The good news here is that the power of this particular moral panic appears to be waning. But I have to wonder if it’s because people are waking up to the fact that BLM is a racist hate group, that it has caused enormous amounts of damage, and that its cause is a lie.
Or because priorities have shifted and even the media’s own barrage of propaganda isn’t as intense.
That is why I Can’t Breathe: How a Racial Hoax is Killing America has arrived now, not right after the riots, but at its most timely point as an administration stacked with racist radicals turns the BLM hoax into policy and whose response to any election, whether it’s the gubernatorial election in Virginia, or any future elections to come, is their familiar brand of racist poison.
Americans were relieved to see the end of the violent year of BLM riots that devastated entire communities, but as the Democrats prepare for difficult elections in 2022 and 2024, there is every reason to believe that a desperate party facing defeat will turn to race riots once again.
That’s why I’m happy about these numbers, but I’m not doing the end zone dance.
According to a national poll conducted by Civiqs, a nonpartisan online survey firm affiliated with the progressive media group Daily Kos, 44 percent of respondents said they oppose the Black Lives Matter movement. Another 43 percent said they support it, while 11 percent said they neither support nor oppose it. The survey has tracked respondents’ viewpoints at multiple moments from April 2017 to this month.
I believe this is the first poll to show majority opposition in years. Especially since the sacralization of George Floyd.
These numbers largely reflect Republican, older men, and white opposition. Among women and young people, a majority still support this hateful racial nationalist movement.
A majority of independents also decisively oppose it.
My takeaway here is that time and the unfolding of its tentacles, like the critical race theory movement, has made the groups most hated by BLM, like older white males and Republicans, wake up somewhat. But if the Dems unroll another wave of BLM riots in time for the midterms or the presidential election, plenty will still fall into line.