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The mainstream media has not so far informed the general public as to what the ultimate aims of this organisation are (those i mentioned above).
Since the movement's inception, BLM activists have made no secret of their true motives. Opal Tometi, one of the group's three founders, confessed to media that “police brutality and extrajudicial killing” was just “a spark point” to begin “calling for the defunding of police”.
My feeling is that the movement has the potential to set back race relations in the UK and elsewhere by several decades through its divisive rhetoric.
A society like the UK's, in which the major cracks run along the lines of class and not race, must unite under the more inclusive banner of "All Lives Matter"in my opinion or risk descending into tribalism, the likes of which threaten the fabric of what is a pretty liberal society which, for the most part, prides itself on colour-blindness. We are believe it or not a very diverse and tolerant nation despite what you may see in the main stream media, who are nothing more than aggitators. This ignorance and turning a blind eye mentality will act as nothing but unwitting recruitment sergeants for the far right and the very political BLM. Just my take on it but one i feel is probably shared by much of the public.
thaks I don’t normally agree with your rhetoric but in this case I do agree with what you posted. The BLM has used the tragic and totally unnecessary death of G F to further their push towards destabilising society for their benefit. Now no one can say anything in case the race card is thrown on the table, statues being defaced by people that have no idea who the statues are of and the idiotic idea of defunding the police. Anyway no matter what your belief, I cannot fathom how this political statement has manifested itself on our sport. It was only a couple of years ago that the FA got in trouble From FIFA for allowing poppies to be worn on Remembrance Day and that represents all people who died in war not a particular race or nation.
Each to their own but debate is a wonderful thing so all ideas are welcome even if we don’t agree with them.
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