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Black Lives Matter (BLM) has spent the past few months burning cities, stealing whatever they can find from businesses they destroy, beating up people they suspect might disagree with them about something, and threatening even greater violence if they don’t get exactly what they want. Since BLM tends to emphasize the horrific violence more than they emphasize exactly what they want, most bystanders tend to do the same thing.
I find this ongoing charade to be unhelpful to democracy. So you can imagine my surprise when Black Lives Matter offered to help me engage in our democratic process! Their unsolicited generosity to me might have something to do with the fact that my cell phone number before it was mine, belonged to a black man named Kevin. I still get calls and texts for him, from time to time. It’s possible that the following text exchange was intended for Kevin, rather than me. But I like to think that BLM just wanted to help me out. Which I really do appreciate. I’ll put our conversation below, in a short series of screenshots:
As you can see, I first heard from my new friend Janie at Black Voters Matter yesterday. I didn’t respond until today when I got bored. I hesitated to misrepresent who I was, but I somehow suspected that Janie might not actually be named Janie, either. So what the heck. What’s a little fraud and deceitfulness among friends, like Janie and me?
Incidentally, the link ‘Janie’ had in her text sent me here:
My response was too long to fit in the conversation screen, so I’ll screenshot that separately:
My friend Janie’s response was more polite than I expected, so I responded politely as well:
As you might imagine, my preferred response would have been something like: “If you ain’t votin’ for me, you ain’t black. – Joe Biden. Just keep doin’ what the white man says, Janie. Maybe things will get better for us. Eventually.”
But again, she was polite, so I returned the favor. And I was uncomfortable lying about who I was anyway, so I was happy to stop the conversation.
But still, this conversation left me with a few questions:
- Who, exactly, is paying for Black Voters Matter? I presume it’s Black Lives Matter, but I guess I’m not sure.
- What is their budget? I’m guessing close to unlimited. But again, I’m not sure.
- Is there a Janie? Or was I conversing with a computer algorithm?
- How did they get Kevin’s number, and how did they know he is black?
- I wonder how many responses like mine ‘Janie’ receives?
- If Kevin registered on the site she sent, I wonder if his vote would have been cast on his behalf regardless of whether he showed up or not? And I wonder who he would have voted for, if he had not voted? That’s a very cynical thought. But I can’t help but wonder…
- Is this just typical election year shoe-leather campaigning? Or is this an unusual response to an unusual election? Do the Democrats have polling numbers that have them trying stuff like this?
Anybody who thinks that Black Lives Matter has anything to do with Black Lives is being willfully blind. They’re just another part of the Democrat Party machine, which has oppressed blacks in one form or another for 200 years.
BLM isn’t even being hypocritical or deceitful. They’re very open about the fact that the only Black Lives that Matter to them are the ones that can be used to get Democrat votes.
I felt dirty when I put my phone down. Partially because I’d been dishonest about my identity in my conversation with ‘Janie.’ Or, possibly, with a computer somewhere.
But I also felt like I had just shaken hands with a despicable criminal. One who glorifies rapists and murderers, while attempting to destroy all that is good about America.
I wonder why I felt that way?
You should be ashamed of yourself, Janie. You don’t care who Kevin is, or what he thinks about anything. You don’t even care if he votes.
All you care about is harvesting more Democrat votes. And you call it Black Voters Matter.
No, they don’t. Not to you. Unless they vote Democrat.
This has nothing to do with race.
You’re just another Democrat hustler.
You should be ashamed of yourself.Published in