Recent comments by Marc Lamont-Hill seemed to suggest that Black Lives Matter and anti-semitism go hand in hand. Here today to talk about this is AJ Swinson (newjourneypac.org), Chief of Staff at New Journey Political Action Committee. She explains how black movements wanting a better way of life have been co-opted by Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter who don't simply want to try and change things for the better – they want to overthrow the whole system. They tag Israel with the oppressor status, calling for them to wiped away as well. Change does need to happen, but through reform, not a fundamental transformation of society.
The narrative currently pushed by some in this country is that the United States is awful and racist and there is oppression against certain groups of people. On today's podcast, John looks at several examples of oppression around the world. Iran just executed a protestor without due process. The ancient Aztecs enslaved surrounding tribes. Oppression has been the norm of history, even in some parts of the world today. Overcoming it, like the United States has done, is unique. Our values led us to eliminate slavery and advocate for equality of all people. So this ‘America is an oppressor' narrative is patently and historically false. For us to survive, truth must prevail.
Like most things that don't succeed, Marxism has had to shift its focus over the years. Author and speaker Steve Turley (www.turleytalks.com) is with us today to discuss how Marxism has shifted their focus from an economic one to a cultural one. In order to take over the culture, there had to be a unity among disparate “oppressed” groups against a common enemy or “oppressor” group which was the white race. Even when it has been proven that racism today is lower than it's ever been in our country, the focus was then shifted to systemic racism.
Dr. Turley points out how political correctness has become so egregious that a blow-back has occurred, so much so that kids in generation Z are way more conservative than their parents. To combat this, Marxists have fallen back on what's always worked for them – if you violate political correctness, they justify violence against you.