally claim conscientious-objector status), he fought for the Union because he hated slavery so much. After the war, contributed hundreds of thousands to Black colleges.|
||This was a memorial to a regiment of Black soldiers.|
|Revolutionary War Unknown Soldier
||This was a memorial to the unknown soldier.|
|Ulysses S. Grant
||Inherited one slave who was freed upon his death. Served in the army that defeated the South and delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Served as the 18th President of the U.S.|
Even their allies realize tanking the economy will not win hearts
Maher: Millennials Risked Going Out for Protests, They Need to Do So for the Economy as Well
Breitbart quotes HBO host Bill Maher as he suggests that millennials get out for the economy.
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that recent protests have shown “young people will risk going out for an important cause” and that they should do so for the cause of preventing an economic depression.
Maher congratulated the millennials who have volunteered for trials to help speed up a vaccine and said, “What a great way to fight that generation’s reputation for being safety-obsessed scaredy-cats. Same with the recent street protests, proving young people will risk going out for an important cause. And here’s another: stopping us from falling into a depression. You know, restaurants are open again, but too many are still afraid to go. We need someone to lead us back to a life not dominated by fear, and millennials, you have just the immune systems to do it. You know, the Greatest Generation wasn’t great before World War II. The war made them great. Because they rose to the challenge. This is your challenge. And I’m not asking you to storm the beaches of Normandy. Just storm the beaches, and the stores. … Be a hero just by living your best pre-corona life because you are the least likely to die from it. Can it get you? Of course, as so many other things that are still very unlikely can as well, I’m looking at you, texting while driving. So, wear the masks, do the precautions, but live.”
He further stated that young people who have health problems or spend a lot of time around the elderly shouldn’t go out.
A lot of us older Americans were the ones who developed Facetime apps
A lot of us (and even older guys) were the ones who created the initial programs for online communication; therefore, many of us are very comfortable with distance communication with our kid or kids.
So, millennials will need to do what their parents and grandparents did: go out in pairs and make a life. Go to work. Do something to make a difference and get paid accordingly. And save a lot and spend only enough to keep your own world going.
And know that God loves you and wants your love.