I wrote the following on FB:
I oppose Black Lives Matter™ because it takes away from the main point … POLICE BRUTALITY. I know many cops and it concerns them just as much as it concerns anyone else. BLM is theatrical and isn’t serious. YES, it does offend me, and my criticism is from a LEFT perspective… it’s a bourgeois attempt (all too successful) to drive a wedge between people.
ALL LIVES MATTER… OR NO LIVES MATTER.
I’ve found that “liberals”, “progressives”, and “radicals” have adopted Black Lives Matter™ as their mascot movement of the month. If you’re critical of this set of narcissistic asshats, why, they get all huffy… “How dare you! Black Lives DO Matter! You’re just WRONG!” No… I can disagree with the zeitgeist, especially, when it’s wrongheaded and divisive. Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 because the Repugs successfully painted him out as a lickspittle servant and the Stepin Fetchit of the Affirmative Action crowd. That wasn’t so, but truth doesn’t matter in politics as much as perception does! By kowtowing to and sucking up to this fringe group, Democrats and the Left paint themselves out as mindless enablers of racialist con artists and arsonists. NO… a thousand times NO… I’m NOT saying that there’s no problem. I’m saying that if we want to cure the problem, we have to go beyond the surface and grapple with deep realities. Black Lives Matter™ doesn’t do that. It engages in empty and verbose “protest” such as what we saw in Seattle. We need a national discussion, not on “Black Lives Matter”, but on “Why is there so much police violence towards the powerless?” I have friends in the police who have things to say about that… indeed, their comments (which aren’t just knee-jerk rightwing nonsense) are much more germane to the discussion than empty-headed protestors stomping on and burning American flags (which does no good except to inflame those we might’ve reached). Not all cops are monsters. If you think otherwise, you’re my opponent, and I’ll see you on the other side of the barricades. Do things like this concern me? OF COURSE, THEY DO! However, that doesn’t mean that I must buy into the juvenile, superficial, and divisive narrative that Black Lives Matter™ purveys. Apparently, that upsets many people… so be it. I’ve stated my position clearly. If you want to call me names or consider me the lesser for it, so be it. I can do nothing about you and your reactions. However, I’m going to be “honest to God”… that’s all that matters in the end.
No, I do not like Black Lives Matter™
I will not give them my vote
You can even call me a goat
No, I will NOT kiss their bum
And I will not beat their drum
I will speak the Truth as I see it, Sam I Am…