Black Lives Matter – Devil’s Advocate

Time to get this show on the road. Last week I took a break because people committed enough levels of idiocy that my pain meds were not wiping it out, so I just decided to take a nap instead of dealing with the immoral brainless spineless wastes of humanity. Sometimes people need to take a break from the things that make us want to go completely super villain, make a base and start robbing banks in a green tuxedo as the next Riddler.

Now while I go start making a question mark cane Let me start off with Black Lives Matter because Black Lives Matter has failed to set out and really do what they wanted. They have caused more damage for the violent machinations then as a supposed tolerant activist group they wish to portray.

Now, I do not agree with the group but I have conversations with many members trying to glean a little bit of knowledge and try to see it from their side and as a man from the San Francisco branch had noted that there were problems with the group.

I was wondering what to do with the BLM thing because as a group they have not succeeded in their mission and that would make them a failure in this case. They have a lot of problems, but you know what this week it will be a two for one. This is the Devil’s Advocate on the BLM. Now I could just rip the Blm movement to shreds and after the whole incident with the police and the riots in Baltimore it would be easy but we are not going to do that.

The reason would be because BLM still has all the tools to be a success, and sometimes you fail a few times before getting the win so let us take a look at their list of demands or their targets within their policy or bucket list for the group, list of goals, however you want to cut it this is what they want and let us see if we can do some things about it. Starting at the main page of their policy.

“Black humanity and dignity require black political will and power. In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country has come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. We are a collective that centers and are rooted in Black communities, but we recognize we have a shared struggle with all oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of our work.”

Here is my first problem if you are going to come out of the gate swinging bring some factual ammo. Visible violence, unfortunately, is incorrect as if we go to the first source we see that not only with the growth of black lives matter that hate crime victimization has not shown “Significant difference” from their report in 2004. It also shows that the victims of racial violence are not majority black, in fact, both whites and Hispanic have more hate crime victimization in some cases almost two to one in the case of Hispanic and four to one in the terms of white people being the victim of these hate crimes. So this mission statement has been proven factually incorrect because it also has shown that black violence is not increasing in fact only the Hispanic community had to deal with a major increase. I guess the Hispanic community does not matter to black humanity because these numbers are pretty bad.
https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf

Let us get to the policy. It is split into six parts and we will jump through them to see what we have the first was marked under “End the War On Black People” First we need to prove a war before we end it, but they may have info as well inside. I am going to be doing the abridged version here but I have the links here so you can check me.

https://policy.m4bl.org/end-war-on-black-people/
The first one is to “end the criminalization of black political activity” Considering we just had black people in most of the major positions in politics I am calling this bull shit. Either there is a war within the black culture or you are clearly mental. So number one is a big no. Numbers 2-5 are admirable and do not seem to show a major problem. Protection and increased funding for black institutions including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), Black media and cultural, political and social formations. That is clearly a problem because we do not have racially selective institutions except for black ones and if anyone would like to show me an alternative with as much reach as the BET then I would love to take a look, but until then, Race is not a debit card for money to push race, that is stupid and should not be done, and those who think that is should spit in the face of other people’s whose different cultures and experience are cast off by this sort of action. This is the sort of thing that is exclusive, you cannot be exclusive, movements need people or you will not be moving much further. 2 out of 5 so far are toxic. Not bad, but not a good ratio.

Reparations are next of the six main categories which basically boil down that they legislation “at them federal and state level that requires the United States to acknowledge the lasting impacts of slavery, establish and execute a plan to address those impacts. This includes the immediate passage of H.R 40”

H.R. 40 requests a federal commission to study slavery and its impact on descendants of slaves today, including the role of the Federal and State governments. It further requests that the commission makes recommendations based on its finding, including an apology to descendants of slaves and reparations. It requests $8 million for the commission but does not specifically call for the development of heritage sites or monuments.

On the basis of this law, fuck you. Apologies do not come because somewhere in your family something bad happened, you do not get to be special for that and really it is sad that you find your lives was pitiful that an apology for those who are not here is all you want. Also addressing the other parts of this section. You do not get full and free access to high-quality educational opportunities for all black people. That is disgusting, you sick freaks. Free education on your skin color, retroactive forgiveness of student loans for black students is not a something that will help your cause it will be something that makes you look like the bigoted misguided people that never got out to read a book and felt their life slip between their fingers. Currently, as it stands you can get hundreds of grants for your skin color if you are black but if you are white you get shafted, in the SAT a black person gets an advantage while an Asian has a deduction, to begin with. Honestly, this is so disgusting towards everyone else that I am not surprised they are losing ground. This whole section is a loss basically saying how black people want this and that for just being there when unfortunately this will not help anyone, it will not happen and unfortunately all this is doing is showing the cowardice of the group.

7 out of 10 with some of the dumbest goals of a group I had ever seen and I was the one who started a group to clear the national debt so that puts it in perspective. In invest – divest we go from taking money from police to education, “The retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expungement of all drug related offenses and prostitution. I am going to just say this, I have lived in drug towns and no I do not want them back in the community, too many people died for trying to get ground to sell in and releasing all of them is idiocy at levels that make me question the mental health of these people. Prostitution is where some people will be surprised because if we can create a safe and respectable infrastructure whether the government is involved heavily or not, then as long as two adults agree and everyone is safe, tested and healthy, I don’t have a problem with that. The problem is all these are little sound bites. Bits of popcorn that without an actual plan means jack diddly to anything so we have five points extra to the crap pile making out twelve out of fifteen.

Rapid fire now. Radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth – Tell me how this will work you dupes this is just taking money from one and giving to another who most of cannot handle it at first. Federal and state job programs specifically for black people is just illuminating that they need these programs to get a job, that they cannot compete in a free market and if that is the case why don’t you get programs to build up their resources instead of making programs that award jobs based on skin color. Let me just put it like this, if you are trying to get a black something built you are wrong because if it cannot be done in the free market it will not be able to survive. It will fail, more money will be spent which means more negative financial decisions and the failure spins into a turd tornado of amazing proportion.

How do we fix this? First, realize you cannot be for all lives if you are just for black lives. It is A or it is B. You can do things that help everyone, but the moment you start touting how black people should get a universal income without a thought to anyone else you will be seen as the racists you are.

The black lives matter needs to reorganize it needs a structure from top to bottom and what this does is it shows people who would be taking responsibility in good or in bad decisions. If one branch does great work bringing the police and community together than show that branch you approve your work and if they riot or start trouble you need to be hard on them. This is a little piece of wisdom a chef told me while I worked on the line. “ A good meal will be talked about once while a bad one will be talked about ten times.”

Bad public relations will be ten times harder to overcome then good and having a set structure allows one to help combat that. Second, would be to actually look at what is going on around you. I have seen more violence by this group than I have from trump supporters, the KKK, and most gangs, which honestly makes me think the BLM is beyond saving at times, but we will give it a shot.

Make it structured, and look at making it inclusive of different groups of people that are not black. I do not know how many more times I need to say that line I may just need to have it engraved in the blog main page because it has been the same for the problem of so many companies. You either respect the value of all people or you cherry pick the ones you want the black lives matter group does not value all people because they cherry pick.

So be inclusive, don’t be a dick, don’t think your race gets a bye in life because of what happened a couple hundred years ago. Figure it out and get your act together or watch your numbers drop even further.

Black Lives Do Not Matter

I wanted to do a game post again, but that will be the next one. If you were expecting some half baked goof ball then my suggestion would be to wait a a few days, and I will do my best to have it up for you. It seems there has been something else sitting forefront on my thoughts, and doing so in a way that will not allow much else to be done until it has been expressed. I know some of my other posts may have had some badly thought out puns or a quip, but I think here I will not use such things. First, let me go over something that some people are angry about and let me give you my opinion.

Black lives do not matter.

Black lives do not matter because one group of people cannot have their lives try to matter more then anyone else’s. To have people chanting it, making it a hashtag, blowing up social media with it makes me a little depressed for the sake of our culture. Personally I can’t care less about what skin tone someone has on whatever particular day, because it is not something that really is important. Their culture is important, their background, context, political views, loves, hates, targets of affection and disdain are all important while skin tone simply is not. Unless you are trying to dress up to the best of your own aesthetic creating ability and aesthetic calculation aside color does not make something matter any more or less in my eyes, and for the eyes of many others.

Now, before someone goes down some fairly used set of responses pertaining to their own tragedy let me tell you something about myself, just so you understand who I am. I have tragedy befall me as so many others have had, and some would say even more so. I have had to cry myself asleep in junior high while someone close to me was raped and murdered. I have had to stop friends from murdering their entire family, bled buckets for people who thought that no one would defend them, cried for all the times the pain was too much, when one parent went to jail and once while the other was on the floor turning blue due to the effects of a stroke. I have seen people I have had so much hope for fall to the bottom, and I even tried to take my own life once to a painkiller cocktail that no one would take on accident and couldn’t sink under the rim of a large martini glass. I have seen so much idiocy in this world that it makes my skin crawl and my head ache. Every day because of all the fights I got in just to keep my sanity had some pain in it. Some days waking up is so much a challenge that I wish for some long reprieve.

There was no group for them or hashtag for us nor was their a group saying how they were a group whose lives mattered while seemingly forgetting the rest because creating such a thing would be disrespectful. The latina girl who knew I did my best as her friend, the black friend who was ostracized because he just liked acting like a hip hop styled gangster, the marine who came from the kid that tried bullying me in my youth, the christian who just wanted to feel respected by his parents. Their lives were not encapsulated in some news bit story or made light by a sixteen letter slogan. Hearing what kind of lives matter is such a foreign concept to me because it is so simple. It is like looking up and seeing the answer boldly written on the wall in marker. so simple that the questioning of it makes me wonder if we are becoming some side step on Mr. Darwin’s theory. We all have had to deal with horrible things, and some more then others. If you want me to think that those raped and murdered are not worth it, that those dying of hunger are not worth it, or even those who worked so hard to make the world better and died horribly are not worth it, but your little group of people does then please be prepared to either punch me or shut the hell up because you could not be any further from the point if you tried.

Black lives do not matter nor do white, nor yellow or red, blue or green or any shade on our spectrum.

We all matter because we all are the same when we start as a blank slate. We create the definitions of our world, and we grow within them. So how about we drop what we can say about who matters and who doesn’t, and start showing it through who you are. Make the world a canvas for all of the actions colored by who we are completely, and not what we just so happen to be on that day. A world colored so vivaciously that fantasy could become reality. That would be the world we all would be happy of.

Some black people are not the only ones that seem to have an ax to grind. Just because you think that getting people to act differently towards black people will make them act way towards everyone. It doesn’t work well that way, and that is why it such a celebration when it happens when homosexual marriage was legalized and women could vote. Because you have taken something and tried to push it through a process where spin doctors, headlines, and damage control is concerned instead of just doing it. If I said that the minimum age of presidency should be lowered by a half decade in the time frame of three years or that after four years of service as a representative or senator combined then you no longer able to work either one in the time frame of four years, or if every police department should not be so militarized then in a matter of months it would happen numbers can beat the painfully slow processes of law. Do not make something that needs to be an action i.e(wishing for police to be more transparent in reports and action) in to a reaction(#blacklivesmatter and #alllivesmatter by degree) otherwise the meaning behind it rings hollow.

We all matter, and we should act like it.

So there is what I think, some points to fight popular counter arguments, multiple points as to why this is a bad idea and my thoughts how I got there in case anyone was confused. I’m going to hope we can all treat each other better, and I know I will at least try to, thank you for reading and I am going to go have a talk with a whiskey bottle about how some actions are just so utterly disappointing.