Thank you for the links. I appreciate that.
So one guy said, “we will burn down this system” - and in doing so he comes off sounding like an idiot. In my research I found that the BLM network has more than 40 chapters (that was the number in 2018, I’m guessing there are a good many more today) and I found no evidence suggesting that the one guy who said, “we will burn down this system” is typical of the BLM movement. I have been a member of many organizations in my life I can tell you that every organization has a few idiots but they are the small minority.
The BLM statement by the BLM co-founder in 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists” is troubling but my research found that those original organizers have emphasized the importance of local organizing over national leadership, and that BLM should not have a central structure or hierarchy. I found no evidence that suggests the many local BLM chapters have any connection at all to Marxism.
I admit I am just now learning about BLM as an organization (rather than just a slogan) but my research shows there is no rational explanation for saying BLM is a “Marxist-Terrorist group.” As my grandfather liked to say; a few pebbles in the corn crib doesn’t ruin the crop.