LUMPENPROLETARIAT—[October 10, 2020]
Meet Lasse Burholt. He is a right-wing YouTuber and spin doctor, with a growing number of followers. He gathers video clips of white supremacist types, pro-Trump types, “Thin Blue Line” flag-wavers, and other politics, which advance the cause of right-wing values and/or undermine Black Lives Matter (BLM). He seems to understand there’s a hungry market out there for confirmation bias. And he seems to throw pieces of red meat at his hungry followers feeding on sensationalistic street confrontations, not unlike what political scientists call “red meat issues“, which are used to ‘whip up the base into a frenzy‘. Perhaps, people on the Right will say the same thing about BLM or CopWatch, et al focusing on the crimes of police agencies. But there is a fundamental difference there. Cops are expected to be held to a higher standard. Cops are supposed to be policing by consent, not by totalitarian power. And we do not see any moral equivalence between the principled moral call for freedom from state violence and the reactionary response, which reflexively claims Blue Lives Matter, which we perceive as an effort to negate the Black Lives Matter political slogan.
We understand the grievance of Black Lives Matter. It is a grievance, which is valid and justified because black and brown people are gunned down with impunity. But we don’t understand the grievance of this whole Blue Lives Matter reaction, or reactionary force. We hope to dialogue with all Americans and learn more.
Certain Americans want to believe their biases are true. Flag-wavers want their biases confirmed, so YouTubers, like Lasse Burholt, fill a niche and generate some passive income as a bonus. His followers look for videos like the one below to confirm their bias that all BLM types are “crazed” people, who somehow pose an existential threat to America. And the, perhaps sinister, YouTube algorithms designed towards surveillance capitalism, supply our content streams with increasingly insular and self-reinforcing messaging, if we’re not careful. One must consciously periodically reset the algorithm parameters to avoid getting sucked into an echo chamber. Diversity of perspectives is easily erased on social media.
From reading and following various right-wing channels, this is the main message that comes through at this point in 2020: variations of ad hominem attacks against pro-BLM types bolstered by confirmation bias. Obfuscation of reality occurs when a critical mass of anti-BLM opponents focus attention on the lack of decorum among understandbly frustrated Americans. We are talking about millions of BLM protestors. So, it’s not difficult to cherrypick BLM protestors, who appear less than graceful. We contend that these are red herrings, which are designed to mislead or distract away from the real issues at hand, which are historical racism, Jim Crow laws, the New Jim Crow (cf. Dr. Michelle Alexander, et al.), the historical legacy of policing as part of the slave-catching industry in the Antebellum South, which manifests itself today in police agencies fully captured by white supremacists. (cf. Southern Poverty Law Center, et al.) Even your author experienced racial profiling as a youth during the 1990s in the Bay Area. Cops pulled us over in our Impalas every day, often at gunpoint. Imagine that. Imagine if cops decided to pull over and harass the drivers of all lifted trucks every day. (We know it’s hard to imagine, but let’s try. That would be horrible, right?) That would be just as arbitrary, legally speaking, as targeting lowriders. (Please leave a comment, if you can relate or if you can’t. We’ve even been locked up arbitrarily. This is why we must share more personal narratives. The corporate news doesn’t tell us what’s really going on.)
We’ve pointed this out in the comment sections of these right-wing channels; and no one seems to disagree. In other words, when we engage in discussion with right-wing types, we agree on more than we disagree on, despite being on opposite ends of the political spectrum. This is probably because we usually share working class backgrounds, despite divergent ideological perspectives. We all just want an honest day’s work and a fair deal. But they usually won’t denounce President Trump’s racist rhetoric, racism, killer cops, or white supremacy for some reason. (cf. “American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump,” narrated by Jeremy Scahill, Intercepted podcast, 14 OCT 2020) But, often, they just tend to ignore my discussion board comments after that point.
But there seems to be no substantive disagreement on the criminality of an on-duty cop committing murder. There is no meaningful disagreement on that point, only temporal animosities, which seem to be triggered and sustained by atomized news media silos.
Perhaps, too many of us too often narrowly listen to only podcasts and talking heads, which confirm our biases. Glen Greenwald recently pointed out how some 15 million people viewed Joe Rogan’s podcast interview with Edward Snowden last month. That’s many times more viewers than primetime network news on their best night. So, we see atomized news media silos, such as Fox, where more than 95% of viewers vote Republican, and MSNBC where most viewers vote Democrat. And Dr. Peter Phillips (former director of Project Censored; author of Giants: The Global Power Elite) reminds us that “80% of the stories that are coming from television news stories are packaged or prepared by public relations firms working for government or corporations.” So, we understand the American people are being manipulated.
Everyone seems to be preaching to the choir. So, there’s no fundamental disagreement between right-wingers and others on the criminality of on-duty cops committing murder. But there is the atomized news media, which reinforces skewed worldviews based on stereotypes. So, there’s that and, of course, the cancer of racism, which somehow plagues our society; yet, we are meant to believe no white American could possibly be racist in this day and age. Even the hit country group Lady Antebellum, who changed their name to Lady A recently, in the tumult of Black Lives Matter demonstrations, said, ‘Oops, we had no idea we were flirting with romanticizing antebellum slavery culture. We were just into the architecture and clothes and stuff.’ We see what we want to see, until we are challenged, or shaken out of our usual framing of reality, until we have a paradigm shift.
Somehow, when Lasse Burholt features videos of anti-BLM activists driving monster trucks into crowds of BLM demonstrators whilst spraying mace everywhere, somehow the right-wing followers applaud that behavior, not as “crazed” or harassing, much less abusive, but as justified and even patriotic. There seems to be a double standard for decent civil behavior among this right-wing demographic. Anti-BLM types seem to get away with being as abusive as they want, and are, indeed, often enabled by local cops. But you get one BLM activist, who gets in some lady’s face to encourage her to join in the cause of jailing killer cops, a reasonable request, albeit undiplomatically presented, and right-wing types, like Lasse Burholt, do everything they can to portray all BLM activists as “crazed” lunatics.
It’s fascinating to read the comment sections of right-wing YouTube channels, like this one. I wish I could talk to more people on the right, to interview them, to understand their mindset and perspective. The early protests against the lockdown were eye-opening for me, personally, because for the first time in my life, I found myself in the strange dynamic of feeling a certain sense of gratitude for Republican protestors, who were calling for an end to the economic lockdown, which was gratuitously crashing our economy, and which continues causing harm and bankruptcy for many small businesses, causing harm to our school children, and leading to many evictions, foreclosures, and other economic pain. Liberal types didn’t tend to see the economic lockdown, nor the police state response to COVID-19, as tyrannical. Liberals called it “sheltering in place”, fully internalizing the paternalistic behavior of the state. We called it bullshit. The UK’s Lord Sumption corroborated our view on the lockdowns. He had suggested voluntary sheltering of the vulnerable, especially the elderly, not the whole of society.
In California, it was a unilateral decision made by Governor Gavin Newsom, which was ostensibly based on “science and data”. And, yet, doctors, such as Dr. Annie Bukacek (from Montana) were being censored, or marginalized, for questioning the validity of coronavirus declarations on death certificates of individuals with comorbidities.
I call it a lockdown, just like the right-wing folks do. It bears remembering the martial law type legislation passed by Obama’s NDAA Section 1021, which grants government the right to detain anyone anywhere without cause and without habeas corpus, indefinitely. This antidemocratic legislation is sustained, of course, by Republicans. And, now, under the pretext of public health, the state has shown that it can literally crash the economy at will, as easily as throwing a switch on and off, by simply invoking a pandemic threat and imposing a nationwide economic lockdown, however, dubious the statistical or biological evidence may be. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Trump decided not to lead the nation with a unified protocol, but instead kicked the problem down to the individual states, who had little choice in the absence of federal leadership but to appease the most fearful, not to mention reduce city liability. Mayors began locking down local economies, followed by governors also calling for a police state response.
If I need to shelter in place, I will shelter in place. But, if I need to go to work, I will go to work—unless, that is, a tyrannical government doesn’t care if hardworking families go broke, or if small businesses go out of business, and it outlaws economic activity as it did with the lockdowns. Most people agree the U.S. had the worst COVID-19 response of the developed world, when we could’ve implemented the more sensible Taiwanese, German, or Nordic types of responses.
So, we Americans probably agree on more than we disagree. But try practicing civic engagement these days to defy Robert D. Putnam‘s Bowling Alone thesis of declining American civic engagement, or try engaging in First Amendment activity around any meaningful issue these days, and see how the state treats you. With President Trump’s blessing, secret police have been randomly snatching up pro-BLM protestors, as the Department of Justice is designating protest areas “anarchist jurisdictions”.
These are strange social and political waters America is wading in now. This 2020 Election Year looks like the biggest travesty of democracy in recent memory. Neither of the two major parties even seem to have campaign teams on the ground. Political campaigning seems to have been reduced to digital interaction. And try campaigning for your favorite candidate, or issues, these days. Social distancing conformist culture has placed a social chill on everyday public interaction. Drenched in fear of this pathogen, people cross the street or walk in the opposite direction when they see another human being walking the empty streets of inner cities and suburbia.
But it’s also saddening because, as Max Blumenthal recently commented on The Zero Hour with R.J. Eskow about the current state of political discourse: Even if we do engage in public discourse, most of the time, we’re’re not even debating the same set of facts anymore.
Such right-wing channels as Lasse Burholt, not to mention the outright racist ones, like “The Proud Boys“, are examples of the type of political messaging the “Thin Blue Line” flag-wavers are spreading on social media. In other words, this is the opposition to BLM, which seems to represent this amorphous “silent majority“, which on the one hand seems to be silent because it’s increasingly shameful to appear racist. So, President Trump has played an important role for the American psyche, for waspy types to assuage their consciences and “make America great again”. And the centrist politics of the Democrat Party are, unfortunately, not a sincere oppositional power. Only leftist politics offer sincere opposition to this type of right-wing propaganda, which seems only interested in apologizing for white supremacist culture in policing and government. But leftist politics are blocked from electoral politics by the two-party system.
If we have shared values, as working class Americans, we must honor and celebrate those shared values. We must identify that common ground upon which we can stand in order to overcome this corporate coup de’tat, which threatens to, ultimately, disenfranchise us all. Some say we, the people, have already been disenfranchised by this corporate coup de’tat.
To find common ground, we must engage in nonviolent communication. (cf. Marshall Rosenberg, George Simon, Meredith Miller, et al.) And we must be patient with each other because it will likely be new for all of us. We all must learn new social, cognitive, and emotional, and communication skills, if we hope to achieve freedom from the creeping corporate fascism, which is engulfing our nation, and the whole world.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said we need a revolution of values. We agree. Dr. King identified the three evils of society—racism, militarism, and materialism. We recognize those three as non-negotiables. But we imagine all Americans will agree, if given the opportunity for discussion and reflection. All three of those factors are antidemocratic and, ultimately, anti-labor and anti-working class.
We don’t have to agree on left or right. We understand Democrats are centrists, center-right, or right-wing. They are not leftists. So, we must be clear: When corporate news anchors say “the left”, they actually mean Democrats. And, again, Democrats are centrists. In any case, our ideologies tend to divide us. So, we don’t have to agree on religion. We prefer the separation of church and state. And we don’t have to agree on left, right, or center. But we do have to agree on peace and justice. We do have to agree on freedom from state violence. Because black and brown people are only the proverbial canary in the goldmine because we are the most vulnerable due to the state fomenting racism, white supremacy, and more recently white nationalism.
Uncritical, or propagandistic, types of amygdala-hijacking videos seem to reinforce entrenched political positions cultivated in right-wing podcast echo chambers. Channels like this look for any opportunity to undermine the cause of jailing killer cops or to undermine the broader cause of Black Lives Matter. Why would anyone want to do such a thing? This is how right-wingers tend to think, isn’t it? They oppose BLM. But that is only in the absence of sincere dialogue. I wonder if the anti-BLM “Thin Blue Line” flag partisans are interested in dialogue. Do they simply want BLM to just shut up? That would be pretty fascistic, right? Where is the free speech in that? How can our society facilitate dialogue between these ideological camps? And do you identify with any of these groups mentioned above? Please share your thoughts.
Messina, updated at 11:18 PST, 8 MAR 2021.
Engaging with right-wing comment sections on YouTube:
- Video title: “Crazed live-streaming white BLM activist harassing Lafayette citizens sitting in their cars”
- Video URL: https://youtu.be/JXINzZIavYk
- Posted by: Lasse Burholt
- Date: 10 OCT 2020
I posted the following comment in the video comments section on 10 OCT 2020 circa 06:00 PDT:
Dale Carnegie said it best. No one can ever win a debate and change someone’s mind. If persuasion is the goal, trust must be established first. When you badger someone, or attempt to shame them into admitting their wrongs, even if they’re white supremacists or neo-nazis, they’ll usually feel defensive and double down their position.
The lady in the car is clearly unsympathetic to the cause of jailing killer cops, Black Lives Matter, or the historical legacy of white supremacy in the USA, which continues to manifest itself in American policing.
The protest lady is not “crazed”, as this hyperbolic and antidemocratic video title suggests. She is simply passionate about the cause of jailing killer cops. It’s understandable that emotions are highly charged. The protester’s only folly is in being so naive about the cruelty inside the heart of that woman in the car.
I wish the protestor lady would’ve been a bit more respectful and direct with her questions and not repetitive to avoid accusations of harassing behavior, as opposed to simply being frank or critical. But she did the best she could. She was not disrespectful. And she did what more of us ought to be doing at a time when killer cops are not being jailed for murder.YouTube public comment by “Phil Messina”
Within the hour, reader “Famous internet youtube celery” posted the following reply:
Or perhaps she waiting for the full story to come out, and isn’t into burning, looting and murdering.YouTube public comment by “Famous internet youtube celery”
This seemed to be a somewhat reasonable reply, so I replied:
@Famous internet youtube celery, perhaps.
She is definitely waiting.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. probably had the best idea when he advocated for dignified and disciplined nonviolent demonstrations, actions, and civil disobedience. Dr. King was influenced by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh towards nonviolence.
Unfortunately, the U.S. government considered him one of the greatest political threats and focused COINTELPRO state surveillance on him until his assassination. (Cf. An Act of State by William Pepper)
Since COINTELPRO snuffed out all of the peaceful voices of dissent, we are left with groups with valid concerns, but afraid or uninterested in presenting a leader capable of clearly voicing their grievances. And, of course, the media is atomized with conservatives locked into their right-wing channels (e.g., Fox News, etc) and echo chambers. And liberals are doing the same on MSNBC, etc.
America needs a post-Civil War process of truth and reconciliation, like South Africa did after apartheid. Until then, women like the one in the car will continue waiting, rather than taking action to jail killer cops. People like her, especially around the hoity toity rich folks of Walnut Creek, tend to pine more for a return to Antebellum America, rather than forging a new social contract, which excludes white supremacy.
How hard can it be to simply denounce racism, killer cops, white supremacy, and show an ounce of solidarity with the just cause of Black Lives Matter?YouTube public comment by “Phil Messina”
About an hour later “Jack Hackert” replied to my comment thread:
She was VERY disrespectful. What video were YOU watching. You contradict yourself. ” I wish she could have been respectful” then two sentences later. ” She wasn’t disrespectful” you lefties are all the same. Trying to dance around the mulberry bush, making loud noises, and contradicting yourselves. Keep up the good work. Y’all are getting Trump votes, and don’t even know it.YouTube public comment by “Jack Hackert”
I thought it was hilarious that I had contradicted myself, like “Jack Hackert” had commented. So, I replied at 11:01 PDT.
@Jack Hackert, 🤣🤣🤣 That’s hilarious! Did I contradict myself? Yikes! Let me go back and read what I wrote:
“I wish the protestor lady would’ve been a bit more respectful and direct with her questions and not repetitive to avoid accusations of harassing behavior, as opposed to simply being frank or critical. But she did the best she could. She was not disrespectful. And she did what more of us ought to be doing at a time when killer cops are not being jailed for murder.”
Wait a second, Jack. I actually did not contradict myself. You seem to have missed the nuance in my writing. Things aren’t always black and white.
By the way, what is a “leftie”? Is that like a Democrat?YouTube public comment by “Phil Messina”
[10 OCT 2020]
[Last modified on 8 MAR 2021 at 09:57 PST]
None of your business said:
You’re part of the problem in this world. Spreading and spewing this divisional hate bullshit. You have no room to talk about anyone posting anything. You are just as much of a piece of garbage as the next person who’s trying to drive a wedge in between the American people.
You have disrespected me. Why? What is the purpose of communication, if not understanding?
Are you seeking to understand me, or simply denigrate me?
Your language is harsh and unforgiving, yet you don’t even know me. The First Amendment guarantees free speech.
I am interested in dialogue across the political spectrum. But to get respect, you have to give respect.
Please explain specifically where I promote hate or division.
Thanks for reading Lumpenproletariat.
True American said:
Lasse is a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT SO GET OVER IT YOU SNOWFLAKE CRY BABIES!
Wait, what’s a “snowflake”?
Joe SMITH said:
Lasse is the worst type of nobody He creates nothing, he adds nothing to the dialogue. His whole career is based on posting inflammatory stuff to get emotional clicks so that he can sell ads. It”s a sad commentary on today’s world when someone with no skills and no conscience can make a living reposting other peoples crap. You will learn more from listening to toddlers than this turd muffin!
Thank you for sharing your opinion and perspective. But let’s avoid ad hominem attacks, please.
Wow just because the guy shares the truth doesn’t mean he’s spinning anything. Antifa/BLM are crazed in all videos and run in front of vehicles – seriously? What kind of tactic is that for a sane person who then cries about being hit by a vehicle – it’s laughable! Meanwhile people who have so much hate spun up by fake media narratives are slamming cars into Trump supporters, beating them; banning them; threatening them; now they want to mark them terrorists and arrest them while black clad communist roam the streets wrecking and destroying. You are a loon if you don’t see what’s going on!
Well, I see what’s going on from my perspective. And you, from yours. But, if we dialogue without name-calling or disrespecting each other. Then, we have a pretty good chance of understanding each other. But, to quote the rap group, Whodini, “before we go any further, let’s be friends!”
Seems like your attempt to twist the truth failed haha. He shows actual footage of how your beloved BLM behaves, and yet you are trying to fight it? To fight facts? You can’t be that blind, you are just deranged!
What a leftist donkey!
The Black Lives Matter movement is not “beloved”. In fact, grassroots activists, particularly militant black men disagree with some of the philosophies of Black Lives Matter. But the more important point is the spirit of the movement, which in many ways is picking up where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr left off when he was assassinated. Yes, we can single out anecdotal evidence of misbehavior from all sides. But we contend that the data supports our view that most of the violence came from Trump loyalists. Property destruction, believe it or not, is usually not considered a violent crime, especially within the context of political unrest resulting from police brutality. Context matters. On the other hand, we have police killing with impunity. We don’t see a moral equivalence between property destruction and police violence or racially-motivated violence.
I would like to ask for further dialogue. But you have been rude in your comment. That makes us doubt your sincerity.
It honestly just seems like your looking for validation because you got told off in that YouTube videos comments. I skimmed through this and seen the word “racist” several times, your then asking people to be friends in your comments back on this article saying we don’t need to resort to name calling. My friend you are confused and looking for attention. All your doing with this article is spreading more division. Your trying to be relevant as a small fish in a big pond. For the sake of America please go about it a different way. God bless.
Thank you for reaching out to us with a commment. Apologies for the late reply. Unfortunately, we have not had much time to keep up with the site these days.
You mentioned that you saw the usage of the word “racist” several times. Do you perceive usage of the term “racist” as an invalid descriptor? We do not think the term “racist” is an ad hominem attack, or “name-calling” because it is a technical term. Which term is more appropriate to describe racist behaviors?
If you disagree with the application of the descriptor, please let us know why.
If we are trying to do anything, it is share news, information, opinion, context, and analysis. Whether it is relevant or irrelevant to anyone is beyond our control. We only strive toward accuracy and factualness. But we are working class Americans with little time for social media. This is a labor of love. We are working Americans with families, just like you. So, please be patient, as we can only take time to go online when we’re not doing chores, working, or taking care of our families. But we hope to connect with everyone, from all walks of life, because we, even if we’re on opposite ends of this evil racial divide, we say this division has been imposed upon black, brown, red, white, and yellow people by capitalists, who have kept the wages of American workers down since the rise of neoliberalism in 1980 with the Reagan Revolution. We recall the first thing Mr. Reagan did was attack the unions, which lowered wages for all workers.
For the sake of America, we want to go about building sincere relationships in the way that you, the people, teach us. But we must learn together. We need solidarity.
We know that not all Trump loyalists are racists. But, as people of color, obviously, we can not allow ourselves to be lynched or gunned down with impunity. That is not an option. That is where we must draw the line. If taking an implacable stand against racism and racist abuse and racist violence is divisive, then we say the division began with slavery and the corrupt Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which stole a huge chunk of Mexico at gunpoint.
We could say more about colonialism, slavery, and white supremacy, but we probably get the general idea.
If we sounded confused, please forgive us, for the rushed writing. But we contend that social media outlets, such as the one in question, led to the shameful Sieges of January 6th. We were responding to the violence of Trump loyalists, which is well-documented. By now, the nation is well aware that, statistically, the largest terrorist threat in the western world is right-wing extremism. We hope to hear from you again.
By the way, we don’t mind “being told off”. We appreciate free speech. We just hope to be respectful. But it’s hard to be respectful when you feel disrespected. And we are constantly seeking self-improvement. For example, we have recently been studying Marshall Rosenberg’s methods of nonviolent communication. We will get there, especially with your help. One new lesson we picked up seemed wrong, but it’s making more and more sense: “Don’t make demands.” We thought we had to demand not to be killed for no reason by cops, who get away with murder. But it turns out, it’s better if we ask nicely, as strange as it sounds.
Ron Jeremy said:
You call it right wing just cause you don’t like it. He literally shows the truth and is a true American patriot while you work to divide and spread nothing but hate.
Hello Ron Jeremy,
Thank you for reaching out to us with a comment. When we refer to right-wing politics, we mean the standard definition. Wikipedia is not reliable for many controversial topics. But the definitions they feature for right-wing politics and left-wing politics are consistent with our education and training.
Right-wing politics: “Right-wing politics embraces the view that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics, or tradition.:693, 721 Hierarchy and inequality may be seen as natural results of traditional social differences or competition in market economies. The term right-wing can generally refer to “the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system”.
In Europe, economic conservatives are usually considered liberal, and the Right includes nationalists, idealists, nativist opponents of immigration, religious conservatives, and, historically, a significant number of right-wing movements with anti-capitalist sentiments, including conservatives and fascists, who opposed contemporary capitalism because they believed that selfishness and excessive materialism were inherent in it. In the United States, the Right includes both economic and social conservatives.”
Left-wing politics: “Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in critique of social hierarchy. Left-wing politics typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished. According to emeritus professor of economics Barry Clark, left-wing supporters “claim that human development flourishes when individuals engage in cooperative, mutually respectful relations that can thrive only when excessive differences in status, power, and wealth are eliminated.”
Within the left–right political spectrum, Left and Right were coined during the French Revolution, referring to the seating arrangement in the French Estates General. Those who sat on the left generally opposed the Ancien Régime and the Bourbon monarchy and supported the French Revolution, the creation of a democratic republic and the secularisation of society while those on the right were supportive of the traditional institutions of the Old Regime. Usage of the term Left became more prominent after the restoration of the French monarchy in 1815, when it was applied to the Independents. The word wing was first appended to Left and Right in the late 19th century, usually with disparaging intent, and left-wing was applied to those who were unorthodox in their religious or political views.
The term Left was later applied to a number of movements, especially republicanism in France during the 18th century, followed by socialism, including anarchism, communism, the labour movement, Marxism, social democracy and syndicalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since then, the term left-wing has been applied to a broad range of movements, including the civil rights movement, feminist movement, LGBT rights movement, anti-war movement and environmental movement as well as a wide range of political parties.”
I hope to learn more about your truth. Since we are all American patriots, i.e., people working to make the nation healthier economically, socially, and politically, we will likely have much in common.
Our intention is to build working class solidarity, to improve conditions for all workers, and to end racism, militarism, and materialism, which has gutted our nation’s infrastructure.
We hope to learn more from you. Let us begin by learning how we have promoted hate. We are always seeking self-improvement. We promote agape love, not sentimental love, nor hate.
I think any movement that openly applauds marxism and doing away with the nuclear family Is probably justifiably ridiculed. I know you probably conveniently forget that this was Blm ‘s mission statement before they took it down from their Web page. But Just because the remove their mission statement Doesn’t mean it’s not true……And all lives matter
Thank you for your comment. We didn’t know that about Black Lives Matter. Will you please provide us with a link or an information source?
Apologies for the late reply. We have little-to-no-time to update this blog anymore. We are just working class people, like most Americans, struggling to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. But we care about our nation. So, we encourage free speech and dialogue.
We look forward to hearing from you again. We agree: All lives matter.