No, of course she didn’t.
Chanelle Helm, cofounder and core organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville, wrote a nazi manifesto. And it’s despicable. A shame on Ms. Helm!
This article in Snopes, from which the paraphrase in this article’s title is taken, tries it very best to libsplain how the blatantly national socialist manifesto of Ms. Helm’s is just a very nice suggestion for nice people of nice things to nicely volunteer to do. But to anyone a even a whiff of knowledge of the history of national socialism in Germany, this is just too familiar. This was exactly the spiel that the National Socialist German Labour Party (NSDAP) used in their propaganda and power games in the twenties and thirties. This is how large parts of the German population could rationalize their complicity in the persecution and industrial genocide of millions of Jews. It’s what nice people do. Voluntarily… or else! Who doesn’t isn’t nice. So… Beacuse Black Lives Matter is not only a political movement. It is also a paramilitary corps of bullies ready and able to force volution on the unwilling.
Now, Snopes professes to be a site researching urban legends and an online touchstone of rumour research, a kind of fact checker or truth sayer as it were. But the existence and content of the national socialist manifesto from Black Lives Matter is no urban legend or rumour. It is right there for everyone to see. What is Snopes up to writing about actual facts as if they were rumours or urban legends? And why does it play the old nazi power and propaganda spiel, apparently actively promoting Black Lives Matter and its evil racist and supremacist agenda? This is as fake as fake news ever gets. And this without my even pointing out the heavily politicized, hollow and contentless verbiage used, such as “eradicate racial injustice”. What on earth would that mean in the real world?!
Snopes is not a serious fact-checking site nor a trustworthy source of information.
Whereas Snopes was perhaps just clueless in the face of evil—let’s give it the benefit of the doubt for now—Black Lives Matter is evil itself. I made the claim above that Chanelle Helm’s manifesto is national socialist. It is time to back that claim up.
National socialism is the ideology of the National Socialist German Labour Party NSDAP and its leader Adolf Hitler. It is an ideology which since Germany’s loss in World War II in 1945 is universally despised and in many cases even legally banned. For good reasons. Whereas most of the NSDAP program is very similar to other Labour party programs, with a focus on public works and an expansive welfare state, one of the main bones of contention is its racist, anti-Jewish (antisemitic) content. As is typical of socialist ideology, it is best described in the form of a narrative, and it goes something like this:
The Jewish people has worked within our society to unfairly ecnomically exploit and culturally degenerate the Aryan people. This has gone on through much of last hundreds of years. It is time to get back from the Jews what rightly belongs to the Aryans and get back at them for their evil ways. The Jews are evil, have bent noses, and there is no place in our society for them, lest they start all over again exploiting and degenerating us Aryans. Aryan Lives Matter.
This is pretty much was happened. Long before the industrial genocide started in the 1940s, Jews were step by step stripped of the rights to their property. In a process called Aryanization, property was systematically taken away from Jews and given to deserving Aryans. It wasnt even necessary to change the laws for this to happen. It was enough for the nazis and their Schutzabteilungen and Schutzstaffel (today, these are called Antifa) to make it perfectly clear that this is what nice people do. The courts of justice eagerly complied. The judges saw themselves as nice people at the time. Because how could bad people ever have been allowed to be judges? (Note the circular reasoning.)
Now compare that to the program presented by Ms. Helm, in paraphrase:
The White people has worked within our society to unfairly economically exploit and culturally degenerate the Black people. This has gone on through much of last hundreds of years. It is time to get back from the Whites what rightly belongs to the Blacks and get back at them for their evil ways. The Whites are evil, have small penises, and there is no place in our society for them, lest they start all over again exploiting and degenerating us Blacks. Black Lives Matter.
See the difference?
Now before you say off-hand that this is just a poor representation of the manifest, let’s look at the details.
1. White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.
2. White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.
5. White people, if any of the people you intend to leave your property to are racists assholes, change the will, and will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
This is what the nazis did. Inheritances from Jews were confiscated and given to Aryans who purportedly were deserving and poor because of Jewish exploitation. In point 2 we see a reference to the magical and secret ways in which White people necessarily and automatically exploit Black people, as clearly stated as if it had been taken directly from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion or My Struggle.
3. If you are a developer or realty owner of multi-family housing, build a sustainable complex in a black or brown blighted neighborhood and let black and brown people live in it for free.
4. White people, if you can afford to downsize, give up the home you own to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
Here, expropriation of “excessive” property and commercial assets are discussed. These were central parts of the Aryanization program of the nazis. The idea of wealth being excessive is common in all kinds of socialism.
6. White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing.
Now, whereas the German nazis dont appear to have had a need for it, special taxation on Jews has been a frequent antisemitic measure in Europe. Also Islam employs such a tax on Jews and Christians under the name of Jizya. But all kinds of extra levies and fees were forced on the Jews by the nazis.
7. White people, especially white women (because this is yaw specialty — Nosey Jenny and Meddling Kathy), get a racist fired. Yaw know what the fuck they be saying. You are complicit when you ignore them. Get your boss fired cause they racist too.
8. Backing up No. 7, this should be easy but all those sheetless Klan, Nazi’s and Other lil’ dick-white men will all be returning to work. Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.
9. OK, backing up No. 8, if any white person at your work, or as you enter in spaces and you overhear a white person praising the actions from yesterday, first, get a pic. Get their name and more info. Hell, find out where they work — Get Them Fired. But certainly address them, and, if you need to, you got hands: use them.
10. Commit to two things: Fighting white supremacy where and how you can (this doesn’t mean taking up knitting, unless you’re making scarves for black and brown kids in need), and funding black and brown people and their work.
Here it is getting nastier and nazier. In Nazi Germany, Jewish shops were marked so that nice people wouldnt shop in them by mistake. All Jews had to wear a yellow star sewn to their clothes. Jews were fired. Jews were beaten. Jews were killed. Here, nice Ms. Helm is calling for a Reichskristallnacht. Hundreds of Jews were murdered in this night or commited suicide as a result. 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged.
It should be quite obvious by now to any person with even an iota of reason and honesty that this Black Lives Matter manifesto is utterly and completely nazi. In a time where the accusations of being a nazi are used like a household name, but mostly in the wrong direction, it is a shame that actual national socialism goes without (much) notice. No legal action has been taken against Black Lives Matter althought it is an openly racist and supremacist organization with at least some of its senior members being actual nazis.
It is time to put a stop to this nonsense already. There are no human races. All humans are different and the difference is what makes us human. All humans are individuals and our individuality is what makes us human. There is no complicity today with historical events. It is anachronistic in the first place to judge historical persons with our current presumptions and just plain silly to suggest that that nonsense word “race” in some secret, magical and mystical way can convey this invented culpability back to our time.