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The Sydney Peace Prize jury’s citation for this year’s winners applauded the movement “for building a powerful movement for racial equality, courageously reigniting a global conversation around state violence and racism. And for harnessing the potential of new platforms and power of people to inspire a bold movement for change at a time when peace is threatened by growing inequality and injustice.”
Past winners include prominent leftist thinkers including author and climate change activist Naomi Klein, journalist John Pilger and philosopher Noam Chomsky, as well as human rights campaigners such as author Arundhati Roy and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
But as Louder With Crowder points out, peace is not exactly how one would describe the activities engaged in and supported by Black Lives Matter:
It’s like people don’t have internet access. Memories. Basic motor functions. If they did, they’d be able to use the digits sticking out of their hands to peck a few letters into The Google. Just to verify if Black Lives Matter is worthy of an award bestowment. Like a kind of “vetting” process, if you will. Since the Sydney Peace Foundation lacks finger privilege, I did the search for them.
Black Lives Matter Activist Wants To ‘Kill The White House.’ Yes, Really
‘HUGE Rise in Chicago Crime Due to Black Lives Matter’ Says Former P.D. Chief
Black Lives Matter: Amidst Record Crime, Chicago PD Gives Up
WAR ON COPS: #BlackLivesMatter Violently Shuts Down Pro-Police Speech
REAL RACISM: BlackLivesMatter Leader Calls for Genocide of White People
TOLERANCE: #BlackLivesMatter ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Attack Trump-Supporter
If this is what the Sydney Peace Foundation considers champions of peace, I’d hate to see what they think war is.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Groot
In my timeline, it was legal to slap stupid people.
(It's why I left )
The Prize elevates leading global voices that promote peace, justice and nonviolence, and honours the inspiring people at the heart of these stories.
They are awarded a $50,000 prize