‘Black Lives Matter’—but does the movement?

Robert Naylor, Contributing Writer

Trigger Warning: A conservative is about to speak his mind; I advise you to read to the end because you might learn a thing or two. Over the course of the past two and a half years, we have seen a rise in a nuanced black activism, mostly fighting against institutional racism in our national police force. While the outcries for the victimization of the individuals were loud, many of these uproars included violence resulting in destroyed property, street riots, and confrontation between local police forces.

Although many would argue that these were peaceful protests, there are many cases in which they were not. Purely due to these seemingly unorganized gatherings, I have found that “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) is a movement designed not to further the lives of black people, but rather to divide racial boundaries throughout America. As a supporter of President Donald Trump, I am very concerned with bolstering our national infrastructure. Although many BLM supporters tend to vote for the Democratic party, I argue that all Americans can benefit from the economic promises of Trump, especially black America.

To establish my argument, I would first like to point out some commonly cited talking points regarding black America:

  1. Thirteen percent of the population (black America) is committing 52 percent of our nation’s murders (homicides from 1980-2008).
  2. Roughly 70 percent of black families today are raised by single mothers.
  3. Inner cities such as Oakland, Calif., Baltimore, and Chicago with commonly dilapidated black communities are fully run by the Democratic party (no presence of Republicans).

These statistics are according to The Daily Wire and Dinesh D’Souza. These points can be reciprocated in a rebuttal performed by D’Souza during one of his Q&A sessions captured in a YouTube video as “Dinesh D’Souza Proves Democrats Failed African Americans.” D’Souza responds by drawing comparisons between the slave plantation and the modern inner city.

To retain a presence of ownership during the period of slavery in America, slave owners would participate in various practices that are astonishingly similar to our observations of modern inner cities. Such practices include a broken down, dilapidated, and dangerous housing system, the utter and complete breakdown of family structures, the overwhelming presence of violence (both in the community and with law enforcement), provisions of food and healthcare (but never to the point of becoming independent), and finally, the overwhelming sense of nihilism and despair surrounding the ideal that there will never be a future for a better way of life.

Returning to my support of Trump, I want to recall his institution of a housing and urban development program. In contrast to former President Barack Obama, we can see that this effort is designed to help bolster the dilapidated inner cities of America. Additionally, Trump wants to create job growth throughout America, rather than perpetuate the welfare state. With legal and stable jobs created for all Americans, we should see an abandonment of the government-run family system, which mostly hurts black America, and a return to the efficient nuclear family. With this return to family structures, opportunities to retain wealth from generation to generation can be opened for all, not just white America.

One last opinion I have regarding BLM is the funding behind the movement, and I argue that this might open your eyes just like it has mine. White elites, most drastically George Soros, who became rich off the Nazis, are the financial backers of BLM. I think everyone, regardless of skin color, should question why the rich are attempting to use such divisive tactics to divide our society.

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