Polls have estimated that between 15 million and 26 million people have participated at some point in the demonstrations in the United States, making them the largest protests in United States history. It was also estimated that between May 26 and August 22, around 93% of protests were "peaceful and nondestructive". According to several studies and analyses, protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful. In protests that involved violence, violence was variously instigated by protesters, counter-protesters...
Antifa is a left-wing anti-fascist and anti-racist political movement in the United States. As a highly decentralized array of autonomous groups, antifa uses both nonviolent and violent direct action to achieve its aims, Unfortunately, when they do give, they are likely to fund a number of extreme groups created by devoted Marxists whose aim aren't to make the American Dream a reality for everyone, but to radically alter America.
Some of the world's most well-known corporations, which have hopped on the BLM bandwagon, may be unaware of this. Direct donations have been offered by companies such as Airbnb and Spanx.
True, companies like Nike and Netflix have wisely directed their donations to groups like the NAACP and others that have led the civil rights movement for decades. These businesses are probably aware of BLM's extremist aim and are hesitant to fund damaging ideals. However, learning this takes some detective work.
Companies who refuse to put in the effort are giving cover to a harmful movement and forcing their employees, shareholders, and consumers to support it. BLM leaders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi can attest to this. "Myself and Alicia in particular are skilled organizers," Cullors remarked in a 2015 interview. "We are Marxists by training." Tometi was in Venezuela with Marxist dictator Nicolás Maduro the same year, writing of his regime: "In these last 17 years, we have seen the Bolivarian Revolution advocate participatory democracy and establish a fair, transparent electoral system acknowledged as among the best in the world."
Millions of Venezuelans who have been victims of Maduro's deadly regime were likely unable to be reached for comment.
The first frame you see when you go to the Black Lives Matter website is of a massive throng with fists raised and the phrase "Now We Transform." When you read the list of demands, you can get a sense of the magnitude of the change they want to see.
"By supporting one other as extended families and 'villages' that jointly care for one another, we undermine the Western-prescribed nuclear-family-structure necessity," one declares.
The Movement for Black Lives, or M4BL, is a partner group that advocates for the abolition of all police and prisons. It also asks for "progressive tax reform at the municipal, state, and federal levels to achieve a dramatic and long-term redistribution of wealth."
"The retroactive legalization, immediate release, and record expungement of all drug-related charges and prostitution, as well as restitution for the terrible consequences of the 'war on drugs' and criminalization of prostitution," according to another M4BL demand.
Most individuals didn't sign up for this agenda when they bought their Spanx or joined for Airbnb. It's also not what most people meant when they expressed support for the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
On the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, Garza invented the term in a Facebook post on July 14, 2013. Her pal Cullors added the hashtag to the front and connected the phrases together so that it could be shared on social media. Tometi came up with the idea for BlackLivesMatter.com, a real-life internet platform.
According to Robert Stilson of the Capital Research Center, the group became a self-styled worldwide network in 2014 and a "fiscally funded initiative" of a different progressive charity in 2016. This transformation has aided the advancement of a far more ambitious objective than #DefundthePolice.
The aims of the Black Lives Matter movement are significantly more ambitious than most people believe. But they're hidden in plain sight, right in front of our eyes, if we look past the slogans and the seemingly benign media portrayals of the movement.
The radical Marxist aim of the organization would replace the family as society's primary building block with the state and demolish the economic system that has lifted more people out of poverty than any other. The lives of black people, as well as all people, would be jeopardized.
Theirs is a plan for pain rather than justice. It has to be turned down.
16. France — 3.16: French workers are notorious for going on strike more often than workers in pretty much any other nation in the West. That helps make France the developed nation at the highest risk of major civil unrest, according to Verisk Maplecroft.
15. Argentina — 3.12: One of many Latin American nations to feature near the top of the Civil Unrest Index, Argentina saw a major incident of civil disobedience in the city of Cordoba in 2013 when looters ransacked the city following a police strike over low pay.
14. Iraq — 2.98: That Iraq features high on Verisk Maplecroft's list is unsurprising given the numerous conflicts that have ravaged the country in recent years. First the US-led war in Iraq, and more recently the rise of ISIS, have caused havoc in the middle eastern nation.
13. South Africa — 2.91: South Africa is among the most developed nations in Africa, but that does not mean it is exempt to the threat of civil unrest. It scores highly in the index among strong developing nations.
12. Central African Republic — 2.65: The Central African Republic has frequently featured near the bottom of global social rankings, and last year it was named the least prosperous nation on earth by think tank, the Legatum Institute.
11. Venezuela — 2.58: Venezuela's troubles are well documented. Rampant inflation means that goods and services are incredibly expensive, meaning that much of the country's population is suffering from hunger and a lack of basic essentials, like toilet paper.
10. Nigeria — 2.44: Nigeria is suffering through a period of very high inflation — around 16.5% — and serious strife, thanks to a rebel group known as the Niger Delta Avengers who are wreaking havoc in the country's oil-producing region.
9. Palestine — 2.42: The ongoing conflict with Israel, along with high levels of poverty, helps put Palestine near the top of Verisk Maplecroft's ranking.
8. Myanmar — 2.25: Myanmar has one of the biggest income gaps in the world, with a Wealth X report in 2014 showing that the country's poor are one of the most marginalised groups on earth.
7. Mexico — 2.19: Mexico has seen several incidents of major civil unrest in recent years, with drug cartel violence one of the most prevalent issues. In a recent incident, six people died during clashes between police and protesting teachers.
6. Bangladesh — 2.16: Poverty is deep and widespread in Bangladesh, thanks in large part to the country being one of the world's most densely populated countries, pushing Bangladesh to a high position on this list.
5. Burundi — 2.05: Burundi is one of the poorest countries on earth, has suffered through two major civil wars in the last few decades, and in 2015 saw a failed coup attempt after President Pierre Nkurunziza stood for a third term in office.
4. India — 1.92: India may be rapidly developing and be home to more than 1 billion people, but the country is at a high risk of civil unrest, according to Verisk Maplecroft.
3. Libya — 0.87: Since the state's dictatorial ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, Libya has failed to stabilize politically, and like several nations on this list, has become a hotbed of activity for ISIS.
2. Yemen — 0.49: Another nation of Verisk Maplecroft's list wracked by civil war, the Yemeni outlook is dominated by the conflict between the country's exiled government and Houthi rebels who now control much of the nation.
1. Syria — 0.33: Just five or six years ago, Syria was a prosperous, reasonably stable nation, often cited as a jewel in the conflict-riddled Middle East, but years of civil war and the rise of ISIS mean that Syria now tops the Civil Unrest Index.
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