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September 14, 2020

Black Lives Matter! . . . All Lives Matter! WTF?

Filed under: Culture,History,Politics,Race — Steve Ruis @ 10:19 am
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The Black Lives Matter . . . I guess I will call it a movement . . . is arguing that Black lives should matter more than our current society values them. They should matter at least as much as white lives and, I can argue, that because of centuries at maltreatment, maybe they should matter a little more than white lives, to make up for all of that abuse. Black people should be afforded more respect, more courtesy, and so on for say, maybe the next 100 years as partial compensation for the abhorrent abuses their families suffered from the rest of American society.

And the rejoinder to BLM “All Lives Matter?” What a farce. This isn’t even close to being true. And I will show you why. Stay with me now.

From your personal perspective, does your life matter . . . to you? I would venture to say all would answer “yes” (plus or minus a few percent).

How about the lives of your immediate family, do they matter? Again, I would suggest that most people will answer “yes.”

How about the lives of close social associates: friends, close colleagues, mentors, pastors, etc. Do their lives matter?

How about people outside of that circle: people who live in your community but who you do not know? Do their lives matter?

Do I have to keep going? On to the homeless people in cities far away? Starving children in Africa? Poor people struggling to feed their children in lands far away? I suggest that you make no effort to find out about these people and don’t give a rat’s ass whether they live or die.

I am not dissing you. I am part of the same group you are in. My point is we are a social species and the amount of care each of us has for “others” is closely related to how much we interact with them . . . socially.

So, do all lives matter? No, of course not. The idea is pathetically stupid. So, why was it advanced? It was advanced as a racist response for BLM, which is just a plea from Black people to just be treated like everyone else. Imagine opposing that!

So, every time you hear “All Lives Matter” recognize it for what it is. By using the word “all” you get included, and of course your life matters . . . to you. (It matters not a gnat’s fart to the racist scum trying to keep Black people “in their place.”) And “all” means your spouse, and kids, and . . . they matter, too. And then you stop thinking, you don’t carry your line of thought on out to all of the “deplorables” you don’t give a fig about. So “All Lives Matter” resonates with people, but do not fall for this lie. It . . . is . . . not . . . true . . . and hence cannot counter anything.

Don’t fall for the racist propaganda. And every time you have on opportunity to vote or express your opinion, stick up for your fellow citizens who are Black and being treated as if they are outcasts.

17 Comments »

  1. Well put!

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    Comment by maryplumbago — September 14, 2020 @ 11:53 am | Reply

    • Thank you!

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 14, 2020 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  2. A thought occurred to me as I was reading the last part of your rant. If “All lives matter,” then why are those who chant this more than willing to do “damage” to those who disagree with their political beliefs, i.e., run down protesters, pull guns on maskless individuals, carry weapons to government buildings, etc. Seems to me it’s all lives matter so long as they agree with you.

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    Comment by Nan — September 14, 2020 @ 11:55 am | Reply

    • Yeah, these people are also claiming to be “turn the other cheek” Christians. I believe them to be reality averse.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 14, 2020 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

    • Yes! What Nan just said. If all lives matter to them, why do we still have people living in abject poverty, people without health care, widespread starvation, etc. etc. etc. They have absolutely no problem with that kind of thing going on despite their cries of “all lives matter”. I think we need a new word for the term hypocrite because that seems too mild of a thing to call these people.

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      Comment by grouchyfarmer — September 14, 2020 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

  3. Don’t forget the lovely Blue Lives Matter campaign!

    They are so abused…

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    Comment by shelldigger — September 17, 2020 @ 11:26 am | Reply

    • And fragile … poor babies. Actually the police have had a number done upon them as well. The powers that be provide them with training and guess what they are trained to do? Uh huh. They are trained to be afraid and then to act upon their fear and reassured they will be protected.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 18, 2020 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  4. I’ve never before heard stupidity and racism defended in such a caring way. Let me make it perfectly clear for the ignorant followers of you. If all lives don’t matter then none do. If that hurts your sensibility’s, I pity your existence.

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    Comment by nopcforme — November 7, 2020 @ 8:59 am | Reply

    • Of course all lives matter … BUT there are MANY who don’t agree with this and do all they can to END the life of those they consider less relevant/important.

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      Comment by Nan — November 7, 2020 @ 11:08 am | Reply

      • I would say there are a few who believe as you say. I don’t believe the reason you give is relevant. Not many but a very few would take someones life because they don’t think their life is relavent/important. You would have give me an example of such a case.

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        Comment by nopcforme — November 7, 2020 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

        • Perhaps the use of the word “many” is overstating things. But I do contend there are those who would take advantage of certain opportunities (and position) to remove what they consider the “undesirable” levels of society. And if you are American and read the news, the demonstration of this has been reported on more than one occasion.

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          Comment by Nan — November 7, 2020 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

          • Yes I have seen the news reports. I live in Oregon and in portland the riots have been going on for months. If you are saying that all black people shot by the police didn’t deserve to get shot, I would say that is wrong. In a number of the cases, if they had just followed instructions nobody would have been shot. In other cases if they had not attacked they wouldn’t have been shot either. But if your saying that some cop went up and shot some black person just for being black that would be a first.

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            Comment by nopcforme — November 7, 2020 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

            • Really? How about the twelve year old Black child playing with a toy gun in a public park. The child was shot withing a few seconds of the police cruizer stopping. Can you even imagine this happening to a white child. How about the father in a toy store holding a toy gun at Christmas time and while talking on the phone he was shot and killed. Wouldn’t a few questions be appropriate? Such as “Sir is that a real gun?” Or asking the man to put away the phone and answer a few questions? Can you imagine that happening to a white parent?

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — November 8, 2020 @ 11:08 am | Reply

              • YES, I can. And I am sure it has happened. You seem to be saying the ONLY reason these people were shot was because they were black. That sir is a racist statement. And also an ignorant one.

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                Comment by nopcforme — November 10, 2020 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

            • This is sick … If you are saying that all black people shot by the police didn’t deserve to get shot, I would say that is wrong..

              No matter WHAT color a person is, shooting a human being should ALWAYS be a last resort and only when the person doing the shooting fears for HIS/HER life. As Steve pointed out, a black child with a toy gun??!!?!?

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              Comment by Nan — November 8, 2020 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

              • Steve … got a little carried away with the bolding. Ackkk! Should only be the words “human being.”

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                Comment by Nan — November 8, 2020 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

              • Ok, I obviously triggered you. So let’s say ALL PEOPLE shot by police. To think that some people don’t deserve to be shot is not only stupid but also shows a separation from reality. I can personally attest to the fact that some people are alive today ONLY because it is illegal to shoot them. YES, that means some people should be shot.

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                Comment by nopcforme — November 10, 2020 @ 7:58 pm | Reply


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