Mother says daughter right not to raise fist for Black Lives Matter
The BLM movement has gone too far. And the more they protest in this manner, the more they are only encouraging voting citizens who are currently sitting on the fence to, rightly or wrongly, send another FU to the the Democrats in the upcoming election. Which is a shame because Trump is not a competent leader IMO. Yet he is currently seen as 'the voice' of opposition against the BLM movement. The more noise BLM protesters make, the better it is for Trump.
I've seen a lot of this happening, but it also happened in the first wave of movements. Taking over college forums and yelling at students and panel discussion seats. They did it to Bernie, when he was running his political campaign. Just walk up on stage and Bernie moves out of the way.
The street/intersection blockings just infuriated people on the right and left. I don't know why anyone would think this kind of action would get people to hear them or side with them.
Worse, Trump's "law and order" scheme is not limited to overt violence. A viral video of a mob of protesters cornering a woman and demanding that she raise her fist may have alienated thousands of Americans from the protesters' message while winning Trump countless votes.
Supplanting the core liberal values of reason, debate and discussion with violence and coercion is not the way to win hearts and minds; it is the path to a resounding Trump victory on Nov. 3.
The political and social turmoil sweeping America also puts a fine point on another alarming development. While the American political right spent decades demonizing liberals and progressives as "treasonous" and "evil" "enemies," it should come as little surprise that the left is beginning to respond in kind; especially in the Trump era.
Black Lives Matter protesters demanded restaurant patrons to raise their fists against "white supremacy" in the nation's capital. 0
Mia Cathell The Post Millennial
August 25, 2020 5:36 PM 2 mins reading
Black Lives Matter protesters demanded restaurant patrons to raise their fists against "white supremacy" in the nation's capital.
In an outdoor venue, BLM protestors surrounded a masked woman who appeared to be enjoying a peaceful meal alone.
One man crouched down to eye-level, shaking his head as he stated something in her face.
As they leaned in, the sheer numbers forced her to recline in her seat, shrinking away from the pouncing mob. Her diplomatic voice was drowned out by chants of "No Justice! No Peace!"
Here are more protestors on the streets of DC demanding a woman raise her fist against "white supremacy." They are actually proud of this shaming and bullying. They promote it as a job well done ? pic.twitter.com/mJvL4bEx97
— Asra Q. Nomani (@AsraNomani) August 25, 2020
On the outdoor patio of the Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana, a young couple was berated by a black woman who expressed herself with dramatic hand signs gestured over their food below.
The BLM sympathizer at the table beside the altercation also clenched his white fist.
"Put your mask on now, huh? Motherf**ker!" a supporter from the viewing crowd yelled at the man bullied into submission.
1) In a scene that played out several times Monday, a Black Lives Matter protest that began in Columbia Heights confronted White diners outside D.C. restaurants, chanting "White silence is violence!" and demanding White diners show their solidarity. #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/fJbPM76vb0
— Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) August 25, 2020
The black woman returned to square up with the now-masked man, pumping him for a reaction. He remained unrattled, folding his arms in front of him.
"Wow! Racism! White supremacy!" a protestor shouted over a megaphone.
When the camera panned away, a wave of "black power" fists pointed with animosity in the young couple's direction. One protestor decided to flash their middle finger instead, holding the hateful pose throughout the entire race-baiting incident.
These innocent civilians were merely paying customers, venturing outside their homes to break bread with their loved ones or in solitude—without having to display their solidarity. That's when the BLM mob attacked their existence in their daily lives for not being actively "anti-racist."