Black Lives Don’t Matter

Since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, blacks and other liberals have thrown out the phrase ‘black lives matter’ all over social media, signs, broadcasts, graffiti and other places.  When Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson after committing a robbery and attacking a police officer, the phrase received new impetus and has become a staple in the liberal lexicon.   The people using it want everyone to believe that nobody cares about black lives but them.  They use it as incitement to anger and justification for protests and riots, such as in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.  It’s a call to battle.  A rallying cry.  It’s a unifying phrase for blacks and liberals who decry ‘white privilege’ and the death of any black person at the hands of a white police officer, whether justified or not.  But there’s just one problem with it.

They don’t mean it.

The ‘black lives matter’ meme is supposed to convey the idea that the people invoking it care about black lives and that everyone else should, too.  I submit that others do care about black lives and that it is black people and other liberals, by their actions and their lack of actions, who don’t believe black lives matter.

sharptonWhenever a black man is killed by a white police officer we can expect there to be protests, perhaps even riots, no matter the events that led to the death, no matter the lack of knowable facts, no matter the available evidence and no matter how much of a thug the dead man was.  Sure, some blacks have been killed by police unjustifiably and those officers have found themselves facing criminal charges as a result, as they should.  But what about when a black man is killed by a black police officer?  Why have there been no protests, no riots, no media?  Why do Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson catch the first Learjet they can to the scene of a black death by a white officer, but they have no interest in a black death by a black officer?  Or how about a white death by a black officer? The reason is obvious; it does nothing for their donations to protest a black death by a black officer.  That’s a non-starter and will benefit them nothing.  Al and Jesse are both race-baiting charlatans who benefit financially from the deaths of black people, but only when it’s at the hands of a white person.  Other black lives just don’t matter.

When the thug Michael Brown was killed while attacking a police officer in Ferguson, President Obama had then-Attorney General Eric Holder dispatch several dozen FBI agents to the city to investigate the death and the Ferguson police department.  Obama sent representatives from the White House to Brown’s funeral.  He made public statements designed to fan the flames of racial animosity and do damage to race relations in our country.  Tactics right out of the liberal playbook.  Brown’s death was already a media firestorm by the time Obama inserted himself into the situation to score some political points.  But when has Obama ever commented on a black person’s murder in Chicago, his hometown?  When has he ever ordered AG Holder or current AG Loretta Lynch to send FBI agents to Chicago to investigate the murder of a black person?  When has Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson ever gone to Chicago to do something about the rampant black-on-black murders?  Oh, right, those deaths aren’t newsworthy so there are no cameras there.  Cancel the Learjet.  There’s no money to be made from those black deaths.  There’s no political opportunism to be exploited from those black deaths.  Those black lives just don’t matter.

If you’re a black man murdered by another black man, no one will ever know your name and your picture will never be on the news.  Your death will be a statistic on a report and that will be the extent of how much your life matters.

CDN NewsEach year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered; 94 per cent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims.  The 94 per cent figure suggests that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks.

Though blacks are 13 per cent of the national population, they account for more than 50 per cent of homicide victims.  Nationally, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities it is 32 times that of whites.  Blacks are also disproportionately victimized by violent personal crimes, such as assault and robbery.

Where are the protests for all these murders? Where are Al, Jesse, Obama and Lynch? Why do black people seem unconcerned about the number of blacks being murdered by other blacks? Apparently, those black lives just don’t matter.

Blacks are also disproportionately represented in the number of abortions every year. More black lives snuffed out before they even have a chance to grow up to be murdered by another black person.

The Blaze – Yes, abortion has claimed 16 million black lives in the last 40 years. 16 million black babies have ended up in dumpsters and hazardous waste containers. Black people are only 13 percent of the population but they account for almost 40 percent of all abortions. Abortion doctors kill more black people in a week than the KKK has in the past century. There are almost 2,000 black lives ended by abortion every single day in the United States, and overall, a black baby is more than 5 times as likely to be executed as a white baby. Try to reflect on this statistic: abortion kills more black people than heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and respiratory illness — COMBINED. Throw cops in there, too, and it’s still not close. Comparing just the two causes of death, it appears that abortionists kill about 700 times more black people than do cops.

If blacks and other liberals believe that black lives matter they’d be protesting at abortion clinics in black neighborhoods. Many blacks today are dismayed at losing the number one minority slot to Hispanics, but if they hadn’t killed 16 million of their own, they wouldn’t have that problem. That 16 million today would probably be well over 20 million black people, had they all been allowed to live their lives and eventually have their own families.

But instead of doing whatever they can to put an end to the butchery, blacks and other liberals fight tooth and nail to insure that the abortion clinics stay open. And not only that, they want the government to pay for the abortions. Apparently, those black lives just don’t matter.

It’s sadly ironic that the people who tell us that ‘black lives matter’ are some of the very same people intent on keeping abortion clinics open and productive so that black lives can be scraped away and thrown into the dumpster.

Between all the black-on-black murders that go ignored and the abortions of black babies being so prolific, it’s evident that the people who tell us ‘black lives matter’ don’t mean it.  If they did, their actions would be completely different. Instead, they focus on a handful of black deaths for which they can score political points, justify rioting and looting, or use as media fodder to score some donations. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and a few others don’t matter at all beyond what can be gained from exploiting their deaths. Their lives don’t matter at all. It’s their deaths that make them valuable.

So, black and liberals, spare me the promulgation that ‘black lives matter.’  It’s obvious you don’t really believe it.

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2 comments to Black Lives Don’t Matter

  • Danny Cardwell

    I wish I read this post earlier. I know nothing I write will change your mind about Black Lives Matter, but my conscience won’t allow me ignore the claim that black people don’t care about the deaths of blacks at the hands of racial minorities. This is a very dubious allegation. It presupposes a lack of human compassion and empathy. Being an ordained officer of the church I’ve seen first hand the grieving of families and friends of victims of violence. Just because the national media doesn’t chronicle an event doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. We, inside the black community, don’t get to choose the stories that get covered by the national media. I support the cause of social awareness because inequities in our system of jurisprudence are real. The disparity in sentencing along racial lines isn’t an imagined issue. The fact that a black man is 30 times more likely to be killed by the police is an issue worth investigating. I could feel this page with more proof that validates the movement, but if you aren’t willing to engage information that counters your worldview it’s a meaningless gesture. God bless you. Please feel free to reach out to me.

    • I’ve no doubt the families and friends of those murdered grieve, but it seems the black community as a whole does nothing about the violence. If they are doing anything it is obviously not working.

      I do dispute your claim that a black man is 30 times more likely to be killed by police. At best, the highest number I can find from a reputable study says blacks are 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police. Unless you arbitrarily assign racism to every police shooting in which a black man dies, how does one explain the 3.5 times more likely statistic? And I would note, the study I reference did not include the race of the police officers so some are, no doubt, black officers killing blacks.

      Also, Brother Danny, it did not escape my notice that you had nothing to say about black abortions. Did you know that, statistically, the most dangerous place for a black person is in his mother’s womb? There are at least 16 million black lives that were snuffed out by the black community and not one of them can be attributed to police officers or inequities in our system of jurisprudence. Until that changes, you are correct, you won’t change my mind about the black community not being serious about whether or not black lives matter.

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