President Biden’s State Department continues to provide our international adversaries excellent material to use in propaganda against the U.S.
A leaked State Department memo, obtained and published by Human Events, outlines how all U.S. diplomatic and consular posts are being encouraged to display support for Black Lives Matter today – the anniversary of George Floyd’s death – and in the future.
“The Department supports the use of the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ in messaging content, speeches, and other diplomatic engagements with foreign audiences to advance racial equity and access to justice on May 25 and beyond,” the memo reads. “We encourage posts to focus on the need to eliminate systemic racism and its continued impact.”
It encourages consulates to display the BLM flag or banner at U.S. facilities, giving them a “blanket written authorization for calendar year 2021 from the Under Secretary for Management to display the BLM flag on the external-facing flagpole to any Chiefs of Mission who determine such a display is appropriate in light of local conditions.”
Instead of focusing on policies and engaging in diplomatic relationships that defend the U.S. from menacing foreign threats and promote democratic values, Biden’s State Department is a bunch of woke social-justice warriors, hanging the flag of an organization founded by a proud Marxist.
The State Department’s unequivocal support for BLM is directly telling our adversaries how awful we are as a nation, and how we must improve – instead of promoting our superiority around the globe. It’s anti-American and worse than former President Barack Obama’s international apology tour.
Meanwhile, China and Russia are having a ball.
China has already used Biden’s “systemic racism” and “racial strife” talking points against the U.S.
Last year, when former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus criticized China for its crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted “I can’t breathe,” a reference to George Floyd’s last words, as her response.
“Racial discrimination is a long-lasting problem in the United States,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian last June, during the heart of BLM protests in the U.S. “Black lives matter and their human rights should be guaranteed.”
Xinhua, a Chinese Communist Party-backed media outlet, claimed in a report that “the United States is in pain, anger and the widest unrest for decades over racial injustice,” adding African Americans have suffered disproportionately high death rates from the COVID-19 outbreak, Voice of America reported.
In March, high-level talks between Biden administration officials and the CCP quickly dissolved into squabbling over the BLM movement.
After Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized the CCP for their treatment of the Uighurs, the Chinese were quick to fire back.
“Many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States,” Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, citing the killing of Black Americans and the BLM movement.
Our foreign adversaries are watching us closely, and using this inner-strife and weakness to their advantage. It’s unconscionable the Biden administration is not only allowing them to do it, but promoting it themselves.
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