Top Three Takeaways – June 2nd, 2021
Let the truth be told. Aside from being a great song from Mattew West, it’s what’s long needed to happen with Black Lives Matter. Last summer as the Marxist organization rose to prominence, I pointed out what they actually stood for which was posted as the mission statement on their website. Here’s a refresher:
- We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
- We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege
- We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
- We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.
- We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
- We foster a queer‐affirming network.
A year later all that’s changed is that the scam artist founder has purchased millions of dollars' worth of houses and left for a book and movie deal. Oh, and it’s on Palm Beach County School District’s website with Broward’s School District hosting a Black Lives Matter Instructional Library. Maybe, since the school districts continue to scoff at the overt Marxism they’re hosting with our tax dollars, they’d be interested in hearing directly from one of the founders of BLM. Rashad Turner, a BLM founder in 2015, has posted a video called The Truth Revealed about BLM. In it he says. I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies – Black lives do matter. However, after a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding Black families. And they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students. That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers' union. So, what were they about? (To) Disrupt the nuclear family structure. Of course, it was in their mission statement. It's not good enough that the Palm Beach County School District struck the term “white advantage” from their mission statement or that Broward’s School District plays the role of being oblivious. A Marxist organization with a stated goal of disrupting the nuclear family continues to be perpetuated by these school districts, at the direct harm of our children and our families paid for with our tax dollars. That’s about as bad as it gets. Stay on these school boards.
Hate Florida? Vote For Nikki Fried. That’s what came to mind when she announced her bid in a two-minute video. Quoting Nikki: We can end two decades of corruption designed to block your will and your ballot. We can make this complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. If you hate Florida and have for a couple of decades Nikki’s your gubernatorial go-to. And I’m still intrigued by the implication that Governor DeSantis is trying to block ballots. Democrats who see the world like Nikki do realize Republicans still need votes to win elections too, right? And what does it say about what they think of their constituents? That they apparently can’t figure out how to vote but Republican voters can? So, yeah – I guess the message is if you’re stupid and hate Florida vote for Nikki Fried. Good luck with that... Especially if Nikki’s right and her voters can’t figure out how to.
Who’s the science denier? One of the great ironies of the past thirty years is playing out in real-time. After decades of arguments by LGBTQ+ groups stating that they were born that way, which I agree with, and that those who deny sexuality at birth are science deniers... Well, now they’re the science deniers. Governor DeSantis signed the transgender sports ban legislation into law on Tuesday. Under the law, which takes effect July 1st, biological boys can’t participate competitively in female athletics. Now LGBTQ+ groups want science to be denied and are promising to fight the state in court to do it. Irony.
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