This folks…is amazing and exactly what we need MORE OF right now. Yes, more of this…less bloodshed and pink vagina hats. Man…so much hatred right? Well look what has happened now… a Black Lives Matter group showed up at a Pro-Trump rally in Washington D.C. and what happened next is going to shock you. But, in a good way…promise.
Of course as they were approaching there were sounds of sneers and boos and yes, inappropriate yelling and name calling. BUT… it wasn’t too long before one of the Pro-Trumpers decided to show his patriotism in the right way. He decided he was going to give BLM the mic to practice their First Amendment right.
What happened next…is beautiful.
These Black Lives Matter activists were invited on stage at a pro-Trump rally – and every American needs to hear what they said pic.twitter.com/m69yvgiQtw
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 19, 2017
“I’m going to let Black Lives Matter come up here while I show them what patriotism is all about, all right?” the Trump organizer said over the loudspeakers.
Another Trump leader added:
Another speaker, who handed the microphone over to the group’s leader, said, “[This rally is] about freedom of speech. It’s about celebration. So what we are gonna do is not something you’re used to, and we’re going to give you two minutes of our platform to put your message out.”
“Now, whether [the crowd disagrees or agrees] with your message is irrelevant — it’s the fact that you have the right to have the message,” he said.
So as the pro-Trump crowd moaned about it, the BLM leader still took the state and spoke to the crowd.
“I am an American,” the Black Lives Matter group leader said. “And the beauty of America is that when you see something broke in your country, you can mobilize to fix it.”
He continued, “So you ask why there’s a ‘Black Lives Matter?’ Because you can watch a black man die and be choked to death on television, and nothing happened. We need to address that.”
The man’s comments seemed to turn the crowd against him, and cries of “No!” and protests to have the group removed from the stage began to ramp up.
The BLM leader went on to insist that they are not “anti-cop.” This the pro-Trumpers did not believe. But he went on to insist they are only “anti-bad cop.”
This turned the crowd of pro-Trumpers to his side. The BLM leader wrapped up stirring the crowd saying:
“We want our God-given right to freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!” the group’s leader shouted, and the crowd began to applaud and cheer once more.
The BLM leader added, “All lives matter, right? … If we really want to make America great, we do it together.”
At this point the crowd went wild… they applauded the group leader’s word and even began to chant “USA! USA!” It was like nothing you’ve seen during or post-Obama’s America, and something we need to start seeing more of if we are going to make ANYTHING greater.
Later after some thought the BLM leader who spoke shared that he felt the two sides came to understand each other better at that meeting than anything they had ever been a part of before. He also surprisingly said that he himself has come to an understanding that both side are filled with true Americans, and both sides want many of the same things after all. Folks, this is what understanding looks like. Only possible when you respect the First Amendment and allow space without hate for people to share their thoughts.
Now if it were a White Supremacist up there…that’s different. There is no room for that kind of thinking BUT they still have the right to speak.. it’s just, we don’t have to listen. There is no better way to fight that kind of hatred than ignoring it. When they go to the streets to protest or march…let them march with the crickets while you go and work for progression in your life with family, career, service to others etc… making your life and the world a better place. After a while when people like that see that no one will engage with them…they will start staying home. Or do something stupid, then get arrested for it. All the while…you’re still making life better, without even an ounce of spirit for brain space for them take from you. It’s great really…
Anyway, I digress…
The BLM leader said something I think is pretty amazing:
“We came out, we were gonna chant, we were gonna do a demonstration, but we didn’t have to — we just spoke,” the BLM leader said. “It worked. I’m happy about that.”
This is what will help in MAGA…