One professional rocker has been continuing his social media crusade against Black Lives Matter and, despite his bandmates’ more liberal leanings, has refused to back off of his support for law enforcement.
Metal and hard rock music outlet Loudwire reported on “System of a Down” drummer John Dolmayan’s brave pro-police support. The musician posted a photo of an NYPD uniform patch to his Instagram account on July 24 and captioned the social media post with pro-”Blue Lives” sentiment. He wrote, “Very proud to have received this gift and will always support the men and women who put their lives on the line to help protect society.”
In addition to backing the blue, Dolmayan also threw out a scathing rebuke of both the Black Lives Matter organization and the professional American sports leagues that have made weak-minded gestures of solidarity with the openly-Marxist movement.
Dolmayan added, “I’m also thankful to the NBA, NFL, and MLB for kneeling in solidarity with BLM and showing that major sports franchises much like most corporations are all about the look and keeping the dollars rolling in.” Yep, at the very least, we all get a clear picture of who’s on our side and who isn’t.
The drummer’s post then hit the sports leagues and the anti-cop propaganda outfit (which thrives on lies and misinformation about African American deaths at the hands of police officers) with a brutal parting shot. He wrote that the MLB, NFL and MLB, “much like the BLM movement itself could care less about black people.”
What? But The Boston Red Sox painted Black Lives Matter on the outside of Fenway Park? You mean that could have just been a focus group-tested, bit of sloganeering? An empty gesture meant to lull consumers into thinking they care about political issues? No freaking way!
It’s hard to argue with Dolmayan’s points. Of course, it’s self-evident that police officers are a net good for our society, and one has to wonder how many BLM activists care about black lives when many of them are silent on, and some are even encouraging, the looting and burning of African American-owned businesses.
Dolmayan shared a similar perspective about the movement three weeks ago via social media. Posting about innocent African Americans killed as BLM protests turning into riots, Dolmayan wrote that BLM “have shown themselves to be the enemy of the people of the United States and have adopted lawlessness emboldened by a sensationalist media and the moronic Hollywood elites who pander to them at every opportunity.”
Though Dolmayan’s opinions are opposed to that of his band’s leader, singer Serj Tankian, both have agreed to disagree and they still appreciate their friendship and professional relationship. Commenting on Dolmayan’s posts in June, Tankian touted his “love and respect” for the drummer, “irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and difference.”
Whoa, civil political discourse among professional musicians in the time of Black Lives Matter. That’s pretty metal, bro.