We haven’t heard much from Black Lives Matters (BLM) activists lately. In fact, we haven’t heard much of anything from the left recently beyond a constant squeal of “Russia! Russia!” However, the BLM movement is apparently still chugging along.
Last week iconic musician Stevie Wonder dosed the agitators with some advice.
“It is in your hands to stop all the killing and all the shooting wherever it might be, because you cannot say, ‘black lives matter’ and then kill yourselves,” Wonder told a crowd.
Young black lives are being squandered, but not at the hands of law enforcement. Black on black crime has soared in recent years. Inner city violence where criminals bash each other is far more common than becoming entangled in a scuffle with a cop. If the BLM movement was really about protecting black lives its supporters would focus on revitalizing poor neighborhoods.
But of course, the movement isn’t actually about effecting change. Most “activists” are more concerned with garnering social cache than they are with government policies. Altering inner city politics is hard; complaining that you don’t like the police is easy.
“Because, you know, we’ve mattered long before it was said, but the way we show that we matter, the way that we show all the various people of color matter, is by loving each other and doing something about it,” Wonder said. “Not just talking about it, not just waiting to see the media and press come when there’s a horrible thing.”
If you want to make a difference, DO something. Protesting is easy in the West. BLM activists aren’t being chased by police dogs or mowed down by water canons. They’re not being thrown in jail and charged with treason. Protesting in Turkey might make a difference; doing it in Washington D.C. probably won’t get you anything more than a cool Instagram picture.
(Source: Young Cons)