Oscar Holdway López | Opinion
The Western world is in a battle against Marxist totalitarianism once again and the Black Lives Matter organisation is at the centre of it.
Firstly, we must call out what is going on. Be in no doubt that this is an attempted Communist revolution occurring on our streets. In the early to mid-twentieth century, revolutionaries seized the mail and the transport systems to overthrow the governing body. Now, revolutionaries have formulated a strategy to take over the education system and the mainstream media. Whereas 100 years ago the revolution took place in the name of class struggle, with the proletariat as the oppressed group, now the revolutionaries are using “minorities” and people’s individual identity to revolt.
Although not a single shot has been fired in the name of the revolution yet, this system is just as dangerous. Our young people are being indoctrinated into this insane way of thinking. Anyone who goes against the tide, or merely points out inconvenient scientific facts, is ousted from polite society.
In Maoist China, statues were torn down, films and comedy that were seen to pose a threat to the revolution or were just the wrong ideas were taken down, and people were bullied into conforming and coming to terms with the tyrannical culture. Sound familiar?
Do not be fooled: Black Lives Matter is an extremist organisation. A simple look at their website shows their intent. The end of Capitalism, the ending of the nuclear family and the abolition of the police. The far-Left Marxists have made a subtle but deliberate name change. In the past, Communist organisations were easy to identify. “Communist Party of Great Britain” or “Socialist Worker’s Party.” These movements never gained traction in the UK, as most people saw these kinds of organisations for what they were: Dangerous groups led by slightly strange middle-aged men who had never grown up from university politics.
However, in the modern world, far-Left movements have sinisterly adjusted themselves to use agreeable-sounding names: “Black Lives Matter” or “Antifa.” If someone were merely to suggest that they disagree with these organisations, they would leave themselves exposed to responses such as “so you don’t think black lives matter” or “so you’re a fascist”. Of course, we all know that whatever you respond next is irrelevant; in the eyes of modern-day society, you’re bigoted. This has led to the mass acceptance of these crazy movements, which have remained unchallenged by the cowardly establishment.
Furthermore, corporations have seized this opportunity to gain profit by demonstrating their wokeness. In football, my team, Arsenal, were one of the early clubs attempt to get more profit and media attention out of this. They released statements in support of Black Lives Matter and pointlessly kneeled during an un-broadcasted friendly game, just for the photo stunt. This reaction is chalk and cheese from the reaction when star Mesut Oezil was targeted by the Chinese Communist Party for highlighting to the world their incarceration of one million Muslims inside re-education camps.
Arsenal’s reaction was to announce to the world that they “do not involve themselves in politics”. There is a clear explanation for this hypocrisy, and that is profit. Arsenal have a large Chinese following and make huge revenues out of China. Any stance taken by Arsenal against President Xi and his cronies would hurt the back pocket of those in charge at the club. Whereas in the case of Black Lives Matter, they perceive that the only consequences are positive ones. Of course, Arsenal does not really support Black Lives Matter – for a start, when the doors do open again for fans, there is no doubt that Arsenal will call for a police presence during games.
The other major loud voice in modern-day woke Capitalism is Ben and Jerry’s, who called for the defunding of the police. I wonder what Ben and Jerry’s will do when the woke mob come for free ice cream? I also couldn’t help but notice how they didn’t advocate the other main Black Lives Matter aim: the dismantling of Capitalism. I can’t think why?
Of course, none of this would be possible without the brainwashed, middle-class university types who not only buy into this woke nonsense but militantly enforce it. They purposely misinterpret what people say to invariably scream “racist”, “sexist” or whatever else it might be in their face, in the full knowledge that they are making a false accusation. If they really wished to fight racism, they wouldn’t bother with false outrage, but would instead spend their time calling out actual racism. The trouble is that there is not enough racism in society to go around for every single Social Justice Warrior. So why do they do this?
Once again, for their own self-gain. They wish to be liked. They wish to be seen by their middle-class friends as virtuous people. Once again, these people don’t actually care about the movement; most of them go about their woke lives with Nike shoes made by enslaved Indonesian children living on $1.25 a day in sweat shops. Yet they have the nerve to lecture us on slavery from 200 years ago.
The truth is that, however woke you are today, the mob will inevitably come for you tomorrow. One day you will slip and make a mistake, or maybe will have an opinion that the Woke Police have decided is unacceptable. Or, even worse, you may have made a joke 30 years ago and will now be punished for it. In the woke world, forgiveness is unacceptable, and we must all be perfect. But of course, we aren’t.
In order to defeat this dangerous force, we must firstly be brave enough to say what we believe to be true. For whatever the consequences may be, they will be far worse in the future if left unquestioned. The Marxist woke types do not hold the moral high ground; their ideology tends to end with millions shot, millions more starved to death and yet further millions put in gulags. The consensus currently building around Black Lives Matter and wokeness must be brought to an end. Yes, black lives do matter – but no, I do not support the Black Lives Matter organisation.