Over the months, protestors have ransacked cities and neighborhoods, destroying families and livelihoods along the way. For one store owner, he received firsthand experience dealing with BLM protestors as they tried to pressure him into saying “Black Lives Matter.” What the instigators didn’t expect was the store owner to not only stand his ground but to not falter in his belief that people matter.
On Friday night, Louisville protestors sought to spread their messages of disdain for the killing of Breonna Taylor. Setting their sights on a store owner, the protestors didn’t stop to think about the assault rifle the businessman was brandishing. Still, the owner engages with the protestors peacefully, just wanting to protect his livelihood. The protestors had other plans as a video surfaced showing them bullying the store owner into saying, Black Lives Matter.
In the video featured below, which has since gone viral, protestors can be seen walking up to the store owner Fadi Faouri and asking him if Black Lives Matter. Faouri’s response, “If you’re a good person, I will care about you. If you’re a bad person…pffft.”
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Simple enough, but for the so-called courageous freedom fighters, it was the wrong answer. The few protestors turn into several as phones start to record. Still, the owner stays calm and answers their questions as they grow increasingly agitated. One member asks, “Does Breonna Taylor matter?” Faouri doesn’t budge on his stance and tells them that he doesn’t know.
Again, more and more people gather around the store owner, trying to intimidate him into joining their cause. The problem is – Faouri isn’t one to be pushed around as he tells the growing group, “You’re trying to intimidate me. I’m not playing that game, nobody can intimidate me.”
During the confrontation, a woman, who claims to be a documentary filmmaker, injects herself into the conversation by giving out some of the grizzly details of the Breonna Taylor killing. Still, Faouri doesn’t falter and tells the lady, “That’s not my f***ing business.”
As one can imagine, this is the wrong thing to say to a leftist. The woman explodes into a tirade claiming, “It should be your business, because all lives matter, right? You just said, ‘All lives matter.’ You can say that, but it’s the color black that is the issue.”
In the end, neither party seemed to persuade the other to their way of thinking, and both went on their way. But before they did, Faouri was sure to leave them with a little bit of advice going ahead with their cause. The owner said, “I don’t care about white, black, purple, green, whatever the f*** it is, I don’t believe in color.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on September 27, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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