As part of Martin Luther King Day, on Monday, Notre Dame University invited two of the founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement to speak. They claim to be following in the foot steps of Martin Luther King, Jr. but I beg to differ. In his speech from the Lincoln Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” The Black Lives Matter crew are solely based on the color of one’s skin regardless of their character.
The invitees were Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi
I would like to share some thought I gleaned from the local South Bend Tribune: “Black Lives Matter leaders tell Notre Dame crowd it’s time to ‘stand up'”
Black power has diminished in the past several decades, Cullors said.
In the “past several decades” we’ve gone from Jim Crow laws in the south to electing and re-electing a black President. This same President nominated and approved by the Senate, two blacks, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officials; the Attorney Generals.
Something shifted in the aftermath of Ferguson, Tometi said. That’s when she realized “we are going to grow the team of people who are going to transform our world,” she said.
Everything they claimed that happened in Ferguson from Michael Brown being a gentle giant to “hands up don’t shoot” turned out to be nothing but lies.
Black Lives Matter is now a formal organization with about 30 chapters in cities across the country, including Chicago and Grand Rapids, as well as several chapters in other countries. “When we say Black Lives Matter, it’s a global call, it’s not a domestic call,” Cullors said
Quite the organization, someone should ask them where the funding is coming from? From the Washington Times: “Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.”
“At the end of the day, I’m an abolitionist,” Cullors said, stating she doesn’t believe in prisons, jails, police or courts. “The challenge for us to to imagine what is possible.”
I have nothing to add to that.