- All lives matter, not just black lives. Well, yes, all lives DO matter. But BLM is addressing a specific problem with police regarding their interactions with a specific race. These incidents get swept under a rug it seems and there is the association, fair or not, that race has something to do with that. But it’s not just an exhortation to white people and to the police. I also think that sometimes black people have been so beaten down by these events to the point that this is almost accepted as some sort of status quo; BLM reminds them that their lives do matter.
- Why should black lives matter more than others? But no one is saying that. The movement is not called Black Lives Matter More Than Others. The movement is fighting a perception that the lives of black men and women matter less.
- We should respect law enforcement and the hard work and sacrifices they make on our behalf. Well I say “Amen!” to that. But the noble calling of protecting and serving our citizens should not preclude seeking fairness and justice in those specific instances where they may be in short supply.
- More black people are killed by other black people than they are by police. You know, that’s probably a true statement but how does that correlate with unarmed black men dying when interacting with police? Black on black crime is a problem that does not excuse the continuation of the other problem between police and African Americans.
Tomorrow and Saturday, this blog delves into the Republican National Convention.
Friday, the spotlight falls once more on the Texas Senator we love to hate with a BRAND NEW installment of TED CRUZ IS A LYING FUCK BASTARD.
Then Saturday, I take a look back at the week long convention, AKA Hate Fest 2016.
If you don't care for politics, Sunday comes around with a new Doctor Who post.
Until next time, remember to be good to one another.