Black Panthers at the Super Bowl?

If you haven’t heard, the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, 24-10, against the Carolina Panthers. It definitely was not the most exciting game America has ever seen on Super Bowl Sunday, but the half-time show still has everyone buzzing.

“I did not come to play with you hoes. I came to slay, bitch,” sang Beyoncé Knowles during her first live performance of the song, “Formation”.

Beyoncé used her performance time at the Super Bowl half-time show to promote the Black Lives Matter movement, further articulate anti-police rhetoric, and support the notion that the Black Lives Matter movement keeps advocating: that black people should be treated as a separate and unique race compared to white people.

Like most Black Lives Matter protests, the Super Bowl halftime show was not the time or place to promote a political agenda in such an obvious way.

Beyoncé and her backup dancers dressed in black leather with black berets, which were meant to pay tribute to the Black Panther Party of the 1960’s and 1970’s that was known for its militant approach when it came to seeking greater rights for African Americans. They also formed an ‘X’ on the field, which can be presumed to have been in recognition of Malcom X who was also in favor of violence as a means of political change.

Ironic, isn’t it? Beyoncé and the Black Lives Matter movement are against cop violence, but they’re advocating violence – or at least glorifying groups that used it – to solve all their problems. Right. That makes complete sense.

Disregarding the political ironies, the Super Bowl halftime show is meant to be entertainment for Middle America. Can’t we take politics out of the mix for just one day? It doesn’t seem like we can anymore; a stage and a microphone spell opportunity for Black Lives Matter supporters no matter the time or the place.

Watch Beyonce and Bruno Mars perform at the halftime show here:

There was something else in the halftime show that stood out, however. Chris Martin, Coldplay’s lead singer, wore white while Beyoncé and Bruno Mars wore black. Even though they shared the same stage, the performers made the statement in their dress that they were different because their skin didn’t match. They were separate but equal.

Does anyone ever think that America’s race problems may have something to do with this ‘separate but equal’ phenomenon?

The Left has this tendency to group people together either by gender, race, class, etc., and a ton of the tension that exists in America comes from this separation of people. What ever happened to equal rights and opportunities for all? Wasn’t that what we were striving towards?

Now, everyone wants to be treated as separate.

White people are told to check their privilege despite what their upbringing might have been like.

And police are condemned as corrupt murderers based on the actions of a few.

The video for Beyoncé’s song, “Formation”, depicts her sitting on top of a cop car that’s sinking into the water. A black child is shown dancing in front of police officers in riot gear. A message on the wall reads, ‘Stop Shooting Us.’

For a song that is so anti-police, it’s funny that Beyoncé asked for more police to escort her into the Super Bowl stadium. That’s respectful. The police are trying to keep her safe, and she repays them by singing a song that is flat out against their chosen profession.

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor, was right when he said, “This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive.”

Slay, Giuliani, slay.

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