Black Lives Matter Wins Sydney Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter Wins Sydney Peace Prize, by Jared Taylor.

Every November the Sydney Peace Foundation in Australia awards its peace prize to someone “who has made significant contributions to global peace.” The foundation flies the winner to Sydney to deliver a lecture and collect the prize: $50,000 and a sculpture with a dove on it. Past winners include Noam Chomsky, Desmond Tutu, and other uplift artists, with a heavy emphasis on names such as Shiva, Maung, Otunnu, Ashrawi, Gusmão, Yunus.

This year’s winners have just been announced: the three founders of Black Lives Matter. It’s not clear what they have contributed to “global peace,” but 2008 prize-winner and Australian Labor politician Pat Dodson explained that BLM fights “ignorance, hostility, discrimination, and racism.” He added that “this movement resonates around the globe and here in Australia, where we have become inured to the high incarceration rates and deaths in custody of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s as if their lives do not matter.” …

The committee must think Miss Cullors is right when she calls those who disagree with her “gun-toting white racists,” and when she urges followers to “rise the fuck up” and “burn everything down.” Perhaps she will repeat these contributions to global peace when she delivers her Syndey Peace Prize lecture. …

Talk about counter-productive:

It would be hard to think of any movement anywhere that has been both so wrong-headed and done so much to hurt blacks.

Despite BLM’s crazed vision of racist police hunting blacks as if they were rabbits, blacks were only 266 of the 1,092 people killed by officers last year. A policeman is 14 times more likely to be killed by a black person than he is to kill an unarmed black.

As police pulled back in the face of BLM-inspired scrutiny of effective tactics, the murder rate rose sharply after 20 years of decline. As Heather Mac Donald has pointed out, “homicides in the U.S. rose in 2015 by the largest one-year increase in nearly 50 years; the additional victims were overwhelmingly black.” She notes that 900 more black men were murdered in 2015 than in 2014, which brought the black homicide total up to 7,000, which was 2,000 more than all white and Hispanic victims put together. 2016 saw another jump in murders. If blacks lives matter, surely BLM would have more to say about those 7,000 than about the 266 killed by police—virtually every one of whom was a threat to an officer.

Ignore the heavy music, but black on white violence in the US far outweighs the other way around:

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Black people made up 266 of the 1,092 people killed by police in the United States in 2016, according to data collected by the Guardian. While more white people were killed, the rate at which black people were killed was three times higher: 6.6 people per million, second only to Native Americans who were killed at a rate of 10.13 per million.

But no mention in the SMH that blacks are way over-represented in the committing of crimes in the US, which explains those rates.