[Rushtalk] Boris is getting off the BLM train

Carl Spitzer {C Juno} cwsiv at juno.com
Mon Jul 5 12:39:58 MDT 2021


See also the book Unmasked for more on the Marxists of BLM.  CWSIV







Boris is getting off the BLM train 


One country seems to have embraced the group’s ideology and world view;
The other rejected it fully 

Artillery Row By

Alex Story 29 May, 2021 
It is often said that Great Britain and America are two countries
separated by the same language. 

On the topic of race and ethnic disparities, however, it is not that
simple.

In May and June 2020, both countries awoke to find their legitimacy
challenged in the most profound way.  The past suddenly became an
affront.  In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota, a year or so
ago, Black Lives Matter, hitherto a relatively unknown organisation from
a British perspective, would henceforth be the new arbiters of justice. 

Widespread support became more nuanced when the extent of Black Lives
Matter’s radicalism became clearer: its calls to “defund the police”,
work against “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” and
“dismantle the patriarchal practice”. Its newly rich co-founders,
Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, both repeatedly described themselves
as “trained Marxists”.

Given that historically neither the United States nor Great Britain have
been electorally partial to Communist ideologies, support for Black
Lives Matter fell. 

In March 2021, a USA Today / Ipsos survey showed trust in Black Lives
Matter dropped 20 per cent, albeit to a robust 50 per cent, with faith
in local policing rising by an even larger margin to close to 70 per
cent.  

However, four times as many believed that race relations worsened over
the past year in the United States as say that these have improved, 40
per cent versus 13 per cent.


        The United States and the UK are set to travel in very different
        directions
        


In the UK, the initial view was that Black Lives Matter was a benign
organisation, highlighting an unfortunate turn of event, which led to
the death of Mr Floyd.  However, within a few months, perceptions
changed. Polling suggested that Black Lives Matter was seen as
increasingly divisive. 

Opinium, a British market research group, in a November 2020 survey
found that a large majority thought Black Lives Matter “increased racial
tensions in the UK”, only 17 per cent disagreed – that is, over 320 per
cent more respondents fingered Black Lives Matter for an increase in
tensions than the opposite. 

The difference between both countries then is not the popular reaction
to Black Lives Matter’s rise. It rests in how the two governments
reacted to the Black Lives Matter challenge.  One country seems to have
embraced the group’s ideology and world view; The other rejected it
fully.  Indeed, the White House is betting large on identity politics.
This will have lasting consequences on the viability of American global
leadership. 

Preparing the ground for the great reset, President Biden said during
his first address to the joint session of Congress a couple of weeks ago
that “White supremacy” was “the most lethal terrorist threat to the
homeland”. He added that “systemic racism plagues American life”. In a
nod to Black Lives Matter, he declared that the knee of injustice was
firmly stuck on the neck of Black America. 

The theme picks up seamlessly from his inauguration speech earlier in
the year, during which he said that “a rise in political extremism,
white supremacy, domestic terrorism” must be confronted and defeated. He
also referred to a “cry of justice 400 years in the making”, which would
have to be addressed.

In the meantime, he called the troops home from Afghanistan. If it is
where the administration believes the homeland’s most lethal enemies are
then it might not be a coincidence.  

Be that as it may, the American administration has focused laser-like on
that topic. In less than three months, the administration has signed
over 52 executive orders, 20 per cent of which deal with “equity” – the
term means “equal outcomes”.    

As “White supremacy” has never been defined. Such lack of exactness
ought to be a cause for concern. John Brennan, former CIA chief, gave us
an indication earlier in the year as to what might be meant. He added
“authoritarians” and “libertarians” to the mix of potential domestic
terrorists. By that definition, everybody is a suspect. Indeed, the
recent raid of Rudi Guiliani’s home by Federal agents could well be a
harbinger of things to come.

The United Kingdom, on the other hand, seems on the verge of getting off
the Race Baiting train. Last year’s chaos led Boris Johnson, the Prime
Minister, to call for a fresh review on racial disparities. A few weeks
ago, the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities reported its
findings. 


        In less than three months, 20 per cent of Biden’s executive
        orders deal with “equity” 
        


Kemi Badenoch, the Minister for Equalities, reported to the House of
Commons that “this document” is an opportunity to make “Britain a fairer
society for all”. It is not about singling out ethnic minorities from
the White majority, “It is about collectively raising standards”.  The
commission found that differences – or “disparities” – are not always
sinister and do not always arise from discrimination. 

“In the UK”, the document states, “the best way to build trust is to
emphasise to every ethnic group that we treat individuals fairly, and
not on the basis of their ethnicity”. Dr Tony Sewell, the Chairman of
the Commission, said there is no evidence of institutional racism in the
UK. 

The authors, however, went further. Concepts such as “Structural Racism”
are Marxist in origin and therefore not neutral and deeply divisive, as
they find their “roots in a critique of capitalism”. 

“White privilege” or “White fragility” as theories were rejected. The
document pointed out that these expressions were “coined in the USA” and
were “alienating to those who do not feel especially privileged by their
skin colour”. 

If the surveys are accurate then the difference on the topic of
ethnicity between both countries is not in how Black Lives Matter is
perceived; it is mainly in the adoption across every sinew of
officialdom of Black Lives Matter’s rhetoric and goals. 

The United States under Biden and Harris and the UK under Boris Johnson
are set to travel in very different directions. While America is
accelerating down the segregationist cul-de-sac; Britain is seeking a
way out. 



https://thecritic.co.uk/boris-is-getting-off-the-blm-train/

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