Blue Lives Matter is continuing its boycott of America’s iconic ice cream company, Ben & Jerry's, as it continues its Leftist activism – this time, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that many critics insist provides racial tensions and disunity.
On October 10, Blue Lives Matter began its boycott of the often-controversial Ben & Jerry’s, which through the years has upset conservatives not only through its controversial and politically charged ice cream flavors, but through it progressive political activism.
From Ben & Jerry’s “climate change” activism – witnessed through its pints of “Save the Swirled”-flavored ice cream that urged consumers to fight “global warming” with a reminder about the 2015 climate change conference in Paris – to its advocacy of socialism – seen in 1988 when the ice cream giant supported the self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders for Congress alongside the Democratic Socialists of America – it has long been recognized for pushing its progressive agenda.
Blue Lives Matter Spokesman Randy Sutton, who is a retired police lieutenant is not taking a politically correct stand against the police, along with other progressives.
"Ben & Jerry's has taken a stance which is very anti-law enforcement, but supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been calling for violence against police," Sutton explained.
Ben & Jerry's goes as far as to proclaim its allegiance to the controversial Black Lives Matter movement on its website.
“Black lives matter,” the Left-leaning company’s website reads. “They matter because they are children, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. They matter because the injustices they face steal from all of us – white people and people of color alike. They steal our very humanity.”
The company goes on to blame law enforcement for carrying out a racist agenda on the streets of America.
“Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time,” the statement on Ben & Jerry’s website continues. “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.”
Sutton told OneNewsNow that Blue Lives Matter does not believe people should be separated by race, adding that “all lives matter."
"We do not believe that people should spew out hate-filled rhetoric towards law enforcement and that is what Black Lives Matter is doing very effectively," Sutton expressed. "We want people to know that we believe all lives matter and to help us do that, social media is probably the best."