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WATCH: Charlie Kirk Blasts the Woke Attempt to Replace July 4 with Race-Baiting 'BLM Holiday' Juneteenth


On Monday Charlie Kirk explained on his podcast that the efforts to celebrate Juneteenth as a national holiday is more of an effort to create a “BLM holiday” than something that could unite the country.

Kirk pointed out that the recent push around the June 19 holiday is a cynical attempt by the Left to sow division and tell Americans that “really we’re more racist than ever.”

Instead of something to remind the country of freedom from slavery Juneteenth has become “a propaganda campaign to try and focus on racial differences,” Kirk said.

Libby Emmons, Editor-in-Chief of The Point Millennial posted evidence of Kirk’s propaganda assertion on Twitter. She posted a list of “10 Things We Want White People to Do to Celebrate Juneteenth” from the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. The list of demands includes:

“We want white people to deeply consider the wound of racism on the hearts of every Black American.”

“We want white people to read, study Black history, Black poets, Black leaders, Black achievements.”

“We want white people to hold other white people accountable.”

The list, especially the item demanding people be held to account, more so resembles Maoist indoctrination than a hope for social comity.

On its website Wayside describes its mission as “Empowering children, young adults and families to achieve greater independence and emotional well-being” and presents itself as a holistic, helpful community service and center. A deeper investigation into the site reveals a reverent commitment to “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” “Anti-Racism,” amongst a litany of progressive causes.

Juneteenth ostensibly celebrates the day when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued on January 1 1863, reached the last remaining slave outpost in Texas on June 19, 1865.

Kirk, who founded Turning Point USA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote freedom, noted that the mainstream media already doesn’t focus on the actual origins of Juneteenth and how Republicans ended slavery.

“Why do you have to be against something that could potentially unite us?” Kirk asked rhetorically then answered “You think the left is doing this to unite us!? You think the left does anything to unite men or they want to crush you want to crush our country?”

Kirk said the holiday would be used to keep key racial essentialist figureheads like Ibrim X. Kendi and Nikole Hannah-Jones relevant.

Kendi’s flawed appropriation of Marxism which he calls “Anti-Racism” is often and easily discredited – sometimes even by himself – and frequently debunked. Nikole Hannah-Jones’s 1619 Project was so riddled with mistakes it was reissued and retracted and even recategorized.

“Everybody understand what we’re up against?” Kirk concluded, “We’re up against political locusts that never stop.”