(Tea Party PAC) – There’s a lot of scary things happening in America right now. A virus that no one seems to know anything about, despite the fact we’ve done tons of research on it and new studies are popping up on almost a daily basis, is wreaking havoc on people and the economy. Then you have race riots, looting, violence against police officers and white people exploding in every nook and cranny of the United States.
Oh, and how about the radical left-wingers who seized a six block area of the city of Seattle and are essentially occupying it like a group of terrorists? It’s a really weird, tense time.
Which is what makes the recent statement made by Black Lives Matter leader, Hawk Newsome, about what the group will do if they aren’t given what they want, all the more terrifying.
According to Newsome, who spoke with Martha MacCallum from Fox News, the country either gives BLM what they demand, or they will “burn down this system and replace it.”
Here’s more from Breitbart:
A partial transcript is as follows:
MARTHA MACCALLUM: People watch what you say in that video, that you now want to show legislation down people’s throats now that you have everyone’s attention and you’ve also said violence is sometimes necessary in these situations. What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?
HAWK NEWSOME: Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what’s our diplomacy across the globe? We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.
MACCALLUM: The only reason why I posed that first question to you the way that I did is I watched you talking on a bunch of different interviews today and you said, “burn it down.” You said, “burn it down, it’s time.” That makes me think you want to burn it down.
HAWK NEWSOME: I said If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down the system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation. Let’s be very real and let’s observe the history of the 1960s. When black people were rioting, we have their highest growth and wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks. Since you started protesting there have been eight cops fired across the country. Remember you were telling us that there was Due Process?
So, essentially, this man is saying he’s totally in favor and in support of rioting and looting? That whole “burn it down” thing being literal is a form of terrorism. Not sure if Newsome realizes this, but he’s essentially making terrorist threats and demands. The United States does not negotiate with terrorists. Is this really the path he wants to take his movement down?
Could BLM end up being labeled a hate group and a terrorist organization? If they attempt the massive, widespread violence Newsome seems to encourage here, the answer is a hearty, full throated “yes.” And we shouldn’t waste time either.
That’s why the cop that choked Eric Gardner kept his job and kept receiving raises for five years. Anytime a cop hurt a woman, a child, our elders, there was always a call for due process. But the moment people start destroying property, now cops can be fired automatically. What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching. But, when people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, now, you have police officers and Republican politicians talking about police reform. I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting but I’m just telling what I observed.
How is what Newsome said here, the demands and the threats, supposed to make anyone who join in their cause? Are we really supposed to feel like helping folks who are willing to burn our country to the ground to get what they want, like petulant children throwing a temper tantrum?
I don’t think so. That’s not how this works.
People, this isn’t about racism. It’s not about equality. It’s about a group of individuals wanting to radically transform America into something else. The BLM crowd want to steal power for themselves and lord it over others. They don’t want to end racism, they just want to be the ones who are exercising it over others from a powerful position.
If they were truly about ending racism, they wouldn’t be fighting against non-existent systemic racism. They’d be out to win over individuals hearts and minds. They aren’t. This is another move by powerful progressives to find a way to cause chaos and justify big government countermeasures to usurp authority.
Wake up, America.