All lives matter. That saying this is in any way controversial is a testament to just how far we’ve fallen as a nation. But we didn’t fall, per se; we were pushed.
Money is the greatest motivator humans have, and progressives have monetized misery. And they’re pumping a lot of money into it to grow the business.
The so-called “Black Lives Matter” movement has been co-opted by white progressives to drive a wedge between Americans for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The media is all too happy to play along.
If BLM and the media actually cared about lives – black or otherwise – they would put an end to the lie that “police have declared open season on young black men.” Oh, it’s open season all right, but all the “hunting” licenses have been snatched up by other young black men.
Young men of whatever color are the most deadly force against other young men of their same skin tone, but no other race comes close to the murder rate of young black men against other young black men. But those lives don’t seem to matter.
Neither do the lives of innocent children caught in the crossfire.
When one drug dealer shoots another, it is sad in the fact that it got to that point, that a human being could become so perverted by money or what they view as respect they’d murder another. But it’s not a surprise.
What is a surprise, and mostly ignored by BLM and the media, is children whose lives also don’t seem to matter. Jamyla Bolden, 9, was doing homework on her bed when she was hit by a stray bullet and killed last month. People protested (some), the media covered it (for a bit), an arrest was made and everyone moved on.
Heard of McKenzie Elliott? She was 3 years old and playing on her porch in Baltimore last August when she was hit by a stray in a drive-by shooting. There was a protest that week, and the mayor and police commissioner vowed to bring her killer to justice. A year later no one has been charged, no one has come forward, and very few people even remember.
Her life mattered. Yet the mentality fomented by BLM and magnified by the media has built up such mistrust between the community and police that no one has spoken up about who killed little McKenzie. Someone knows something, probably a lot of people do, but lips are sealed. “Snitches get stiches.”
Rather than draw attention to cases like McKenzie, BLM burns its calories characterizing criminals who shoot at police as victims. The world is better off without every thug, no matter their race, who pulls a gun on police. Because if they’re willing to do that to an armed officer, what do you think they’d do to someone unarmed?
Yet these are the “victims” BLM cheers.
Black lives don’t matter to BLM, but lives that can outrage the ignorant have value for the agenda.
The day after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed in Houston while pumping gas – for, by all accounts, being a police officer – BLM was on the defensive. Its rhetoric preaches victimhood and helplessness. That someone indoctrinated into that progressive mindset would murder in cold blood isn’t a stretch; it’s more like a goal.
What else results from absolving people of personal responsibility?
The laughable concept of “white privilege” is designed to milk funds from white liberals (and it does), but it also was created to demoralize those who know no better than to buy into it.
The concept, pushed by Democrats and currently embraced and pimped by MTV under the satirical name “White Squad,” tells minorities the system is stacked against them; no matter what they do they won’t get ahead because of their skin color. That has an impact.
Every life faces setbacks and failures – everything from a traffic ticket to a job someone wanted and didn’t get. Progressives have transferred responsibility from the internal, the individual, to the external, society. It’s not “Maybe you were speeding;” it’s “You were targeted.” It’s no longer a bad attitude or poor life choices, or even someone was more qualified than you; you’re a victim of white privilege.
With the absolution of responsibility, blame is externalized. Rather than learn and work to improve, setbacks become roadblocks. Why bother trying if, no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead? That doesn’t breed hope or a redoubling of effort, it breeds anger and resentment. It’s not a far drive from there to believing someone could execute another human being they’ve been indoctrinated into seeing as their oppressor.
The blood on the left runs long and deep, but the money and the power keeps flowing too. As long as the media elevates the lives of some over others, and as long as people like George Soros keeps cutting checks, the progressive plantation of hate and hopelessness will thrive. If you attend an event by a group that would chant, “What do we want? Dead cops,” or “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon,” you have blood on your hands too.
If you let your kids watch MTV or allow them to attend a college where these lies are enshrined in the curriculum, you’re funding and perpetuating this mentality.
There is enough blood to go around.
Black lives are not unique; all lives are special. You get one; if you want to waste it following those who’ve monetized your misery simply because the alternative appears too hard, I have no sympathy for you. The dirty little secret progressives won’t tell you is if you want to find the person most responsible for your lot in life, find a mirror. The person you see there is your only way to improvement. Be honest with yourself, confront your bad choices, and get yourself together.
At least you lived long enough to learn from your mistakes. McKenzie Elliot didn’t get that chance thanks to someone who didn’t believe her life mattered. It did, and it does. Make yours.