#Blacklivesmatter or #Alllivesmatter?
This question I find to be almost a trick question when i ponder on it. Not meaning you specifically on here, but just in general. I guess as a start I will say that just as a basic view, to me, all lives do matter. There is literally no reason any human life is above or below any other. But when I think about it, black lives matter is in fact saying all lives matter but as a reminder. Because if all lives matter, then why does a minority group have to remind others that their life matters. A message that spawned from the feeling that they are not viewed or treated as important life like all other lives. That there are people who so easily without much if any harm or harassment towards them find it acceptable to take their life with such casual ease like squashing an ant. Individuals who unfortunately do see black people as lesser, unimportant. The specific situations are where it gets iffy for me. I take each one of these stories about cops killing black people individually. I make my judgment about it based on how it went down. I hate that certain people who happen to be in a position of power , wielding deadly weapons can be racist and violent, messed up personally, and act wildly and take a life thus causing turmoil in the country. Sad fact is there are lots of racist. Not all are in a position to act upon it in such a hateful way and even get by with it most the time. One persons personality flaw divides the nation. And I also know that protesters who destroy cities and hurt people and loot as outcome in the name of BLM, are only hurting their cause. I know they are angry and sick of it all. Until I’m in those shoes I cant say how I’d act upon those feelings though. So basically, I’m going to stop rambling and conclude with, all lives matter. Practice this belief if it’s what we all truly belive and this wont be an issue. Black lives matter is to point out that they are excluded from this right to life, not to say they are more important or that only their life matters. I can imagine saying all lives matter makes them feel even more angry and helpless and irrelevant. Like theyll never get it across and must accept this cruel reality they were born into.