Shorter BLM Mantra: It’s Never My Fault
Shorter BLM Mantra: It’s Never My Fault
Another dust-up occurred last Saturday, when BLM supporters and their “allies” tussled with police in downtown Chicago. That
peaceful protest riot injured 17 police officers along with other protesters.
But consider the actions and response of one Jeremey Johnson, a protester and rap artist who repeatedly bashed a police officer with a skateboard. Does he feel guilty? Oh no. Blame the police, he says.
Here’s the video of Johnson in action.
Johnson doesn’t deny that he attacked the officer. But don’t you dare call him an agitator. It’s the fault of the police, he said, after his release from the Cook County jail on Friday.
“To call me an agitator just flips all of the narrative on its head and completely blames protesters for agitation that police are guilty of because police officers should not be infringing upon the rights of citizens.”
So because an officer was “controlling an uncooperative crowd,” according to the police report, they were “infringing on the rights of citizens.” Rights of citizens to do what — shut down traffic on a major Chicago street? How about infringing on the rights of Chicagoans and tourists to shop in the Loop on a summer weekend afternoon? Or the rights of businesses to maintain commerce and, you know, those jobs that BLM agitators keep caterwauling about?
It wasn’t Jeremey Johnson’s responsibility to remain peaceful, you see. It’s not his fault that the police sprayed pepper spray after being attacked. Blame the police instead, in addition to systemic racism, and white people, and who knows what else.
Yet Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t helping to quell tensions either, either. On June 15, she rolled out a 20-member panel called the “Use of Force Working Group,” which is supposed to propose improved policing policies. According to the mayor, the group will:
“. . . propose policy recommendations designed to further ensure use of force policies respect the sanctity of all lives, officer safety and de-escalation techniques that prevent or reduce the need for force.”
Sounds all fine and high-minded, but this group has BLM fingerprints all over it.
For example, according to Chicago Contrarian, the group has not invited police input. Nor do many members have expertise in police policy, either. But they sure are anti-cop.
Like the persons representing the Chicago Teachers’ Union, the Chicago Public Schools, and the ACLU. None of those groups are police-friendly. In fact, members of the CPS and CTU have protested to defund police. Plus, the group includes a Chicago priest, Father Larry Dowling, who advocates abolishing police.
But it gets worse. Community organizer and BLM activist Amika Tendaji is on the board — she uploaded a video to YouTube called “#FTP (Fuck the Police).” There’s also activist Tanya Watkins, organizer for the Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) and Black Roots Alliance. They have deep roots with BLM.
And then there’s Arewa Karen Winters. She despises police, calling them “psychopaths with guns.” Her vitriol stems from police killing her nephew Pierre Loury. But of course, it wasn’t his fault, either. Loury was merely an innocent drug user and gangster whom police shot in 2016 after he leveled his gun at them.
Winters is in for the long haul, too.
Meet Arewa Karen Winters, Alice Howell and LaToya Howell—members of what they call the “Unwanted Sorority,” a group of mothers and women who have lost their loved ones to police violence. Hear their conversation with @LissaDruss & @Thom_Serafin now: https://t.co/LC1Zs6hsGP pic.twitter.com/tuSeHSAXrj
— The Crisis Cast (@crisiscastpod) August 21, 2020
Never mind that so far in this horrendous year of 2020, police have shot all of nine perpetrators in Chicago. Plus, only three died. But you know the drill. The police are always to blame.
BLM will not take responsibility for the carnage brought about by black-on-black crime. If they acknowledge it, they will blame white people for somehow causing their pain. Never mind that so many black children grow up in fatherless homes. Never mind that those same kids learn to hate police, hate school, and then blame others when their lives go sideways.
No, BLM is all about attaining power for power’s sake, and they do so by maintaining the black victim narrative. And as for their white “allies,” BLM will use them like the useful idiots they are, chewing them up and spitting them out when they no longer serve their cause.
It’s always someone else’s fault, and that someone is always a white person. You racist.