BLM is not a far left movement but certain people would like others to think it was
The “movement” isn’t far left. It includes people that are fighting for equality no matter their political affiliation; however, one of the co-founders has admitted to being a Marxist and the actual organization itself (not the movement) does have shady underpinnings, in fact there was an article I read awhile back about how the local groups were upset at the National leadership of the organization because of the money grabbing it was doing. Just like any large organization it’s getting bastardized to make a subset of people a bunch of money.
The taking of the knee in my opinion has no purpose or effect at this point. Everyone gets it, is it really bringing any more awareness? Everyone knows why it’s being done so at this point it’s just become a checkmark.
The problem is everyone feels that they need to have their good actions and their virtues “seen” by others so they can feel good about being part of something they think is helpful.
Personally, I don’t feel the need to make overt gestures to show people how charitable or virtuous I am.
Back to the original point, yes, we need to be mindful to not support any kind of hateful or spiteful actions or gestures, etc.... but we also have to be careful because while there are certain things that everyone agrees are wrong, once the line starts to blur you then run the risk of creating another problem which is legislating morality and thought. I’m personally in favor of free thought and free speech and if that means that a minority get to have their hateful and idiotic views expressed so that the majority of sane people can have a platform for their not hateful and idiotic views then so be it.