Black lives matter. Absolutely they do! The amount of melanin in one’s skin pigmentation does not add nor diminish to the inherent dignity and worth of any human life. Of course, black lives matter. The phrase itself is uncontroversial and inarguable to my mind. Every person is a child of God and created in His image. As such, racism is a sin and a pernicious evil that is not to be tolerated by decent people of any color.
Now, the organization of Black Lives Matter is another thing altogether. They are founded by self-professed “trained Marxists” who seem bent on destroying capitalism, religion, social mores, the nuclear family, and the very foundation of America. One prominent Black Lives Matter leader told a news reporter just two weeks ago that the group is willing to embrace violence. And they have proven this repeatedly in the ensuing weeks.
Black Lives Matter (the organization) is not about black lives. They could not care less about the dozens of black people killed every single week in Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angles, and elsewhere in our country at the hands of others that aren’t police officers. (Every city of which is governed by Democrats, but that is an entirely different matter… or not.) They certainly don’t do ANYTHING to help improve the lives of Americans of color. Indeed, if they wanted to help black Americans, they would realize that capitalism, faith, and the rule of law has brought unparalleled prosperity and peace to people of color in this country, especially in the past three years. But BLM, the organization, only wants to foster hate and division when a black person is killed by a police officer. It is a pretext for “burning the whole thing down” as one member said.
If a police officer is wrong in using deadly force on ANYONE, I am right there with you in protest and demanding justice --- just like every other decent American is, regardless of color. What the rioting, burning, looting, shooting, and destruction of property largely by snot-nosed suburban white kids marching under the BLM banner does is to harm this cause for justice. They are not about justice. They want an excuse to engage in chaos, anarchy, and mayhem. That turns the vast silent majority of Americans against them specifically and dilutes a just message by righteous protesters that then becomes lost in the ashes of rioting.
Further, the idiot rioters further prove their ignorance of history, or perhaps just display the fact that they don’t give a damn about it, as they tear down or vandalize statues of Fredrick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Columbus, and even a damned statue of an elk in Portland last week. A freaking elk! I was not aware that the elk were the most racist creatures in the forest. The bottom line is that this not about black lives mattering. It is about furthering a Marxist, godless agenda.
Teaching our kids that racism is a pernicious evil is the responsibility of all good parents. Teaching them or allowing them to be taught that Marxist antifa and BLM groups which espouse violence and have very little to do with denouncing actual racism is a gross abrogation of parental duties.
I know this nonsense is commonplace as taught in our schools and colleges by teachers and professors with a militant leftist agenda these days. America is always bad to these people and they indoctrinate and infect our students with this verifiably false load of crap. Truth is the very first casualty in this socialist revolution that is bound to fail.
Sadly, there is real racism in America, but it is far more the exception than the rule. It is NOT systemic, even in nearly all of the police forces throughout our nation. We should be concentrating on eradicating real racism through an education of actual facts of history and current events instead of made-up and debunked agenda-driven programs like the 1619 project and BLM rhetoric. How does a nation elect a black president and people of color to all offices throughout this country if it is overwhelmingly racist?
What happened to George Floyd was horrific. That said, the officers involved were fired, jailed, and will face punishment for their parts in his murder. Every single decent person that saw that video agrees with that, regardless of color. Mr. Floyd did not deserve to die and I fully support the righteous anger of the PEACEFUL protesters to that purpose. They are preaching to the choir though, as I said, every decent person already agrees with them.
We achieve nothing when Americans are busy hating America. Further violating the rule of law will only usher in a new Jacobian version of the “French revolution” here on American soil, except the ending for the radicals will be much different here. Despite what the progressives teach in schools these days, there is a distinct difference between the American Revolution and the French Revolution. Our revolution led to a representative republic based on the ideal that all men are created equal. The French revolution, which the mob today is emulating, led to the Reign of Terror.
It is heart-wrenchingly sad when so many ignorant, arrogant, and thuggish people want to burn down the nation simply so they can “govern” over the ruins. The overwhelmingly vast majority of Americans are better than that, and while once again we are a sleeping giant, the righteous anger of Americans of all colors will eventually cause us to stand up and protect this divided nation from a small vocal and dangerous minority of anti-American would-be insurrectionists from within. The first step is for good people to stand up together and say enough. History has proven in past such incidents that We The People will indeed do so.
Sooner rather than later would be better.