Recently, political Christian evangelist, Franklin Graham, started posting on social media about Black Lives Matter. His comments paint the same dialogue we hear from the POTUS. It’s very interesting how much he follows the POTUS.
Graham has been filtering out the news, just like Fox News does, to show only one narrative. The narrative Graham is showing, is a narrative that poor police are overrun, society is being taken over by protestors, and Graham is mixing rioting with protesting. They are certainly not the same. Graham is avoiding any topics relating to peaceful protests.
By doing this, Graham is painting Black Lives Matter, as a violent overthrow of America. While Graham cries fowl and gets political against the Democrats, I think he should take a gander at the other side of this story:
These events are not calming matters. Wherever the police put the weapons down, and talked with the protestors, they made ground and the protests subsided into discussion. However, everywhere states followed Trump’s demands to “dominate the protestors” it has exploded with tit for tat responses.
Graham’s Misleading Posts
The above is misleading as Graham says, “Democrats across this nation are calling for the dismantling of the police.” This is not true. There are people calling for this, most are Libertarian, as this is a long standing Libertarian belief that police are overpowered and are outfitted like the military.
Democrats, like Joe Biden have expressed a different strategy of not dismantling the police but in leveraging better training. I’m not suggesting he’s right, but rather that Graham is once again WRONG. He’s misleading people. Sure some Democrats and some Republicans want to dismantle the police. But the biggest outcry for that is coming from Libertarians.
While this story is supposed to be a positive piece, the way Graham refers to it is “good news” in that the fellow came to clean up after riots AND protests. Mixing the two together is like saying, “I’m against the KKK and christians in their racism.” Get it Graham? He probably doesn’t, as he’s a tool.
Once again, graham mixes the word protest with the words “riot” and spreads a fear based notion that protestors are killing and burning places down. This, again is like me saying that “the KKK and Christians are really spreading racism fast in this country.”
This one is funny…. Does Graham not realize that America (the country he’s but hurt over) was founded by an act of vandalism that lead to a rebellion that led to a war, and there America was born. How dare this bible fucker tell us what time it is. Fuck you Graham. Fuck you.
Makes you wonder what Graham really feels about Black Lives. But then, Graham is a political Christian… so Jesus comes far down the list of other more important things… like:
- Kissing Trump’s ass
- Making $$
- Not reporting said money to the IRS
- Lying to his followers
- Getting votes for Trump