“I can’t breathe.”
Those three words uttered by career criminal George Floyd prior to his death by drug overdose while in police custody rocked the nation in the spring of 2020. The historic eruption of lawlessness and violence that followed under that rallying cry opened new fault lines in the nation’s cultural and political landscape, threatening a radical reshaping of American society.
No book has exposed the truth about those three words and the radical movement they galvanized more comprehensively and insightfully than I CAN’T BREATHE: How a Racial Hoax is Killing America by conservative warrior and bestselling author David Horowitz. It is the definitive analysis of the biggest political scam of the twenty-first century.
At the root of this destructive movement that changed America forever is its representative domestic terrorist group, Black Lives Matter (BLM), an openly racist and antisemitic criminal organization founded by self-proclaimed trained Marxists. Two years after Floyd’s death, the hate campaign it spawned is still inspiring criminal violence, as we can observe in the recent news that BLM posted bail for one of its star activists who attempted to assassinate a Jewish mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky. The assassin was bailed out of jail three days after his arrest.
Horowitz’s I Can’t Breathe exposes BLM’s hate campaign against law enforcement, fueled by false claims and accusations, which have led to the deaths of 973 officers, a “defund the police” campaign, and a crime wave that has destroyed billions of dollars in property and is setting records for homicides and robberies across the United States. This is nothing less than domestic terrorism.
Moreover, despite its duplicitous name, it is crystal-clear that Black Lives Matter is not about protecting and supporting black lives. BLM is responsible for a racial hoax that has taken the lives of thousands of blacks, incited violent insurrections that ravaged inner-city communities in 220 cities, and caused a dramatic spike in black-on-black homicides across America.
In I Can’t Breathe, Horowitz examines the cases of 26 alleged black victims of police brutality and systemic racism protested by BLM and shows that the claims are false and BLM’s case is a pyramid of lies. Among the deaths Horowitz examines of those allegedly killed for their race are George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown. In following these stories and the lynch mob protests that BLM orchestrated, Horowitz tells the story of how the BLM movement began, grew, and went national and then international. Horowitz dissects all 26 incidents according to the facts, backed up by over 70 pages of endnotes. He demonstrates how BLM has lied about every single one in its quest to aggravate racial tensions, sow hatred of white people and police of all colors and rip America apart.
His investigation shows that “while some of the Black Lives Matter cases reveal tragic errors of judgment, almost all involve resistance by armed criminals to warranted arrests. In the vast majority of cases, Horowitz concludes, “the deceased would still be alive if they had simply obeyed police commands.”
But of course, inconvenient facts and statistics are irrelevant to the racist power-mongers of BLM, “whose motives and goals have nothing to do with black lives mattering,” Horowitz notes. “Black Lives Matter is not a civil rights organization. It is a revolutionary criminal movement whose goals are openly Marxist and communist.” What matters to them, he adds, is not black lives but “the anti-American revolution they are advancing and the fantasy world they think they will achieve by destroying the most equitable, inclusive, tolerant, and free society that has ever existed.”
Horowitz answers the question he poses in one chapter heading – “What Kind of Movement is This?” – with an exposé of BLM’s proud links to cop-killers and domestic terrorists such as BLM patron saint and convicted cop killer, Assata Shakur, and May 19th Communist terrorist, Susan Rosenberg (who now sits on the board of Thousand Currents, a nonprofit that has funneled tens of millions of dollars into BLM coffers); to black racists and antisemites like Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan; to a coalition of radical groups like the street thugs of Antifa and the Labor/Community Strategy Center (headed by former Weather Underground terrorist Eric Mann, the ideological mentor of BLM founder Patrisse Cullors); and to major funders like far-left billionaire financier George Soros and the Ford and Kellogg Foundations.
Horowitz also addresses BLM’s indoctrination of schoolkids, its takeover of the culture, its anti-family agenda (the declaration of which was scrubbed from the organization’s website when it began to attract too much outraged attention), and its perpetuation of destructive, anti-American myths such as “systemic racism.”
Demonstrated by their actions over the past two years, the goals of Black Lives Matter are a far cry from those of the civil rights movement of sixty years ago. Despite its anti-capitalist, anti-family, antisemitic, anti-white, and anti-American agenda, BLM continues to receive hundreds of millions of dollars from powerful corporations. And the organization has yet to be held accountable for all the criminal acts spawned by its hate campaigns.
Contrary to what donors to the organization may have intended, the millions of dollars raised in support of BLM have been appropriated by its leaders to spend on themselves – not on helping black Americans. In January, news reports indicated that BLM had $60M in the bank, but who controls it? Where did all the money go that this terrorist organization bamboozled from hundreds of thousands of people and corporations? BLM has yet to even file taxes for 2020, the year it raised tens of millions of dollars after George Floyd’s death; and it has no official leader overseeing its $60 million war chest after co-founder Cullors resigned in May in the wake of controversy over her purchase of multiple private homes for her own use with BLM funds. Who will hold the nonprofit’s officers personally liable for its lack of financial transparency?
Massive giving by deep-pocketed donors linked to Facebook, Twitter and Netflix – as well as by corporations virtue-signaling their “woke” political consciousness – enabled the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) to raise over $90 million in 2020 alone. But no one seems to know how most of that money has been spent. Interestingly, BLM’s impact report lists far more transgender-advocacy organizations as its recipients than organizations promoting black civil rights. One would think that all of this might rouse curiosity about what happened to the billions pledged to BLM, or the millions given to BLMGNF specifically. Yet mainstream media outlets show no interest in holding them accountable.
In his concluding chapter “Whose Future?” Horowitz links the BLM movement’s aims to the broader agenda of the Democrat Party under decrepit President Joe Biden, who himself publicly promotes the shameful lie that blacks in America are oppressed by a “systemic racism” which is outlawed under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and demonstrably does not exist.
Whose future, indeed? If we are to repel Black Lives Matter’s full-on assault on our values, institutions, and character, it will only be if all American patriots summon the kind of courageous, truth-telling resistance David Horowitz displays in his indispensable book I Can’t Breathe to expose and condemn this corrosive racial hoax perpetrated by BLM, its media enablers, and its Democrat supporters.