A former Marine posted a “message to the Black Lives Matter movement” to YouTube on Sunday, proclaiming that “all lives matter” and wading into highly controversial topics. The video showed signs of going viral on Monday.
“This Black Lives Matter movement only promotes racism,” 27-year-old Michael Whaley says in the video. “And now they’re encouraging black people to go and kill white people, because they want white people to feel what we felt 400 years ago. Newsflash: Were your living 400 years ago? Nope.”
He continued: “All lives matter. That police officer that got killed by that black man because that black man listened to what y’all were saying about going out and killing white people. That police officer’s life mattered. That 9-year-old girl in Ferguson, Missouri, that got shot in the head while she was doing her homework in a drive-by shooting that none of y’all protested — her life mattered.”
Whaley noted that many in the black community have “slandered” him for his views on the issue, calling him an “Uncle Tom” and “house n***er.” He responded to them directly in the video.
“I had drill instructors in boot camp that had better insults than y’all,” he added. “The reason I don’t have a lot of black supporters — I’m going to tell you the God’s honest truth. The reason why I don’t have a lot of black supporters is because black people can’t accept the truth about themselves. Black people admitting to the truth is like them snitching on themselves, and black people have this no snitching rule.”
Watch the video below (Warning: Strong language):
Whaley was honorably discharged from the Marines 2012, according to BizPacReview.