C. Mason Weaver
C. Mason Weaver is a former Black Panther who is now a Conservative with a message that's evolved over a long period of personal growth. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BbqfQQJ5qg)
In this clip, he notes that the premise of the "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) movement IS white supremacy...that, in his words, "They're saying that whites better start taking better care of their animals..."
In many ways his transformation is similar to that of David Mamet's, the long-time Leftist playwright who, over time, became a Conservative and declared that new ideology in an article titled, "Why I am no Longer a Brain Dead Liberal."
Mamet wrote, "One of the most disgraceful decisions in this country's history was the Dred Scott decision, which created two classes of people, 'black' & 'white.' How is that any different than Affirmative Action today?"
Mamet recalled asking famed author Shelby Steele to speak at his synagogue and recounts how an older woman there asked, "How can we whites make things better for black people?"
Mamet said, "There was a long uncomfortable silence, followed by the saddest voice I'd ever heard, when Steele responded, "Just leave us alone." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTGJHl4xicA)
Unwittingly that woman who asked Shelby Steele, in effect, "How can we help," WAS operating from a white supremacist viewpoint....that absent white help, blacks are, in effect, doomed.
Why would anyone think that?
In a similar vein, C Mason Weaver sees that SAME operating principle in the BLM movement, the view that absent white intervention and "help" blacks cannot do well.
"Good intentions" count for nothing if they don't result in decent results rooted in individualism, private property rights and personal freedom for ALL involved. Just wanting "to help," means little when there's really very little we as individuals can do, SHORT OF changing our own inner attitudes...and being more decent with others.
The poor don't need pity. Pity doesn't pay any bills. They NEED opportunities, for better education, job training, they need to have higher expectations...they need a whole host of things, MOST of WHICH they must find inside themselves. Much of poverty is often self-inflicted via recklessness and irresponsibility, substance abuse and other personal flaws or failings.
Most of us can't provide opportunities to others, we don't own businesses that create jobs. Our well wishes count for little. The best most people can do (and it's a LOT) is to change their own inner mindsets that keep us looking down at those who aren't doing well at THAT time.
Often life's lessons are tough...and they can't be learned if they're interrupted by well-intentioned do-gooders, intent on looking down and "helping."