September 04, 2015

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“€œNothing is more indicative of white supremacy than the fact that the phrase “€˜Black Lives Matter”€™ is controversial,”€ opines regular CNN guest Marc Lamont Hill. The obvious response to this is that the group wasn”€™t particularly controversial until they started demanding “€œdead cops…now“€ and, soon after, got plenty. Last weekend, the allegedly uncontroversial #BlackLivesMatter doubled down with “€œPigs in a blanket, fry “€™em like bacon“€ a couple of days before a manhunt began for the murder of a Chicago cop.

Black Lives Matter isn”€™t about defending a group of innocent people of color. It’s a hate group that incites murder, and it’s successful because its view of society explains black failure. The black-failure/white-guilt paradigm is the gasoline that fuels the #BlackLivesMatter machine. Instead of blacks taking responsibility for their actions, we pretend they”€™re doing badly because we keep ruining their lives. This is more about Black Lies Matter than anything else, and the trouble with lies is you need to weave in more and more as the web gets more tangled. The “€œdead cops”€ chant has been explained away as a fringe group. The “€œpigs in a blanket”€ chant was a “€œplayful“€ joke. Cops who die in the line of duty chose that line of work. When the millions of black-on-black murders come up, we”€™re told this handful of police-brutality cases is more important because we”€™re supposed to trust cops. When confronted with the fact that Mike Brown didn”€™t have his hands up, we”€™re told it’s a springboard that showcases real police brutality (I heard the same excuses for Tawana Brawley). If they don”€™t have a way around the facts, they scream racism. If it’s a black guy telling the truth, they”€™ll call him an Uncle Tom who is “€œwhitesplaining”€ (a dis that Hill appears to find amusing).

“€œIf the machine doesn”€™t take black-failure/white-guilt gas, it doesn”€™t run.”€

Most of us realize that the very core of this movement is built on fabrications. Trayvon Martin was not hunted down in the street and shot like a dawg. He was a thug and an asshole who came from a long line of thug assholes and when someone dared to question him, he attacked. Mike Brown was exactly the same. He challenged a cop and lunged for Darren Wilson’s gun and the officer stopped him with deadly force. Daniel Pantaleo could have done a better job with Eric Garner. If it was the beat-cop days, he and Eric Garner may have had a fistfight or at least waited for more cops to come in and start Tasing. However, you can”€™t just demand that law enforcement “€œends today”€ because you want to do something illegal. That’s the deal. These three are the best victims you could come up with?

Police make about 12 million arrests a year. This year alone we had: Officer Walter Scott shoot a black man in the back, Sandra Bland die in police custody after being arrested for a traffic stop, a teenager shot dead during the Ferguson protests, and Cleveland cops shoot a kid with a toy gun. Unfortunately for the narrative, Scott was charged with murder, Bland had a history of suicidal behavior, the Ferguson teen was trying to kill cops, and the police asked that kid many times to drop his weapon.

So the Bad Cop story clings to the triumphant triumvirate and millions of people think cops are the problem. It’s not shattered black families leaving mothers with two dead sons killed on the same block. It’s not the kids those dead sons were running around with. It’s the “€œsystemic”€ racism that floats out of white people and into the hood like a noxious fart.

In the late “€™80s, many blacks still called this violence “€œSelf Destruction.”€ They started a Stop the Violence campaign where rappers such as Chuck D demanded we “€œKeep ourselves in check.”€ Today, the solution is “€œOink Oink Bang Bang.”€ Actually, it’s worse than that. The Black Panthers have extended this call to “€œKill [all] white people,”€ and judging by recent crime stats, it’s working. On Monday, we learned of a black teen who stabbed a mentally disabled white man to death. That same day, we learned of three more black teens arrested for shooting a white father to death during a robbery. Also that same day, it was reported that a black cook stabbed a white man speaking Portuguese because he thought the victim was disrespecting him (it’s amazing how often that motive comes up). The day before, it came out that a black man had stabbed and sexually assaulted a white woman during a home invasion. Also on Sunday, it was announced that Philadelphia officer Marc Hanly would be returning from the hospital after a black man shot him in the chest. That’s just two days in America, and there are no parades or even hashtags for these victims. If the machine doesn”€™t take black-failure/white-guilt gas, it doesn”€™t run.

Just for fun, let’s pretend the stories behind the three wise black men were true. Trayvon was just a cute kid trying to get a soda while some redneck blurted out, “€œNot in my neighborhood”€ and blew his head off. Let’s imagine Mike Brown was shot after a cop said to his partner, “€œCheck this out.”€ And finally, let’s assume cops strangled Eric Garner to death because he sells cigarettes. That’s three.


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