‘White Progressives Are USELESS, HARMFUL To Our Movement!’ – Anti-Bernie ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters
The incredible video of “Black Lives Matter” taking over a Bernie Sanders’ rally and screeching at white progressives that they’re all racists barely made the Sunday news shows, even as they all slammed Donald Trump and the GOP.
I posted earlier, but it’s worth watching again!
After that incredibly ugly debacle, the morons who assaulted the speech organizer posted this incendiary explanation on their Facebook page of what they were intending to do [emphasis added]:
Today BLM Seattle, with the support of other Black organizers and non-Black allies and accomplices, held Bernie Sanders publicly accountable for his lack of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and his blatantly silencing response to the #SayHerName #IfIDieInPoliceCustody action that took place at Netroots this year.
We covered their Netroots nuttiness here!!
Bernie’s arrival in Seattle is largely significant in the context of the state of emergency Black lives are in locally as well as across America. The Seattle Police Department has been under federal consent decree for the last three years and has been continually plagued by use-of-force violations and racist scandals amongst their rank and file. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has refused to push any reform measures for police accountability, not even the numerous recommendations of his self-appointed Community Police Commission. The Seattle School District suspends Black students at a rate six times higher than their white counterparts, feeding Black children into the school-to-prison pipeline. King County has fought hard to push through a plan to build a $210 million new youth jail to imprison these children, amid intense community criticism and dissent. The Central District, a historically Black neighborhood in Seattle, has undergone rapid gentrification over the past few decades, with Black people being displaced from the only neighborhood that we could legally live in until just years ago. While white men profit off of the legalization of marijuana, our prisons are still filled with Black people who are over-incarcerated for drug offenses.
This city is filled with white progressives, which is why Bernie Sanders’ camp was obviously expecting a friendly and consenting audience for today’s campaign visit. The problem with Sanders’, and with white Seattle progressives in general, is that they are utterly and totally useless (when not outright harmful) in terms of the fight for Black lives. While we are drowning in their liberal rhetoric, we have yet to see them support Black grassroots movements or take on any measure of risk and responsibility for ending the tyranny of white supremacy in our country and in our city. This willful passivity while claiming solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in an effort to be relevant is over. White progressive Seattle and Bernie Sanders cannot call themselves liberals while they participate in the racist system that claims Black lives. Bernie Sanders will not continue to call himself a man of the people, while ignoring the plight of Black people. Presidential candidates will not win Black votes without putting out an explicit criminal justice reform package. As was said at the Netroots action, presidential candidates should expect to be shut down and confronted every step along the way of this presidential campaign. Black people are in a state of emergency. Lines have been drawn in the sand. You are either fighting continuously and measurably to protect Black life in America, or you are a part of the white supremacist system that we will tear down in the liberation of our people.
WOW! That’s absolutely insane! Isn’t it weird how they won’t cover THIS insanity on the left, but are happy to divide the GOP because of Trump all day long?
Bernie’s socialist spine cracked, and he actually hired a black lady to help him with outreach to this insane movement last night, and he got his socialist staffers to put out a comprehensive criminal justice reform package.
But after seeing that video above, I doubt it’s ever gonna be enough.
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) August 9, 2015