A more positive one, since they oppose the current state(but are not anarchists):
"When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state. We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity."
Even if you still want to keep the state, protests are a good thing. If this group and others can fight the state, this can create a chance for a revolution.
zer0, would you explain this train of thought? what does "fighting the state" mean here? and i assume "you" in the first sentence means "they", referring to non-anarchists protesting. but they will be protesting for things that the state can provide--like better trained cops, or cops who only police in their own neighborhoods, or cameras on cops, which increase state power.
and how are protests as protests "a good thing"?how do you think even pro-state protests could lead to a revolution?
not trying to reject anything, just interested in you being a bit more specific about a fuzzy train of logic.
I never said(or meant) that revolutions are definite. However, they can happen.
"how do you think even pro-state protests could lead to a revolution?"
This is what you said. This, of course, may not mean that revolutions are only anarchistic, but it sure seems like your saying that, or that they are mainly anarchistic.
"Fine, if it is that much of a problem, I will edit it."
Zer0, you don't need to change your answer or tailor it to agree with the opinions of other folks comments. I saw what you wrote because it goes in my email and I would disagree with dot's comment about republican being negative towards the state since they're all about expanding it. Just because they have a different opinion, doesn't mean you should change yours is all I'm saying.
"I think you are not sure of what they are because they are continuing to evolve and cannot be likened to anything in the past."
Black Lives Matter seems to be mostly guided by a reformist thought process, as in, having protests and making demands, which is something that has been done way too many times over the past 30 years.
But then again, I dropped out of the whole activist-awareness-raising-thing a long time ago. I would like it better if Black Lives Matter spent more energy on critiqueing the authoritarian assumption that police are good for protecting people, when a lot of statistics and facts show that that is clearly not the case.
"Why would you offer a critique of someone something that are not sure of?"
...because you opened a conversation, and I'm a member of this forum. I was hoping that maybe you would say "I disgree because...." If I couldn't just blurt out my opinions based on what i want to do at the time, then I would be much less of a happy person than I am.