Like racists did against civil rights organizations back in the 1960s, today's racists are engaged in a furious campaign to discredit the BlackLivesMatter ("BLM") movement instead of even considering the realities of police misconduct and judicial system inequities that the movement seeks to combat. Bigots at every level - from public officials to wing nut media bloviators to denizens of online troglodyte circle-jerks in forums like stormfront to the willfully nescient neighbor or co-worker - have weighed-in with any number of patently absurd charges, ranging from BLM incitement of looting to encouragement of the targeting of police officers with assassination. Newsvine is not immune. Indeed, fellow Viners have infested forums with seeds gravely asserting that BLM
...Has Declared OPEN WAR On White People - Police & Even Our Flag
Of course, the folks at fauxnews have been on the front lines of the prevarication effort, lobbing in lie after lie in order to feed the fears and prejudices of galactic morons everywhere. Chief among their mendacities is their effort to label BLM as a "hate group" for demanding that a black man should not be chocked to death for selling loosies, that a black woman should not wind up dead from a minor traffic infraction, that a 12 year old boy should not be shot on sight for playing with a toy gun and that a black man talking to his family on a phone should not be gunned down for holding an air rifle in a store where he was buying the air rifle in a state that allows open carry. Of course, fauxnews and other spewers of racist propaganda count on the stupidity, the short memories and the self-deluded ignorance of their readers and viewers. But for the record, I thought it worthwhile to get a sense for what a hate group actually looks like not based on what might pop out of the mouths of a few hotheads, but based on the things they actually say officially. No person of basic human decency can peruse the websites of organizations that have earned the label "hate group" from the Southern Poverty Law Center without feeling the need to grab the eyewash for a good cleansing. But it doesn't take long for anyone not willfully ignorant to understand the stated priorities of hate groups relative to the demands for justice offered by the BLM movement. A gander at the aryan nations site reveals:
We, the remnant of the Aryan Race, shall again remove the blind fear that binds us in the cesspool of Jewry and acknowledge that we are in a state of war individually and collectively, and that there exists no common judge on earth to whom we can appeal. The Jews who have come in amongst us have not only evidenced a "sedate settled design" upon our lives but openly carry out the killing of members of our racial household and the looting of our property and sustenance.
The one thing that we must all keep in mind is the enemy works day and night to bring destruction to our people and everyday way of life. We must act the same towards our enemy or we will never see victory.
Aryan Nations Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is a Christian organization and we can only accept white Christians to be among our ranks of this Holy Order.
That for which we fight is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our Race, by and of our Nations, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the people of our Race, so that we, a kindred people, may mature for fulfillment of the mission allotted to us by the Creator of the universe, our Father and God.
Instead, our people have become a derision. A people that cannot see nor hear. We have become a tribute people to the beast of the field and the Jew who manipulates them. Through our ignorance and willingness to fall unto sin, we have become subject to the atrocities and abominations of race mixing, diversity and multiculturalism. Therefore; we are now enslaved to the Jewish Imperialism, that has wrestled control of sacred Aryan institutions from our grasp, only to use them against us. The Mexican illegals are coming across the unguarded Mexican/American boarder today at a rate of one hundred thousand per month. And for the first time in our nation’s history we have a negro in the white house. A negro and his corrupt presidential administration that care not about the sovereignty of America, but only about change. The change that will destroy the very fabric of our constitution and way of life. The doctrine of multiculturalism, diversity, equality and change must be exposed for the poisonous mushroom that it is. For equality is a lie and democracy is the vehicle that lie is transported with.
In the book of Jude we find that the Scriptures speak of the situation we now face. There is one factor (and only one) for settling the race question, and that is the repatriation back to Africa of the negroes. The quicker we take this action, the earlier we solve our race problem. The Most High said: "I have separated and segregated you from all the people of the earth." And the moment we put the laws of The Almighty back in force, we will put the negro back in his place; and that is the only solution to an area of peace. We point out the complete futility of the program of integration. This, my friends, is insanity. How long, how long, will this White Christian nation stand back and let these evil forces move ahead with this strange pattern of peculiar design?
The national socialist movement provides a list of "principles" on its website that include:
Only members of the nation may be citizens of the state. Only those of pure White blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. Non-citizens may live in America only as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens. Accordingly, no Jew or homosexual may be a member of the nation.
We demand absolute religious freedom for all denominations in the State, provided they do not threaten its existence nor offend the moral feelings of the White race.
That non-Whites shall be prohibited by law from participating financially in or influencing American newspapers, and that the penalty for contravening such a law shall be the suppression of any such newspapers, and the immediate deportation of the non-Americans involved.
All non-White immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Whites currently residing in America illegally be required to leave the nation forthwith and return to their land of origin.
The traditionalist American knights of the ku klux klan say explicitly who they are and what they stand for:
This order will strive forever to maintain the God given supremacy of the White Race.
WE STAND FOR WHITE SUPREMACY....The supremacy of the White Race must be maintained, or be overwhelmed by the rising tide of color....WE MUST KEEP THIS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY....Every effort to wrest from White Men the management of its affairs in order to transfer it into the control of blacks or any other color, or to permit them to share in its control, is an invasion of our sacred constitutional prerogatives and a violation of divinely established laws.
The above quotes are not even a drop in the vast ocean of examples of hate group ideology easily found on the websites of the group's themselves. The SPLC list of hate groups includes those that do not claim a white, Christian imprimatur (Nation of Islam, New Black Panther Party, Jewish Defense League), there is no rhetorical equivalent to be found BLM - sponsored web sites. Further, no one directly associated with the BlackLivesMatter movement has been implicated in assaults, murders and other acts of violence which is far more than can be said of the ku klux klan, skinheads, neo-nazis or other supremacist hate groups. There has been no one blowing away nine people during a church prayer meeting in the name of BlackLivesMatter. There has been no one associated with BlackLivesMatter talking about, threatening or encouraging a race war. Without a doubt, the notion of the BlackLivesMatter movement being a hate group is nothing more than the fetid rhetorical bile of virulent liars, no different than those who attacked the Southern Christian Leadership Council and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Like those racist attackers of civil rights in the 1960s, today's attackers will be forever recognized as being on the wrong side of history, justice and true American ideals.