OPINION: The president of the Greater New York “Black Lives Matter” chapter appeared to justify the use of violence to get what they want and said, “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system.”
Hawk Newsome made the statement during an appearance on Fox News. During the interview, he stated that, “Jesus Christ is the most famous black radical revolutionary in history.”
Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked what he and Black Lives Matter hope to achieve with “violence.”
Newsome responded, “It’s interesting that you would pose that question like that because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution? What’s our diplomacy across the globe? We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.”
MacCallum explained that her question was actually in reference to other comments he had made regarding BLM using violence.
Black lives matter greater New York chair "if this country doesn't give us what we want, we will burn it down the system. I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally" pic.twitter.com/ljjZODQBZR 
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) June 24, 2020 
President Trump took to Twitter to respond to the statement. He wrote, “Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!”
Black Lives Matter leader states, “If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it”. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2020 
The co-founder of BLM announced previously that she is a “trained Marxist.”
BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, reassuring an old communist that she understands that the goal is to destroy freedom: “we’re trained Marxists.” pic.twitter.com/x8sljI05Av 
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) June 20, 2020 
This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on June 25, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com  and is used by permission.