Obama’s Poisonous Embrace of BLM

President Obama has elevated Black Lives Matter to a chilling historical plane.  Speaking in Madrid before returning to the U.S. in order to visit Dallas during this time of trauma, Pres. Barack Obama noted the following, “The abolition movement was contentious…. There were times when activists might have engaged in rhetoric that was overheated, and occasionally counterproductive, but the point was to raise issues so that we as a society could grapple with them. The same was true with the civil rights movement….  And I think what you’re seeing now is part of that longstanding tradition.” Obama has four premises here: that the problem with Black Lives Matter (BLM) is merely “overheated rhetoric”; that abolitionism and the civil rights movement were merely “contentious” or “messy”; that BLM has an historical equivalence to abolitionism and the civil rights movement; and, that BLM and even...(Read Full Article)