We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For those who still believe that Black Lives Matter is legitimate grass-roots movement which came out of nowhere in response to events in Ferguson, Missouri over a year ago, consider BLM co-founder Opal Tometi.
Tometi somehow took the time and somehow found the money to get down to Venezuela, home of the latest failed attempt to impose a socialist "workers' paradise" on an unwilling population. On Sunday, despite shameless gerrymandering, significant government-imposed barriers on political speech and a virtual denial of media access, the "revolution" Hugo Chavez began in 1999 and which Nicolas Maduro continued after Chavez's death in 2013 suffered an unprecedented electoral rebuke, as the government's opposition won 112 of 167 seats in the country's legislature. Guess whose side Opal Tometi was on?
Well, I would think it would be the side of the person who invited her.
Ms. Tometi certainly was impressed with Venezuela — enough that she tweeted a not so subtle dig at the U.S.
Here is what her tweet said:
Currently in Venezuela. Such a relief to be in a place where there is intelligent political discourse.
BLM co-founder Opal Tometi is a supporter of the Maduro tyranny and believes that, in contrast to the US, there is "intelligent political discourse" in Venezuela. Wrong on Venezuela, wrong on the United States.
I looked at the blm platform...free all black prisoners, all black juries for black defendants, appropriation of homes to turn into communes, appropriation of businesses, assured jobs and money, never serve in the military. There was more, but you get the idea. Do you think the kneeling submissives realize what they are signing on to?
Just think of how pleasant and quiet Thanksgiving, Christmas and any get together will be with out the screaming snarky ugly leftist that always invade family get togethers. I look forward to a pleasant time with out spike hair, smelly college snots telling every one how to live
Address the biggest (BY FAR) non medical cause of death for black Americans--Crime in their own neighborhoods. And they actually start to address crime.
(neither outcome is likely to occur)
There is real evidence that BLM as well as Antifa get a lot of their money, orders and organizational from jihadist groups including Iran. Notice how quickly the Floyd protests spread (far too fast to just be local copycat groups. Very similar to the 'spontaneous' protests after the Soleimani assassination.)
pay particular attention to the Red/Green alliance.
Dear Maggie's Farm Censorship Committee: I would like to file a complaint with the People's Revolutionary Maggie's Farm Collective. While we all know that the people must be protected from anti-progressive ideas, there is still an obligation to allow people to post opinions with which Maggie's Comrades may disagree. Not all revolutionaries share the same views. "Protecting" the sensitive feelings of your readers does them a disservice.