If #BlackLivesMatter is peaceful, what’s with the fists?

Shaun King, civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News posted a tweet about Black Lives Matter.

If #BlackLivesMatter is peaceful, what's with the fists? - Bent Corner

Peaceful movement? Notice the three tribble looking things after the Black Lives Matter hashtag? That’s the official Twitter emoji for Black Lives Matter. Type #BlackLivesMatter in your tweet, Twitter adds the emoji.

The emoji is of three firsts. Here’s a larger image:

If #BlackLivesMatter is peaceful, what's with the fists? - Bent Corner

For a peaceful movement, it sure is an aggressive image. What other peaceful movement in history has been represented by a fist?

The fist was also used to represent the Black Panther Party back in the 1960’s. I don’t think a lot of people would describe the Black Panther Party as a peaceful movement. Eventually, I think the same will be true with the Black Lives Matter organization.

In the past two weeks, Black Lives Matter sympathizers have murdered eight police officers. How many more must die before most people realize the message Black Lives Matter is preaching isn’t very peaceful?

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One thought on “If #BlackLivesMatter is peaceful, what’s with the fists?”

  1. #Slimex. It takes a fisting and keeps on ticking. Featured a fist with a wristwatch on it. A pretty peaceful movement. But other than that I don’t remember another.

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