So Black Lives Matter to You, Really?
So color me surprised…….. I mean why shouldn’t I be? You make a big deal out of rhetoric. You take any opportunity to get on prime time television. You want to be clear that Black Lives are a priority to you. Isn’t that what you want me to believe? In what neighborhood do you live? Is gunfire a way of life for you and your family? I used to watch the news to see what was happening in my town, across the nation and around the world. I used to believe I was getting the real story.
All that began to change for me in 2015 during the presidential campaign season. When a virtual unknown to the political world began overcoming overwhelming odds to beat out the best and the brightest of both political parties and entered the White House. What began happening leading up to Election Day 2016 told me that not everything is what it appears to be. As someone once said everything is fair game in love and war.
I watched an outright war of unprovoked racism against the presidential-elect and soon to be 45th President of the United States from the floor of congress and the media. There were allegations, rioting, looting and killings simply because the DC hometown favorite didn’t win. Members of both the House and the Senate lined up to accuse the newly elected President of all manner of perceived and unfounded misconduct. Prominent members of congress went full bore in accusing the new president of racial bias, when in fact the truth said otherwise. All the while Americans in large cities across the nation were and had been murdered over nothing or without reason. Politicians were concerned not with the hundreds and thousands who have been murdered or the arresting and punishment of the offenders.
Four years later they are at it again on steroids. What amounts to treasonous acts committed by various members of congress are overlooked as congressional democrats began impeachment proceedings in their haste to remove this president from office so the rightful person could hold that office?
On every front we see rioting, looting and all manner of violence committed on innocent victims with democratically controlled state governments going after the victims instead of the violators. We see destruction of cities, law enforcement vehicles and station houses, we watch in horror as PC mobs are trashing statues, flags, military base names and attempting to flaunt their illegal behavior WITH IMPUNITY!
When I hear someone say Black Lives Matter – I say prove it! Put your money where your mouth is! Where is the outrage of black lives being terminated at Planned Parenthood? Where is the outrage when men, women and children of color are gunned down on their front porch or standing outside their own home celebrating another year on this earth only to be gunned down in cold blood? Where is the outrage when a Veteran is left in the stairwell of state owned Veterans homes for a week or longer before their cold lifeless body is found ON ACCIDENT?
If Black Lives really Matter to you what are you doing to change it? How are you helping black lives? Were you a supporter of the recent change in the legal system to help black lives who were overly punished for non-violent crimes? Did you stand up and cheer when President Trump signed a major executive order making necessary changes to the way we handle non-violent crimes?
If Black Lives really Matter did you get involved in supporting the recent executive order that provided permanent funding for black colleges and universities by President Trump? If Black Lives really Matter to you are you praying to be the solution, or satisfied with being the problem? Are you standing up against the violent mobs or bending a knee and saying “don’t come after me—-please?” Are you standing in the gap, arm in arm with law enforcement, with neighbors, with strangers to insure your community is safe? What about neighboring communities?
Are you stand against or with domestic terrorists organizations like the Black Lives Matters Foundation or any sub-branch of the international organization that fuels the fire (figuratively and literally) of racism in this country? It doesn’t matter the color of your skin. What really matters is to treat others as you want them to treat you. Put them first over your own wants, needs and desires. Stop mouthing Black Lives Matter and BE THE CHANGE! Stand up for the weak, the elderly, the needy and stand in the face of evil without bending your knee in submission. Vote out the lifetime politicians who see black lives as voters to promise the moon and deliver nothing. We are all family. Sometimes pretty and other times pretty ugly. We eat the same food, breathe the same air and bleed the same color RED! Stand up for American Family Values and the American Way of Life – for everyone’s sake! – I am the Real Truckmaster!