By Duncan Smith
He ain’t backing down…
Sports journalist Jason Whitlock has essentially given his left-wing critics the middle finger.
During an appearance earlier this week on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson show, Whitlock made the bold (and correct) statement that the Black Lives Matter movement is today what the KKK was for the Democratic Party in centuries past: The enforcers of left-wing social policy.
“Well, I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK. I really do,” Whitlock replied. “And some people don’t understand it, but if you go back to the 1860s, after the Emancipation Proclamation, the KKK was started, and it was the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party. And what’s the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party right now? Black Lives Matter and Antifa. They will come to your home and violate your home, try to intimidate the people in your home if they disagree with you politically.”
He added: “Black Lives Matter [is] a Marxist organization. Marxism is hostile toward religion; that’s why I’m glad you went there today. These are atheist values being expressed from our leaders, demonizing individual citizens here in America, branding them as white supremacists … because we disagree with their opinion about something.”
Whitlock noted further that “this is lunacy, and it’s dangerous.”
Here’s the interview:
Jason Whitlock to Tucker: "I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK… you go back to the 1860s after the Emancipation Proclamation the KKK was started, it was the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party. What's the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party right now? BLM & antifa!" pic.twitter.com/29soKBlhYA
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 21, 2021
After getting pushback from the usual leftist sources, Whitlock doubled down.
In an email to the Indianapolis Star, which is located in his hometown, he noted:
The Ku Klux Klan was founded on Christmas Eve 1865 by Confederate soldiers dedicated to undermining the racial progress sparked by the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation. “The KKK engaged in terrorist raids against African Americans and white Republicans at night, employing intimidation, destruction of property, assault, and murder to achieve its aims and influence upcoming elections,” according to History.com. Here’s a link to a summation of the KKK’s history.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa protests have primarily terrorized and destroyed property in black communities at night. BLM and Antifa have attempted to intimidate white Republicans. BLM protests have been violent and caused the assassination of law enforcement officers and other citizens. BLM is a cleverly marketed slogan that provides cover for extremists to undermine racial progress and bully American citizens to support Democrat politicians. It’s not a coincidence that BLM riots pick up during an election cycle and disappear after the votes have been counted.
My analogy is not far fetched or hard to comprehend, particularly for the mainstream media. My analogy is far more substantive and accurate than pretending the events at the Capitol on January 6 were an armed insurrection analogous to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. BLM, founded by self-described trained Marxists, has a stated goal of disrupting Western Civilization traditions and values. Despite the sweet-sounding name, BLM acts as a racial divider — no different from the KKK.
Then he tripled-down in a column at The Blaze:
It’s my belief that the KKK and BLM share the same intent. They use race, intimidation, violence, and property destruction to achieve political goals on behalf of the Democratic Party.
Cultural changes and technological advances explain the difference in tactics between the KKK of old and its modern-day successor, BLM. Burning buildings have replaced burning crosses. Social media lynch mobs destroy a person’s character, strike fear, and silence dissent.
In the KKK’s heyday, a black man could have his life destroyed for making eye contact with a white woman. In BLM’s heyday, a black man can have his life destroyed for expressing an opinion that contradicts the ideology of white liberals.
What about this assessment, from a black man at that, is incorrect?
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