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Black Lives Matter leader wants to burn down America

At least he is candid about his goals.

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New York Black Lives Matter president Hank Newsome was more honest than most violent and racist black radicals about his goals for America. Newsome told Fox News show host Martha McCallum Wednesday night, “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking…figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.” Despite Newsome’s cute rhetoric, his aim is clear: violence and arson against the United States. It is lucky for the nation that Mr. Newsome talks big but carries a very small stick.

When MacCallum challenged him on his sick and twisted addiction to violence, Newsome responded, “Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what’s our diplomacy across the globe?” Newsome confuses the fight for liberty during the American Revolution with his own brand of racism and socialism. He makes the common mistake among badly-educated socialists of confusing, as Churchill said, “The fire with the fire department.”

Newsome went on, “We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.” Blow up countries? If only. Because if we “blew up” Afghanistan and Iraq then what was left to engage us in the longest wars in our history? Perhaps we did not “blow up” quite as much as Mr. Newsome’s childish mind supposes.

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“Nobody’s talking about ambushing police officers. We’re talking about protecting lives. There’s nothing more American than that. We talk about uplifting and upholding the Second Amendment but it seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves and defending themselves, [that] talk is ‘violent’. But when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation’s, their state capitals, it’s all good,” said Newsome.

Here Newsome is plainly just lying. Many people on the Left and in BLM are certainly talking about, and committing, violence against police officers. And if BLM and leftist riots and armed patrols were just about defense then why have so many innocent people and police officers been shot, firebombed, and otherwise injured by the BLM and the Left?

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Newsome then comically tried to play the religion card: “I love the Lord and my Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the most famous black radical revolutionary in history. And He was treated just like Dr. King. He was arrested on occasion and He was also crucified or assassinated. This is what happens to black activists. We are killed by the government.” Put aside for a moment the historically absurd idea, though seeming currently prevalent amongst black radicals, that Jesus was black.

Many must have missed the part in the New Testament Mr. Newsome references where Jesus supports killing police officers, firebombing vehicles, and murdering the innocent. Newsome trotting out faith to justify his ignorance and mania against all who do not agree with him is laughable and made more clear by his next statement, “I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary.”

Liberation? From what? It seems these days America and the black community need liberation from violent thugs like Mr. Newsome. And sovereignty? Mr. Newsome is quite welcome to try and set that up even in DC. No, better, even close to the White House. Then perhaps we’ll see what the National Guard has to say about the issue.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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