Why are people so upset about this? I don’t get it.
Doesn’t everyone agree with the political establishment’s white privilege and systematic racism conspiracy theories and the necessity of fighting “far right domestic extremism”?
Why would anyone consider Black Lives Matter an extremist organization? Has anyone affiliated with that movement ever done anything like burn down Minneapolis, lay siege to the White House or kill police officers on live national television? The real extremists are internet shitposters and you can get in big trouble for “liking” the wrong saucy meme or talking about the wrong television show.
“The US Navy’s training on ‘extremism’ says staff can advocate for Black Lives Matter (BLM) while at work but service members are not allowed to discuss ‘politically partisan issues’, training slides reveal.
The Navy described BLM as a ‘public policy issue’ in the slides and advocating for the organisation was allowed as long as the behavior is lawful.
But they stated that advocacy would be prohibited if it was ‘politically partisan in nature’. …
Kirby said the Pentagon was taking ‘seriously’ the importance of combating extremism while admitting the issue is ‘a hard problem to get our arms around’.
‘But we can’t just put our head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist. We can’t just say: “Well, it’s not a problem.” It is a problem,’ he added.
‘The other problem is, we don’t know how big it is. And so that’s what we’re trying to learn. And I think you’re gonna see this unfold over time.’
‘I’m not going to be able to come to the podium this week, next week or the week after with a plan and say: “This is it. This is how this is how it’s defined,”‘ Kirby said.
‘And this is exactly how deep the problem is. This is going to be something and Secretary Austin has made very clear he’s going to work on every day that he’s the Secretary of Defense. …”
Look at it this way.
It is really this simple.
The political establishment and the upper class in general are strong supporters of Black Lives Matter. Most billionaires in this country and Corporate America support Black Lives Matter. That’s why Black Lives Matter can launch a nationwide insurrection that goes on for six months and not be considered an “extremist” organization. It is not “extremism” when the bastard spawn of White upper middle class professionals dress up like ninjas and go out and sack police stations and get away it.