While I think that any group or movement can and very much should be open to criticism, regardless of the nature or origins of that group, and there are, of course, valid critiques of BLM, personally I think Patrick makes some very good points and cites very good historical context to counter many of the less valid (and oftentimes knee-jerk) criticism the movement has received.
What Is The Problem That People Have With Black Lives Matter?
I guess I’m a sympathizer. YouTube is filled with police abusing their power. Blacks are subjected to this state-sanctioned violence, disproportionately. I view police as armed agents of the state whose primary purpose is generating revenue. They prey on poorer communities, and those less capable of defending themselves, usually enforcing the immoral and obscenely destructive war on drugs, to feed the prison industrial complex. Rockefeller drug laws, overuse of militarized SWAT teams, asset forfeiture, weakening of constitutional protections against searches and seizures, incentivizing private prisons to farm out slave labor to for-profit companies…it goes on and on!!!
Police are the boots on the ground that make all this possible. As an anti-authoritarian, I think the government should fear the people, NOT the other way around. That’s the beauty and purpose of impassioned protests and the occasional riot. Destruction of property has led to many great things!!! Boston Tea Party…Berlin Wall…Bastille, etc. Liberty is more valuable than safety.
– Patrick Picarsic
BIN NOTE: If by now you haven’t figured out that Facebook and Google are in cahoots with the corrupt government, then I feel for you, but for those who are well aware of the issues it’s high time you switched over to Seen.life. It is a website that is similar to Facebook but without all the censorship.