Upton Sinclair said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” I might add, “Its difficult to get black people to understand how something/someone is detrimental to the black collective, when they ‘benefit’, even if that benefit comes from exploiting black trauma, raping, robbing and pillaging their own or simply seeing themselves cracking the whip.
This is why so many ‘other first’ blacks have a problem speaking out against the grift that is Black Lives Matter. This is why they’re quick to try to silence anyone that looks beyond the slogan… at the origins, the hijacking or inquires about billions fundraised off the exploitation of dead black people. Because in their minds, Black Lives Matter is about centering ‘other’ black people, lgbtq members and feminists, and if that comes at the expense and detriment to the black collective, oh well… BLM could have built their own, like we did. Nobody kept the founders from taking to the streets in their own cities with their own grievances in 2014… They didn’t, because they didn’t have support, because they didn’t put in work. Instead they flocked to where the action was… Their solution wasn’t to build, it was to steal… to team up with white progressives and big tech in waging war on the black collective by hijacking an autonomous black grassroots movement, anointing themselves leader and allowing billions to be raised off black death, pain and suffering to fund anti-black policies… the very policies Jim Crow Joe is executing via executive order.
The censorship we’re seeing on social media didn’t start because of the Capitol protests, it started back in 2014 in response to those of us who were exposing the grift. Ditto for media pushback, the labeling of those speaking truth as black identify extremists and Russian bots.
Fast forward to today, 7 years later the grift recently exposed by BLM chapters and there are still ‘other first’ blacks that condone it all…
The issue isn’t about centering or creating space, its about black people who put ‘other’ before blackness trying to take over movements and spaces they didn’t create while using their ‘otherness’ as justification. Then playing victim when called on it.