Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters took a U-turn into blatant antisemitism recently – that’s if you don’t count targeting Jewish businesses during the riots in Los Angeles as a function of antisemtism.
At a rally in Washington, D.C. led by Harvard student Christian Tabash, protesters could be heard chanting their accusations that the Jewish state murders children.
Amid calls alternating between “Black Lives Matter and “Palestinian Lives Matter,” the protesters intoned, “Israel, we know you; you murder children, too.”
Tabash explained that the Palestinian cause is “intrinsically tied to Black Lives Matter” since “American capitalism” and the state of Israel were both founded on the repression of minorities.
Tabash also promoted the common antisemitic canard that Israel is the “puppet master of continents,” meaning that Jews run the world.
It wasn’t the first time BLM has veered into antisemitism and, judging from how the movement – which has embraced all the intersectional causes celebres du jour — it won’t be the last.
In fact, some correctly noted it was only a “matter of time.”
— Matt Friedman, Ph.D. (@mattchand) July 1, 2020
It is also not surprising that the intersectional BLM movement — which has also embraced Marxist theology, the LGBTQ movement and whose goal is to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” – embraces such antisemitism, either.
By 2016, BLM’s platform (which has since been deleted) partnered with the antisemitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel and accused Israel of being an “apartheid state.”
Moreover, the platform declared,
“The U.S. justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people.”
It is time for all decent people to sever their relationship with this organization. Affirming that black lives matter is a world of difference from the tenor, tone and goals of the organization with that namesake.