The Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States, in an interview with leftist journalist Stephen Colbert, praised the BLM movement, said it will not stop after the election and assured that it should not either.
The interview was conducted in June on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” During the conversation, Harris, far from condemning the violence promoted by the BLM, she congratulated its members and showed her joy and support for the protests in demanding equality.
As the Democratic candidate argued, the way to generate change in society is none other than protest and the violent imposition of ideas based on the taking of the streets, “The greatest movements that we have seen in the history of our country, have been born out of protests, have been born out of understanding the power of the people to take to the streets and force their government to become … to address what is wrong, the inequities, the inequalities to force the government to be true to the ideals that we say we hold dear.”
Harris continued, “Almost every one of those marches has been about one fundamental ideal in our country, which is equal justice under law … these protests, I think, are the catalyst to getting there.”
Harris in favor of violent protest
In describing the protests, Harris never mentioned the violence with which they took place, the aggression against the police, the destruction of historical monuments, or the millions in losses to merchants due to looting, arson, and the irrational destruction of hundreds of businesses.
Far from it, she described the protests with a flattering tone assuring, “We have arrived at a point in our country that we should recognize, this is not just a moment, it is a movement fueled by the beautiful diversity of who we are, coming together as a unified body, demanding, change and justice for everyone.”
When Colbert asked about the importance of continuing the protests, even after the election, Harris responded, “It’s very important.” And in a tone of apparent caution he said, “And everyone beware, because they’re not gonna stop. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day in November, and they’re not gonna stop after Election Day. And that should be—everyone should take note of that.”
Harris also said that they have already made progress, especially in criminal justice reform, through violent movements and protests. And she said that those changes over the past few years would not have been possible without the existence of Black Lives Matter.
It is curious to draw a parallel between the vice presidential candidate and self-declared Marxist activist Angela Davis who, Neon Nettle reported, asserts that the violent demonstrations of the BLM and antifa, which are currently ravaging in cities across the United States, are simply the first stages of a broader leftist “revolution.”
Davis celebrated the recent Black Lives Matter riots while speaking with filmmaker Ava DuVernay during an interview with Vanity Fair.
Davis, like Democratic candidate Harris, said the violent riots are a necessary condition for achieving radical and lasting social and economic change, “The protests offered people an opportunity to join in this collective demand to bring about deep change, radical change.”