Many websites now have a slogan on their home page stating that “Black Lives Matter.’’ Of course black lives matter; yet, don’t white lives, red lives, yellow lives, and blue lives matter too? By blue lives, I mean our men and women dressed in blue fighting to protect our cities. Why should black lives matter more than white lives, red lives, yellow lives, and blue lives? Don’t all lives matter? Aren’t all lives equally valuable? Don’t we want to live in a society where no one sees skin color? Don’t we want to live in a society where no one mentions skin color because the color of your skin shouldn’t matter? (Even though the woke folk tell us that colorblindness is a bad thing now - it didn’t used to be.)
The progressive leftists talk a lot about how racist the right-wing conservatives are, but what do they really mean when they call someone a racist?? You will find that their definition of racism basically means racially prejudiced or discriminatory; yet, they are the ones who point out skin color, not the conservatives. In a society where true equality exists, skin color wouldn’t matter because equality has nothing to do with skin color, hair color, or even ethnicity. Yet, as long as the progressives keep talking about skin color and racism, it will continue to be an issue. Oh wait, maybe they want it to be an issue.
Lest anyone misunderstand my point, I do acknowledge that racist people exist. They always have; they always will. Unfortunately, there will always be white people who hate black people because of their skin color. There will always be black people who hate white people because of their skin color. However, the vast majority of people in America are not racists anymore than most Americans are hate filled rioters and looters.
So should black lives matter more than yellow, red, white, or blue lives? I believe all lives matter, but the tide is turning faster than you can imagine and we are being told to accept that some lives matter more than others. Or as the commandant at the end of the book, Animal Farm, said “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”
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