Larry Elder gets to the heart of what he believes Black Lives Matter movement is all about

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Though the liberal media pushes back with all its might to dispel the narrative, the Black Lives Matter movement is every bit a political movement.

Talk radio host Larry Elder summed up what’s really at stake with the movement in an appearance Monday night on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” insisting that their real goal is “transferring property from white people to black people.”

Host Tucker Carlson set up the segment by observing that Black Lives Matter “has achieved more political power in a shorter period of time than any group I have ever seen.”

He then asked why there has been no forensic examination of what they are calling for — hell, America doesn’t even know the first name associated with the movement.

“It is pretty impressive how powerful they’ve become,” Elder agreed. “And if you look at some of the written demands that they’ve made over the past two years, it’s pretty clear this is all about transferring property from white people to black people.”

It’s the same premise as is reparations,” he continued. “The extraction of property and money from people who were never slave owners to be given to people who were never slaves. The whole thing is ridiculous.”

Likening racism to the coronavirus, Elder spoke of an imaginary vaccine that would eliminate it.

“Let’s suppose that we came up with a vaccine to get rid of racism in America,” he said. “Would we still have 70% of black kids being raised without fathers, would we still have a 50% urban high school dropout rate in some cities, would there still be 25% of young black men having criminal records?”

Adding that if these factors still remain, Elder said “the elimination of white racism is not going to solve the problem.”

Of course, the message he’s espousing is personal responsibility, which is rejected by the left.

“The problem is the proliferation of children having children, of unwed mothers in our home — 70% of black kids are now raised without fathers,” Elder said. “Barack Obama once said a kid raised without a father is five times more likely to be poor and commit crime, nine times more likely to drop out of school, 20 times more likely to end up in jail.”

“It is far and away the biggest problem facing America and the eradication of white racism will not solve these problems,” he added.

Carlson noted that with one of the Democratic Party’s biggest constituency groups being unmarried mothers, the party cannot repeat that message.

The discussion then shifted to a new film produced by Elder, titled “Uncle Tom.”

The film is about how black conservatives, like Thomas Sowell and Candace Owens, are maligned for calling attention to the real problems in the black community, and those responsible for many of the challenges.

“The movie is not mad, I’m not angry at these people,” Elder said of those doing the maligning. “Frankly, I feel sorry for them because we’re not having the debate about whether or not we ought to be rethinking our allegiance to the Democratic Party.”

“It is hurting the black community, hurting the very black people that people like Black Lives Matter claim that they care about,” he concluded.

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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