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BLM 101: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Embraces Liberal Privilege To Shield Herself from BLM Riots

OK, quiet down, boys and girls. BLM 101, Volume 3 is now in session. As you know, BLM 101 is a class dedicated to educating professional athletes on the real agenda and impact of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

If you missed my earlier classes, please check my archives for Volumes 1 and 2. 

Today’s lesson is a story from Chicago featuring mayor Lori Lightfoot. The Chicago Tribune reported that Lightfoot, a supporter of BLM, ordered local police to prevent protestors from demonstrating in her neighborhood. On Thursday Lightfoot defended her ban.

“I think that residents of this city,” Lightfoot told local reporters, “understand the nature of the threats that we are receiving on a daily basis, on a daily basis, understand I have a right to make sure that my home is secure.” 

The Tribune wrote: “Lightfoot refused to elaborate on the specific threats, but said she receives them daily against herself, her wife and her home.”

Equality? That’s the word scrolled on the back of a lot of NBA jerseys. The BLM movement allegedly is about bringing equality to the masses. Does Lori Lightfoot sound equal to the citizens of Chicago? Or has she reserved a special level of treatment for herself and her family?

Are there families in Chicago that don’t deserve protection from the violent, peaceful protestors, looters and vandals circulating Chicago?

Black Lives Matter is a clever slogan. On the surface — as long as you don’t read the BLM website — the agenda of BLM is admirable. BLM is allegedly dedicated to ending systemic racism and making everyone equal. It’s a force as powerful as God.

The reality is BLM imposes inequality and creates racial division. Movements founded in Marxism, socialism and communism always empower a handful of elites and feed the masses hope packaged in slogans. 

What we’re seeing in the NBA is the true agenda of BLM. Elite millionaire athletes running up and down basketball courts promoting hope with slogans on their jerseys. 

Equality!

Meanwhile, Lori Lightfoot, LeBron James and the others in their circle of political influence will use their power, privilege and wealth to keep BLM out of their neighborhoods. 

Please share the link to today’s lesson with your favorite professional athlete. No snark. No condescending message. Let’s try to engage the athletes in a healthy debate about the real impact of BLM. 

Have a great weekend.

Check out previous BLM 101s: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2

Written by Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock is a longtime sports writer, TV personality, radio host, podcaster and the newest member of the Outkick family.
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  1. Amen! Especially the last couple sentences. I feel like I’m unable to even ask legitimate and sincere questions about BLM without being attacked (figuratively) for being some sort of racist, bigot, etc.

  2. On point. Would love to hear you thoughts on how they have manipulated the slogan and the narrative to the point where one cannot support BLM (the cause), and simultaneously denounce the organization. With MSM backing and complicity, they have intentionally and cleverly turned this into a binary argument, with no room for nuance or mutual exclusivity.

  3. I’m not even a registered Republican (Independent) but the Democrats have moved so far left-wing it’s crazy. It really blows my mind that the same party that (generally) backs defund/abolish the police is also anti-2nd amendment. Good thing they have a security detail lol.. fuck the people.

  4. This is the same lady that went to a stylist after locking down the whole city and telling the residents, “getting your roots done is not essential.” Her defense to to that, “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”

    Do as I say and not as I do.

  5. Lightfoot is a literal despot. She bans everyone from going to the hair salon – but goes herself, touting her supposed importance. She fights to further stomp on the 2nd Amendment [SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!] And would undoubtedly have sent the police in if a lockdown protest occured – but is ok with rioting and using security and police to secure her own home. Augustus would be proud of her apparent First Princeps philosophy.

    And her horrid face? That’s the evil rotting her eye sockets. Sorry-not-sorry!

  6. IRONY: Many elite liberals who “morally” oppose the border wall live in gated communities: Maxine Waters. Nancy Pelosi. And Mark Zukerman, who actually built a wall around his property. Somehow Maxine Waters owns a $4 Million house, yet has worked only as a congresswoman for most of her career.

  7. And Mad Max doesn’t even live in her district!!!
    Not that it matters (in the big picture) b/c SoCal is wayyyy blue.
    How she got that mansion on that salary…smart investing?
    What’s that you say? She’s on the House Financial Services Committee. Just a coincidence. Shut up and vote blue.

  8. Nothing new here. It’s hypocritical and also lacking in empathy. Shame on the voters for electing politicians such as Mayor Lightfoot and others. There are other examples abound. Dr. Fauci threw out the first pitch at a Nationals game. Then he sat in an empty stadium and enjoyed the game while thousands of other fans were not allowed admission. The doctor in England, Ferguson I believe is his name came out with a completely inaccurate model predicting catastrophic death counts which never came to fruition. He was forced to resign after he was caught sneaking out to see his mistress in violation of area lockdown rules. Certain governors ignoring the actual data and keeping their states locked down.

    We’ve seen countless times where political leaders and un-elected bureaucrats have caused economic hardship for businesses deemed to be “non-essential”. Most Americans I believe have had their or fill of this. Jason, keep up the good work. It’s good to see actual journalism still taking place.

  9. Jim, I agree, shame on voters for electing politicians like Mayor Lightfoot. We can’t be electing government officials who hate our country and who want to defund police. This is not just about the presidential election. We can’t elect BLM supporters on any level of government……..In fact, when I share Jason’s BLM 101 lessons to family and friends, I have learned to try not to mention Trump (so many people have TDS, they want to blame EVERYTHING on Trump, and they bring him up in situations that have nothing to do with Trump. It is like Jason said, we almost have to approach it like they are in a cult). I figure I will start slow with “leftists” in my family, first try to get them to not elect lunatics like Lightfoot on lower level of governments.

  10. Rick, thanks. If there is one “takeaway” from Whitlock’s writing that is more important to me than others, it is that “love begets love”. And when others get angry and bring up Trump even when I hadn’t even mentioned the presidential election, I try to respond calmly that I only want what is best for the country and what is best for future generations. So I try to focus on spreading the message of “BLM 101” and stress to those around me that for the safety of our community, we cannot elect representatives who want to defund the police.

  11. I’ve long believed that Chicago was immune from descending into a Detroit-like collapse. The events of this summer have changed my mind. This impotent mayor has no plan to end the flash mobs & looting, or the gang war killings of innocent people…the perpetrators are her political base. Eventually, the high-end shops will flee, with Macy’s Mag Mile departure only the opening salvo. It may be a decade before they’re replaced by dollar stores & wig shops, but the city’s slow decline has now turned sharply downward. The police are fed up, retiring and getting out (the Second City Cop blog documents that well). The citizen tax base is fleeing as well, just as they are in NYC.

    Perhaps the city can take a lesson from Detroit before they run off the cliff. Motown elected a moderate Democrat mayor named Mike Duggan. (Like Chicago, Republican’s in Detroit don’t have a chance). They also have a no-nonsense police chief. The city has turned a corner, and businesses and a viable tax base are moving back into Downtown, mid-town & New Center., despite anti-gentrification forces. Chicago must follow suit in short order to avoid Detroit’s post-riot free-fall. Lightfoot must be removed and replaced by a competent centrist at minimum, not beholden to BLM and a progressive fanatic base. And it must happen soon.

  12. BLM 101 great course of course the end game for brain washed drones doesn’t end well. remind’s me of the line from Robert Gellately’s book Hitler Lenin Stalin another one I’m sure Lebron hasn’t read. When the peasant farmers find out they’ve been lied to about getting land for fighting in revolution. “And the killing begins” Lessons of history come at a high price. BLM 101 keep bringing the truth god bless

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