(UnitedVoice.com) – When the founders debated the role of the presidency, it’s doubtful they envisioned what’s happening at this very moment at US embassies across the globe. They created an executive and head of state who would stand above partisanship and represent the nation as a whole to the global community. Unfortunately, President Joe Biden embodies little of that. Instead, he represents the will of an impassioned leftist movement and is a cheerleader for media-driven popular feelings. The consequences are striking as he could be putting at risk those who don’t share his sentiments.
Nothing could visually represent the president’s irresponsible actions more than US embassies that fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag. To some countries, it’s a lost message. To others, it could represent vulnerability. To yet others, it could be an offensive message to some in the global community. In a recently leaked memo, the State Department received authorization to fly BLM flags, post BLM-related content on official government websites and social media, and “generally” allow State Department employees to “engage in BLM-related activity while on duty or in the workplace.”
First a Leaked Memo, Then the Flags Fly High
In recent days, a memo leaked from the Department of State authorizing US embassies to fly the BLM flag next to the US Flag. According to the memo approved by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the leading US diplomatic agency supports the term “Black Lives Matter” in messaging content, speeches, and other engagements with foreign audiences. The purpose is to advance racial “equity” and access beginning on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death (May 25) and beyond.
In Athens, the embassy posted the BLM flag so that it covered the official US embassy seal. US Embassies in Madrid, Sarajevo, and Cambodia also hoisted BLM flags. On top of that, official US Embassy social media pages posted BLM materials on their pages.
On the first day of the Biden administration, the president signed an executive order (EO) titled, “Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” It made clear that the new administration’s agenda was to ensure an impossible goal of equal outcomes. Whenever one group is given a privilege over another, it’s usually at the expense of the other when it comes to politicians. White House domestic policy adviser Susan Rice even said the government would be putting “equity” at the “core of policy design.”
Is it Appropriate to Fly BLM Flags?
It’s questionable if the US should officially be aligning with Black Lives Matter. It’s one thing to support “equality” and pursue the end of racism. That’s good and honorable. America should work toward those goals. But, it’s another thing to support a violent group.
In April, a hostile group of armed BLM supporters took over a restaurant briefly during a protest. There are many instances of this type of behavior over the last year.
In Minnesota, BLM supporters rallied when police killed a carjacker in a shooting, but protesters left when they discovered the person was white.
BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a self-proclaimed “Marxist” who lives a lavish lifestyle. Anonymous accusers say she has profited off of the BLM movement. She owns multi-million dollar homes across the country. When questioned about her newfound wealth, she blamed right-wing white supremacists for the negative news.
Biden is playing a prominent role in driving unnecessary racial narratives that are divisive and counterproductive. He claims the US is systemically racist. Then, he allows embassies to air America’s dirty laundry in foreign countries. He’s fighting discrimination with discrimination. How does that help America?
Biden promised to be a president for ALL Americans. He also promised to be a uniter. He has done nothing to fulfill his core promises. Yet, he appeases the far left and adds validity to their destructive movements. Instead of healing, he’s dividing, and now he’s displaying it to a world full of people who are cheering on America’s erosion from within and would love to see its downfall.
The only good news in all of this is that Biden and the Democrats are setting themselves up for failure with voters in 2022 and 2024.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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