Hawk Newsome, president of the Greater New York Black Lives Matter chapter admitted on national television that “if this country doesn’t give Black Lives Matter what they want, they will “burn” the system down and replace it, literally or figuratively.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum invited Newsome on her show to discuss what he hoped to achieve through violence after Newsome attracted attention to himself in a video declaring that “while we’ve got this country by the b***s, we gonna shove legislation right down its throat.” He was referring to the last month of rioting and protests that have convulsed the country after the death of George Floyd in late May.
When MacCallum asked what Newsome hoped to accomplish with violence, he praised the rioting and said it was getting faster results than “due process,” citing the firing of eight police officers in the last four weeks. He said, “The moment people start destroying property now cops can be fired automatically.”
During the interview, it became apparent that Newsome does not consider himself American. In an aggressive defense of his praise of violence, Newsome asserted that America was founded on violence, and continues to use violence to advance its aims of regime change in other countries. He said, “For any American to accuse us of violence is hypocritical.”
As the interview ended, Newsome made it explicitly clear what he wants to accomplish with the Black Lives Matter organization:
“I just want black liberation and black sovereignty by any means necessary,” he explained.
Newsome is organizing an armed citizen force called Black Opts, to bring about black liberation and to police the police in Black communities.
We want liberation. We want the power to determine our own destiny. We want freedom from an oppressive government, and we want the immediate end of government sanctioned murder by the police. And we prepare to stop these government sanctioned murders by any means necessary.
Watch the full exchange below: