And that is an evaluative argument. And it is valid. Your argument in the other hand is weaker because you rely on both misleading and inaccurate facts and broken statistics.

The statistics I’ll leave alone since others have already shown you the flaws in your basic math. You don’t accept them… but… whatever.

So I’ll address the fundamental flaw in your ideological vs methodological argument and why mine works better than yours.

What I did was say: here is #BLM. Here is their origin. Here is when they were founded. Here is why. Here is their ideology. They have no specific methodology.

Here is the Nazis. Here is when they were founded. Here is why. Here is their ideology. Here is their methodology.

Here is the KKK. Here is when they were founded. Here is why. Here is their ideology. Here is their methodology.

The ideology and methodology part is important with each group.

For #BLM, i can “become a member” (such that it is) simply by saying out loud that “I believe that black lives matter.” It really is that simple. It’s like saying that I am feminist or a liberal or a conservative or a vegetarian. Self proclamation is enough. What I do from that point is on me because there are no real rules. If I tell people I am part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, they’ll just say “ok….” and they might judge me on that however they will. But that’s all it takes. It doesn’t matter if I am black or white, violent or pacifist, other “#BLM members” aren’t going to say “no you aren’t.”

On the other hand the Klan and the Nazis both have specific ideologies AND methodologies. I can’t just self-proclaim. Doing so would get me rejected by the greater organized group. Not behaving by the methodologies or the ideologies would get me rejected by the greater organized group. It simply means something.

To walk outside of this issue, it’s the difference between being a “feminist” and being a “member of NOW” or even the difference between being a “christian” and being a “catholic” or a “muslim” and being a “member of ISIS.” Hell, it’s the difference between being a “camper” and being a “Boy Scout”

IF, I had named specific groups, like say Antifa (since the commenter above brought them up) rather than just the overall generic #BLM movement then you might be able to argue your point validly. This is why I didn’t. And why I still haven’t other than the one that was named. It would have both given ammunition to people to refute me and it would have weakened my overall argument. So I didn’t. I made a very specific point that I could argue strongly.

By your logic, on the other hand, if I scream “Black Lives Matter!!!’ and then make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich then you could claim that “#BLM supports PB&J!!!” That may be true of some, but not others.

That’s the difference.