Why do we still pretend that BLM is an innocent anti-racism movement?

By William Hallowell | Editor

Black Lives Matter activists aren’t anti-racists, they’re radical, self-proclaimed “abolitionists”.


Black Lives Matter does not have the innocent, well-meaning intentions of anti-racism and social justice at the heart of its political agenda, despite what its leaders have led many to believe. To support the – seemingly uncontroversial – movement is to prove moral fibre, to oppose means you’re part of the racist right-wing, but its supposed “anti-racism” activism is completely disingenuous. BLM does not stand to oppose racism. It does not stand for social justice. It stands to instigate political divide among the public, press and political landscape with a self-proclaimed “abolitionist” agenda and ambition to tear apart the establishment and its institutions. Their vision is completely dystopic.


Yet, many politicians and high-profile celebrities bend to the will of “the mob”, as other political commentators have dubbed it. Rowan Atkinson described woke politics as the twenty-first century witch-hunt, which objectively is true. This radical left-wing movement has slyly infiltrated many areas of society: education, culture, science and even music – now, it is sport. Football fans who “boo” players for taking the knee for Black Lives Matter are labelled racist by the liberal left, and portrayed as such by the mainstream media. However, this is merely a weak ad hominem – an attempt to silence opposition and to exclude those who challenge divisive identity-driven politics from the discussion. No similar reaction is seen with regards to ‘Kick It Out’ or ‘Say No to Racism’ because behind the slogans, there is no hidden political agenda or ideological takeover. Yes, racism is a problem in sport and should rightly be addressed, but not by kneeling in submission – if only that was just a metaphor – to a far-left ideology which seeks to reform the entire structure of Western civilisation, with aspirations to dismantle the institutions of the police force, prisons, courts and criminal justice system as a whole. 

It is blatantly clear that this malicious organisation stands for far more than anti-racism, therefore society must treat it as such. Some try to differentiate between the organisation and the movement, yet both chant the same slogan, and both preach the same autocratic doctrine; to differentiate is disingenuous. One simply cannot wave a flimsy piece of cardboard that reads “Black Lives Matter”, or take the knee, without one demonstrating affiliation or complacency with dystopian dogma such as “defunding the police” or “abolishing” the courts, prisons or entire criminal justice system.


Fans in opposition to Gareth Southgate’s announcement that England players will continue to take the knee for BLM were labelled racist, but if these same fans do not share similar discontent to other anti-racism campaigns in football, which they don’t, it is clear that these fans are not “racists”, but that they oppose political ideologies – and divisive, extremist ideologies, at that – grabbing their beloved sports by the balls – if such a metaphor can be used without causing great alarm and distress. Addressing social issues is one thing, but including party politics and woke ideological movements in sport, music, culture, entertainment or any other sector of society should be deemed abhorrent. Outrage would ensue if football teams began to officially adopt support for parties in Westminster, so why is it different for Black Lives Matter, when it is actually far worse?

Taking the knee in the name of Black Lives Matter should no longer be seen as support for anti-racism, because objectively it isn’t. Taking the knee should represent what it actually advocates for: complicity in the “abolitionist” agenda of a modern far-left hate group.

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