What’s the more appropriate phrase: black lives matter, or all lives matter?
Obviously all lives matter, but Black Lives Matter (BLM) maintains its slogan is designed to draw attention to the fact that people don’t think their lives matter – but isn’t saying other lives don’t matter; just that theirs matter a little bit more.
Actions speak louder than words, and the violent rhetoric BLM spews makes it hard to believe such a defense. Whether it be advocating for the murder of police, or racial segregation, BLM seems intent on reversing the Civil Rights movement, not launching a new one.
We saw BLM protesters (among many other leftist groups) shut down a Trump rally in Chicago last week, with violence then breaking out. Protesters shattered the windows of cars with Trump stickers, and assaulted police.
If Trump wins the election, BLM has more violence planned. As the DC Gazette reports:Black lives Matter spokesmen, Tef Poe has always been the voice of the bigoted group. In November 2014, Poe was even flown to the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland to speak about “police violence.” Funny, now that very same person is now inciting a race riot. Poe took to Twitter yesterday to share his intentions if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the election:
And these folks think asking for an official ID card before voting amounts to intimidation?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]