Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives
Matter co-founder, recently sent a letter of congratulations to Democratic
presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, who the
media have unilaterally declared the winner of the 2020 American presidential
election. The letter, which Cullors signed “on behalf of the Black Lives Matter
Global Network,” went on to press the duo to act in accordance with the group’s
“We are requesting a meeting with
you both to discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and
the commitments that must be made to Black people,” Cullors wrote. She boldly
want something for our vote.”
A quid pro quo? How nice. So
much for exercising your civic duty. Screw the republic, show us the
money…or else! A thinly veiled threat emanating from a “global” Marxist network
and directed towards an incoming American presidential administration is likely
unprecedented. It is certainly unacceptable-- and dangerous if not rejected
outright. It is, in fact, precisely what the Founders were warning us against
when they noted that our republican government was only suitable for a moral
people. When people choose to vote only for whichever candidate(s) they think
will give them—and members of their particular group-- the most free stuff,
everyone else be damned, their supposedly cherished democracy is not long for
the world. This is especially true when special-interest groups attach specific
demands to their votes, tacitly or openly, essentially selling them to the
highest bidder. Is reparations the “something” that Cullors says BLM
wants for its vote? Free healthcare and college for Blacks only? A limit placed
on the number of children white parents can have?
Ms. Cullors, what would you think
if a group of caucasians sent a letter to the Biden-Harris ticket—or to
President Trump and Vice-President Pence-- saying, “We are requesting a meeting
with you both to discuss the expectations that we have for your administration
and the commitments that must be made to White people?” Would you be a
tad skeptical? Upset? Scared?
And what do Asian voters
Christians? 19-year-old vegan pangender atheists born on a Thursday?
Intersectionality and multiculturalism
are anathema to a healthy republic. Particularly, if ironically to some,
to a highly diverse republic. These twin threats to a heterogeneous
society must be unassailably shown to be the clear and present dangers that
they are if the American experiment is to be successfully continued.
This is why the (now much maligned)
Founders believed in equality under the rule of law…and e plurubus unum.
And it is the only viable way forward.
For all of us.