The Democratic Party automatically gets the black vote in this country. I’m not sure why seeing as how poorly blacks have fared under democratic rule, but who says everything has to make sense? Speaking of nonsense, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement has called out Hillary Clinton for exploiting blacks for votes, and then says she will do everything to make sure she is our next president.
Alicia Garrza helped start BLM after she was so incensed that a “white Hispanic” used deadly force to defend his life against a young black attacker. She recently sat down with Bloomberg to talk black politics.
She started out jabbing Obama for not being black enough:
Bloomberg: Have you been disappointed with President Obama on racial justice?
Garza: He obviously occupies a very difficult position. He has to be a consensus builder and a coalition builder. He’s in a context where the very fact that he is a black man is to his disadvantage. You had an enormous amount of really disgusting things that were being thrown at him. And at the same time, when he’s given the opportunity to address the problem of racial inequity and racial injustice, he often uses it as an opportunity to scold black people about what we should be doing differently.
And then she turned on Hillary and her rapey husband Bill:
Bloomberg: Has Hillary Clinton done or said anything as a presidential candidate that’s surprised you?
Garza: Early on, she would say, “Yes, black lives matter,” but she wouldn’t acknowledge her role in processes that fundamentally showed black lives did not matter. She says that she is for economic justice, but she doesn’t support $15 an hour as the minimum wage.
Bloomberg: After Bill Clinton told black protesters, “You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter,” you wrote, “My back is tired of being the path to the White House.”
Garza: I was angry about that for about a month—seriously, like every single day. It’s reprehensible for him to defend the impacts his policies have had on our communities. The Clintons use black people for votes, but then don’t do anything for black communities after they’re elected. They use us for photo ops.
That being said, Garza hates Trump:
Bloomberg: Is there a role for Black Lives Matter to play in stopping Donald Trump?
Garza: Ultimately, Donald Trump is not talking to us. He’s trying to organize disaffected white folks who feel like immigrants are taking their jobs. He’s trying to organize the business class. So if Donald Trump is going to be stopped, it has to be by people who he wants to organize saying, “We’re not standing for that.”
And she intends to do anything to stop Trump, which means she is supporting Hillary Clinton:
Bloomberg: So where does that leave you on a Clinton-Trump election?
Garza: I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that we are not led by Donald Trump. That being said, there’s lots to be engaged in at the state level, the local level. We’re going to continue to push. We’re not indebted to or endeared to the Democratic Party.
Yet Garza and almost all black people will vote for nothing but democrats once again. She said it herself that Hillary doesn’t care about them and uses them for political gain and she still intends to vote for her. She can’t name any examples of Trump exploiting the black community. Why isn’t she at least considering supporting him?
I actually know the answer to this one. In short, she’s full of shit. For all of her bluster, Garza knows that the democrats promise lots of free stuff to black people. On the other hand, Donald Trump is promising a better economy and a safer country, which will benefit all people, but because it doesn’t include a “SWAG bag” for black people, there is no interest in him.