The tweet below paints the perfect picture of the double standard of judgment in today’s shootings, whether spurred by terrorism or other reasons, they will always be used to progress the dominate political narrative. Black Lives Matter supporters are quick to take to social media and give their condolences, urge peaceful protests and deflect blame from themselves. Similar to after a radical Islamic terrorist attack, the media and our politicians are quick to state the attack doesn’t represent all of Islam or any other specific group. But I have yet to see a “Million Muslim March” against terrorist groups and their atrocious acts. Sure, they’ll march out a Imam or Islamic community leader condemning the attack, but where are the protests and gatherings of Muslims to combat the terrorist who they claim do not represent them?
Anyone blaming this Dallas shooting on the #BlackLivesMatter movement is sick. Those protestors were peaceful. This terrorized them too.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 8, 2016
— Cesar Cervantes (@itsjustceaser) July 8, 2016
Back to the Black Lives Matter movement. They are quick to protest any unjustified shooting of their own race by law enforcement. They are even willing to interrupt gay pride parades and detract from their message of tolerance to preach their own agenda.
So will we see BLM gatherings across the country now, standing in solidarity with the fallen law enforcement officers who were murdered because they were white? I have my doubts that BLM will stand up to violence against whites, or any other race, since as their name implies, “Black Lives Matter” most. Want to test this theory? Join a BLM protest and try to start chanting, “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter” and see what happens.
You would likely get beaten, and definitely ejected from their protest.
So why don’t all lives matter to BLM? Their goal is only to bring attention to and protest against police shootings of the black race, not any shootings of their race by their fellow blacks.
There were 3,459 shootings in Chicago since Obama took office in 2008. 82% of all homicide victims in Chicago in 2015 were black males, mostly killed by other black males. Just in 2016 so far, Chicago’s murder rate is already up by 72%, shootings up by more than 88%. Since Obama took office, he has only spoken out against Chicago violence 9 times (source: Seanhannity.com transcript 7-8-16).
Why isn’t BLM taking to the streets in Chicago and protesting the slaughter of their brothers and sisters? Shouldn’t that be the first place to start protesting against the ending of black lives?
The answer is simple as to why they don’t protest this voilence. It doesn’t fit their narrative that white cops shoot black people and that is the most important cause of black deaths in America. It doesn’t fit the narrative of the Obama administration either, as he once referenced Trayvon Martin as “someone who could have been his son.”
I think I know someone else who could have been Obama’s son as well:
Ironically, the shooter (Micah Xavier Johnson) is dressed similarly to Obama in his traditional cultural garb. Also oddly enough, this photo was released the same day as the Dallas shooting. What are the odds?
I guess the shooter really could have been Obama’s son…
Will BLM prove to the world they care about the lives of the 5 officers, killed by a man claiming to hate white people, following their protest in Dallas? I doubt it. No, they will just tweet against blaming their group for any violence (all the while chanting ‘pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon). During interviews they will speak out against violence against police, they will preach that their protests are peaceful and that the shooter does not represent BLM.
All fine words, but actions speak louder.
Black Lives Matter, if you really want to speak out against violence, rally against this tragic slaying of police and accept responsibility for your words. Maybe your group didn’t pull the trigger, but if you aren’t responsible for inspiring violence against police, then by the same logic Donald Trump should not be held for his words either. Words that BLM so often protest against, stating that Trump is, “Inciting violence by his hateful rhetoric.”
If you can say that Trump’s words incite violence, then the chants that BLM uses against police incites even worse violence, as Trump has never called for specifically hurting anyone or any group.
Grow up BLM, become more than just a protest campaign against police violence and join your fellow American citizens (of any race or color) in combating all acts of violence occurring every day.