How much do you fail as a political organization if you call yourself #BlackLivesMatter, presume yourself to be the spokespeople for all of Black America yet manage to get yourself kicked out of a black church?
Yes, really. Not only that, but the pastor of the church is actually demanding an apology.
It was during an Oct. 19 forum at Holman — where Garcetti had hoped to smooth relations with South L.A. residents — that protesters stood and turned their backs to the mayor as he spoke. As the meeting ended, the mayor was surrounded by a crowd of chanting activists as he tried to reach his car.
Among the crowd were protesters with the national group Black Lives Matter, which was created after high-profile police killings of young black men. Sauls and others said they were upset by the group’s behavior.
“There were about 800 people here, and 750 of those individuals were silenced because of the disrespect that they have brought to the sanctuary as well as to us as a congregation, misusing our hospitality,” Sauls said.
The pastor said he decided to cancel the Sunday visit, which would have consisted of Garcetti’s attending services alongside churchgoers, after talking with city leaders. He said that Black Lives Matter would no longer be welcome at the church and that he was seeking an apology.
This is what cracks me up about leftist political organizations like #BlackLivesMatter. It was the same problem that plagued the “Occupy” movement. Any valid points they try to make get drowned out by their own people who just want to scream and chant against anyone who disagrees with them. The “Occupy” movement’s initial problems were somewhat congruent with the Tea Party’s. Both were against political corruption, both were against big bank bailouts, both were tired with the status quo. There could have been a meeting of the minds. Instead, Occupiers decided to violate public property laws and rape people in tents. Oh, and having a productive dialogue?
Seriously, you claim your cause is to speak out about black men being targeted by police. Fine. That’s a legitimate concern and an actual dialogue could be productive. So, you would think a black church in Los Angeles would be a place to have a dialogue about about how to help your community.
Instead, when presented with the opportunity to make the progress you claim to so passionately desire, you act like petulant little children. Seriously, who is in a better position to legitimately serve the black community than a black church in a black neighborhood?! You’re not interested in progress. You just want to yell, scream and trend on social media. #ChantsAndHashtagsMatter
SIDENOTE: Yes all the gifs are of black people. That was deliberate. Multiculturalism and such.