Black Lives Matter strike again – and this time, they want to have a sit-down with Joe Biden since they believe they’re responsible for his win.
Say what, now?
The BLM co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, says, “We want something for our vote.”
Cullors is operating under the assumption that “black people won this election.” So, she’s not only trying to speak for every black American in the country, but she’s also forgetting that there were countless black Americans who spoke out against Biden.
Cullors has requested to meet with Biden so that she can discuss the Black Lives Matter movement agenda with him and lay out some of the expectations that they have for the Biden/Harris administration.
The Biden/Harris administration has already made history by receiving more votes than in any other race. Further, the country will now see the first female and Black vice president to be elected to office. That’s not good enough, though.
BLM wants to ensure that Biden allows the voices of Black people to be heard. That’s not the scary part. The scary part is that they also want their “agenda” to be prioritized.
The BLM agenda is still one that seems to be on shaky ground. Some of the organizations tied to BLM also have ties to communist China. They also want to get rid of the nuclear family because they don’t believe it to be beneficial. They’re violent, and they’re not really trying to help all Black Americans – not when they loot black-owned businesses and injure Black law enforcement officers.
Biden has made a lot of campaign promises to get started – including creating a police oversight board as a way to combat police brutality. This has all been promised to happen within the first 100 days.
BLM doesn’t want an oversight board, though. They want police funding to go away. They would rather have law enforcement eliminated. Biden and Harris alike aren’t interested in such. This means that the Biden/Harris administration may have a war on their hands when they are forced to tell Cullors and the rest of the BLM group “no.”
Progressives are all in with the idea of defunding the police. Meanwhile, moderate Dems are willing to explore police reform. This has been a hot topic, especially following the death of George Floyd, which led to riots erupting around the country.
So much for unity. Biden wanted to get into the presidency in order to help the country heal. Before he can do that, he has to figure out how to quiet the BLM movement.
Biden’s made bold promises. In addition to dealing with police brutality, he’s promised to address the Black and Latino communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. He plans on offering financial support for housing and education.
The letter from Cullors addressed some of the issues, where she warned that Biden and Harris have both expressed “regrets” on how they have handled issues that have impacted Blacks in the past. She urges them to take their direction from Black grassroots organizers who have been doing this kind of work for decades, with a “legacy that spans back to the first arrival of enslaved Africans.”
Clearly, Cullors and the rest of the BLM are out for something. She has requested that BLM be “actively engaged” in the transition team to help the new administration with planning and policy work. What will this look like, exactly? Does Cullors want a position in the cabinet? Do they want to make demands?
There’s no word yet as to whether Biden or Harris will accept a meeting with Cullors. While it would be great to bring peace to the country, there’s no telling what the BLM demands are going to be – and whether it will be the beginning of the end. Cullors may have to come to grips with the fact that they cannot simply make demands in order to get what they want – especially when it’s not what the majority of the American people want.