The MAGA right talks about Black Lives Matter as if it's some sort of equivalency for 1/6.
The MAGA right talks about Black Lives Matter as if its some sort of equivalency for 1/6.
These talking points have a way of spreading. Lets correct them every single time.
📚Researchers at Harvard gathered statistics from 7,305 BLM events.
Heres what they found:
👉🏼The overall levels of violence and property destruction were low.
👉🏼Most of the violence that did take place was, in fact, directed against the BLM protesters.
👉🏼Police made arrests in 5% of the protest events, with over 8,500 reported arrests (or possibly more).
👉🏼 Police used tear gas or related chemical substances in 2.5% of these events.
👉🏼Protesters or bystanders were reported injured in 1.6 percent of the protests.
👉🏼 In total, at least three Black Lives Matter protesters and one other person were killed while protesting in Omaha, Austin and Kenosha, Wis.
👉🏼1 antifa protester killed 1 far-right group member in Portland, Ore.; law enforcement killed the alleged assailant several days later.
👉🏼 Police were reported injured in 1% of the protests. A law enforcement officer killed in California was allegedly shot by supporters of the far-right boogaloo movement, not anti-racism protesters.
👉🏼According to the data, 96.3% of events involved no property damage or police injuries, and in 97.7% of events, no injuries were reported among participants, bystanders or police.
Anyone who describes the BLM protests as riots wasnt there, and they are making a false claim.
The reasons they do this:
A. To obfuscate and make themselves feel better about backing violent, anti-American, insurrectionists.
B. To diminish the human empathy and we feel when we see a fellow citizen, someones family, killed by police who are sworn to protect us.
C. To make themselves feel better about supporting a corrupt system that perpetuates white supremacy.
Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds
Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman. 2020. Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds. The Spokesman Review.
Was about crazy chuds going berserk on account of.a delusional nutjob blowing smoke up their asses. No equivalence. Case Closed.
Just insult them and block them. They are by definition bad faith actors, sealions.
Maybe we can't physically tolerate being in the presence of these deniers or if they are family we have to keep politics OFF so we can be around each other.
BUT somehow we need to get these facts OUT THERE over and over and over again.
EVEN if we just say them to each other in restaurants where people overhear us.
EVEN if we xerox them off and drop them from planes.
EVEN if comedians use them in routines.
THE FACTS STILL MATTER.
Otherwise the only sound in this echo chamber is the lies the liars tell and that is not acceptable.
Shut them down. They are time wasters and have a bogus agenda.
Equating BLM with 1/6 is the same kind of mentality as Alito trying to align taking abortion rights away with Brown v. BoE. They think theyre using mental jujitsu when theyre really demonstrating just how intellectually bereft they are.