So now we have the hashtag BlueLivesMatter of course they do we never said they didn’t. I speak only for myself but I believe my thoughts are the same as the vast majority of people who have been disheartened by the events in Ferguson and Staten Island. I respect and have never doubted the morals or the courage of the vast majority of men and women who are sworn to protect and serve so that our communities remain safe. If you want to show your support for police departments through #BlueLivesMatter then do so because after all the over whelming majority of police officers deserve it.
But if you are doing so only:
As way of pushing back against the #BlackLivesMatter movement;
As a way to marginalize the very real concerns of that movement;
Because you have been led to believe that those who support that movement don’t think that the lives of police matter;
Because certain media outlets in an effort to pander to the lowest common denominator among their base seek out and put their microphones in front of the few idiots who spew venom and advocate violence or concentrate their cameras on the handful of idiots who commit acts of violence while thousands protest peacefully around them simply demanding equal justice for all;
Then you are doing so for the wrong reasons.
You see it is true Black Lives Matter and it also true that Blue Lives Matter. But what is the ultimate truth is that All Lives Matter. It will not be until we as a species come to understand that will we be able to come together as a people.
Do not let those who do not want to see us come together, those who profit from division not unity frame this discussion. This is not about picking sides. This is about doing what is right. This is about ensuring that all people are treated equally and fairly.
#BlueLivesMatter of course they do we never said they didn’t.