Black Lives Matter Groups Release List of Ridiculous Demands
Black Lives Matter Groups Release List of Ridiculous Demands
A large group of Black Lives Matter organizations have come together to form the Movement For Black Lives. This coalition released their new policy agenda with six core demands and forty policy priorities. Movement For Black Lives has put together a, “clear vision of the world where black humanity and dignity is the reality.”
The list of their demands reads like the Christmas wish list of a kid who just went through a giant toy catalog, “I’ll take that, and that, and that.” Rather than actually writing a proposal that can be taken seriously, they came up with a plan that, if executed, would ensure that no black person would ever need to work or be held accountable for any crimes ever again.
The six demands are:
- End the war on black people.
- Reparations for past and continuing harms.
- Divestment from the institutions that criminalize, cage, and harm black people; and investment in the educations, health and safety of black people.
- Economic justice for all and reconstruction of the economy to ensure our communities have collective ownership, not merely access.
- Community control of the laws, institutions, and policies that most impact us.
- Independent black political power and black self-determination in all areas of society.
So let’s break this down. The first demand is an end to the war on black people. The Movement For Black Lives page outlines this demand as a demand for an “end to the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people” which includes:
- An end to the criminalization and dehumanization of black youth.
- End to zero-tolerance school policies and arrests of students
- The removal of police from schools
- The relocation of funds from police and punitive school discipline practices to restorative services.
- An end to capital punishment
- An end to money bail, mandatory fines, fees, court surcharges and defendant-funded court proceedings.
- An end to the use of past criminal history to determine eligibility for housing, education, licenses, voting, loans, employment, and other services and needs.
- The demilitarization of law enforcement including law enforcement in schools and on college campuses.
- An end to the privatization of police, prisons, jails, probation, parole, food, phone and all other criminal justice related services.
- An end to public jails, detention centers, youth facilities, and prisons.
From reading their list, the “war on black people” appears to be also known as, “holding people accountable for their actions.” They don’t want to be bothered while committing crime. Then if they are arrested for a crime, they want the law-abiding citizens to pay for it, and then if they are sentenced, they don’t want to be fined or jailed for their crimes.
The second demand is for “reparations for past and continuing harms.” This basically means that, they want white people to pay every black person tens of thousands of dollars each year in cash, free land, free food, and free education just for being black. And no, that’s not an over-exaggeration, that’s exactly what they asked for.
The third demand is for divestment from the institutions that criminalize, cage, and harm black people; and investment in the educations, health and safety of black people. This demand gets even crazier. It calls for a reallocation of funds at the federal, state and local level from policing and incarceration. The decriminalization, immediate release, and record expungement of all drug related offenses and prostitution. This alone could release thousands of violent drug dealers instantly back on the street. We better get the reparations in place first to prevent all the dope-fiends from robbing people to get their drug fix.
The fourth demand is for “economic justice for all and reconstruction of the economy to ensure our communities have collective ownership, not merely access.” This demand calls for a progressive restructuring of tax codes to ensure a radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth. This part of the plan basically reads like a socialist’s ideal political structure (real socialists, not that Bernie Sanders brand of socialism.) The big exception though, is that it calls for segregating businesses by the race. And then, all aid in the form of grants, loans or contracts to help facilitate this plan must go to black led or black supported networks and organizations as defined by communities. So if you own a business and a black person doesn’t approve of your business you won’t be eligible for this plan.
The fifth demand is for “community control of the laws, institutions, and policies that most impact us,” and, “community control of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.” Ensuring that communities most “harmed” by “destructive” policing have the power to hire and fire officers, determine disciplinary action, control budgets and policies, and subpoena relevant agency information. This one is the most cringe worthy. The ability to hire and fire officers and determine disciplinary action. We’ve seen time and time again the power of the machine to condemn an officer for their actions before the facts of the case were release. And that doesn’t even consider that the facts don’t matter to these people, even after the truth comes forward (Michael Brown.) This policy would effectively eliminate law enforcement all together, which Black Lives Matter has repeatedly stated is their actual goal.
The sixth and final demand is for independent black political power and black self-determination in all areas of society. This demand states a vision of remaking the current U.S. political system in order to create a real democracy where black people can effectively exercise full political power. This ignored the fact that President is black, the US Attorney General is black, the black Supreme Court justice, not to mention senators and representatives. It seems that they effectively want more political control of the country than any other ethnicity has. The demand goes on to call for an end to the criminalization of black political activity and immediate release of all political prisoners. That basically means that they want to be able to riot and block roadways without consequences.
This is Black Lives Matter’s vision of the future, where criminals are the victims. If you have dark skin, then the rest of the world owes you something. Where the laws are not enforced against certain people, based on the color of their skin. When the general public hears “Black Lives Matter,” they often think, “Of course the lives of black people matter, I support that.” These people are generally unaware of what Black Lives Matter groups’ policy agendas, or that these groups appear to be getting more extreme by the day.
Please spread the word that this is a group that should be shunned as extremists, not supported.
If you want to read all the demands for yourself: CLICK HERE