No stranger to anti-police rhetoric and support of blatantly false narratives that paint law enforcement officers as racist thugs who spend their shifts cruising around looking for black people to kill, Ben and Jerry’s has found yet another way to further remove their company from reality.
Benjerry.com has posted a lengthy statement condemning law enforcement and telling all of us simple folks why we need to support Black Lives Matter.
They even go as far as to say that if you don’t support BLM, you actively support violence against African Americans.
“We’ve come to understand that to be silent about the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of Black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats,” the statement reads.
Of course, this isn’t the first time they’ve raised the ire of those who believe we are a nation of laws and those laws do require enforcement. Back in January of 2015, founder Ben Cohen went on a crusade against America’s policemen and women and tried selling “hands up, don’t shoot” shirts in Ben and Jerry’s stores. We covered the story and it ammassed an impressive 62,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook.
To put this in perspective a bit, just this week, we’ve seen two officers shot and killed, one ambushed, and a police station in Indianapolis shot up (dozens of rounds fired). And it’s idiotic posts like the one to the Ben and Jerry’s website that just fuel the fire with false statements supporting a false narrative put forth by people who end up benefiting financially or politically from driving a race war, like CNN.
Without getting into more details of their post and factually disproving the various elements of it, suffice it to say it mirrors the agenda of the Black Lives Matter movement and states that we are inherently a racist country and it is particularly shown in our criminal justice system – which most of the people who reading this know is fundamentally untrue. But it’s an election year and race wars = ratings, so when an ice cream chain posts something like this, they are essentially unwitting tools of those who end up benefiting the most from this false narrative – media outlets and politicians.