Why We Will Never Support Black Lives Matter Organization

Why We Will Never Join the Black Lives Matter Organization or Financially Support The Organization-Lena Fields-Arnold

Posted July 9, 2020

(Please read through this entire post before you start calling me homophobic, transphobic, or all the other names people like to use when they think a post is going to be an anti-LGTBQ post.)

When the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize it started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Then, like Wal-Mart in the 90’s they lured us in with false promises, and then pulled the bait and switch.

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According to their website the Black Lives Matter Movement states as a part of their Statement of Beliefs-

“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 and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.

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 make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.

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. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”-All this can be found on BlackLivesMatter .com

Could this be becasue all three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement are women, two identify as queer, and the third is a transgender woman. The founders believe that their backgrounds have paved the way for Black Lives Matter to be an intersectional (click to learn more about their belief son intersectionality) movement. To Learn More about the founders click here.

Their Website States their focus for 2020-BLM’s #WhatMatters2020 will focus on issues concerning racial injustice, police brutality, criminal justice reform, Black immigration, economic injustice, LGBTQIA+ and human rights, environmental injustice, access to healthcare, access to quality education, and voting rights and suppression.

So let me start by saying I don’t really give a crap about what grown folk do in their private lives. I don’t believe anyone should be treated differently based on their lifestyle, race, religion, gender, sexual identity, etc., etc., etc.

The problem I have is that when Black Lives Matter morphed from a hashtag into a formal organization we were led to believe that it was about black lives mattering according to their original statement. Inherent and inclusive in that statement was ALL BLACK LIVES-period!

Now we find out they have a side agenda!

It’s that side agenda that has me concerned.

Let’s break it down.

  1. Dismantle Cisgender Privilege

What exactly does that mean?

So I ran across this article by Sam Killerman who provides 30 examples of cisgender privelege” I won’t go into all of them, but click the link and you can read the full article.  among them are:

  • Being able to use public facilities without fear “stares, fear, or anxiety” or of verbal abuse, physical intimidation, or arrest.
  • Strangers don’t assume they can ask you what your genitals look like and how you have sex.
  • You can walk through the world and generally blend in, not being constantly stared or gawked at, whispered about, pointed at, or laughed at because of your gender expression.
  • You can access gender-exclusive spaces (they want special places ), and not be excluded due to your trans status.

I can go into more, but suffice it to say none of them include the fear of having your brains blown away by a racist cop, or fear of being lynched just because you are black, or all the other shit black people have had to face for the last 400 plus years!Let me be clear in case someone missed it the first time-We were raised to treat all people the same, so we are not minimizing the issue, but this was supposed to be a BLACK MOVEMENT!  We are the only people who keep letting other communities piggy back on and hijack our struggle.  How about we fix the stuff happening to black people as a whole, before we start worrying about side agendas?-Or is this the real agenda?We don’t know?Again, what exactly does it mean to “dismantle cisgender privelege?”I know what dismantle and it’s synonyms mean so we can take a guess.dismantle: to disconnect the pieces of; to destroy the integrity or functioning of Synonyms

What are they trying to destroy? Families? Men? America Perhaps?

 

 2“Build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.”

Ummmm, wasn’t this supposed to be about ALL BLACK LIVES?

BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.” (Taken from their website)

Violence which disproportionately impacts black MEN! They don’t want an affirming centered space for black men?  Only black women?

3. – engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.

Comrades?  Last time I checked only Communist used words like comrade. SOOOOOOOO, who are they engaging and connecting with?

Pastor Stephen E.Broden on his article entitled “WARNING: The Real Power and Purpose Behind the ‘Black Lives Matter’ written for Black Community News states:

“Whatever legitimacy the “Black Lives Matters” (BLM) movement may have is lost  in its funding from one George Soros. Mr. Soros is the major financial source responsible for funding the leftist movement in America.”His article further outlines how organizations have historically infiltrated and weakened black movements and destroyed legitimate attempts by black organizations to make positive change in order to advance their own agendas. David Horowitz in his book “Breaking The System” delves deeper into that strategy

4.-dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts”

What patriarchal practice requires this?-Since when did America REQUIRE that mother’s work double shifts?  What does that even have to to with Black Lives Matter?

I’m starting to see a theme here?  Is anyone else seeing it?

5.-disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement

Okay this one is just stupid.  Since when is a family consisting of a mother, father, and children a “western” thing.  This is not a new concept and it is one practiced all over the world.  Again, who requires this?  The last time I checked there were no laws mandating family structure.  It could be argued that insurance companies and businesses only acknowledge a “legal” marriage, but that was less about discrimination, and more about protection from illegal and unethical claims.  Which impacted heterosexual couples as much as homosexual couples. So why the need to “disrupt” the “nuclear family?”  You don’t need to destroy one thing to build up another-UNLESS you truly hate the things that was previously built.  So why do they want to destroy my family?  Your family?  The family structure of the VAST majority of the world?

Not only that, but they want to destroy the very thing that documented studies have shown actually benefit black communities, evidenced by what is now known as the  Moynihan Report. The document titled “The Negro Family: The Case For National Action  (1965) was written by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, an American sociologist serving as Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States. In in his well laid out report he affirmed that the greatest threat to black people was the destruction of the black family. BLM wants to undermine the very thing that will help black communities.

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/moynihan-report-1965/

6. foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking,

WHAT THE HELL?  Is this the Boston Tea Party of 2020? Are they patriots longing to free themselves from the grip of a tyrant king?

free ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking! This sounds like heterosexuals are King George hell bent of keeping the colonist under foot and LGBTQ are dedicated patriots who want to separate from their domineering motherland and create a new society!-Is that what they want?

Again I ask-WHERE ARE THE ABUSED AND MISTREATED BLACK PEOPLE IN ALL THIS?  WHAT ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO MATTER?

As a writer I understand the impact of language.  Their language is intentional and very specific, and lends credence to the idea that something insidious lies beneath the surface of the Black Lives Matter Movement.  My fear, as a black person, is that we as a people are being used and the change we are seeking will not necessarily be to the benefit of black people as a whole.  Black Lives Matter is using a real issue to promote their underlying agenda to destroy the things that are good about America.  We can support LGBTQ’s without sacrificing our men.  We can have villages, without tearing down the fabric and idea of a “traditional” family.  One need not be mutually exclusive of the other.

When one uses language like comrade, dismantle, disrupt, and  “freeing ourselves from the grip of...”  it sounds dangerously close to anarchy and revolution and it makes me wonder to whom the founders of this movement really owe their allegiance.

Writer Ryan Bomberger in his article for Town Hall entitled, “Top 10 Reasons I Won’t Support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement,” stated “Every life unjustly killed deserves justice. In the cause to make things right, I will not join a movement that has nearly everything wrong.”

Bomberger believes the founders created it (BLM) to radically shift culture, and points to many of the funding sources as proof. He continues and list his top ten reasons for not supporting.  Among them are:

  • Relying on false premises to sell the narrative.  I won’t go into the details because they can all be read in his article.  I don’t know that I agree with him on this point, but I have to agree that statistics can and are often skewed when people are tying to prove their point.
  • There is no goal of forgiveness or reconciliation. 
  • It’s all about Black Power. So am I, but more from an empowerment and equality point of view as opposed to a “destroy the man” point of view.  I want America to live up to her ideals, but I don’t want to tear down America.  I don’t want America destroyed.  I love my country.  Sure she has faults and frailties, but she’s still my girl!
  • They heavily promote homosexuality and transgenderism.
  • They completely ignore fatherhood.
  • They demand reparations. While it sounds good and I’m all for getting free money, but what they want is completely ridiculous.
  • They want to abolish prisons and police forces. Police reform, oversight, and demilitarization=GOOD. Abolish=Bad.
  • They are anti-capitalism. 
  • Apparently, not all black lives matter. According to Bomberger BLM is Pro-abortion and supports th genocidal organization of Planned Parenthood.

WHAT”S THE END GAME of BLM?

To quote the now famous line from Hamilton-let’s follow the money and see where it goes…This video does a great job of showing you where the money goes.

If you are a white person and you really want to help the black community, find a local organization, who has been helping black people for much longer than Black Lives Matter, and give of your money and time.  Volunteer to help young people at the Boys and Girls Club.  Support a sports team in the black community, donate to an HBCU, parter with a local black church.  It’s very easy to listen to the loudest voice and think, “I’ll just support that.”  Dig deeper. That black kid right in your town will be much more appreciative than the adults behind black lives matter.  That person will then really believe that their life matters.

If you are black, then you already know about these organizations and the HBCU’s who need money and are really struggling right now.  Donate to them.  Give to  their scholarships funds.

We are not saying stop marching, but do so for the meaning behind the movement, not for the organization. Pay attention to legislation that is being pushed to make sure the black agenda is really being pushed and not some sneaky, back door side agenda.

If you believe in LGBTQ rights, give directly to their organizations.  I mean think about it.  If you financially supported an LGBTQ equal rights group, and found out the organization was secretly supporting a side agenda that had nothing to do with your needs, and that organization might actually be hindering you from getting your needs met, wouldn’t you be pissed too?

Now, if you are fine with their agenda, if you don’t mind the deception, if you believe in communist and Marxist ideas, if you don’t care about actual black lives, if you don’t care to see your dollars actually helping real people;, then by all means send your money to BLM. Personally, I’d rather give my money to the black kids pushing their lawnmower in the summer or a shovel in the winter.  They will appreciate it  and I can be confident that my money is helping a real person with a real need right in the moment.

Many people really want to help the black community right now and that is a good thing. Just be sure you are supporting organizations that support your ideals.


I know this post will invite a lot of comments and that’s fine, but life is way to short for me to argue or debate with people so I will not respond to any negative comments, neither will I approve posting them. However, if you write a well though out rebuttal and post to your sight, I will post a link to it on mine.  I will even post it on my site if you ask. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Guilt People Into Wearing a Mask

TRIGGER WARNING: If you have a sense of humor check out this post.  I you don’t have a sense of humor, then you might not want to.  LOL, I have seen some of these people in action.  So far none of their Jedi Mind Trips have worked that I can see, but it’s hilarious to watch, especially after reading the post.

How to Guilt People into Wearing a Mask

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/-shouts/how-to-guilt-people-into-wearing-a-face-mask?fbclid=IwAR1eMbkTSkVQg_0Jvzqk9jcguB0j6k58pq4KrLklgV1ELvuGbxe-FeFA61U

Governments Cannot Force People to Wear a Mask

https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/29/judge-andrew-napolitano-governments-authority-mandate-masks-wearing-fox-news/?fbclid=IwAR0rUj9wqBleJwq_xwpOJ58K0qUnrLt6uOxED2r00gG7pv_Sm6DM4FyMLKA

If you have a problem with the post do me a favor and leave your comments with the original writers.  I’m just sayin’! If the post makes you uptight, maybe these puppies will help you chill out.

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The Synergy Show

COLLEGE LOGO CESTA Central State University Extension’s Community and Economic Development Program Launches “The Synergy Show” on WCSU FM 88.9

WILBERFORCE, OHIO – Interested in learning how to start a business?  Want to find out ways to help your community? Join Central State University Extension (CSUE) every third Wednesday at 4 PM beginning June 11, on WCSU FM, Jazzy 88.9.

CSUE is excited to launch “The Synergy Show” designed to further their mission of Engaging Communities and Transforming Lives. The Synergy Show is produced by CSUE’s Community & Economic Development Program, which is taking an innovative approach to program delivery to ensure premier community-based outreach and educational programs are meeting the needs of families in rural, urban, and Appalachian communities.

The Synergy Show is a public affairs program whose purpose is to educate the community on important issues that impact economics, business, education, and development.  The program, which is being produced through a partnership with public radio station WCSU FM, will feature interviews with impactors from around the state, as well as local community influencers, and knowledgeable business professionals.

In addition to being broadcast on WCSU FM every third Wednesday at 4 PM., episodes can be also be heard on the Extension web page, via podcast, You Tube, and the Central State University Extension Facebook page.

According to Anthony Barwick, the Community and Economic Development Program Leader for Extension, and producer of The Synergy Show, the program seeks to expand the ability of the CSU Extension Office to empower communities to achieve their goals through education and technical assistance with a particular focus on economics in urban and rural communities.

“The primary aim of this program mirrors the Extension office’s mission to address community development and revitalization, local economic development, and small business development,” said Barwick. “Through Synergy, we will empower individuals, groups, and communities to influence and change their circumstances for the better.”

Lena Arnold, Communication Coordinator for Land-Grant programs and initiatives will host the program and Ambrose Moses III, Cuyahoga County Extension Agent, serves as the co-producer and content development coordinator.

The June 17 show features Dr. Alton Johnson, who is the Dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture and the Director of Central State University Land-Grant programs; and Dr. Siddhartha Dasgupta, Associate Administrator of Extension.

“The program is designed to be business casual and informative,” stated Barwick. “We wanted to start with these two guests because we felt that it was important to inform the community on what it means for Central State to be a land-grant university and how this impacts the community, the state, and even the world.”

Future topics include:

  • Starting a Business
  • Business Structure
  • Record Expungement & Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)
  • Building Community Partnerships

Contact Anthony Barwick at abarwick@centralstate.edu to learn more about the Synergy show, to be a guest, or to suggest topics.


About Central State University: Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 132-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which has been named HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.

EEO Statement: Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, is committed to the full inclusion of all people, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, marital or family status, military status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. If reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 937-376-6540. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

Central State University Land-Grant programs are sponsored in part by funding from the USDA-NIFA.

A Missing Outcry by beautybeyondbones

A Missing Outcry

I heard a gut wrenching statistic the other day.

One that, I had to bring up on the blog, even though the thought of broaching this topic amid the current climate of Black Lives Matter, and race relations, scares me half to death.

But I have never let fear stop me from posting before. Particularly because the more nervous I am to push “publish,” the more important the topic actually is.

So anyway, enough beating around the bush:

It is more likely for a black baby to be aborted than it is to be born in New York City.

 

To continue reading click here

I totally urge you to click the link. An extremely powerful and thought provoking post

 

 

Dear Black Parents Poem Read by Texas Police Officer During Peaceful Protest


As a writer, you always wonder if what you write is having an impact on the world. Samantha aka kewlestchickever on Instagram ran across my poem and made a t-shirt out of it. She wore the shirt to a peaceful protest and this is what happened while she was there. IT WAS AWESOME!. I don’t know who this officer is, but I just wanna say YOU ARE AMAZING and you give me hope that this country will find a way to work together. God bless you and God bless my new instagram friend. To learn more of the backstory follow me on Instagram @lenafieldsarnold or visit lenafieldsarnold.com. 0:03 / 0:45 Dear Black Parents Poem Read by Texas Police Officer During Peaceful Protest

ONLINE BLOG EVENTS-2020

ONLINE BLOG EVENTS
February 1-28-Black History Month-I will be providing book recommendations as well as posting poem from “Strong Black Coffee: Poetry and Prose to Encourage, Enlighten, and Entertain Americans of African Descent.”  Apparently February 16 is also “Do  A Grouch A Favor Day,”  So maybe I’ll encourage you to buy flowers for the local grump.
March is Colorectal  Cancer  Awareness Month-I will blog about my three year experience dealing with my mom’s journey and encouraging those at risk to make time for regular screenings.

April 23–29 is National Infertility Awareness Week and is intended to increase awareness of infertility, which affects the reproductive systems of both women and men.  During the month of April I will be posting chapters from my book online “For This Child We Prayed: Living with the Secret Shame of Infertility.: FOR FREE!
MAY of course we honor mother’s, veterans, and teachers through insightful posts and poetry.
June I will pay homage to all the wonderful fathers out there doing the right thing! June also allows the opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth.
July– I might give a history lesson on the 4th of July from a different perspective.
AUGUST-I have no idea what happens in August. Maybe I’ll take a vacation! Or maybe I’ll talk about how much I hated the latest Star Wars Trilogy.
September-November-I’ll Figure it out.
December- I’ll Repost Christmas with Chitlin’s and Why I Don’t Teach my Kids to Believe in Santa Claus, which is always good for a little lively discourse.
So I hope you will join me on my 2020 blogging journey and hope you will enjoy the ride!
God Bless and Happy New Year!