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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Leadership Lessons I Learned from Peanuts-Snoopy

About Snoopy

  • First appearance: October 4, 1950
  • The wildly imaginative, supremely confident, world-famous beagle is a canine master of disguise. As Joe Cool, he’s aloof, unflappable, above the fray, the hip dog we’d all like to be. As the World War I Flying Ace, he engages in aerial combat with the notorious Red Baron. While pondering life from the top of his doghouse, he writes the great American novel, travels to the moon, and plots revenge on the cat next door.
  • Did you know: Snoopy reads “War and Peace” at the rate of one word a day.

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The above was copied verbatim from https://www.peanuts.com/characters/snoopy/ because if you read my blog, you know I don’t reinvent the wheel. If someone says it better I REPEAT IT ! LOL

So, that’s the official description of Snoopy given to the world from the official Peanuts website.

Unofficially Snoopy was the first dog I ever fell in love with. So what if he was more than 20 years older than me by the time we met. I looooved him! Snoopy was actually the hardest character to write about in the series “Leadership Lessons I Learned from Peanuts.” Maybe that’s why it’s taken me so long to write the post. It isn’t because there aren’t a lot of lessons to learn, it’s just that Snoopy, while on the surface appears to be the simplest of the characters in some ways he is also the most complex.

So what exactly was the allure and what leadership lessons can we learn from snoopy?

Snoopy was cool and unlike any other dog in comic stripdom. With the exception of the psycho cat next door (who appeared later in the strip, perhaps an attempt to make him relatable) nothing fazed him.

In a previous installment I talked about how a good leader knows how to follow other good leaders. In following Charlie Brown, Snoopy proved his a loyalty and thus also proved his commitment to being good leader. Sure he often disrespected Charlie Brown, was sometimes selfish, and didn’t always show his appreciation, but when Charlie really needed him Snoopy was always there.

I think though, what really linked me to Snoopy, was his vivid imagination. Life can sometimes be boring and at other times extremely stressful. A good nature and a strong imagination can mean the difference between being depressed (aka Charlie Brown) or cheerful and upbeat. Snoopy balanced “That Big Round Headed Kid’s) neurosis perfectly.

snoopyLike myself when I was young, Snoopy also relished living his fantasy lives. From the British World War I flying ace, or his many Joe Cool characters Snoopy understood the importance of dreaming. Of course, being a writer my favorite character was Joe “World Famous” Writer-penning novels that never went anywhere. Sure he cried sometimes, but he never gave up did he? Not on writing, stealing Linus’s blanket, or on his friends. And that is what real leaders do don’t they. They keep dreaming, they keep believing. In doing so they keep us dreaming and believing in ourselves.

Final Lesson: Real leaders understand the power of dreams!

Snoopy piloting his World War ISopwith Camel” fighter bi-plane, disguised as a doghouse. And who can forget the first moment they go a peek inside that doggie dream house.

Read Series: Leadership Lessons I Learned from Peanuts

 

 

High School

A penned this after a recent conversation with one of my best friends whose high school age daughter and also my God-daughter has recently started dating.  I asked how he felt about it and whether or not he’d given the boy “the third degree.”

I was shocked when my friend admitted to having had no conversation with either or them adding that “he’s a good boy,” and “she’s a smart girl” so I have nothing to worry about.”

WHAT!

“Since when did being good and smart EVER have anything to do with teenage hormones?” I asked.  ” I know plently of good, smart kids who wound up with babies and STD’s and so do you.”

“You know ____.  She’s smart like you were back then.  She’ll be fine,”  He said.

“It’s amazing how the passing of time can cloud people’s memories,” I responded. “Perhaps you have forgotten all the dumb mistakes we made back then and we were also good and smart?”

So this is for all the GOOD and SMART kids out there.  It’s a gentle reminder to consider your true motive for dating in high school and think about whether or not that time might be better spent on You.  I remember my senior year of high school and my friends and I elected to “date seriously.”  It was the worst year of our high school lives.  Prior to that my friend and I were happy go lucky teens who pretty much did whatever we wanted to do.  Dating complicated our lives and had us making decisions based on what other people wanted rather than what we wanted.  We were both academically smart, morally good, socially adept, and datingly STUPID! OMG were we STUPID!

Fortunately, because we were smart we eventually woke up, but not before some serious damage was done, to one of us more than the other. Now I realize this is not everyone’s story and there is a lot more to it that I could tell, however what I encourage teens I come across is to strongly consider forgoing dating at least until you are finished with college or close to it. You already have a lot you need to think about when it comes to making your dreams come true.  You don’t need any potential derailments or threats to achieving those dreams. It’s hard enough making decisions about YOU, so why complicate it by adding someone else’s desires concerning you to that mix?

I know some of you are going to say that you met your soulmate in high school, got married, and are still together 30 years later.  In fact I know a couple like that but even they have admitted to encouraging their kids to “not do that.”

So those are my thoughts.  I’d love to hear yours.  The poem is free to share and distribute to all the high schoolers in your world.-Lena

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Figure it Out by Lena Fields-Arnold

i'm gonna be honest if you have treated me badly

Relationships are a natural part of life.  As humans we are built for them.  Sometimes however  they go off center.  Many times for reasons unknown and not even because we have done anything other than be ourselves.  It hurts when you give friendships, and relationships your all only to be bitten.  Most of the time we work hard to reconcile them.  To find some meaning behind the sting.

But, do we ask the bee why it stung us?  Do we question the wasps?  Do we interrogate the adders?

So this piece was written after being unexpectedly stung by someone I thought was a friend.  Being so blindsided it made me wonder, “Is this person really my friend, or is this a one sided relationship?”  I had a decision to make.  Try to find out why the person stung me and try to repair the breach.  OR-put salve on the injury and stay away from the bee.  What are your thoughts?

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