USA lets its BLM flag fly
I can’t even remember that there is a Black Lives Matter flag, let alone realize that there is that level of unity to the so-called movement and yet sanction has been granted by the US federal government to signal racial “antiracist” virtue wherever it won’t blow up in our faces.
The U.S. State Department cable gives chiefs of missions, who lead U.S. diplomatic outposts and consulates around the globe, “blanket written authorization” to display BLM flags and banners as “appropriate in light of local conditions,” according to the report. It specified that the notice is not mandatory but rather only an authorization.
Some U.S. officials believe the directive solidifies the United States’ commitment to promoting human rights abroad as well as equality at home. An anonymous U.S. diplomat remarked that the policy is “a positive signal and a historic step in the right direction,” Foreign Policy‘s report said.
“However, we will need to see much more than BLM flags to signal the department is substantively bridging the disconnect between our domestic record on racial injustice and global rhetoric on human rights,” the diplomat continued…
Blinken has promised to ramp up diversity and inclusion initiatives within the State Department, even creating the new position of chief diversity and inclusion officer now held by Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley.
In an email statement obtained by Foreign Policy, a State Department spokesperson confirmed the new directive encouraging U.S. embassies to display BLM banners and flags. “The United States remains concerned about the racial and ethnic injustices against people of color and other marginalized communities both domestically and abroad. We encourage our missions around the world to focus on eliminating systemic racism and its global impact,” the spokesperson reportedly said.Blinken Authorizes U.S. Embassies to Fly BLM Flag
The half-arsed gesture to American stateside Democrat voters was made in response to the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and will do absolutely nothing to heal any wounds caused by racial injustice in or outside of the United States. Furthermore it is telling that symbols against racial injustice won’t be waved where it will make the host countries uncomfortable. The only reason this is occurring is to fabricate the impression that Democrats care about black lives in order to shore up the base.