Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Black Lives Matter latest social movement hijacked by troublemakers and anarchists?


Are we ever going to learn our lesson?  The playbook for socialism, playbook for communism, and playbook for anarchism - all discuss how the establishment of citizen groups in support of popular causes should be encouraged.  Once they are established, committed anarchists will infiltrate them, and efforts will be undertaken to destroy both public institutions and support for the social causes they represent.

Such were the teachings of Karl Marx all the way back in the middle of the 19th century, then Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky in the early 20th century, and finally Hitler and Himmler in the mid-20th century.  Other despots and dictators have advocated the same infiltration methods.

Perhaps that is what happened in the Civil Rights and anti-war riots of the 1960's, the American Indian Movement of the 1970's, and now such efforts as the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movement of the 21st century.

In each case people had a right to protest, a right to hold peaceful demonstrations, and a right to point out flaws in our system of society.  Yet each movement saw incendiary efforts evolve that undermined the public support for the causes, divided the nation, and contributed to the cause of spreading hatred throughout the nation.

Police were assaulted, inflammatory language surfaced in crowd chants and music lyrics, and suddenly any hope for peaceful protests went up in flames along with the very neighborhoods where suffering was most obvious.  The pattern repeated itself in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland the past year.

Peaceful marches by Black Lives Matter suddenly broke out in provocative and threatening chants when they marched past police officers sent to protect them and all citizens, chants screaming, "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" in Minneapolis.

In New York City is was, "How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D."

Black Lives Matter claims to be "a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of black people by police and vigilantes" and that "Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all black lives along the gender spectrum."

Toward that end protesters and protest organizers have met with President Barack Obama, and other prominent leaders to demand an end to what they view as racial profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration of African-Americans, and the militarization of many police departments in the USA.

As noted earlier, it is unfortunate that what began as peaceful protects was hijacked by radicals and militants.

In New York City protests turned into anti-police chants like - "NYPD - KKK" and "Murdering Pigs."

Protesters marching in Cleveland shouted anti-police slogans they march behind a large banner that said, "Stop murder by police."

In Houston Texas protests began chants including, "The revolution is on… Off the pigs," and "Oink Oink… Bang Bang."

Demonstrators chanting "killer cops" carry a mirrored coffin through the streets of Ferguson as 100 police in riot gear form a line to face them down.

At the same protest were heard shouts, "Killer cops, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?"

People stood in the middle of the street screaming out: "My hands on my head. Please don't shoot me dead" and "Who shuts it down? We shut it down!"

Whether it is a matter of cause and effect or something much more sinister, the result is the following:

Preliminary 2015 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

January 1 through September 2, 2015
January 1 through September 2, 2014

% Change
Total Fatalities
Other Causes
Please note: These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing
January 1 through September 2, 2015 vs. January 1 through September 2, 2014

This is according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, generally considered the most reliable database on police in the nation.  The NLEOMF also has determined there are over 900,000 state and local law enforcement officers in America.

As you can see, since the 2015 data is only through September 2, 2015, nearly four more months of data is yet to come.  Already the number of deaths is increasing from year to year.  With the murders of police in New York, Texas, Mississippi, Illinois, Nebraska, and throughout the nation, the anarchists seem to have the upper hand.

Those few high profile murders of citizens, which must be prosecuted to the fullest extent, have resulted in a higher level of risk to all 900,000 police who go about their jobs with dignity, respect for all citizens, and compassion.


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