On September 20, 1977, Henry Winkler as Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, donned swim trunks, mounted water skis, and jumped the shark. On the fourth of July 2021, Black Lives Matter Utah did pretty much the same thing. In what is a now-infamous Facebook post the Utah Chapter of BLM called the American flag “a symbol of hatred and racism” and the blowback has been intense and righteous.
“When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,” the post read. “When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist. When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred.”
The NAACP Does Not Approve Latest BLM Message
According to Fox13, “The local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), however, disagrees with BLM Utah’s stance.” In fact, the oldest and most prestigious civil rights organization in America, founded in 1909 by historical figures W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey, and Ida B. Wells, took an extraordinarily dim view of the upstart riotous organization of would-be terrorists besmirching the flag. That’s gotta hurt what’s left of their reputation in the Black community.
“The NAACP does not agree with that statement and rejects the idea that flying the American flag is a racist message. The flag stands for all the people who have lived and served to bring about the best of the American Experience, that all people are created equal. Real American Patriots have stood for equality and justice for all. While we recognize that the history of our nation is marked with both failures and successes in the treatment of minorities, we know the way forward starts with respect and togetherness for all Americans. The flag represents the highest aspirations expressed from the founding of the Union, through the Emancipation Declaration, the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution, the Enactment of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, to the millions of Americans who support their fellow citizens of all races, national origin, and color.”
And it didn’t stop there either, news from Breitbart London seems to suggest that BLM has lost some major support in the UK.
London Isn’t Calling
The newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire Rupert Matthews has instructed his officers in the central English city
“As of now this organisation will have absolutely no contact at all with Black Lives Matter.’
According to Breitbard Matthews made his reasons why quite clear in a blogpost for ConservativeHome he explained further:
“I’d better read the agenda for the meeting this afternoon. Police recruitment figures, forthcoming grant decisions, meetings with Black Lives Matter. Hang on. Why are we meeting an organisation that wants to defund the police, has put police officers in hospital, and desecrated the cenotaph in London?
Come the meeting, I have a dozen or so faces looking at me from the Teams screen. “Any Other Business”. “Yes,” I say. “As of now this organisation will have absolutely no contact at all with Black Lives Matter.” There is a deathly silence. Meeting over, the screen goes blank.”
The Polls Are Looking Down
As Forbes reported in May, support for BLM is dropping fast, with 48% of Americans holding a positive view of the organization. It appears that support for the organization is now collapsing internationally. According to Civiqs support has continued to gradually decline here in the US. All of this means just one thing: BLM as a movement is declining fast.