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In July of 2016, five police officers were fatally shot by a black nationalist in Dallas. The atrocity soured much of the country on the then ascendant Black Lives Matter movement.

By April of the following year, when Civiqs commenced its tracking poll, net support among all Americans was modestly negative, at -4. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, it spiked to +24. Months of riots, looting, aggressive social shaming, and the attempted cold-blooded execution of two law enforcement agents in Los Angeles saw that net support decline to +9.

A similar trend presents itself across the country’s major demographic subgroups:

The three years from April of 2017 through Floyd’s death are characterized by a slow, steady improvement in public sentiment. While BLM may have lost the battle of the last quarter, it appears to be well positioned for winning the war. If it is able to avoid unambiguous assassination attempts, it is on track to be one of the most positively perceived organizations in the country by the end of the decade–more so than the media, Congress, corporate America, religious institutions, etc.

This will come as unwelcome news to many who’ve been relieved to see BLM’s shine wear off over the last few months and have extrapolated from that a continued decline in the organization’s prospects, this blogger included. But it’s not our country anymore.

 
• Category: Culture/Society, Ideology, Race/Ethnicity • Tags: BLM, Polling 
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  1. I have never seen anything so embarrassing, no, outright disgusting as when police, sports figures, politicians, bent the knee to a repeat felon and made him a symbol of oppression etc. It’s a disgrace to people around the world who have actually been oppressed. For whites to have done it in particular, who once set the moral compass of the U.S. it was particularly shameful and sickening.

    • Agree: Gunga Din, RVBlake
    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    A Trump commercial showing "kneel," versus "rise" would be great visuals. Kneel: show the Kente cloth kneeling. rise: show the hands going up to pay for medical care for illegals.

    You could show religious imagery for kneel/rise, or maybe someone getting a Medal of Honor and then some other rising.

    If you wanted to be vulgar, showing a woman kneeling who looks like Kamala...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    , @Realist
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich


    For whites to have done it in particular, who once set the moral compass of the U.S. it was particularly shameful and sickening.
     
    When the SHTF...anti-White, whites must be the first dealt with.
    , @Pop Warner
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    It's idolatry. A petty criminal who died of a drug overdose is now an idol for the antiwhite cult and all of his sins and shortcomings disappear for a perfect, saintly figure.

    While I figured that atheists and secularists would turn Floyd into a saint for the Cult of Woke, it's maddening to see Christians do the same thing. That kind of heresy should never be tolerated by congregations

    Replies: @SIMP simp

  2. It has to get so much worse before it gets better.

  3. Do you really expect people to answer honestly about “Black Lives Matter” today?

    Might as well ask, “Which evil mostet among you is not opposed to bludgeoning little puppies and kittens to death?”

    People are afraid to answer honestly in fear of being doxxed, fired, ostracized, etc. The directionality of the polls is of greater statistical utility than the raw numbers/percentages.

    • Agree: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Twinkie

    Exactly, Twinkie. You saved me some writing.

    Replies: @Talha

  4. Ultimately, this “movement” will just increase crime.

    Steve Sailer calls it the Ferguson Effect.

    It may be popular amongst blacks, but ultimately its detrimental to them.

    Much like Gangster Rap, the Five Finger Discount and other bad behaviors.

  5. You are comparing apples and oranges. One poll is support or oppose, the other is confidence in institutions. Compare BLM on support or oppose to the police, the church, Fox News etc for a relevant comparison.

  6. “Is you against PO-LICE shooting unarmed black men, or is you a raciss’?”

    versus

    “Do you agree with the slogan NO JUSTICE NO PEACE?”

    “Do you agree with mostly peaceful destruction of mere material things?”

    “Do you agree with 5-finger REPARASHAWNS?”

    “Do you agree with smashing statues of Christ and burning churches?”

    “Do you agree with setting forest fires?”

    “Do you agree in getting rid of the police and emptying the prisons?”

    No poll on Black Lives Matter is worth a toilet flush. While we still have functioning plumbing in this country.

  7. I only know the headline version of BLM, but in my area it seems to have publicly captured the moral imagination of some septuagenarian, ‘burbs-dwelling White women. Public protests on Whiteopian village greens, all that. I think virtue-signaling in combination with busy-bodyism may be something of an explanation, although I don’t like it much.

    There’ve been “Thin Blue Line” protests here in support of the police, and they’ve proceeded without incident.

    • Replies: @216
    @JackOH

    We live in a society where predominantly black rap/hip-hop music is culturally ascendant, even globally prominent.

    Blacks may be "under-represented" among the professional class, but they are almost certainly over-represented in the celebrity class.

    Celebrities matter, see Reagan and Trump.

    ---

    Support of the police is a red herring. Imagine when BLM gets control of the police. It's coming sooner than you think.

    Replies: @Jay Fink

  8. @Dr.C. Fhandrich
    I have never seen anything so embarrassing, no, outright disgusting as when police, sports figures, politicians, bent the knee to a repeat felon and made him a symbol of oppression etc. It's a disgrace to people around the world who have actually been oppressed. For whites to have done it in particular, who once set the moral compass of the U.S. it was particularly shameful and sickening.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @Realist, @Pop Warner

    A Trump commercial showing “kneel,” versus “rise” would be great visuals. Kneel: show the Kente cloth kneeling. rise: show the hands going up to pay for medical care for illegals.

    You could show religious imagery for kneel/rise, or maybe someone getting a Medal of Honor and then some other rising.

    If you wanted to be vulgar, showing a woman kneeling who looks like Kamala…

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @TomSchmidt

    I like it, Tom! That's what I've been saying - Trump doesn't hire the right people.

    , @Dr.C. Fhandrich
    @TomSchmidt

    Sounds good to me. Nothing is too vile to sock it to the democrats with. NOTHING!!

  9. When people finally realize that BLM is more accurately “White Lives Don’t Matter”, it will spell the end of the movement. 55 years of pandering and handouts have simply created toxic black culture that infects the nation with its disease.

    • Agree: 216
    • Replies: @Jay Fink
    @jsinton

    Most anyone who would realize this already has. Keep in mind a lot of younger whites are self-hating and are perfectly fine with "White lives don't matter".

  10. This Soros-funded invasion is entirely backward. BLM can make no forward steps. It is cancer.

  11. @Twinkie
    Do you really expect people to answer honestly about “Black Lives Matter” today?

    Might as well ask, “Which evil mostet among you is not opposed to bludgeoning little puppies and kittens to death?”

    People are afraid to answer honestly in fear of being doxxed, fired, ostracized, etc. The directionality of the polls is of greater statistical utility than the raw numbers/percentages.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Exactly, Twinkie. You saved me some writing.

    • Replies: @Talha
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Which goes back to AE's point...they won - now it's just mop-up operations. If you can't give your honest opinion about them, they or their allies are in charge, not you.

    Peace.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  12. @TomSchmidt
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    A Trump commercial showing "kneel," versus "rise" would be great visuals. Kneel: show the Kente cloth kneeling. rise: show the hands going up to pay for medical care for illegals.

    You could show religious imagery for kneel/rise, or maybe someone getting a Medal of Honor and then some other rising.

    If you wanted to be vulgar, showing a woman kneeling who looks like Kamala...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    I like it, Tom! That’s what I’ve been saying – Trump doesn’t hire the right people.

  13. @Dr.C. Fhandrich
    I have never seen anything so embarrassing, no, outright disgusting as when police, sports figures, politicians, bent the knee to a repeat felon and made him a symbol of oppression etc. It's a disgrace to people around the world who have actually been oppressed. For whites to have done it in particular, who once set the moral compass of the U.S. it was particularly shameful and sickening.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @Realist, @Pop Warner

    For whites to have done it in particular, who once set the moral compass of the U.S. it was particularly shameful and sickening.

    When the SHTF…anti-White, whites must be the first dealt with.

  14. I think the flaw in this thinking is the assumption that BLM doesn’t wear out its welcome or shoot itself in the foot (literally and figuratively) repeatedly in the years ahead.

    Personally I think wokeness is going to start to grate on an increasing share of the population, and that doesn’t help BLM.

  15. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Twinkie

    Exactly, Twinkie. You saved me some writing.

    Replies: @Talha

    Which goes back to AE’s point…they won – now it’s just mop-up operations. If you can’t give your honest opinion about them, they or their allies are in charge, not you.

    Peace.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Talha

    The first part of his point, that BLM is well positioned to be part of the Establishment is perhaps correct, Talha, but as far as Americans are concerned, BLM is the enemy just the same as the Feral Government and the Establishment is. It's become more clear, in fact. We outnumber and out-gun all of them.

    What are they in charge of? Not me. Resist.

  16. @Talha
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Which goes back to AE's point...they won - now it's just mop-up operations. If you can't give your honest opinion about them, they or their allies are in charge, not you.

    Peace.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    The first part of his point, that BLM is well positioned to be part of the Establishment is perhaps correct, Talha, but as far as Americans are concerned, BLM is the enemy just the same as the Feral Government and the Establishment is. It’s become more clear, in fact. We outnumber and out-gun all of them.

    What are they in charge of? Not me. Resist.

  17. @TomSchmidt
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    A Trump commercial showing "kneel," versus "rise" would be great visuals. Kneel: show the Kente cloth kneeling. rise: show the hands going up to pay for medical care for illegals.

    You could show religious imagery for kneel/rise, or maybe someone getting a Medal of Honor and then some other rising.

    If you wanted to be vulgar, showing a woman kneeling who looks like Kamala...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    Sounds good to me. Nothing is too vile to sock it to the democrats with. NOTHING!!

  18. @Dr.C. Fhandrich
    I have never seen anything so embarrassing, no, outright disgusting as when police, sports figures, politicians, bent the knee to a repeat felon and made him a symbol of oppression etc. It's a disgrace to people around the world who have actually been oppressed. For whites to have done it in particular, who once set the moral compass of the U.S. it was particularly shameful and sickening.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @Realist, @Pop Warner

    It’s idolatry. A petty criminal who died of a drug overdose is now an idol for the antiwhite cult and all of his sins and shortcomings disappear for a perfect, saintly figure.

    While I figured that atheists and secularists would turn Floyd into a saint for the Cult of Woke, it’s maddening to see Christians do the same thing. That kind of heresy should never be tolerated by congregations

    • Replies: @SIMP simp
    @Pop Warner

    Well, Jesus died as a convicted criminal being executed and so did Saint Peter and a whole lot of saints and martyrs. Is not hard to imagine christians being moved by a similar meme.

  19. White Core America says that the Black Lives Matter mob is a Jews Organized Globally fraud only kept in front of the peasants of the American Empire by the disproportionate power of Jews Organized Globally to control the media.

    Billionaires and White Upper Middle Class turds are giving us the crocodile tear crap about Black Lives Matter when these same frauds don’t want to live anywhere near Blacks.

    The answer to Black Lives Matter mumbo jumbo is to say this:

    IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE

    I wrote this in September of 2018:

    Obama riled up the Black Lives Matter mob.

    The corporate media riled up the Black Lives Matter mob.

    Cops were attacked for doing their jobs.

    Cops responded to the attacks on them by pulling back somewhat from keeping the pressure on those who need the pressure kept on them.

    Cops remained in their role as professionals dedicated to public safety, but they had strictures placed on them that lessened their ability to stop crime in certain areas of the country.

    Black murder rates and Black criminality exploded as a result of Obama and the corporate media attacking the cops.

    That filthy baby boomer turd, Hillary Clinton, said that “systemic racism” in police departments, and society at large, was the problem behind all the Black crime and Black mayhem. This was after that Black bastard killed all those cops in Dallas.

    Edmund Burke said if no individual internal force will keep you in line, then an external force will have to do it.

    Blacks Run Amok When Cops Pull Back!

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/fbi-murders-down-0-7-in-2017/#comment-2536471

    Tweets from 2015:

  20. @jsinton
    When people finally realize that BLM is more accurately "White Lives Don't Matter", it will spell the end of the movement. 55 years of pandering and handouts have simply created toxic black culture that infects the nation with its disease.

    Replies: @Jay Fink

    Most anyone who would realize this already has. Keep in mind a lot of younger whites are self-hating and are perfectly fine with “White lives don’t matter”.

  21. @Pop Warner
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    It's idolatry. A petty criminal who died of a drug overdose is now an idol for the antiwhite cult and all of his sins and shortcomings disappear for a perfect, saintly figure.

    While I figured that atheists and secularists would turn Floyd into a saint for the Cult of Woke, it's maddening to see Christians do the same thing. That kind of heresy should never be tolerated by congregations

    Replies: @SIMP simp

    Well, Jesus died as a convicted criminal being executed and so did Saint Peter and a whole lot of saints and martyrs. Is not hard to imagine christians being moved by a similar meme.

  22. @JackOH
    I only know the headline version of BLM, but in my area it seems to have publicly captured the moral imagination of some septuagenarian, 'burbs-dwelling White women. Public protests on Whiteopian village greens, all that. I think virtue-signaling in combination with busy-bodyism may be something of an explanation, although I don't like it much.

    There've been "Thin Blue Line" protests here in support of the police, and they've proceeded without incident.

    Replies: @216

    We live in a society where predominantly black rap/hip-hop music is culturally ascendant, even globally prominent.

    Blacks may be “under-represented” among the professional class, but they are almost certainly over-represented in the celebrity class.

    Celebrities matter, see Reagan and Trump.

    Support of the police is a red herring. Imagine when BLM gets control of the police. It’s coming sooner than you think.

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
    @216

    I am a big music guy always watching the trends. Rap/hip hop probably peaked out 15-20 years ago. It's more of a niche than anything now. Pretty much every music genre has become a niche as there are no longer artists or songs that reach critical mass that everyone knows and loves.

    A really interesting trend is that rap/hip hop has never been less popular with blacks themselves. If you look at radio ratings hip hop stations are doing terrible even in heavily black markets. On the other hand Urban AC is thriving among blacks. It's a format that plays R&B from the past 30-40 years mixed with softer current music. Of course part of this could be because far fewer younger people listen to traditional radio but it's still a noteworthy trend.

  23. @216
    @JackOH

    We live in a society where predominantly black rap/hip-hop music is culturally ascendant, even globally prominent.

    Blacks may be "under-represented" among the professional class, but they are almost certainly over-represented in the celebrity class.

    Celebrities matter, see Reagan and Trump.

    ---

    Support of the police is a red herring. Imagine when BLM gets control of the police. It's coming sooner than you think.

    Replies: @Jay Fink

    I am a big music guy always watching the trends. Rap/hip hop probably peaked out 15-20 years ago. It’s more of a niche than anything now. Pretty much every music genre has become a niche as there are no longer artists or songs that reach critical mass that everyone knows and loves.

    A really interesting trend is that rap/hip hop has never been less popular with blacks themselves. If you look at radio ratings hip hop stations are doing terrible even in heavily black markets. On the other hand Urban AC is thriving among blacks. It’s a format that plays R&B from the past 30-40 years mixed with softer current music. Of course part of this could be because far fewer younger people listen to traditional radio but it’s still a noteworthy trend.

    • Thanks: Audacious Epigone

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