What Black Lives Matter Wants, by Bill O’Reilly

In a minute I will tell you what facts O’Reilly has discovered about the organization Black Lives Matter. But, at the start I just want to say that I believe in the words, “black lives matter.” That is, I believe that all black lives do matter—because blacks are people created in the image of God. Also, I believe that many people who support the organization Black Lives Matter, support it because they believe, as I do, that black people are people, and they do matter. But I suspect that many don’t know what the organization stands for and wants.

Bill O’Reilly, in his Morning Edition said, “[Black Lives Matter] is perhaps the most radical organization in the United States of America.” Then he gave these facts about what the organization wants.


* No public funding for police. That means all police forces to be eliminated and replaced by private police forces.

* Reparations for slavery for every black American.

* Guaranteed income for every black American. And they don’t even have to work.

* To all blacks, free college and open admissions to any college they want.

* All blacks in jail to be released—because they are in there due to white oppression.

* The voting age to be dropped to age 16.


If these things were to go through you would have chaos. Law and order would disappear due to the lack of police. Since blacks would be getting paid anyway, many will choose not to go to college, and who know what they will do with their idol time. And since all black criminals would be released from jail (yes there are black criminals), the crime rate would go sky high. Yes, I agree that Black Lives Matter is a very radical group that need to be understood for who they are and stopped. America can’t tolerate this group for the good of the country and also for their own good.

The Navigators: Various Jobs and College

Laborers on a construction site.

I forgot to mention in my last blog who the next Nav rep was after Doug Benshoof. It was Harvey Cox. Harv didn’t have the same evangelism gift that Doug had. In fact, I don’t think he went to the Marine base at all. His ministry was more to the faithful who were already in the Navs, and he especially worked with married couples. He seemed to have a special gift of rebuke and correction. And, as you can imagine, he wasn’t that well liked. But he was strong in the word. I remember asking him some very specific questions about my future and marriage, and he almost instantly had a verse for me, which I still hang on to: Proverbs 24:27, “Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”  

I should tell you about my work experiences, and also college, during my four years with the Navs, from 1971 to 1975. I started working as a common laborer on a construction site. That was hard work, but at times interesting. I remember some of the old guys chewing tobacco, how they would chomp off a big chunk, hold it in their cheeks and keep chewing it all during the day, and every once in a while, spit it out. I tried a little one time. It was kind of tasty and gave me a little high, but it wasn’t for me.

I had another job for a while as a carpenter’s helper. I guess I was lucky to be hired, not really having carpentry skills; but I must have convinced them that I could learn. And I did. I learned very quickly. My main job was working with the carpenters installing all the crown molding and baseboards in all the new apartment rooms being built. It was a great job. I liked it, and loved learning that skill.

Another skilled job that I managed to get was with an engineering company, drafting. Sometimes I worked out in the field doing surveying, but I mainly worked in the office drafting. Most of the time they had me drafting individual lots that were just surveyed; and sometimes I worked on large subdivisions, and also on topographical maps. Those were fun.

This is where I went to college, but it is obviously updated from when I went there in 1973.

I can’t remember how I got that job, but it probably was because of where I was going to college at the time. I was undecided as to what I wanted to do with my life, but I thought I would like drafting. So, I checked out the local community college, Coastal Carolina Community College. The closest program they had to what I wanted was a program they called Surveying Technology. I wasn’t particularly interested in surveying, but I liked the drafting part of it. I didn’t care for the other classes either, and generally, I wasn’t a very good student. But on the positive side, I think all the struggling through the classes helped me. Basically, I think I learned better study habits by just plain will power—mixed with a strong dose of prayer. In the end I received a two-year degree in Surveying Technology—in three years. Sadly, the degree was worthless to me, but the study experience was well worth the effort.

In one year, I would begin going to Northwestern Bible College in Roseville, Minnesota (which is now renamed Northwestern University). There I finely felt that I was in the right place, and all the tireless work that I had put in, in the community college in North Carolina had finely paid off.