I'm not trying to cause problems here Robin nor am I being stubborn about a viewpoint where you have to agree with me. Just trying to point out that we need to be careful with tribal vigilante attitudes and group identity.I'm sorry but you lost me when you came up with the phrase "Trained Marxist."
The the leadership at BLM are Marxists. And for me it's a problem that a very powerful and socially-loved group is being led essentially by communists yet the majority don't see that this is an issue when Marxism and this radical left-wing ideology has resulted in so much horror historically.
You can bet your bottom dollar that if a movement/group led by extreme right-wing leaders came to fruition, no matter the cause, it would be a huge problem and would garner hate protests and disgust as opposed what BLM has received. It's bloody dangerous.
We need to be careful right and left with extreme ideologies as we've seen throughout history. BLM may be rooted in what could be seen as a noble cause but they that can quickly change into tribalism (as it has), and when you have extreme leadership rooted in extreme ideology, it's dangerous!!!
Look at all of the divide and destruction this is leading to. As many as there are who follow BLM and are part of their movement, there are also many who hate it, not because they don't believe in black lives being important but because it's as much to do with politics as it is with humanity. And that it's deep rooted in extremism which has hsitorically led to the deaths of millions.