Blaming “the conservative right” for last week’s Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando, Black Lives Matter’s website released a statement warning its adherents not to “forget who our real enemy is.”
The neo-Marxist group indicted a slew of phantoms, including by not limited to “white supremacy,” “patriarchy,” “homophobia,” “capitalism,” “colonialism,” and “state and vigilante violence.”
Linking blacks with what it says is its “Queer, Latinx, and Muslim family,” the Democrat-aligned movement describes the mass murder in Orlando as a function of social pathologies it ascribes to America.
“White progressives,” declares the group, must not be allowed to dominate the “revolutionary” movement and its call for “gun control” to ban “assault rifles.” Describing the Americas as “Native land,” the statement calls for a “deep transformation at the cellular levels of this nation.”
“Love is under attack,” reads the statement, slightly rephrasing the rhetoric of President Barack Obama and his administration.
Read an excerpt below:
Despite the media’s framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest. Those who seek to profit from our deaths hope we will forget who our real enemy is, and blame Muslim communities instead.
But we will never forget.
Homegrown terror is the product of a long history of colonialism, including state and vigilante violence. It is the product of white supremacy and capitalism, which deforms the spirit and fuels interpersonal violence. We especially hold space for our Latinx family now, knowing that the vast majority of those murdered were Latinx, and many were specifically Puerto Rican. From the forced migration of thousands of young people from the island of Puerto Rico to Orlando, to the deadly forced migration throughout Latin America and the Caribbean — we know this is not the first time in history our families have been mowed down with malice, and we stand with you.
Religious extremism is not new to America and is not unique to Islam. For centuries, religion has been used to subjugate queer people of color and lay the groundwork for our deaths. We live in a society that gasps at mass murder but does little to produce the policies or radical ideological shift needed to keep LGBTQ people and our families alive and safe
H/T Peter Hasson at The Daily Caller
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