SHAKE DOWN: Demanding Cheaper Housing, #BLM Activists Chain Themselves To Cambridge City Hall
In case you didn’t catch the memo, Black Lives Matter is no longer really about ending “police violence” or “systemic racism”. They’ve moved on to greener pastures, like demanding reparations and other forms of handouts and freebies which are intended to be only available to blacks. Todays demand is cheaper housing, and to get it, four activists chained themselves to the Cambridge City Hall. From the Boston Globe:
Four protesters were arrested Wednesday after locking themselves to the front doors of City Hall during an hours-long rally that at times grew tense as elected officials and demonstrators argued over the city’s affordable housing policies.
Two women used U-shaped bike locks to connect themselves by the neck to the handles of the building’s doors around 6 a.m. The women were also linked to two other protesters — both men — whose arms were connected inside plastic tubing wrapped in red duct tape.
The protesters, who wore “Black Lives Matter Cambridge” T-shirts, were part of a larger demonstration that began with a peaceful march through the streets and ended on the front lawn of City Hall.
A woman who would only identify herself as Stephanie, a co-organizer of the protest, said the group was calling on City Councilors to pledge to vote in favor of requiring developers with more than nine units of housing to make 25 percent of their developments affordable.
She said she believes Cambridge is struggling to meet its affordable housing goals as the city’s housing market grows more expensive.
“Meanwhile, the people of color are disappearing. Meanwhile, Cambridge is getting less and less affordable for average people. Meanwhile, families are disappearing,” she said. “We’re here because we’re saying we want to keep Cambridge Cambridge.”
Black Lives Matter has become a parody of themselves at this point. They’re no even protest police violence anymore, they just want the government to step in to give them cheaper stuff — housing, in this particular instance.
How can BLM expect anyone to care about their movement, when they’re literally putting bike locks around their necks because they want cheaper rent? It’s laughable. I mean, it’d be one thing if they were chaining themselves because it was in protest of police killings. Granted, they’d be seen as silly as some.
I mean, it’s kind of hypocritical to say that the state is shackling you down by not stepping in like a socialist dictator to control market prices, while simultaneously voluntarily choosing to shackle yourself down down and refusing to undo the locks. Are metaphorical shackles oppressive and intolerable, while actual shackles are comfortable and no big deal? It’s just a weird way to go about it, in my opinion.
But these fools aren’t even protesting something worth while. They’re literally just demanding that the government steps in so that they aren’t forced to move to more suburban areas because of another city gentrification project. It makes them come across as selfish whiners who are incapable of living in a free market economy.