I mentioned in my last blog about the taboo flag topic that is so hot in our country, that I would also address the “Black Lives Matter” movement. These topics are tied together in my opinion by how divisive they are. Between banning the confederate flag because of the shooting in North Carolina, and now how it is politically taboo to say “All Lives Matter”.
In my historical research, the strongest civil rights movements are the ones that include everyone, and exclude no one or at least as few as possible. But with this BLM movement, it is an ethical crime to say “All Lives Matter”, and the activists that are most vocal in that movement are sure to make that fact known, and they will give you hell over it. Recently Governor O’Malley (former Governor of Maryland) said in a speech “every life matters”, and shortly after was pressured into apologizing. Ref; http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/18/politics/martin-omalley-all-lives-matter/
If you look at the UNIA (United Negro Improvement Association) or the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s/1960s, the most progress was made in their movements when everyone was welcomed and included regardless of race. When it is “we” an “us”, rather than “Us vs. You”, constructive lasting progress is made.
But to address some of these main topics of the BLM movement. We hear a lot of these statistics and claims. Such as how more blacks are murdered by police than whites.
This is one of the biggest mistruths in the movement. Read more about this here: http://libertynews.com/2014/12/facts-cops-kill-whites-at-almost-double-the-rate-that-cops-kill-blacks/
This is also something that I address in my recent video blog about this same topic. Ref; Why It Is Wrong To Say ALL LIVES MATTER
A few other things that have been stated is how whites criminally mistreat blacks more than blacks criminally mistreat whites. When it is a fact according to FBI statistics from 2007 that black are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white person than the reverse. I am only here to correct data, this is just how the numbers come out, and if the this divisive statement is incorrect, the correct information needs to be asserted, these are the numbers, The numbers behind the racist drug war
“An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.” I provided sources at the link above
I want to assert that I do believe that blacks have gotten the bad end of the stick in this country and around the world. But I am very tired of hearing about the “age old English tradition of chattel slavery” when in fact this tradition came from Africa, and was practiced in Africa for thousands of years before there was ever any notion of an American colony.
It is also a fact that the bridge was created to make blacks as slaves in the USA by a black man, who wanted to indefinitely extend a contract for a black indentured servant, when the indentured servant’s contract was up. Anthony Johnson, a black Angolan, went in front of a court and sued to have his indentured servant’s contract extended for life. The court granted this, and this was the first case of chattel slavery in the US colonies (aside from the Native American’s tribal traditions of slavery, that pre-existed the arrival of the colonists).
Google “Anthony Johnson First Slave Owner” (there is a lot of history about this man to reference)
I have put more references and depth to this in my recent video blog;
My point in making this, is to dispel these myths around race relations in this country, so that we can stop shaming one group or another, and stop being so divided, and so that we can start working on fixing our collective heart as a people and species. We are all one race, the human race. All lives matter!
It is my opinion, that we need to build ourselves up, and not continue to divide and conquer.
This is a great message from 1993 on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV sitcom.
What are your thoughts?