July 20, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
TIME TO SPEAK UP
(The following is my monologue from this weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN. I fully expect it to enrage some liberals who will deliberately try to wrestle my words out of context. But you can’t ask others to speak up if you don’t do it yourself, and it is past time for the silent majority, which includes patriotic Americans of all races, to stop being silent. If you’d rather watch the video, it’s here.)
The slogan “Black lives matter” is indeed true. Of course, black lives matter. Our nation is founded on the premise that “all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” No one, regardless of color, ethnicity, or origin, should be denied those God-given rights. So you bet, black lives matter.
But recently, the slogan has morphed into a meme that black lives have to matter MORE. The left goes berserk if someone then adds, “All lives matter.” But isn’t that the point? If, historically, black lives didn’t matter as much, affirming that black lives matter equally should indeed be the uncompromised quest and rightful demand. But if someone gets angry that recognizing that black lives matter because there is equality of lives, then the assumption becomes that black lives matter MORE and thus perpetuates inequality.
Such an absurd view is illogical and irrational. It becomes more than a slight to those who are white, who are no more guilty of their whiteness than someone is of his or her blackness. It’s equally an insult to Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans and Middle-Easterners who aren’t black, but who are equally human and equally endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Why would that be offensive to those who chant “Black lives matter?”
It may be because “black lives matter” is more than a slogan. It’s the name of a radical left-wing Marxist organization that openly advocates for the dismantling of America’s economic system and the family structure involving a man, a woman, and children related by blood or adoption to that man and woman. Here’s some of the actual language direct from the website of the organization Black Lives Matter:
“We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer?affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
There is more, and some of their goals are shocking. So why do major American corporations like Nike, Apple, GM, Coca-Cola, LL Bean and others give millions of dollars to the organization whose stated goals are the deconstruction of the traditional family and the free-market economy that has empowered people of all colors to succeed and prosper? Great question!
It appears because they are afraid to say no to the bullies who run this and other radical leftist groups and because too many of us who believe in true equality for ALL people whether black, white, red, yellow or brown are also afraid to stand up and speak out.
It’s time we do speak out. I do not believe that a majority of Americans, whatever their color, support rioting, looting, disregard for authority to the point of physically assaulting police officers and demanding that we defund the police. But if we don’t become as vocal in opposition to mob rule as the mobs are, so as to cause the biggest corporations in our country and politicians of both parties to cower in the corner and surrender to the mobs, we will get what we deserve, but we will not like it.
The elections this year will not be about political parties nor will it be a popularity contest to elect the most pleasant personality. Whether you identify as Democrat or Republican, you’d better identify as one who believes in the rule of law, civil order, and genuine equality for people that doesn’t favor some over others for ANY reason.
So, yes—black lives matter. And they don’t matter less than any other. But neither do they matter more. To say they do is bigotry and yes, it’s racism as surely as is the sinful notion of white supremacy. No race is supreme. God alone is Supreme. And we must live as servants to Him and to each other as we “do unto others what we would have others do unto us.”
ASSAULT IN DENVER
Sunday afternoon in downtown Denver, the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day rally turned violent when masked thugs in BLM T-shirts physically assaulted Michelle Malkin and other speakers with collapsible batons and other blunt instruments. Meanwhile, the Denver police just stood by and let this violent assault on law-abiding citizens and free speech happen – at a pro-police rally.
And how did local media describe the violent thugs? As “protesters” who met the rally with “opposing free speech.” No, they met the rally BY opposing free speech with vicious, mindless violence. How much longer do these Democrat officials think that reasonable people will continue to let these anarchists wage war on them before they finally start responding with the force that they refuse to let the police provide?
SPEAKING OUT AGAINST BLM
We’re starting to see more and more proof that “Black Lives Matter” does not speak for all black people, or even most black people. Just a few examples: basketball legend Charles Barkley is hard to intimidate, and he is not letting the noise from the left keep him from condemning the idea of trying to promote racial equality by pushing hatred and racial supremacy.
And in New York City, Mayor Bill DeBlasio won’t let cops do their jobs even as crime and violence skyrocket and monuments are destroyed and defaced, but he’s assigned over two dozen officers to guard his divisive “Black Lives Matter” mural outside Trump Tower. It’s so divisive that in the first week, it’s been defaced by people throwing paint on it at least three times.
The most recent paint toss on the mural was by two black women. One of them, Bevelyn Beatty, is proudly unapologetic. While smearing paint on the BLM mural, she shouted, “Refund the police,” “We will never support Black Lives Matter” and “Jesus matters! We’re taking our country back. We’re taking it back, and let me tell you something, the police need our help. They can’t stand alone. Don’t just sit by idly and watch your country go to the ground.”
She didn’t just throw paint on a mural, she’s bravely helping tear up an entire, carefully-molded fake media narrative.
A WINNER FOR THE "WHITE GUILT" AWARD
We may have a winner for the 2020 “White Guilt Award.” The Minneapolis neighborhood where residents vowed not to call the police has been taken over and trashed by homeless people, drug dealers and criminals. Even as the residents are now terrified to leave their homes, they still refuse to call those horrid police. But surely, the Oscar for virtue-signaling has to go to the resident who expressed regret for calling 911 after two black teenagers cornered him, held a gun to his chest and demanded his car keys. He was so rattled, he gave them his house keys, and when they didn’t work, they gave up and went to steal someone else's car.
He later texted to a reporter, “Been thinking more about it, I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops…Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn’t really have much to add after I called them. I haven’t been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed.”
Correction: nobody has been killed YET, and it is only by the grace of God in looking out for children, pregnant women and fools that the first person killed wasn’t him.
JUDGE'S FAMILY SHOT
In New Jersey, someone posing as a Fed Ex driver came to Federal Judge Esther Salas’ home and shot her husband and 20-year-old son. Her son was killed. The judge was in the basement at the time and was unharmed. This is a developing story, and the FBI is on the case. I’ll have more when we know more.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)