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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.

7 Comments »

  1. Well put!

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

    • Thank you!

      On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:53 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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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.

      On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 11:26 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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


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