The term “black lives matter” is innocuous enough.
The activist group “Black Lives Matter” is anything but. They are extreme, intolerant, violent and Marxist. No tax funded body should be spending a nickle to promote that form of divisive extremism yet the City of Calgary has decided to spend $120,000 on a series of murals which will promote Black Lives Matter.
Here are some examples.
Yusra Khogali is one of the founding leaders of Toronto’s BLM chapter. One of the largest in Canada. She is a vulgar racist who refers to white people as being “sub human” and openly mused about struggling to keep herself from killing white people.
Edmonton’s Pride Parade was canceled due to threats and ongoing blockages of their celebration from Black Lives Matter. They were too afraid to confront the BLM thugs so they simply canceled their parade.
Black Lives Matter has routinely shown a gross streak of anti-Semitism in their protests and in the words of their leadership.
Black Lives Matter has and continues to incite violent riots which have led to deaths and massive property damage. We can’t pretend that this group is not extreme and pandering to them does not help anybody.
People can be appalled with the racist actions of some police officers without supporting BLM.
People can oppose racism without supporting BLM.
It is not racist to distinguish the difference between anti-racism and the extreme actions of BLM.
To add insult to fiscal injury, one of the BLM murals that the City of Calgary plans to put up will be covering a mural which was anti-poverty and graced the CUPS building for 25 years.
We are losing valued public art (a rare thing in Calgary), in order to pander to and promote an increasingly violent and extreme movement.
If BLM supporters want to promote their movement, let them raise funds and buy advertising space just like any other lobby group. Taxpayers should not be forced to cover with.
For those who think that this kind of pandering will immunize the city to extreme actions from groups such as BLM, think again.
We need to be calling out extremism in all its forms whether with racism or the extremists who purport to be rioting in order to end racism.
The City of Calgary has stepped well out of bounds with this move.
“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last.” ~W. Churchill