Black Lives Matter livid over leaked Dem email on how to 'handle' them
Here's a real shocker for you. Democrats take black activists for granted and look to manipulate them to keep their allegiance without showing any support for their policy positions.
The "plantation" is working fine.
Black Lives Matter accused the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of trying to placate activists after a hacker leaked on Wednesday an internal party memo advising candidates on how to handle the movement.
The Nov. 9 memo to by former DCCC staffer Troy Perry urged candidates to listen but “don’t offer support for concrete policy positions”; limit the number of activists who meet with staff; and never say “all lives matter.”
“We are disappointed at the DCCC’s placating response to our demand to value all Black life. Black communities deserve to be heard, not handled,” Black Lives Matter said in a statement issued Wednesday. “People are dying.”
The group added that, “We expect that our elected officials will stop pacifying and take us seriously.”
Mr. Perry, who now works for the Hillary Clinton campaign, characterized Black Lives Matter as a “radical movement” and the memo as a “best practices” guide for candidates and campaign staff.
He warned that the document “should not be emailed or handed by anyone outside of the building.”
The hacker Guccifer 2.0 said the memo, posted online along with several other documents, was taken from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s personal computer.
DCCC national press secretary Meredith Kelly issued a statement Wednesday in support of Black Lives Manner, insisting that, “We will not allow this hacking to distract from our common goals nor disparage the BLM movement.”
“The DCCC highly respects and values the leadership of the Black Lives Matter movement,” Ms. Kelly said. “In less than two years, BLM has evolved from three words into a political force that is changing and waking our nation. At theDCCC, we highly encourage our candidates to not only embrace the importance of this movement, but to meet with and listen to community activists to partner social change.”
In addition to avoiding “all lives matter,” the memo advised against mentioning “black on black crime,” saying, “This response will garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists.”
In other words, don't tell the truth about Black Lives Matter or the state of black America. It's better to pretend otherwise.
Hillary Clinton and Democratic candidates are likely to get 90% of the black vote in November. They have well and truly trapped black voters with tried and true scare tactics about Republicans: Republicans will cut off your welfare; Republicans will take us back to the days of Jim Crow; Republicans want to reinstitute slavery; Republicans want to take away your right to vote.
That Black Lives Matter and other blacks believe this crap is their own fault. They want to believe it. They love the idea of being victims. What would they do if they couldn't blame Republicans and racism for their economic and cultural problems?
The answer is that they would have to take personal responsibility for their lives. Democrats offer them a way to avoid that while setting up villains to explain why black unemployment is so high, black educational achievement lags behind others, and 80% of black children are born out of wedlock, among other issues facing the black community.
This is not to say that racism doesn't exist or that Republicans too often simply ignore the problems of black people because they don't get their votes. But Democrats are super-enablers of black self-pity, and the leaked email proves it.