Controversy Over Black Lives Matter
Instead of walking on eggshells I want to directly engage a discussion of the BLM movement. I can appreciate and share the concern about black lives. Their creation came about during the Obama administration and their leader was even invited to the White House by President Obama. What they discussed was anybody’s guess as I saw little to nothing in the media afterwards.
Since then the BLM movement virtually stalled in Seattle. They were not prepared for or organized to spread nationally until the untimely death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The BLM Foundation quickly seized at the opportunity of local community protest and as they moved into the highly profile scene, not realizing they were not the only ones (Antifa) had also been paying attention to what was beginning to happening.
It is my opinion that Antifa (a designated domestic terrorist organization) hijacked the BLM movement and turned peaceful protests into chaotic scenes of rioting, vandalizing, looting, burning, with assaults and murder under the banner of BLM. As news reporting showed protest marches and rioting I couldn’t help but notice the Antifa “uniform” of black or dark clothing, face coverings, helmets, clubs, guns and many white people holding BLM banners and Antifa flags.
Without realizing or wanting it to happen like this Black Lives Matter became the mantra chanted at every protest march and rioting. Even when statues began to be toppled it was known as BLM doing the dirty work. I don’t think the founder of BLM Foundation imagined the impact it would have on American lives let alone black lives.
Many politicians saw the BLM movement as a means to solidify their political career by catering to the demands and going so far as to ignore common sense and put BLACK LIVES MATTER in your face and on city streets in Democratically controlled cities, even violating local laws, ordnances and protocols.
As the cry to “Defund the Police” and “Abolish the Police” became the rallying cry of Antifa and socialistic radicals across the nation these same politicians did not oppose them, but began giving in to their demands against public safety concerns of their citizens. Their decisions paved way to widespread destruction of infrastructure and public safety as open assaults have been allowed to continue for more than 2 months already.
It is currently politically incorrect to challenge the premise that Black Lives Matter. Anyone who questions that statement must be a racist! Advertisers have put together catchy 60 second spots on television and cable that now say “No Lives Matter until Black Lives Matter first”. Why is it important that anyone think that Black Lives Matter, when down in the “Hood” black lives clearly don’t matter as black-on-black crime continues to rise in places like Chicago, New York City and many other places.
The premise that cops are out to get black lives is a fantasy. Statistics show that cops enforcing the laws may in fact encounter more black suspects because there is more black criminal activity and gang violence, yet black deaths at the hands of cops is exceedingly low compared to other racial groupings.
What I fail to see is why high level politicians and former government officials do not give their priority to reducing crime in these crime ridden areas? What has Obama done during his time in the Senate and as President and in the 4 years after to actively organize efforts to reduce the crime in Chicago where he was first serving as an appointed/elected official? As a community organizer when did he organize Chicago into Neighborhood Watch communities? He clearly has the experience and financial resources to give back to those who gave him their trust. If Black Lives Mattered to Obama why did he not focus on criminal reforms that would lift the black community out of the poverty that traps them?
If Black Lives Matter, I mean really matter why do black legislators and politicians do nothing to stop activities like Planned Parenthood who target the disadvantaged primarily in the black community by aborting (murdering) the unborn while they are still living inside the womb?
I say to the founder of Black Lives Matter take your message of hope to the inner city and teach respect for others so they will choose to stop this unnecessary violence when drugs and money equal power over others and fear and intimidation are tactics designed to keep people oppressed. How can you even say Black Lives Matter when your actions say otherwise? Without God there is no hope. Without God there is no future to look forward to, we must learn to fear God, to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We must learn to respect and put others first.
All Lives Matter – unless you believe your life doesn’t matter. – I am the Real Truckmaster!