On Tomi Lahren’s Crusade Against The Truth


Tomi Lahren, a commentator on “TheBlaze,” is often cited by the media as the voice of millennial radical conservatives. She discusses (very angrily) her views on hot topic issues such as police brutality, gun control, and national security.

I’m going to be completely honest here. As a very, very far-left liberal, I am already inclined to disagree with Tomi Lahren’s views. However, I understand that it is not my place to stifle her views, or deem them wrong just because they are different than mine.

With that being said, I don’t consider her views wrong because she is a conservative, I view them as wrong because they are wrong.

Let’s start with Lahren’s most controversial statement, and arguably the declaration that put her on the map. She claimed that “‘Black Lives Matter’ is the new KKK.”

Just take a moment to process that.

Tomi Lahren compared a terrorist, extremist organization that disliked and targeted anyone who wasn’t a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant to a movement to improve race issues that exist in America. She supports this comparison by talking about how the Black Lives Matter movement targets police officers, specifically how the murderer of Dallas police officers claiming to have done so for the Black Lives Matter cause.

While the murder of the Dallas police officers was unjustified, horrendous, and unacceptable, you cannot use the action of one extremist who did not truly understand the cause to dismiss the entire movement. Black Lives Matter does not undermine the importance of blue lives, it only places an emphasis on black lives, hence the name “Black Lives Matter.”

And yes, of course all lives matter. But the fact of the matter is that it is not relevant to the discussion of the specific issue at hand: black lives. Comparing “All Lives Matter” to “Black Lives Matter” is like walking into an event to fight cancer, and being upset that they’re specifically raising money for cancer instead of all diseases. Yes, all diseases matter, but they’re focusing on cancer.

Tomi Lahren makes the same, common mistake that many people make before researching the Black Lives Matter movement. She believes that the movement is targeting white people, and that she shouldn’t have to “apologize for her whiteness.” Nobody is asking white people to “apologize for [their] whiteness.” The Black Lives Matter movement targets the act of perpetual racism and those who commit those acts.

Lahren lost her credibility in my eyes when she claimed that white people had a “record of critiquing [black] oppression,” citing “her ancestors who fought in the Civil War to free [black] ancestors… [and that] it was largely white people fighting [the war].” Of all examples that she could have cited to support white people critiquing black oppression, she had to use the Civil War. If Lahren cracked open a history textbook, she would know that “largely white people” were fighting the Civil War because black people weren’t allowed to fight until late in the war (even then, in segregated units that mainly did agricultural work). For most of the war, black people couldn’t fight because they were preoccupied with being enslaved by white people. 

She also claims that “it was mainly white Southern democrats who fought for, not against slavery.” Yeah, this is just completely wrong. I don’t even have to explain this one.

These bigoted statements really proved to me how little regard Lahren has for the evidence behind her words (No wonder she’s a Trump supporter).

Also, Tomi Lahren held issue with Beyoncé’s Black Panther inspired Super Bowl performance as her supporting “a group that used violence and racial equality to overthrow white domination.” Considering that the Black Panthers existed in the time period of racism, discrimination, and a surge in KKK activity, what is wrong with them trying to overthrow white domination? How can equality exist if there is white domination?

While I do agree with her hatred of violent protests, she completely contradicts herself when she bashes peaceful protestors, calling them “crybabies with nothing better to do than wander around the streets with their participation trophies and false sense of purpose.” She bashes violent protests as terrorism, and then bashes Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful kneeling protest for rebelling against “the country that allows [him] to speak his mind.” What sense does it make to tell someone that they shouldn’t protest because they are given the right to protest?

I could write a encyclopedia on the lies embedded in Tomi Lahren’s arguments. She is one giant contradiction.

However, don’t be mistaken, I don’t have an issue with people who have differing opinions than mine (or at least, I don’t have a right to). However, these opinions need to be based off of evidence and facts, which are two words that Tomi Lahren doesn’t seem to be familiar with. Tomi Lahren uses angry, hateful words with no verification behind them to promote her own radical agenda, and calling her the “voice of millennial conservatives” is preposterous.

Tomi Lahren’s popularity reflects a the disappointing decline in true journalism, facts, and most importantly, the truth.