We can always count on Jason Whitlock to make a statement that will cause some type of conversation! According to The Blaze, in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Whitlock stated that he likens the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan and says that BLM is “a Marxist organization.”
During the conversation between the two conservative pundits, Carlson asked Whitlock what he compares Black Lives Matter to and was met with this statement.
“Well, I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK. I really do,” Whitlock replied. “And some people don’t understand it, but if you go back to the 1860s, after the Emancipation Proclamation, the KKK was started, and it was the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party. And what’s the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party right now? Black Lives Matter and Antifa. They will come to your home and violate your home, try to intimidate the people in your home if they disagree with you politically.”
He then says, “Black Lives Matter [is] a Marxist organization. Marxism is hostile toward religion; that’s why I’m glad you went there today. These are atheist values being expressed from our leaders, demonizing individual citizens here in America, branding them as white supremacists … because we disagree with their opinion about something.”
Jason Whitlock to Tucker: “I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK… you go back to the 1860s after the Emancipation Proclamation the KKK was started, it was the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party. What’s the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party right now? BLM & antifa!” pic.twitter.com/29soKBlhYA
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 21, 2021
Whitlock doubled down on his statement when he followed up and stated this:
“It’s my belief that the KKK and BLM share the same intent. They use race, intimidation, violence, and property destruction to achieve political goals on behalf of the Democratic Party.
“Cultural changes and technological advances explain the difference in tactics between the KKK of old and its modern-day successor, BLM. Burning buildings have replaced burning crosses. Social media lynch mobs destroy a person’s character, strike fear, and silence dissent.”
Here’s my response to people who don’t understand my BLM-KKK analogy. https://t.co/aC7tHUkFH4
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) January 22, 2021