What BLM Activation Really Does
We see daily on television and social media the plastering of Black Lives Matter like wallpaper saturating everything it touches, including people. Recently while celebrating with family and friends I had an opportunity to see the blatant fakeness of the importance of sports.
At first I thought my eyes had deceived me, but upon closer examination I realized that two baseball teams were competing in a playoff game where it really didn’t matter. The stadium was filled with cutouts of real people filling the stadium. This was something I’d expect at a Biden basement political rally to convince people that the stadium was packed with energetic supporters.
As I the station switched to a major basketball game with playbacks of previous games with all the distinct team jerseys of different colored it was all erased when the scene focused back on the game being played with basically everyone wearing black lives matter shirts. Even had Black Lives Matter painted beside the playing field and I wondered what happened.
I have no problem with black lives matter because all lives matter to God who created every single one, including those in the womb. The real problem isn’t with black lives not mattering it’s that when no life is treated with value it ceases to matter.
We have grown accustomed to living our instant shake-n-bake lives where we want what we want and we want it now – instant gratification.
I can even understand someone wanting to get their point across that Black Lives Matter. The message is simple, yet the method of delivery and the manner in which it is taken to extremes in its delivery is counterproductive. Plainly it is bully tactics to the extreme. Probably the same bullying tactics used in urban housing areas to keep folks in line by making them stay in line “I ain’t no snitch”.
It then becomes a game where everyone is not only expected to play, but required to participate. Everyone knows that lives matter, but now they are being pressured and forced to think and say that only black lives matter. One of the founders of BLM in one of American city went so far as to say that before any life matters, black lives have to matter FIRST!
How stupid and absurd is that? It insinuates that if black lives don’t matter, no life matters. It may be true for some people who pull out a gun and kill someone for no apparent reason at all. It most certainly true for abortion clinics that routinely kill the baby in the womb because women are told it is the woman’s right to choose. God created that baby and entrusted it to the mother to nourish and protect until adulthood. But really what lives are most affected statistically by abortion – black lives. In urban areas of large cities the lack of love, nurturing and parenting skills turn young people into natural born killers because they have not been taught to cherish life, not even their own.
There is no legislation or mandate that will force black lives to matter. It is a choice to treat everyone with dignity and respect. It is a matter of character to make every life matter. Painting it on the street, across the sky in huge letters, making banners and signs, even t-shirts worn by those sympathetic to the cause of black lives still leads back to a choice by each individual.
One of the Ten Commandments from God says don’t kill. There are state and federal laws declaring it unlawful to murder. So why do we tolerate the taking of human life? Every senseless killing could be prevented if every person thought they were important and treated others more highly than they treat themselves.
Romans 12: 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord.”
We are told in Romans 12:18 to live at peace with everyone when we have the power to do so (paraphrased). So what is stopping us? Pride, thinking we are all that and a box of chips? Thinking we’re not valuable, so neither is anyone else?
Do you want to stop racism? – Stop talking about it. Start doing something to unify everyone. Help your family, neighbor, and even strangers without expecting anything in return. Being a servant to others is the most important job you can do. Place EVERYONE before yourself. – I am the Real Truckmaster!