The national Black Lives Matter organization has issued a new list of demands focused on eliminating former President Donald Trump and his supporters.
While the “activist” organization is currently under fire over its leadership’s personal spending – the new list of demands appears to be even more radical than anything the group has demanded before.
Black Lives Matter is demanding that politicians resist using the “coup” — the January 6th riot at the United States Capitol — as an excuse for cracking down on BLM’s “mostly peaceful” demonstrations, even though the group’s “freedom summer” was marked by riots and arson — and, in some cases, affiliated protests are still causing damage in cities like Portland, Oregon.
Black Lives Matter, though, wants full accountability for anyone associated with the January 6th riots, including President Donald Trump.
“We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate. Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future,” the group says in its updated demands.
Trump must also be “permanently” banned from social media.
“Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after the inauguration,” the group says.
BLM doesn’t simply want Trump punished, though. They want consequences for any Republican that expressed concern about the final Electoral College vote count or expressed even tepid support for President Donald Trump after the November election expelled from office.
“More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions,” the group demands. “We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.”
That’s something most Democrats have since abandoned, given that it would take a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress to officially expel any sitting member, per the United States Constitution.
They also want the United States military and the Capitol Police investigated for “ties to white supremacy.”
“The Capitol was able to be breached and overrun by white supremacists attempting to disrupt a political process that is fundamental to our democracy. We know that police departments have been a safe haven for white supremacists to hide malintent behind a badge because the badge was created for that purpose,” BLM demands.
“We also know off-duty cops and military were among the mob at the Capitol on January 6th. Guilty parties need to be held accountable and fired. We are supporting Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate these connections.”
BLM issued the demand in concert with a broader demand to “defund” all police departments across the country, because, they claim, current and former law enforcement officials were involved in the January 6th riot: “The police that met our BLM protestors this summer with assault rifles, teargas, and military-grade protective gear were the same police that, on Wednesday, met white supremacists with patience and the benefit of the doubt, going so far as to pose for selfies with rioters.”
Black Lives Matter seems to ignore that the group’s “freedom summer” protests often ended in riots and destruction; in some cases, the riots and arson associated with, or which followed, anti-police brutality and anti-racism protests in the summer of 2020 caused more than a billion dollars in damage and often left minority neighborhoods ravaged.
BLM’s national organization is under scrutiny for how it spends money, facing criticism, particularly, from the families of black victims of police-involved shootings.
The families of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and others claim they’ve seen little in the way of financial support from the national Black Lives Matter organization, despite BLM pulling down nearly $90 million following George Floyd’s death in May of 2020, and spending thousands at luxury resorts.
This new aggressive list of demands may be an attempt to distract the general public from their shady spending habits.
Author: Harry Wallace