I need to understand which black lives matter to Black Lives Matter (BLM). Since the whole BLM movement started, I’ve seen and heard things that make me wonder what the heck they’re talking about.
When you go to the BLM website and look up the What We Believe page, they don’t even mention police on the page. They mention violence by the “state and vigilantes,” but they also talk about “transgender rights” and collective rights, or collectivism. They use the Marxist term “comrades” and talk about “sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.” They don’t mention businesses, schools, etc.
BLM is obviously not talking about black business owner’s lives, because during the riots after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, BLM has said nothing against black-owned businesses that have been vandalized, broken into and looted, even many of them burned down. What the hell did black business owners do to have their lives upended that way? BLM has neither said nor done anything to defend black-owned businesses, so they don’t give a rip about those black lives, because to them they don’t matter.
They’re not talking about black unborn babies. In 2011 the CDC did a study they called an Abortion Surveillance Report. According to that report, black women make up 14 percent of the childbearing population. Yet, 36 percent of all abortions were obtained by black women. At a ratio of 474 abortions per 1,000 live births, black women have the highest ratio of any group in the country. By 2015 40 percent of abortions were performed on black women. BLM has never advocated for a single unborn black baby. It’s so bad that in New York City, more black babies were aborted than born live several years in a row. Abortion is the overlooked tragedy for black Americans, and I guess unborn black lives don’t matter to BLM because they say nothing about Planned Parenthood clinics in almost every black neighborhood.
BLM doesn’t care about black school children’s lives who are stuck in failing schools because their zip code tells them where they must attend school. Decades ago America fought against Democrats trying to keep black children from going into public schools in their cities, and now Democrats have done a total 180 fighting to keep black children from being able to get OUT of bad schools. If BLM cared about black school children they would fight tooth and nail to get School Choice, something the Republican Party stands for, but unfortunately, the school system is controlled by the Democrats who control those cities, and who are beholden to teacher’s unions that don’t want to give up the money that would leave failing schools for better ones. Vote Republican in local elections and they will produce School Choice. The GOP is not beholden to the unions, only the people who elect them.
BLM doesn’t think the lives matter of black people living in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, St Louis, or pretty much any city that has been run by the Democratic Party for the past 50 to 60 years. Not only are the murder rates through the roof for black people living in those communities, but the rest of the horrors that black people have had to live with, things like high property crime and assault rates, high drug and alcohol dependence, high unemployment, high poverty rates, etc. BLM is sure to complain about police assaulting black lives, but they never give a hoot about the millions of black lives that have much worse done to them in their own communities with black on black crime. Apparently, BLM never wants to talk about that. If black lives really mattered to them, they would set out to do something to stop a thousand murders a year in Chicago. They would create programs to help end the heroin crisis in Philadelphia or any of the myriad problems caused by decades of progressive Democrat policies. I would love to see one member of BLM go up against the gangbangers in defense of black lives in the cities mentioned above, but don’t hold your breath.
BLM doesn’t care about black cop’s lives, because out of the dozen or so police officers who were recently murdered in the riots that took place in blue cities across the country, about half were black officers, including retired Captain David Dorn who was trying to protect the business of a family friend when he was murdered in cold blood by rioters and looters. BLM doesn’t care one iota about those black lives, or the black lives of their children who lost a parent.
So, when BLM argues against people who innocently say “All Lives Matter” by telling them they’re wrong, because Black Lives Matter, exactly which black lives are they talking about? What black people does the Marxist BLM movement actually support?
Sadly, when you think about it, the mainstream news media, and most Democrat politicians, have the same exact apathy toward black lives that is on display by BLM. I think the answer is BLM thinks only progressive/Marxist black lives matter.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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