The Washington Examiner’s Byron York made an observation on how much the far left has moved the needle in just a few years. That when Colin Kaepernick started his far left protest in the NFL against America by kneeling, he got a lot of deserved backlash and only one person knelt with him at the time. Now, as York observed, all the players but for one knelt in the NBA.
Colin Kaepernick won. When he started, just one athlete refused to stand for national anthem. Now, just one athlete refuses to kneel during anthem. In course of weeks, a complete collapse of hallowed American ritual. pic.twitter.com/lXrFQvNU5C
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 2, 2020
Now, the person who stands suddenly is required to explain himself, as though standing for the national anthem is now somehow objectionable.
York is right.
But he got a little pushback from Megyn Kelly on what that all ultimately means.
Won what? A visual display that is based on misinformation re: police & the USA, past & present? Americans will figure out that BLM is an org that wants to dismantle the nuclear family, the justice system & the police syst so critical to protecting Black lives, esp women & kids. https://t.co/OrfgNnUx2D
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) August 2, 2020
“Won what?” Kelly opined. “A visual display that is based on misinformation re: police & the USA, past & present? Americans will figure out that BLM is an org that wants to dismantle the nuclear family, the justice system & the police syst so critical to protecting Black lives, esp women & kids.”
So many things to unpack.
Of course the display is based on misinformation about police and the USA, past and present.
But that’s part of the problem. The media never calls out the misperceptions, such as that “hands up, don’t shoot” about Michael Brown that kicked off the BLM and the Ferguson riots was a lie, it never happened and has been debunked. That Brown tried to take Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. That misperception continues to be stoked to cause division. And that’s just the start of the misinformation.
Yes, many Americans do already know what the BLM is about and they have known for years since they started. More and more have figured it out and the violence that is an adjunct to BLM actions is now hugely unpopular.
But the problem is that Democrats wouldn’t say anything about it. Not only wouldn’t they condemn the violence that has occurred, they wouldn’t even acknowledge it has occurred. Plus they’re acceding to all of the BLM agenda, pushing Democrats further left, acceding to insanity like defunding or abolishing the police as crime and violence shoots off into the stratosphere.
But it’s clear from the description that Kelly gets it, that she’s taken a look at their own mission statement, gets how radical they are, that she isn’t afraid to call them what they are. More, please.