American lives matter

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaks with the media Tuesday in advance of the address she was to give at North Central College in Naperville in 2016. (Hank Beckman / Naperville Sun)

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaks with the media Tuesday in advance of the address she was to give at North Central College in Naperville in 2016. (Hank Beckman / Naperville Sun)

In  a flash, race baiters, professional agitators and even President-elect Joe Bide and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris turned the monstrous attack on Congress  into a self-serving and loathsome political screed based on a whacky assumption that here was just another example of racism.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors started it off yesterday on CNN when she declared with papal-like certainty:

No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently from the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true and it’s unacceptable.  Totally unacceptable.

No, I image no one can tell her otherwise, because she won't listen.

Biden, following the script, soon joined in:

You can’t tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesters yesterday they wouldn’t have been treated very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that is true. And it is totally unacceptable. Totally unacceptable. The American people saw it in plain view.

Err, tell me again how Biden will be his own man and not a willing (or unwitting) pawn of the radical left. It's as if Biden read this off a monitor that had been scripted by Cullors. Of course, Harris followed up with her own echo.

Lots of conspiracy horsepucky has been launched to "explain" the insurrection, including the one that the far left antifa boneheads were actually the ones that invaded the Capitol, masquerading as Trump supporters.

But Cullors launched one of her own: That the Capitol police were covert Trump supporters who allowed the insurrectionists into the Capitol. She claimed that Capitol police willingly fled the mob, as if proving they were inspired by their white racism. And not fear for their own lives or being overwhelmed by a threatening crowd.

Joy Reid at CNN piled on:

Guarantee you, if that was a Black Lives Matter protest in D.C., there would already be people shackled, arrested or dead. Shackled, arrested en masse or dead.

Sigh.

Never mind that 50 cops were injured trying to repel the breach. And that one died. Never mind that one of the intruders was shot and later died.

Cullors, in a stunning act of hypocrisy asserts that proof of a double standard is demonstrated during last summer's "protests" over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were met with rubber bullets, gas and worse.

Michelle Obama also joined the double standard chorus, insisting that Black Lives Matter "protests" were "an overwhelmingly peaceful movement."

Might I dare point out that the pro-Trump protests also by far were overwhelmingly peaceful? And that the summer violence was started by left-wing radicals raiding a federal facility, setting fire to private property, taking over public property and posting armed guards--an illegal act that led to several deaths.

I had hoped for better from Biden, who keeps sounding a plea for unity, but does the opposite by continuing to play the blame game as if he were still back in his basement campaigning.

We need to start from the premise that American lives matter. That saying that all lives matter is not an expression of racist hatred but the deep truth that all lives do indeed matter. That includes black people, whether killed by police or killed in a neighborhood gang war. As well as the lives of Brian D. Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died Thursday night and Ashli Babbitt, the Trump supporter who was killed.

Truth is, we won't move on, united and in respect with each other, until this racial blame game ends.

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  • They were allowed to break down the barricade. They were allowed into the building. There's lots of footage of law enforcement basically stepping aside to let them gain access to multiple doors. Now, once they were inside, they were treated appropriately.
    But you'd be a fool to deny that any BLM protest would have even been allowed to get as far as they did.

  • Trump called out the military to launch tear gas at peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park so he could walk across the street and hold up an upside-down Bible.

    The Capitol Police Department was told to treat Trump supporters carefully and requests for sufficient military assistance to handle the expected crowd were denied.

    Trump REFUSED to call in the National Guard, Mike Pence finally had to step in, probably saving his own life from conspiracy whackos who planned to hang him.

    It's published online, in their own words.

    Did you see the pictures of the guy with white plastic zip ties? What do you think he was planning to do with them?

    Capitol police gave entre to the rioters, helped them rinse tear gas from their eyes and took selfies with them. All of the felons who broke into the Capitol building were allowed to simply walk away, only about 50 of the hundreds in the Capitol were arrested.

    Seriously, Byrne? Have you ever seen participants of a BLM assembly treated so kindly? Get real, brother.

  • So, Dennis, you don't think that most of insurrectionists were racist?
    Remember how the Lincoln Memorial was protected from BLM protesters, with the National Guard fully armed lined up in rows on the steps leading up.

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