The Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Black lives matter. Of course, they do. But it is now abundantly clear that the lives, safety and dignity of Black men, women and children is not really what drives organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement.

That is a shame.

The world has been fed a bill of goods about BLM’s goals. Now we see they are about creating civil unrest and nothing more. We should have realized after one of its co-founders proudly declared she is a “trained Marxist.Marxism, by definition, “encourages worker revolution to overturn capitalism in favor of communism.”

Screenshot from video of Patrisse_Cullors, youtube common license, Author: The Laura Flanders Show
BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors, “Trained Marxist”

The BLM website says the group, “builds power to bring justice, healing and freedom to Black people.” Really? Then why haven’t they mobilized in hotspot neighborhoods where Blacks are most frequently victimized?
In New York, BLM organizers concentrate on painting their name on streets yet do nothing to help stop the ever-increasing civilian slaughter of mostly Black citizens. Shootings during the first six months of this year are up 46 percent, homicides increased more than 20 percent. Yet BLM’s cries for defunding the police continue and the Mayor’s response was to cut a billion dollars from the NYPD budget. The department’s anti-crime unit – focused on disarming criminals and curbing violent crime in mostly minority neighborhoods – was disbanded.
In what world does that make sense?
The latest shock to New Yorkers came when a 18-month-old baby boy, Davell Gardner, was senselessly shot and killed at a Brooklyn barbecue. The shooting also left three adult men wounded. All the victims were black, police suspect the shooters were too.

A Reward Offered for Davell’s Killer

“They [are] talking about ‘Black Lives Matter,’” said Davell’s grieving grandmother, “but black lives don’t matter because black people are trying to kill other black people.” Samantha Garner added what we are all thinking, “It needs to stop! Catch the bastards!”
In Chicago, where more than 100 mostly black people were shot by civilians over a recent weekend, one local pastor said it’s an “open season” killing field. Nearly two thousand Chicagoans have been shot so far this year, hundreds fatally, and, yes, the majority of victims and known assailants are black.
So where is the Black Lives Matter movement in Chicago to try to curb this trend? Has BLM piled into the Windy City to marshal local ministers, community leaders and concerned citizens to try to combat the carnage against black Americans? No.
In Minneapolis, authorities report at least 116 people were shot in the four weeks following the death of George Floyd. Recently, there were three gang related shootings in one day, one in the majority black neighborhood of north Minneapolis where 50 children at football practice (ages 5 to 14) were pinned down. One eyewitness, a mother, posted a chilling video saying the shooters obviously had “no regard for human life.” Luckily, no child was shot.

Carrie Boomer Heinrich posted a chilling Facebook video describing the North Minneapolis shootout. 50 kids, 48 were black, according to Heinrich.
Carrie Heinrich’s Son Caught in Crossfire at Football Practice

Did Black Lives Matters come in to help soothe the psychic wounds of those mostly black children or to mobilize grownups to guard against another incident? No.
In Atlanta, at the burned-out Wendy’s restaurant where BLM gathered after police killed a black man who shot at them with a taser, another tragedy. An 8-year-old black child was fatally shot as she rode by in a car. It was yet another mindless black-on-black shooting. Her father later told the criminals, “You killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody! Black Lives Matter? You killing your own.”

Secoriea Turner, 8 years old, – Senselessly Shot in Atlanta

The mantra of Black Lives Matter is now part of the American lexicon. All clear-thinking citizens embrace it and the idea that violent police tactics need to be abolished. Embracing those ideals and the BLM organization are two very different things.
The movement – funded with multiple millions of dollars donated by well-meaning corporations, celebrities and concerned people – is fatally flawed. BLM lacks true leadership, fiscal transparency and an explicit mission statement.
To be viable the organization must condemn the violence perpetrated in its name, the illegal occupations, the burning and looting, the vandalism so frequently seen. So far, not a peep from their self-described Marxist leadership.
Remembering the lessons from the righteous civil rights era of the 50‘s and 60’s I often wonder what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks would think about today’s movement for racial justice. I believe they would be greatly disappointed.



  1. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Reader Greg Combs writes;

    In the first few days after George Floyd, there was near unanimous agreement on all sides that the cop was criminally wrong. We could have built on that unity of all parties to make real changes that don’t compromise public safety. Then, BLM and Antifa stepped in. We can’t have unity, after all. Their goal was to take advantage of the situation and drive a wedge in that unity. So far, they have achieved their goal, at least phase 1…

  2. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Reader Alexander van de Staan writes:

    Indeed. Black on black murder does not serve BLM’s Marxist agenda of catastrophizing racism for political ends.

  3. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Reader Honey Pot writes:

    Totally agree with you. As a black American, I find BLM disgraceful, shameful, underhanded, and opportunistic. It angers me that these politicians are using us to cause social unrest and to destroy our country, and it also shames me that so many of us (Americans in general) are falling for this crap.
    I think you have the right idea here… the only thing I might suggest is maybe, when you can, bridging that gap and reaching out to them. Invite them to a barbecue… maybe some time, have some coffee… send over some extra fruit you might have… say Hi when you see them, chat a bit… strengthen the ties within your community and reinforce our position as Americans, as all in this together. Stay away from political debates and just see if you can ever just strike up an over-the-fence friendship that could one day blossom into something stronger.
    There is a war going on against the American people that has been waged by the corrupt within our media and our government… and that war will only be won within our communities… when we all stand strong together and refuse to buy into the fear, hate, and ignorance that is raging through our country on a much grander and aggressive scale than Coronavirus is.
    Stay Safe!!!

    • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Reader Kaizen replies to Honey Pot

      Although I agree about trying to reach out to neighbors, it’s really hard when BLM supporters like to get really nasty and beat you into a coma and aren’t open to any opinions other than their own misguided brainwashed ones.

  4. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Reader Stan Swienckowski writes:

    …and there, under the Dictionary definition of “clenched Guardian of the Racial status quo..” was, of course, your picture.

    Methinks a peek inside your soul would be….hmmmm, ‘uncomfortable’.

    Your strident insistence that BLM turn its focus inwards, to fix the ills of the confined ghettos of our country seems to blindly miss the fact that the actual Land of Opportunity and Equality actually lies outside those very ghettos – and is essentially controlled by politicians, police and the ’norms’ of White-like-me Americans. Change in the ghettos can only occur when the social forces that confine them are….changed.

    That change is called revolution.

  5. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Reader VictorLastDominocielo writes:

    Thank you for taking a stand against the hypocrisy of BLM in your Sunday Noozhawk opinion piece.

  6. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Ken Kovach writes:

    When a letter starts off with Black Lives Matter “BUT,” you can expect demonizing, downplaying, villainizing, exaggerating, etc. I won’t read past the “BUT” because it is always from a racist who doesn’t get it. “BLACK LIVES MATTER. No “BUTS” about it.

    • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:05 am

      Reader Eredmon replies to Kovach:

      If you’d have read further, Ken, you’d see that Ms. Dimond was talking about you. I don’t know what race you are, and neither does she, so are her words racist? Absolutely not. Truthful? Yes. Attempting to bring notice to a group responsible for countless more deaths (murders) than one in Minneapolis? Yes. Open your eyes, sir.

      • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:09 am

        Ken Kovach replies to Eredmon:

        Ok Eredmon, I read it. You say it’s an attempt to bring notice. I say it is just as its title implies. An attempt to vilify a movement that is about justice and equality. The story cites examples that collectively, are a hyperbole, implying these people are incompetent and inferior. It’s a divisive racist scheme that bigots have used for hundreds of years. Nothing new here from this white author. An attempt to create a new conservative vision that fits their superior mindset. It gets the minds off of, a white racist cop kneeling on a black man’s neck for eight minutes. After 400 years of racial injustice we all need to collectively acknowledge that BLM.

        • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:09 am

          Reader Doc Samson replies to Kovach:

          You really buy the surface explanation of everything Leftist? Okay… but there are quite a few black conservatives that see what’s going on behind the curtain and understand what BLM is really pushing…

          • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:10 am

            Reader Ken Kovach replies to Samson:

            Yes Doc, I always see one or two black conservatives behind Trump any time he’s on stage. They are always in the cameras background in the sea of white people with red MAGA hats.
            Look around you at your next Tea Party meeting and note the ethnic diversity among the Righties.

          • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:11 am

            Reader Conservative replies to Kovach:

            @Ken Kovach – It may have started as a movement that is about justice and equality, but it’s obviously been hijacked by a group of anarchists. People who want justice and equality don’t go around beating or killing other people. MLK would be appalled at what is taking place now. I know I am. I could care less what a person’s skin color is. It’s not something that can be controlled. Actions can be, and that’s what matters.

  7. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Reader Spock Here writes:

    John Lewis understood the meaning; his life once didn’t matter “We were beaten, we were tear-gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. But somehow and some way, God almighty helped me here. We cannot give up now. We cannot give in. We must keep the faith, keep our eyes on the prize.”

  8. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Reader jimamerican writes:

    We should indeed keep our eyes on the prize, all of us. And although John Lewis showed the way, the current methods, including the Black Lives Matter movement, are far removed from Lewis’ example. Peaceful protest is powerful; even more powerful are role models and leaders among minorities who can inspire self improvement over rioting and the increased criminal activity we’re seeing today. If we really believe that black lives matter, let’s ALL behave as if we want to prove it.

  9. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Reader Susan Klein-Rothschild writes:


    I read your article in Noozhawk regarding Black Lives Matter and wanted to provide my thoughts.

    The damage, destruction, and shootings are all real. The people who cause the violence are not reflective of the BLM movement any more than those who kill abortion providers, or hold guns at people walking by the street, or call the police on Black people living are reflective of all conservatives or Republicans. A small percentage of individuals who do terrible things should not be equated with the majority of peaceful well-intentioned people.

    I do not know who committed many of the killings in the past few weeks. They could be gang members, people who are desperate following the loss of jobs and income, or simply criminals taking advantage. I do know that people who want to sow conflict, animosity, and rage are very effective in our society right now as we are all living through very challenging times.

    How can we unite people towards common positive goals and make our society stronger now?

    Susan Klein-Rothschild

  10. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Reader Steve Waller writes:

    Thanks for your excellent op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday July 18th. Not only is the name of the organization, Black Lives Matter, disingenuous it is a total farce. The only Black lives that matter are the ones that the organizations leaders can leverage into intimidation. It is incredible that our media has not brought to light the details of the organizations like you did. With the exception of Bill O’Reilly. It is equally sad that the leaders of corporate American continue to bow down in the face of this intimidation. This is a dangerous organization with with lots of deep pocket funding. Thank you again for shedding some light on this illegitimate organization

    Steve Waller
    Albuquerque, NM

  11. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Reader D Lowe writes:

    Thank you for your words. I believe the vast majority of people of all races feel exactly like you do.

  12. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Reader Dave writes:

    Every corporation and league that support blm should be sent this article by every person that reads it. Don’t support a business that hasn’t done enough research to know what they are supporting and the hypocrisy of it.

  13. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Reader F. DiMaggio writes:

    Ms. Dimond
    Thank you for the great article in today’s Journal regarding the BLM movement. I agree with you 100%.
    I have always wondered why there are no protests in Chicago when there are multiple shootings and killings of Black people there on a regular basis. Yes, it is mostly Black on Black crime, however the outcome is just as deadly.
    Again, thanks for the great article and I only hope that you are not persecuted for it by the far left.


  14. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Reader Walter Brown writes:


    The title of the article should be renamed:
    “ only quiet Negros need apply “

    • Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Diane replies to Brown:

      If find this most offensive. Shameful even. You have missed the whole point of the column. The BLM movement needs to live up to its name. ALL Black Lives Matter. ~ DD

  15. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Reader John Goodwin writes:

    Well stated! How can anyone support an organization devoted to “disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”? The absence of fathers in many Black families has been documented to lead to increased teenage pregnancy, higher crime, and higher poverty. BLM should instead be devoted to restoring a two parent family as the starting block to cure poverty, violence, and unwed teen pregnancy.

  16. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Reader Steve Rosinski writes:

    The mainstream media needs to find their backbone (also known as growing a pair) and report fully and completely on this domestic terrorist org called BLM – anyone with a national voice please step up already – BLM is not about Black lives mattering at all!!

  17. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Reader Kevin Park writes:

    How can you say that violent police tactics need to be abolished when police are faced with so much violence every day? It needs to remain an option for them, especially when it comes to their own defense. Great job at calling out the BLM movement for the violent racists they truly are. They clearly are not about solving problems, but only seek social unrest. The why of it deserves some digging into. The name is catchy, but a total misnomer. Dr. King would say all lives matter. These guys are only interested in the black lives that provide a flash point for promoting rioting, looting, and destruction.

    Keep up the good work. I always enjoy your articles, even if I don’t always completely agree.

    Kevin Park

  18. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Reader Dr. William Thompson writes:

    Diane, Congratulations on your editorial published in this morning’s Albuquerque Journal. My wife and I totally agree with you. BLM has completely missed the target.

    The leaders are not doing anything to help the Black People. Also both the two Black men killed by the police in Minneapolis and Atlanta were proven criminals. To be sure Floyd did not deserve to be killed by the police but he did refuse to get into a police car, he was on drugs which were on his person ( a parole violation) and he was thought to be passing counterfeit money. Somehow the press missed all this.

    The Black man shot in Atlanta was on parole for child molesting. He also totally disregarded the police orders and was sleeping drunk in his car, another parole violation. I just can not go along with the press making these two Black men out to be heros! Little would have been mentioned in the press if both men would have been white.

    You need to know I have a 9 year old adopted Black Grandson living in NYC and I grew up in Albuquerque where I had more friends of color than white friends. I know many wonderful Black people and have also worked with wonderful Black men and women through my 50 years in Medicine in NC, MN and NM.

    So thank you for writing such a truthful and balanced editorial on BLM. Can you get this published in other news papers like the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other national papers? I am not sure how much good it would do but at least folks outside of NM would read something that puts a fair perspective on this entire issue.

    Thanks for all you do to bring some reasonable news to NM. Wish there were more like you!

    Have a great day and a better weekend. Stay and healthy. Dr. T

  19. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Reader Thomas Anderson writes:

    “…after one of its co-founders proudly declared she is a “trained Marxist.”

    Two of the three founders of the movement, all African American women, describe themselves as “trained Marxists.” The aim of Marxists has never been for the well-being or safety of ANY INDIVIDUAL.

  20. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Reader DARRYL ROLAND writes:

    It’s about power, not black lives. I’d they cared, they’d fix the problems that start right in the home. They stop killing each other

  21. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Reader Joseph Franco writes:

    BLM is beginning to show true colors as a power grab organization. Let’s face it…if BLM movement was genuine, black lives wouldn’t have and wouldn’t still being lost at the hands of it not to mention all the black owned businesses that were looted…some which had been passed down generations only to be lost in an instant. All Lives Matter! Not just blacks…All of them.

  22. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Reader Chris Santos writes:

    BLM is an overtly Marxist group. Its purpose is to overthrow the regime, which requires the elimination of individuality, the family, nations, and, of course, private property among other things.
    What we’re seeing is right in line with that agenda. Also, kneeling is reminiscent of the re-education camps in Maoist Cambodia.
    The Democratic Party has decided to make an alliance with that movement for electoral purposes. History has shown that such alliances are extremely dangerous. November 2020 is not a referendum on Trump; it’s a referendum on whether or not Americans want to preserve the nation.

  23. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Reader Thomas Anderson writes:

    In all this blaming everyone and everything about black lives, don’t forget the DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
    The Democratic Party took the South out of the Union to preserve slavery.
    The Democratic Party in the North were Copperheads who supported the South.
    The Democratic Party as a whole opposed the Emancipation Proclamation.
    The Democratic Party ran a peace candidate, George McClellan, in 1864 when the Union was winning.
    The Democratic Party populated the Ku Klux Klan.
    The Democratic Party was the mainstay of Jim Crow.
    The Democratic Party’s President Woodrow Wilson laid African Americans off from the federal civil service.
    The Democratic Party turned urban African Americans into dependents using public housing and family-hostile policies.

  24. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Reader dsisham writes:

    If BLM doesn’t start helping the poor Black families in Chicago, NYC and other heavy populated Black communities then they are nothing more than a Marxist movement and that can be stamped out legally as a terrorist organization. If BLM would denounce Antifa and violence and actually help the different Black communities then I’d support them. Until then I’ll fight them with everything I have.

  25. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Reader J Wilz writes:

    The state governments should seize all BLM assets to pay for damage caused by rioters.

  26. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Reader shadowsc133 writes:

    And pretty much the only thing we can do is stay quiet and vote. There are 5 neighbors with BLM signs, I just don’t have enough ammo to protect my family if I put an All Lifes Matter or Blue Lives Matter sign. These are dangerous terrorists.

  27. Diane Dimond on July 20, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Reader Randy Langel writes:

    Hi Diane,

    I just read your article about BLM and just want to say “thank you”. Whenever a specific race or gender is mentioned in an organization’s name it automatically implies a prejudice and BLM is a perfect example.

    When that woman from BLM claimed to be a “trained Marxist” we didn’t hear any disclaimers from the “heads” of the organization so that’s all you need to know. Unfortunately many well-meaning people easily fall into sympathy for the concept without doing any research or asking any questions.

    What’s worse is when someone claims that ALL lives matter they are immediately labeled a racist. How ridiculous is that? So I’m grateful when articles are published that shed light on the truth about these so-called justice warrior organizations.

  28. Denise Conroy on July 20, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Diane, well said. Lived in Chicago my entire life and same thing even now. All of these horrible shootings involve one another and I’ve seen attempts at rebuilding these neighborhoods and the community sets the businesses and the very building they live in on fire so they can loot. I also grew up in these neighborhoods and I never understood why you would choose to destroy your own community. BLM is being head by a woman who supports this very destruction. And a poor soul was shot and killed in Indiana because she said All Lives Matter! As far as I’ve seen this is domestic terrorism. This needs to end.

  29. Diane Dimond on July 21, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Reader AB writes:

    The UK chapter of BLM has tweeted antisemitic, pro-Palestinian tweets. No other middle eastern regime gets flamed by BLM except the one run by Jewish people, whom BLM hates (along with whites). BLM is a racist organization. If it was actually about people and making things better I would support it. But riots? Looting? Racism? No way!

  30. Diane Dimond on July 21, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Reader Jerry Young writes:

    why are major corporations like Amazon, Walmart, etc. donating $ millions to BLM causes – to escape the threat of rioting at their company sites, at the homes of their executives? – those ‘donations’ only reward threats and rioting

  31. Diane Dimond on July 21, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Reader Donald Wright writes:

    black lives do matter, but some more than others. Black on Black crime continues, and the black community remains silent. There are no protests for black women and children, who are killed by black men.

  32. Diane Dimond on July 21, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Reader aspotter writes:

    It’s frustrating when you point out to people, their Marxist origins, but, it means nothing to them, and , will actually get indignant and aloof about it.

    People have allowed Marxism and neo Marxism to parasitically seep into valid social movements for decades , and now , its shifting into position to undermine the country without a shot fired.

  33. Diane Dimond on July 21, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Reader Mary Leonard writes:

    Great article and it puts clearly the takeover of a good concept but taken over by people who never meant to support the original concept, just take it over for creating division in good-minded people. It is astonishing how many mean and hateful people are out there willing to corrupt good intentions. I guess we just have to constantly be aware of what is really happening and not just take a good concept and expect it to stay good…pay attention.

  34. Diane Dimond on July 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Reader Charles miller writes:

    It started out with good intentions. But now a vicious criminal elements have taken over and have started a new movement under the premises of its BLM form. They more worried about others killing African Americans. Like CNN anchor Lemon. He says it’s about police brutality. So who’s voice will cry out for the African Americans who are killed by other African Americans?

  35. Diane Dimond on July 22, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Reader Dennis Brandow writes:

    Hello Diane,

    Just wanted to thank you for writing your recent article on the BLM hypocrisy. Its honorable to stand up against the mob mentality the way you have. I was very pleased you even noted their Marxist roots!

    I enjoy reading your articles. Please keep up the good work!



  36. Diane Dimond on July 22, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Readers Donald and Jean Ann Swan write:

    Dear Ms Dimond:

    Once again, my wife and I found your insights re: BLM to be most beneficial from the standpoint of helping us gain better perspectives and deeper understanding of the issue(s). Given that we remain active in our community here and my role as a co-owner and chairman of a local business, being able to access your column has become a “must read” for us over the years. You write with a certain courage and with points of view that enlighten others—even if others might disagree with your position. We are hopeful that many others will read what you write and use the content you produce to make better decisions and take action in more responsible ways. Thank you for the time you must put in to research and weigh what you intend to write. From our little corner of the world, you are one who adds value to others.

    No need to reply; we know you have much to do. We simply wanted to send a note, again, to encourage you to continue what you are doing and to “stay the course.” It is especially meaningful in today’s often hot and hostile public arena.

    Our best to you,
    Duffy and Jean Ann Swan

  37. Diane Dimond on July 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Reader Judy L. Packard writes:

    Reporters need to write about what the “Real Black Lives Matter” movement is really all about. They are nothing but Domestic Terrorists, who have squeezed millions out of Corporations & US Citizens who are clueless.

    Personally, I believe this was a well planned political stunt by the Democrats – who will not save the day if elected. The Mayors of each city where a violent riot has broken out, with mass looting and destruction, is run by Democrats. Even the Democratic Committee Website has excluded Whites from the issues they support. Hum – turned Socialist?

    Expose BLM, please!!!

  38. Diane Dimond on August 3, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Reader KEN KOVACH

    The majority of Americans understand what the Black Lives Matter movement is about. According to Pew Analysis, 64% of all adults support it, which is about 200 million people. Considering the magnitude of these numbers and the outrage over George Floyd’s modern-day lynching, there has been very little violence. Peaceful protesting has been the norm across the country as it was in our town. But when we watch the news, it’s easy to lose perspective. The negative gets our attention so that’s what the media gives us. And there are always a few deceptive agitators on the streets. Their goal is to demonize this movement and divide us.

    Diane Dimond is also a deceptive agitator. Her platform, as a syndicated writer of political columns, is, for us, our local newspaper. Over the course of two months, three of her opinions were published. Collectively, they attempted to promote fear while demonizing and illegitimatizing the BLM movement.

    On June 9th, she gave us “Enemies of the state.” She said enemies are among the BLM supporters. And she called them the left-wing, the radicals, the terrorists, Antifa, and the people who hate capitalism. On Jun 30th, “Crimes Against Common Sense” was her number 2. This time, Dimond was more brazen as she planted her divisive ideals in the form of questions. She wrote, … “Why isn’t it OK to state the obvious that ‘all lives matter’? And, let’s consider the recent move to destroy our history. …(Their) radical ideas like disbanding law enforcement, criminal takeovers of inner cities and controlling others’ conversations is just plain foolish.” And finally, on July 18th, she wrote, “Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement.” Dimond mentions several cases of blacks killing blacks that she calls, “Shameful” and said, … “They have no regard for life” …. She labels supporters of BLM as Marxists that want to overturn capitalism in favor of communism. She ended her last column by saying, … “I often wonder what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks would think about today’s movement for racial justice. I believe they would be greatly disappointed.”

    Well, Diane Dimond, I believe our founders would be greatly disappointed in your divisive columns. For they, too, were treated unequally, and the British refused to address their grievances. So, in the first sentence of our Declaration of Independence, our founders demanded “equal station,” which in their words, “the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them.” To achieve it, a little tea was spilled, lives were sacrificed in the Revolution, but in the end the foundation was laid for basic human rights for all. Now, 244 years later, we are still aspiring to ensure everyone has “what nature’s God entitle them.” So, isn’t it unAmerican and unChristian to not embrace this next progressive step in democracy? Americans are united and our unifying message is “Black Lives Matter” and, there are no “BUTS” about it.

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