When will the Black Lives Matter movement take responsibility for what they have caused? They claim to be a peaceful movement, but anyone paying attention knows that isn’t true. They’ve marched through New York City chanting for police officers to be killed. They support rioters who burn down their cities and attack police officers. They vandalize people’s property for not having the correct political beliefs. They apologize for thugs who attack police and loot people’s homes and businesses. Yet they never take any responsibility whatsoever.
In February, Marine Corps veteran and Bronze Star recipient Christopher Marquez was eating at a McDonald’s. Six black teenagers approached him and asked him if he thought black lives mattered. When he ignored them, they started shouting that he was a racist before they left.
Marquez finished his food and went to leave. When he did, though, the thugs were waiting for him. They hit him on the back of his head, knocking him unconscious. When he woke up, he realized that his pants were ripped, and his wallet had been stolen. They took everything in it, including his driver’s license, his credit cards, and his VA card. Police later discovered they charged over $100 to his credit cards at Walmart and liquor stores. Marquez had to spend some time in the hospital, and feels that he was targeted for his skin color. “I believe this was a hate crime, and I was targeted because of my skin color,” he said, in an interview with the Daily Caller. “Too many of these types of attacks have been happening against white people by members of the black community and the majority of the mainstream media refuses to report on it.”
It’s been months since Marquez was attacked. Several of the thugs that assaulted him were found and arrested for their crime. This specific incident may have been resolved. But has anything changed? An NFL star is pushing more anti-police rhetoric, whining about oppression while he gets paid millions of dollars to play a child’s game. Black Lives Matter activists are still vandalizing people’s property. Cities are still being burned down. And police officers are still being murdered.
When will Black Lives Matter take responsibility? When will they own up to their role in the chaos and the violence? No one lives in a vacuum. You can’t advocate and apologize for violence, and then pretend that you had nothing to do with the resulting violence. It’s time to face the music, people. Accept your role in this.