Alveda King, the conservative niece of Martin Luther King, lectured #BlackLivesMatter protesters on Fox News: “This disrespect needs to stop right now!”
As usual, Fox focused on demonizing #BlackLivesMatter rather than offering any kind of exploration or serious discussion of what the movement is really about. Instead, Fox reverted to its default Blacks Behaving Badly viewpoint.
KING: Our good friend Sheriff Clarke said the other day, a lot of this is just disruption designed to distract. And if you have enough strife and confusion, people can’t think. They just panic or get swept away.
Stop right there! Anyone who uses “good friend” to describe “Sheriff Clarke” is either ignorant about one of Fox’s favorite African American black attackers or else endorses his race baiting. For example, Clarke said #BlackLivesMatter protesters should “go back into the sewers they came from” and that when President Obama called for calm in Ferguson last year, it was done with “a wink and a nod” because racial strife is part of “his political strategy of divide and conquer.” Clarke has quite a record of other kinds of hate mongering, too.
Not surprisingly, host Neil Cavuto did not question why King – who brands herself as a devout Christian – would be so enamored of a guy like Clarke.
Furthermore, under the cloak of brotherly love, King poked a deliberately hostile stick in the eye of #BlackLivesMatter:
KING: There are real issues impacting America, the whole world... In the midst of the next important election, we need to be able to look at candidates who, whether it’s Governor Bush, Mr. Sanders and we need to really hear what these candidates have to say and so this deafening noise, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ – well, I will dare to say ‘All lives matter.’
Cavuto responded by asking, “What’s the matter with saying ‘All lives matter,’ black lives included?”
“All lives do matter so definitely black lives matter, little people’s lives matter, old people’s lives matter, all lives matter. It’s not about skin color,” King said with a sweet tone undoubtedly meant to camouflage her antagonistic intent. She continued, “We’re not allowing people to use their brains. This is just an emotional distraction and it’s absolutely disrespectful, Neil, and it’s wrong.”
Then, as if all that wasn’t bad enough, King used Martin Luther King to attack the #BlackLivesMatter movement under his name.
KING: My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King and my daddy, his brother, Reverend A. D. King, talked about ‘a beloved community’ and in that beloved community, everyone mattered and to just target one specific group and say we are not going to let you say anything else matters except black lives matter, there’s no balance there, it is disrespectful, it is unacceptable, it is distracting. And so I beg America not to be distracted by these tactics but to insist on sanity …This disrespect needs to stop right now.
Watch it below, from the August 13 Your World.
(H/T NewsHounds’ Richard)
Of course, I’d be willing to bet that if Alveda walked her fat ass into the wrong white neighborhood or was driving down the wrong white-patrolled streets and experienced, first-hand, how certain white cops treat Black people, she’d be playing the victim card with a vengeance.
As for her claim to be a “devout” Christian, she’s just as “devout” as the rest of the FoxNoise kkkrew. She picks and chooses what parts of the faith she wishes to adhere and what she chooses to ignore as “irrelevant.” From her size, I’d be willing to bet she’s never passed up a plate of fried shrimp or barbecue pork. And, um, isn’t she kind of NOT married? How can she be a “devout” Christian woman and NOT be married? (Just for the record, she’s been married AND divorced THREE TIMES. Kinda curious. How exactly does that jibe with the view of “traditional marriage” that she espouses?) For that matter, why does she ignore the dictate about women being silent and not seeking authority over men? I’m sure she didn’t get that “doctor” degree simply to sit back and be a good quiet Christian woman. I just did a Wiki search, and it turns out the doctorate is an HONORARY one.
That Wiki search also turned up something very interesting about her relationship with other members of her family. When she ran for US Congress (GA-5) in 1984, her own aunt, the esteemed Coretta Scott King, did NOT endorse Alveda. I always knew that Coretta was a woman of quality and good judgment (and I really wish she were still alive to put Alveda in her place).
And this righteous bozo says that “BlackLivesMatter” is distracting and disrespectful.
The only one guilty of disrespect is Alveda. Her forebears would be embarrassed by what she has turned out to be.