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After Months of Rioting and Looting, Black Lives Matter Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

After Months of Rioting and Looting, Black Lives Matter Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian MP Petter Eide, a Socialist Leftist, downplayed the 2020 BLM riots by saying “Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protesters.”

The revisionism of the violent history of the 2020 Black Lives Matter “protests” continues.

We reported last week on how the New York Times was spinning like tops to explain the supposed differences between the Antifa/Black Lives Matter-led riots from last year with the Capitol riots that took place earlier this month.

For those who missed it, the paper claimed the destruction and havoc wreaked by anarchistic agitators for over six months in 2020 amounted to “isolated instances of property destruction.” The phrase “isolated instances/incidents” was used three times in the piece.

Here we are a week later, and we’re learning that the violent group has actually been nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace prize:

In his nomination papers, the Norwegian MP Petter Eide said the movement had forced countries outside the US to grapple with racism within their own societies.

“I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality,” Eide said. “Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice.

“They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice.”

Eide, a member of the Socialist Left party, downplayed the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots when asked about them:

Eide, however, said he didn’t want his nomination for Black Lives Matter to be seen as a comment on domestic US politics. And he dismissed criticism from rightwing voices that the group had been behind violence in US cities. “Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organised by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful,” he said. “Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors.”

Yeah … no.

If cold, hard statistics don’t do it justice, the photos certainly do:

https://twitter.com/JakeHepple1/status/1355219618252681220

Let’s also not forget that Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters were viewed as such a violent threat to the White House that a fence was erected last year to keep the groups at bay after churches and other buildings near the White House were set on fire:

Contrary to the media’s/left’s fantastical attempts at completely revising the history of last year’s looting, rioting, and destruction in Democrat-run cities at the hands of BLM and Antifa, the record speaks for itself. Legal Insurrection has an extensive archive not just of the “protest” violence that occurred last year but all the way back to 2014 and the Ferguson riots, which saw the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lastly, if photos and statistics don’t convince anyone as to the violence the BLM movement is capable of, just listen to the words of one of its leaders and decide for yourself:

Here’s what another BLM leader said after some of the looting and rioting that took place in Chicago last summer:

“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”

“That is reparations,” Atkins continued. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”

Watch:

None of that really sounds “peaceful” to me, not in any way, shape, or form. But perhaps I missed the media/Democrat memos on what the word “peaceful” has been revised to mean these days.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Ah, men and women of distinction, of progressive virtue, wielders of liberal license, people… persons kneeling in their Pro-Choice quasi-religious (e.g. “ethical”) philosophy and practice. Let us bray.

Some, Select Black Lives Matter. #BabyLivesMatter(BLM)

JusticeDelivered | January 30, 2021 at 6:24 pm

BLM most certainly deserves peace, an everlasting peace.

didn’t they give one to pol pot? or amin? or hussein?

nobel, like scotus, have rendered themselves irrelevant

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to texansamurai. | January 30, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    And, to Herr Doktor Henry Kissinger for his stellar work for peace.

    Milhouse in reply to texansamurai. | January 30, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Not any of those three, but not because they have standards. They just had other worthless people to award it to.

    Doctor-Elect Disco Stu_ in reply to texansamurai. | January 31, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Yasser Arafat, possibly 1994.

    Way less deserving than even BLM Inc. …
    or that guy B. Hussein-Obama.

      I thought it was during Carter’s reign of incompetentence

        Doctor-Elect Disco Stu_ in reply to ConradCA. | February 1, 2021 at 9:13 am

        Yes, vaguely recalling that Carter had his mug involved in some fashion, so had to look it up. Found this from Time in 2011, discussing some “controversial” Nobel “Peace” choices over the years.

        “Arafat scooped the gong in 1994 along with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for their work on the Oslo accords, which created “opportunities for a new development toward fraternity in the Middle East.” While his critics condemned the award, calling Arafat an “unrepentant terrorist with a long legacy of promoting violence,” his supporters offered praise and compared the Palestinian leader to Nelson Mandela. As for his efforts toward fraternity in the Middle East: an uneasy relationship with Hamas, allegations of corruption and an aversion to compromise mean the ambitions of the Oslo accords were never fully realized.”

        Huh: An “uneasy” relationship with Hamas, was it?
        [Um … yeah … DUH!]

Observation…

The Chinese Communists do not concern themselves with racism at all. Not even a little. They don’t concern themselves with diversity. Not one bit.

In contrast, their Marxist fellow travelers in the West are absolutely obsessed with racism and diversity.

I bet Western Marxists would lose all interest in racism and diversity if they ever achieve the level of power and control in their own countries the Chinese Communists enjoy in China.

    DaveGinOly in reply to JHogan. | January 31, 2021 at 10:21 am

    It’s the same with those other darlings of the Left – Muslims. When in the minority, they agitate for minority rights. When in the majority – “Minority rights? Never heard of such a thing.”

    mark311 in reply to JHogan. | February 2, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Tell that to the minority groups. China is notorious for human rights violations against minority groups.

Nominated means nothing. Anyone can be nominated, it’s ridiculously easy. Even if the “prize” actually meant something, being nominated for it would still mean nothing.

More importantly, the prize itself is not worth having (other than the money). If I were offered it I’d take the cash but turn down the “honor”.

    pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | January 30, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    You’ve got a point. Thus, a discreditable nomination can only reflect on the character of the individual or institution that made the nomination.
    According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination is only considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of certain categories.

    True. I believe Rush Limbaugh was nominated this year. He’ll never win with this bunch, but it is an amusing thought. Liberal heads would explode like popcorn.

Almost as funny as Obama getting the Peace prize after which he started wars in the middle east.

    CorkyAgain in reply to foxmuldar. | January 30, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    My memory might be failing, but I thought he got the prize so soon after taking office that he hadn’t had time to do much of anything, let alone start any wars.

    But yeah, his warmongering did put the lie to the award — which they never asked him to return, by the way.

      henrybowman in reply to CorkyAgain. | January 30, 2021 at 11:48 pm

      Well, for that, you can blame the schedule of a bunch of white racist guys in Sweden. They decide to give out these awards same time every year, meaning that Obama (who was half white) got his immediately, while BLM (which is pretty black) had to wait over a half year for theirs. It’s systemic racism, is what it is. To be fully anti-racist, the Nobel committee would have to hand one out immediately after any BLM riot. And yes, that would mean multiple times a year, because a Peace Prize delayed is a Peace Price denied.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to foxmuldar. | January 30, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    It took Trump to fix Obama’s mistakes. Trump made piece in the Middle East, cement that piece, ingrates squatting in Palestine, need to be pacified.

    NYBruin in reply to foxmuldar. | January 30, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Obama certainly did not deserve the award but he inherited the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from GWB

      guyjones in reply to NYBruin. | January 31, 2021 at 9:31 am

      True. That said, vile Obama exacerbated matters, markedly, by stupidly promulgating the naive and manifestly idiotic conceit known as the “Arab Spring,” foolishly overthrowing secular, anti-jihadist leaders in Mubarak and Qaddafi, thus predictably creating a destabilizing power vacuum that was unsurprisingly filled by jihadist jackboots, namely ISIS. Then, Obama flippantly and callously dismissed the rise of ISIS and their Nazi-like atrocities and barbarism, with his outrageously stupid “Kobe Bryant/L.A. Lakers/Jayvee squad” analogy, truly one of the dumbest statements ever uttered by a sitting president. And, Obama treated ISIS with kid gloves, letting this evil organization metastasize and spread, visiting atrocities on hundreds of thousands of innocents, until Trump was elected and quickly put an end to the problem.

If one sees this as a war (process), all of this “nonsense” makes sense. If one sees this as politics (substance), then it is very puzzling. It all fits together.

The Nobel can’t mean much, after all, the Kenyan drone launcher won before he started Reaper/Hellfire action.

    NYBruin in reply to Romey. | January 30, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Including greasing an American citizen. The Left couldn’t have cared less but certainly got their knickers in a twist when Trump incinerated Soliemani

      Milhouse in reply to NYBruin. | January 31, 2021 at 1:18 am

      That the terrorist held a US passport is completely irrelevant. Enemy soldiers have always been fair targets no matter what passports they hold.

Do you think they’ll stop rioting and looting long enough to pick up their award?

“Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organised by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful.”

Studies have shown that most of the bombs dropped by the USA in WWII were conventional.

    Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | January 31, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Most of the man-hours spent by the Wehrmacht during WW2 were on peaceful activities, including sleeping, eating, marching, shouting, playing cards, and being bored out of their skulls. Most Wehrmacht soldiers probably never killed or wounded anyone.

    Many similar statistics might even be produced about Auschwitz staff. After all, nobody can be doing violent things 24/7.

      mark311 in reply to Milhouse. | February 1, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Is marching groups of people to the gas chamber violent. I think there is a fundamental flaw in your thinking. The soldiers at the camps were directly involved in a number of particularly evil acts. Appreciate the point about the common soldier though.

      Ive yet to make my mind up on the legitimacy of the BLM protestors. Some were certainly violent and destructive thus tainting the movement. I guess the question which I have yet to answer is does that make the broader point of BLM mean less?

        Milhouse in reply to mark311. | February 2, 2021 at 3:14 pm

        Auschwitz staff did not spend their entire time, 24/7, marching people into the gas chambers. Most of them probably spent the majority of their time on peaceful activities. A significant number of them probably never harmed anyone in their entire stint there. That does not make Auschwitz “mostly peaceful”. And the same applies to BLM.

        The “broader point of BLM” is a deliberate lie. There is no police war on black people, and black people who go about their lawful business, or even those who commit crimes but do not resist arrest when caught, are in no more danger than anyone else. Even those black criminals who do resist arrest are in no more danger than white people who do the same.

        That is a fact. “Hands up don’t shoot” is not a fact, it’s a lie. “I can’t breathe” is not a fact, it’s a lie. BLM was built on two deaths, those of Trayvon Martin and Michael Browne, both of whom were vicious thugs who attempted murder and were killed in legitimate self defense, and the world is a better place for their deaths. And yet the whole movement was built on them, long before George Floyd.

Bucky Barkingham | January 31, 2021 at 7:02 am

It seems like 2020 was just a prelude to the Bizarro World we have entered into in 2021.

Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

Israel has the Iron Dome.
We have the Irony Dome of shameless bullshit brought to us by the Complicit, Bought & Paid For Knee-Pad Media!

What a sick and offensive stunt. Rewarding these goose-stepping, jackbooted, nihilist, Marxist racists and thugs for their six-plus months of wanton destruction, violence and the desecration of synagogues across America.

Apparently, authentically imitating German National Socialists in the 1930’s is now an allegedly laudable criterion for consideration by the Nobel Committee.

“Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organised by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful,” he said. “Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors.”

The only way for “most” demonstrations to have been peaceful is to count every gathering of five BLM protestors on a street corner as a demonstration. If there were hundreds, even thousands, of such demonstrations, then, maybe, most were peaceful. But that ignore the scope and persistence of those demonstrations that devolved into riots, to say nothing of the riots that were not even preceded by a pretense at peaceful demonstration.

Now lets turn to the second claim. More than 100 days of rioting in Portland alone, counter-protesters are responsible for the majority of them? We know this is simply not credible. And that’s only a single example.

War Is Peace.
Freedom Is Slavery.
Ignorance Is Strength.

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