Niger Innis: BLM Seeks to 'Overthrow Western Civilization,' 'Disrupt' the Traditional 'Nuclear Family'

Susan Jones | June 9, 2020 | 9:30am EDT
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had "Black Lives Matter" painted in huge yellow letters on a street near the White House. A new street sign reads, "Black Lives Matter Plaza." (Photo by JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images)
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had "Black Lives Matter" painted in huge yellow letters on a street near the White House. A new street sign reads, "Black Lives Matter Plaza." (Photo by JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images)

( - Black Lives Matter takes its guidance "from the Marxist playbook," Niger Innis, a conservative civil rights leader and spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality told Fox News's Laura Ingraham Monday night.

"Variations on the Marxist theme, that's what the bottom line is. They want to overthrow capitalism, they want to overthrow Western civilization," including "the Western-prescribed nuclear family."

Their agenda "has not a damn thing to do with saving black lives."

"Look, I'm going to tell some hard truths that people are not going to want to hear," Innis told Ingraham:

The BLM movement, Black Lives Matter movement, was founded by Alicia Garza and a number of other co-founders that were promoting a hard Marxist and LGBT agenda...And look, I don't have a problem with people exercising their First Amendment rights.

You have the right to organize, you have the right to protest, you have the right to come up with an agenda, but I will be God damned if you use the suffering and misery of black Americans and our legacy to the United States of America as your shield and use us as cannon fodder when your agenda really has not a damn thing to do with saving black lives.

If you look at their agenda, defunding the police -- that would put black lives in danger. But it's even more than that, Laura. They have as a part of their platform on their own website that we want to disrupt -- disrupt! -- the Western-prescribed nuclear family.

And we all know that black Americans, African-Americans that are doing well -- not just African-Americans, Americans, period, that are doing well are best when they come out of a traditional nuclear family. They seek to systematically disrupt that.

According to Innis, BLM wants to “overthrow capitalism, they want to overthrow Western civilization, and they see America as the biggest clear and present danger to fulfilling that agenda. And they’re using black people to do it,” he objected.

Innis noted the recent murders of black police officers who were trying to protect small businesses that provide jobs in the same communities that BLM pretends to support.

“Laura, it is so gross, and for all of these corporations…that give a dollar or millions of dollars to the BLM agenda, they are destroying black lives. ...The irony, Laura, is that it's the illusion of black supremacy and the reality of a Marxist agenda that will bury all of us."

The "what we believe" section of the BLM website reads in part:

We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.

We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.

We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.

We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.

We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.

We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.

We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

We foster a queeraffirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).

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