Politics

For the Radical Left, Slogans Matter More than Lives

AMAC Exclusive – By Clayton Fuller

All Lives Matter

In recent years, slogans proclaiming that various groups of lives “matter” have become ubiquitous in American society, and now can be seen on everything from t-shirts to yard signs. Left-wing groups first advanced “Black Lives Matter” as a corollary to their calls to “Defund the Police,” to which many people reasonably responded that “Blue Lives Matter” as well and, perhaps most in line the foundational American principle of equality, “All Lives Matter.” For the radical left, however, these mottos were deemed “insensitive” and “racist,” and they instead forwarded a slew of new slogans like “Trans Lives Matter” and “Immigrant Lives Matter.”

However, despite all the rhetoric asserting that the lives of every identity group in the left-wing coalition “matter,” the disastrous and in many cases deadly consequences of the policies advanced by those same ideologues are conveying the very opposite message: that the lives of actual human beings don’t seem to matter much to the far left. While many conservatives have, not entirely without merit, laid the blame for such policies at the feet of the Democratic Party, the progressive movement responsible for this radical policy shift has in many ways transcended one political party. Instead of championing the lives of certain sub-groups of Americans, today’s radical left is pushing an agenda that is proving itself indifferent to the welfare of just about everybody.  

One need only look at the crime wave sweeping the country to see that both blue lives and black lives are suffering under the current ascendancy of far-left leaders. The country saw 50 law enforcement officers killed in the first 8 months of 2021, a 51.5 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2020. In response, progressives in Congress introduced legislation that would only further erode protections for police officers and hamper their ability to do their job. Those same Members of Congress and activists in academia have also continued their calls to “Defund the Police,” even as they hire private security forces.

But it’s not just the lives of the police that the radical left has failed to defend. Over Labor Day weekend in Chicago, for example, there were at least 60 people shot. While the racial breakdown of those deaths is not yet available, of the 770 murders in Chicago in 2020, 80% of the victims were Black. Will Kim Foxx, Chicago’s radical prosecutor who allowed dangerous criminals back on the streets, say their names? In Portland, there have been roughly 90 murders this year. Blacks make up only 6% of Portland’s population, but of those 90 murder victims, 40% percent were Black. Will Portland’s progressive district attorney Michael Schmidt say their names? In Atlanta, the situation is truly dire for Black Americans. 291 of the 311 shooting victims in 2021 have been Black. 252 of the 291 were Black men. Maybe Atlanta’s far-left mayor should spend less time campaigning for candidates in other states and more time addressing the crisis rocking her own city.

The current presidential administration, of course, has implicitly endorsed all of this radicalism. Biden lectured all Americans to “lay down the heavy burdens of hate at last” by doing “the hard work of rooting out our systemic racism” in his August 2020 speech accepting his party’s nomination, but has said nothing about the dramatic increase in the number of actual criminals terrorizing law-abiding citizens. He also endorsed the aforementioned “police reform” bill, saying that “this moment demands action.

But such political grandstanding should not be surprising given that Biden and his allies repeatedly put political considerations above ensuring the safety of American service members, contractors, and diplomats overseas. Biden’s disastrously planned evacuation from Afghanistan led to the tragic killing of 13 U.S. service members and the leaving behind of potentially hundreds of American citizens who are now stranded in the country. After they loyally served the United States for years, Biden also abandoned Afghan interpreters and allies who assisted American forces, leaving them to be tortured and killed at the hands of the Taliban.

The radical left has also shown a callous disregard for the unborn at home. After first pressuring Biden to abandon his previous support for the Hyde Amendment, far-left figures in Congress are pushing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill containing policies aimed at expanding abortion services throughout the United States. While most Democrats have in the past claimed that they wanted to make abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” those moderate and conservative factions of the party have now been exiled. Instead, the new position of the extreme leftists who run the party today is that abortion is a health care right to be paid by the taxpayer.

Notwithstanding their smooth-sounding slogans, the truth is that American lives of all backgrounds are more at risk today in a country run by the radical left than they were a year ago. This includes victims of human trafficking, drug addiction, and overdose, whose numbers are on the rise as criminal networks, deadly fentanyl, and opioids freely move across Biden’s open borders and into America’s most vulnerable communities. Whether Blue, Black, Military, or Unborn, the value of actual human life appears of secondary importance to the task of advancing highly ideological slogans that today’s liberal elites want everybody to repeat. Despite what Biden may say, the only heavy burdens Americans need to lay down are the morally bankrupt ideas, policies, and psychology of the far left that have now infected the Democratic Party.

Clay Fuller served as a White House Fellow from 2018-2019 advising senior Trump administration officials on special operations oversight at the Department of Defense and advising the Office of the Vice President on countering the opioid epidemic.  He is an experienced federal, military, and Appalachian prosecutor as well as a reserve military officer with a decade of national security experience.  Follow him on Twitter @Clay4MainStreet and on Facebook at Clay Fuller: Main Street Patriot.


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Hal
2 months ago

News editors and reporters love slogan names … it helps them come up with article titles that draw attention to the nonsense they write. It doesn’t take much thought to realize how silly “Black Lives Matter” is. This is year 2021 … 1860 was long ago in the past and the USA has corrected many/most shortcomings of its Constitutional Democracy since then. But switching our governance to Communism as the present day Democrat Party seems to be leaning towards is not better or good. I’m beginning to think that the Communist leaning news media (with a few exceptions) is as dangerous as the Communist leaning Democrat Party as far as our Constitutional Democracy is concerned. It has long been believed by the majority of citizens that a free press is a prime guardian of our Constitutional democracy, but it is now, with a few exceptions, beginning to take on an aura of promoting liberal Communistic goals espoused by the DemocRat Party.

Becky
2 months ago

This is nothing new. The only difference is that when the foreign, jihadi muslim was installed in OUR White House, the Communist Party gave up most of its pretense of hiding who they actually were. It is now in the open.
But this lying, evil behavior has been here since 1960 and actually put into words and aggressive action in the 80s. The Communist Left was furious when we elected Reagan.
And when we dared do it again with Trump, the Commie Party declared war and took him out. Until THEY are eliminated, no change will occur.

par
2 months ago

Totally agree than slogan’s meet more than lives and substance. Yet, being inundated every where you look with these slogans does not help the cause.

Garye
2 months ago

These failed politicians with their media cohorts do not care when death doesn’t fit their agenda.
Not about lives, it’s power,money and politics always to the communist democrat party – nothing else!
The ignorant people in these groups are being used, same playbook for 50 years.

Mario Capparuccini
2 months ago
Reply to  Garye

You are right. Going back to Karl Marx, whose father called him “my little devil”, the playbook has been the same for 150 years.

Garye
2 months ago

Mario,
Our goal is to continue to expose the LIES, speak loudly about America’s greatness and stand strong to THROW THEM OUT !
Not here in OUR Country, not now,not ever will We the People accept anything but FREEDOM.
Patriots died to preserve and protect it, Our Turn

Ralph S
2 months ago

The ONLY lives that matter to the left are the PLM… Politicians lives matter!

Tim Toroian
2 months ago

And the other side has a good one, “Let’s Go Brandon”! Couldn’t have planned it better.

Joanne 4 justice
2 months ago

I do BELIEVE that the EVIL DEM PARTY
. ONLY CARES ABOÙT POWER CONTROL AND $$$$$$$$$$$$..
I’ve said this before;
DEM PARTY HAS SOLD THEIR
C SOUL TO THE DEVIL
T O REGAIN POWER !!

Eddie Van Halen
2 months ago

My elders used to say that FDR and his socialists have 4 basic tenets;
TAX
SPEND
LIE
CONTROL ( every aspect of your life )

Hal
2 months ago

LOL. FDR’s tenure as Chairman of the Democrat Party wound up giving us somethink to strengthen our Constitutional health … term limits for POTUS. All the DemocRat Comrades oot impatient that they weren’t able to achieve the POTUS nomination and finally demurred that term limits was, for them, a troublesome blockage to their political ambitions to he head Commie Chairman (POTUS) of the Nation. Otherwise we would still have no limit on the # of terms a person could serve as POTUS.

MICHAEL D BROWN
2 months ago

They sold their souls a long time ago. Now they are spending some of the cash.

Hal
2 months ago

The Democrat Party has no “soul.” It is unabashedly bred to strengthen the ambitions and greed of the upper echelons of its members. The are political magicians at convincing the public that they are the best thing that could happen for leadership of this Nation and its Constitutional Democracy while under the table doing the opposite. Even the Party name (“Democrats”) is a false illusion.

Nobody’s Business
2 months ago

More proof that Blacks are stupid and racist. When Blacks get mad when you say all lives matter, that proves they are racist . And apparently Blacks themselves think they are stupid, why because the Democrats tell them they can’t do anything without the government’s help because they are Black. So then they vote for the people that tell them they are too stupid to accomplish anything on their own. Plus anyone that does vote Democrat are lazy stupid people that don’t want to do anything on their own.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 months ago

Well they gotta keep somebody on the plantation to maintain it.

J. Shenk
2 months ago

Comments stereotyping African Americans as “stupid and racist” aren’t helping you to win friends and influence people.

J. Farley
2 months ago

Do you know who’s lives matter, every law abiding taxpaying American that mind their own business, works hard to provide for themselves and their families, and their retirement and don’t leach off others, people who respect God, Life, Family and Country. People whose lives don’t matter are Communist, Socialist, People who invade another Person’s Country and those that desire to force their views on others without due process.
Groups like ANTIFA, Black Lies Matter, MS-13 and the Democrats only serve one good prepose and that’s they make the Republican’s look super smart.
God Help Us.

Garye
2 months ago
Reply to  J. Farley

AMEN J Farley – AMEN

Eddie Van Halen
2 months ago

Attention. Your attention please. Left, leftists, radical left, socialists, marxists, progressives, and the ever deceptive demo-crats all = one common enemy. Communism. Got it ? All those aforementioned are just kind and deceptive words to CONFUSE the Conservative Americans of this great nation. Did I mention to beware of the RINO’s ?

Joanne 4 justice
2 months ago

True ALL ARE COMBINED ENEMIES OF . DEMOCRACY !

Hal
2 months ago

The DemocRats believe the appearance and belief by the body politic is a good cover for their true fundamental desire/motive to RULE and give the appearance that they support Constitutional GOVERNANCE.

Jack
2 months ago

What’s really sad is while the immoral, unethical, dishonest leftists spew their garbage, half of the country thinks they’re right. We have an entire generation of idiots.

Marty
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

3 generations now are blind

Becky
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

We are in the 3rd generation now of idiots.

Garye
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Exactly Jack !
Those ” idiots” are complacent,even accommodating while marxist, anti American democrats and self serving rinos destroy their Country and take away their Freedom!
Even the idiots better WAKE UP

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Its slogans & symbols VS meeting Real needs

Terry Nixon
2 months ago

Like “Let’s Go Brandon?”

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