The Real Agenda Behind Black Lives Matter - part1
by Gerald Flurry
American pop singer Beyoncé Knowles brought a radical version of black liberation politics to the national stage during the Super Bowl halftime show in February. Along with a squad of backup dancers sporting Black Panther berets, Beyoncé performed her new song, “Formation.” At one point in the performance, the dancers raised their fists in a black power salute. At another point, they fanned into a giant X, seemingly paying tribute to radical black Muslim activist Malcolm X.
This was during the Super Bowl, the biggest television event of the year. The television network giant ABC gave a huge national platform to this message!
It is important that you understand what was really behind that message, and how it is part of an extremely dangerous trend in America today.
Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party was a black nationalist and revolutionary Marxist organization. It was active in the United States from 1966 to 1982. Its core practice was sending out armed citizen patrols to confront local police officers. Between the autumn of 1967 and the end of 1970, nine police officers were killed and 56 were wounded in altercations with the Black Panthers.
Officer John Frey of the Oakland, California, Police Department was shot to death by Huey P. Newton, the cofounder and self-proclaimed “minister of defense” for the Black Panther Party. After Newton’s arrest, the Black Panther Party’s “minister of justice,” H. Rap Brown, actually praised his actions.
“Huey Newton is our only living revolutionary in this country today,” Brown declared at a “Free Huey” birthday rally on Feb. 17, 1968. “He has paid his dues. How many white folks did you kill today?”
The Black Panther Party became famous for its antipolice chants. Its Oakland chapter was commonly heard shouting, “The Revolution has come; it’s time to pick up the gun. Off the pigs!”
Why would a wealthy American pop singer like Beyoncé want to portray a group like the Black Panthers in a positive light?
Few people are even asking important questions like this. Far too many are absorbed in a fantasy world and do not recognize how serious the problem of race relations in America is becoming.
Black Lives Matter
The Super Bowl halftime show was only one of several moves by Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z to link their names with the Black Lives Matter movement. Jay-Z’s streaming music service, Tidal, donated $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations in February.
Beyoncé’s music video for “Formation” contains sequences involving white police officers harassing black youth and includes an image of graffiti that reads, “Stop Shooting Us.” At one point, it shows police officers with their hands up, surrendering to a hooded teenager.
What is Black Lives Matter all about? This movement started in 2012 after George Zimmerman shot and killed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. On the surface, it can look like a simple racial justice movement. Like
Beyoncé, however, many Black Lives Matter activists are resurrecting the violent symbolism and antipolice rhetoric of the Black Panthers!
Alicia Garza, one of the three founding members of Black Lives Matter, candidly cites Assata Shakur as a key influence. Shakur is an African-American activist who was a member of both the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. After killing a New Jersey state trooper, she fled to Cuba and received political asylum from Fidel Castro. Despite the fact that Shakur is on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, she still receives asylum in Communist Cuba.
President Obama recently opened full diplomatic relations with Cuba—in spite of such abominable crimes continuing to this day!
Still, most of the supine U.S. media and a lot of Americans support the president’s action.
Bible prophecy proclaims that Americans are going to bitterly regret doing so. The end result is going to be diabolical!
“Assata Taught Me How to Fight” is now a common placard seen at Black Lives Matter protests.
Like the Black Panthers, the Black Lives Matter movement is also becoming known for its chants comparing American police officers to pigs. “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon,” is one variation used prominently at a rally in Minnesota last year.
The leaders of this movement are scrutinizing and magnifying the issue of racism among America’s law enforcement officers for evil purposes. They are using it dishonestly to justify some terrifyingly dangerous behavior! They are stirring up emotion and anger—but none of it is intended to solve the problem. They want REVOLUTION and WAR!
Do you recognize how dangerous these trends really are?
People in communities are developing a mistrustful, hostile, antagonistic attitude toward law enforcement. In extreme cases, they are even killing police officers. Meanwhile, police are pulling back from doing their jobs for fear of attack, or losing their jobs or going to prison for doing anything that could be perceived as racist. AT THE SAME TIME, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS UNDERMINING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STRIPPING IT OF POWER IN AN EFFORT TO CENTRALIZE POLICING POWER ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL.
Democratic Party Support
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are good friends with President Barack Obama. The couple threw a fund-raiser for the president in 2012 that raised $4 million. “Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent,” the president said.
PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ALSO A STRONG SUPPORTER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER. He skipped the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 20 but made time earlier that week to meet with Black Lives Matter leaders. “They are much better organizers than I was when I was their age, and I am confident that they are going to take America to new heights,” President Obama said of Brittany Packnett, DeRay Mckesson and other activist leaders he met with that day.