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Insincere slogans such as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” “Silence Is Violence” and “Is My Child Next?” have all helped the neo-Marxist Black Lives Matter movement gain a startling foothold in American politics and culture.
Black Lives Matter recently accused Joe Biden of “terrorizing” their neighborhoods “more than Trump.”
Now, the group is capitalizing on the unlimited attention from the media and has released an “updated” list of demands.
One of their most absurd demands calls for Donald Trump convicted for his actions on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
BLM also demands that lawmakers resist using the January 6th mayhem as an excuse for cracking down on BLM’s “mostly peaceful” demonstrations.
“We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate. Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future,” the group says in its updated demands.
They also want Trump to be “permanently” banned from social media.
“Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after the inauguration,” the group says.
BLM is also calling for retaliation against any Republican who not only supported Trump but also those who expressed concern about the final Electoral College vote count.
“More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions,” the group demands. “We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.”
BLM is also calling for an investigation into the United States military and Capitol Police for “ties to white supremacy.”
“The Capitol was able to be breached and overrun by white supremacists attempting to disrupt a political process that is fundamental to our democracy. We know that police departments have been a safe haven for white supremacists to hide malintent behind a badge because the badge was created for that purpose,” BLM demands.
“We also know off-duty cops and military were among the mob at the Capitol on January 6th. Guilty parties need to be held accountable and fired. We are supporting Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate these connections,” the group adds.
As one example of BLM’s racism, a “George Floyd Autonomous Zone” has been created in Minneapolis that has a list of “rules for white people.”
According to the bulletin, white people must abide by these ridiculous rules in order to enter the area, which was created around where Floyd died last May.
Entering the area as a white person comes with potential risks if you make the mistake of behaving in a “problematic” manner.
All visitors are asked to wear face masks and act with “humility,” but a lengthier list of rules for white people explains how they will be treated differently.
The rule sign to the George Floyd autonomous zone in Minneapolis has additional rules for white people. Since forming, the area has seen increased violence, criminal activity, drug abuse & even a murder. https://t.co/uifR9Y1GWn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 22, 2021
Whites are asked to “decenter yourself”:
“Be mindful of whether your volume, pace and movements are supporting or undermining your efforts to decenter yourself,” states the advisory.
The patronizing tone continues with a demand to “contribute to the energy of the space, rather than drain it.”
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The rules also state that white people should seriously consider whether taking photos is appropriate and to seek consent from anyone they photograph, despite the whole area being public.
The rules also encourage whites to intervene if they “witness white folks doing problematic things,” which presumably includes doing anything other than engaging in slavish worship for the 21st-century deity that is George Floyd.
Black Lives Matter groups routinely issue demands of white people for their events, some of which enforce outright segregation.
Protesters that appeared to be associated with Black Lives Matter in New York reacted to the Derek Chauvin verdict by harassing diners and demanding white owners of restaurants “get the f**k out” of the city.
A video shows BLM agitators yelling at diners, “Get the f**k out of New York! We don’t want you here.”