|Thurs, July 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Folks who rail against the #BlackLivesMatter movement have tried to tie it to Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Long (aka Cosmo Setepenra). But... big BUT... watch the video above. Long declared that the protests and words were NOT enough for him. The #BlackLivesMatter movement is a NONVIOLENT one. Do NOT let others rewrite the narrative. Agree or disagree with what he is saying, or what he did (and died doing), everyone MUST realize that his actions were NOT in keeping with anything #BlackLivesMatter has done or stood for.
Fearmongers might have you (or the police who will be present) believe differently. That's DANGEROUS. They may well be inclined to spread propaganda that puts future demonstrators in danger. True, demonstrators may 'break the law'... Drs. King, Abernathy, Lowery, Lafayette and others certainly broke the law of the land back in the day. The laws were unjust. They were CIVIL in their disobedience of the law. And, yet, they were beaten. Some who would stand with them lost their lives! Being civil, but still abused or worse.
So don't think for one moment that folks seeing this Long video, recorded days before his shootout with police, won't make a 'leap' and treat #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators like 'terrorists' (like they are already saying). Be careful. These are dangerous times for everyone.
(Goes without saying, but must be said: See what happens when folks are pushed too far? Bill Maher already alluded that he expected sh!t to hit the fan like in Baton Rouge and Dallas MUCH earlier.)
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