The Nation Magazine and several other ‘Left-leaning’ magazines seem to be marching to a different drummer on the Black Lives Matter issue. Regardless of who that drummer may be, I’m going to say that the magazines’ policy on this issue is haywire. But so far they are merely issuing ‘polite’ requests that we all get on board with them in defending Black Lives Matter’s totalitarianism (yes, totalitarianism). Therefore, I feel free to decline, so far.
In any case, I think I’m safe in saying that this group seems intent on turning the travesty at Ferguson into an excuse for some very troubling behavior. We know this can happen—we’ve seen it before. Have we forgotten that George Bush’s excuse for the Iraq War and the Patriot Act was Osama Bin Laden and the carnage he caused at the World Trade Center?
Getting back to reality, I would still like to know who this movement is serving. As of today I’m moving away from the Clintons, since Black Lives Matter activists were recently barred from a Clinton event. However the group’s treatment of Jeb Bush might deserve a closer look. The media would like us to believe it was comparable to what activists did to Bernie Sanders, but it wasn’t. They let Jeb Bush finish his speech. They didn’t interrupt until the question and answer portion of the program. Not the same thing at all.