We spoke to several concerned teachers in the area who altered us to the event. They advised that it’s against the rules to promote political groups in schools and that when they tried to say something about it, they were treated like they were crazy.
One teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous, works just outside of the school district asked some Bellevue teachers why they were allowed to promote a political group. “We aren’t supposed to wear anything about politics. I asked, why are teachers promoting a political group that’s lobbying for reparations?”
The other teachers’ reaction were swift with calls of, “That’s not true,” and “Fake news.”
Another teacher, who also wishes to remain anonymous, said that the school district was making it clear. While the teachers would not be required to participate, they would stand out in a negative say so they were all “encouraged” to participate. She advised that the teachers were feeling pressured to support a group that they didn’t agree with.
The school district largely seems to be unaware that Black Lives Matter isn’t a statement for equal-opportunities or civil rights. Most people have their own personal beliefs about what Black Lives Matter means to them. They think that their personal definition for Black Lives Matter is what the organized BLM groups stand for; this is not the case.
Black Lives Matter is made up of political organizations with political goals that most people would disagree with, including disrupting the “nuclear family” structure (see Black Villages), taxpayer-funded reparations for black people (see Reparations), and the elimination of charter schools (see Invest-Divest.) If you are unfamiliar with the Movement 4 Black Lives website we linked to, that’s the coalition of over 50 Black Lives Matter organizations which is receiving $100 million in donations to push their political goals. This is the political message that the school district is promoting when they allow “Black Lives Matter” messaging.
Furthermore, Black Lives Matter promotes itself by inciting people against police officers. The false narrative that police officers are racists and targeting black men is directly responsible for the terrorist attacks in New York, Dallas, and Baton Rouge which saw groups of officers assassinated by black gunmen who wanted to “fight back”.
Most police officers have little tolerance for this group that is responsible for dead cops, and has protests chanting for more dead cops, and riots where people and property get hurt.
Blue Lives Matter’s National Spokesman is known for calling it like it is and not mincing words, and he sent a letter to the Bellevue School District:
This message is to the Board of Education in Bellevue, Washington concerning the Bellevue, WA School District teacher’s decision to wear Black Lives Matter T shirts in their classrooms on January 31 to show their support to that racist movement.
My name is Lieutenant Randy Sutton (Ret) a 34 year police veteran and the National Spokesman for Blue Lives Matter, the largest grass roots police support group in the nation with 1.4 million followers on Facebook alone.
Your decision to utilize your positions of authority and influence within the area of the classroom to show support for a racist, hate-based organization like Black Lives Matter who routinely calls for and celebrates the death and injury and attacks on American Law Enforcement Officers is nothing short of an abuse of your power and position.
The children in your charge are highly susceptible to suggestion and influence and are in school to be educated not only in the basic knowledge that will carry them through their school years but to become honest, caring and free thinking members of something far larger than themselves: American society.
While we should always strive to improve that society, America is built upon the rights to live free to think as you wish, express yourself as you feel, live without fear of persecution for your religious and political beliefs, and many of the other qualities that we as a nation have come to embrace as unalienable “rights”. With that comes the responsibility of conforming to the laws and regulations set down by society that try ensure that ALL people’s rights and freedoms are protected.
Now let me ask you, who are the Guardians of that Society and charged with protecting ALL of the men, women and children who make up it’s people? Yes, the American Law Enforcement Officer. The same men and women who last year, every 58 hours, gave their lives in service to their communities. The same men and women of whom approximately 50,000 were assaulted with guns, knives, bricks, bottles, firebombs, fists and any number of other assorted weapons. The same men and women who bore witness to countless acts of cruelty, violence, death, grieving, personal loss and other assorted horrors too graphic to mention. The same men and women who Black Lives Matter have called for their deaths which as evidenced by the carnage and multiple deaths that took place in Dallas, Baton Rouge and other towns and cities across this nation has come to pass.
Law Enforcement families have been left fatherless and motherless, parents have lost their children and countless loved ones have been left only to grieve. Why? Because they chose to serve and protect not only their communities but the very same people who have called for the violence against them.
I have buried my friends. I have held their loved ones in my arms and felt their hot tears fall and mingle with my own upon my chest. I have watched parents wither away and die from their heartbreak. I have heard the thunder of the 21 gun Salute and the mournful sound of Taps as another uniform clad body is laid to rest more times than I can bear to remember, and to think that you will honor the organization that calls for more deaths and celebrates them is not only disgusting and repulsive, but reveals how you mock the values of human kindness, compassion and honor.
To think that you are influencing the minds and hearts of those who are most impressionable, the children in your charge is not only disappointing, it is absolutely frightening. Children who should be be led to embrace empathy, understanding, tolerance are instead going to be subjected to your politicizing and pandering to a group that espouses nothing but hate and intolerance to the American Law Enforcement Officer.
I personally cannot believe that every educator in the school system of Bellevue Washington believes that this is the right path. But I wonder if those that do not will have the courage to stand up and call for this mockery to end. But the ultimate irony here is this: Blue Lives Matter always has and always will believe that ALL LIVES MATTER and more will die proving it.
All attempts to reach out to the school board about this event were met with silence.
If the Bellevue School District would like to promote civil rights and respect, they should not be using the name of the divisive Black Lives Matter organization, rather, they should be promoting the idea that All Lives Matter.
If you’re ready to stand with American law enforcement officers against teachers promoting Black Lives Matter to our children, please contact the Bellevue School District and let them know that they should not be promoting a political agenda in school, especially one built on hate, and instead teach children that All Lives Matter.