black lives vs all lives…when will we understand….it’s all lives

“Wealth and dominion fade into the mass
Of the great sea of human right and wrong,
When once from our possession they must pass;
But love, though misdirected, is among
The things which are immortal, and surpass
All that frail stuff which will be – or which was.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley


(Fox News)

This is a lamentation of sorts.
As in I’m feeling much like Jeremiah.

I’d like to address a couple of groups within this current culture wars of ours…
as in Mr. and Ms. Black Lives Matter…along with some mayors and even governors–
should the shoe fit.

To BLM: I caught your latest slick new commercial, airing on one of the sports channels,
the other evening.
The end of the commercial is what I suppose is to be your proverbial bottom line—

It went something like this…
‘All lives will matter only when black lives matter…’

And that is exactly the sort of thinking that is at the heart of all our problems.

But because I am white, having said such, you would first attempt to call me
the latest rage name of Karen.

Trust me, I am no Karen.

I do not consider myself privileged nor better than anyone else…
something about men and women being created in the image of God…
but I digress.

After calling me names, you would attempt to intimidate me, perhaps even harass me.
You would next force me to kneel, apologize, beg for forgiveness…
all before I could be granted absolution.

Thus, I will not expound further on your commercial or your notion that only
one color of life matters.
It simply won’t do any good for me to do so because you will
not listen…you will simply go back to calling me a disparaging name before wishing me ill.

So some troubling news surfaced from out of this past weekend…
maybe you’ve heard or seen a few snippets…

Over the 4th of July weekend, at least 7 innocent children were killed.
Killed not by the pandemic but rather they were murdered.
They were 7 black children killed by other black people who just so happened
to have guns.

Did you hear the cries of the parents and grandparents?
Did you see their anguish on the television?
Did you hear their desire for the police to be more active in their neighborhoods?

And so I speak to our big city Mayors and Governors…

The most recent black on black shootings have escalated on a greater proportional
scale than that of the recent events of black men and women being killed
by police officers.

And yet it is the police officers who you wish to see defunded and disbanded
while you allow ‘zones’ of your cities to be hijacked by violent agitators.

You mandate that law-abiding citizens must social distance and wear masks but you
tell the throngs of agitators that it’s okay to march and express their civil disdain.

Mayor Deblasio blames the Pandemic on the tremendous escalation of violent crimes
and murders in New York City.

Seattle’s Mayor Durken likened the CHOP/CHAZ zone in her city to something like
Seattle’s own version of a “Summer of love”—
But then an innocent 16-year-old black boy was shot and killed…
and suddenly the “summer of love” is no more.

Atlanta’s Mayor Bottoms had her chief of police resign after the Mayor went over
the chief’s head and fired several officers involved in the shooting of a black man
at a Wendy’s in downtown Atlanta.
The Wendy’s was subsequently burnt to the ground by an angry mob and the Mayor
actually allowed the violent agitators to “occupy” the area around the Wendy’s
as they claimed it now as a memorial and quasi shrine to the man who was
killed by police.

But that all quickly came to a screeching halt when an innocent 8-year-old little girl was
shot and killed by one of the “zone’s” occupiers.

So what of these mobs of yours?
What of the violence from these mobs?
Do you still consider these mobs “peaceful protestors” or perhaps more along the lines
of thugs and hoodlums bent on nothing but trouble?

What of the urban black community and their guns?
What of the blatant disregard for human life?

Black lives do not seem to matter to other black lives and yet it is
the white community that is vilified as the offenders of what matters and doesn’t matter.

So I ask you BLM, Mayors, and Governors—how many more children must die
before you focus on what is your real trouble–our real trouble–that being,
responsibility.

When will we all understand that these lives of the youngest amongst us are
the lives that offer us the most hope?

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household,
he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 5:8

21 comments on “black lives vs all lives…when will we understand….it’s all lives

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I have not written the Tuesday morning post for 2-3 weeks from now, but I want to compare the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes (late 1600s to mid 1700s) to John Locke (early 1700s). Hobbes view of life was a constant struggle to survive, pessimistic, and brutal. Locke wrote things largely copied into our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. He had a view of seeking happiness, at least having Hope. What was the difference? Hobbes wished to remove God from philosophy, and Locke was a Christian. If they want peace, harmony, equality, Jesus must come first.

  2. Marilyn Reed says:

    All true….except one thing. Seattle Mayor stopped thinking it was a “summer of love” when they showed up at her house. That is when she turned on them…and that was at least a week before that young man was killed. Sadly, his death was not her motivation but ‘collateral damage’.

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    • You’re right!!, I forgot about that but it wasn’t until his death that she had the area dismantled— these days officials seem to not want to ‘ruffle feathers’ until sadly innocent and unnecessary blood is spilled

  3. Lisa V says:

    BLM has a big problem with accepting the fact that, to most of us, black lives do matter, as do all other lives, its just their hateful organization that we disagree with. They can’t seem to see the difference because it doesn’t fit their agenda.

  4. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Well said SC!! 🙂

  5. So heartbreaking, Julie! I can hardly look at those little faces. It’s really sad.

    It just makes me so mad that we have such crappy political leadership that allows these kinds of tragedies to continue unchecked. Also, Mayor Jenny is totally responsible for all the property damage and the loss of life that happened at her “summer of love.” And most people really have no idea what BLM is all about. What a mess.

  6. SLIMJIM says:

    Horrific to see these little ones get caught in the crossfire; their lives do matter. Nervous what the news will say on Monday of how many shooting and murder will take place this weekend…

    • Here’s a crazy story that I plan on writing about in the coming days— I went over to Atlanta yesterday to see the kids and to spend the night-the mayor and sheriff started a new daycare this week after being “off” for the past 5 months since Abby is having to get ready to go back to teaching as the schools will be reopening.
      Autumn started with the sniffles after only 4 days of being back in daycare— so last evening we all loaded up in my son’s truck and drove to Walgreens to get her some Benadryl— Brenton had had a long week with work and wanted to drive around a bit with the kids with the moonroof open— we were driving through Buckhead with all the big buildings and lights— we pulled up to a big intersection between two of Atlanta’s big malls— this was an area that the rioters attacked a few weeks back— the windows of stores and offices now replaced and the burned building were being put back together— as we stopped at the light suddenly 5 “water boys” stormed the truck pressing bottles of water at the windows as my son told them no, shaking his head that we didn’t want to buy the water. This was becoming a problem in the city even before the riots— the kids are aggressive and demanding— it was dark, they’re swarming in a large, busy and dangerous intersection— they began to slam the bottles on the windows and standing in front of the truck— the light changed and cars started moving— the kids then began trying to open the doors— the door where James car seat was— thank goodness he doors were locked— my son tried driving afraid he was hoping to hit on by accident as they wouldn’t move— finally we got through the intersection as the boys swarmed the cars behind us.
      There are no police to be seen.
      Atlanta mayor has tolerated this mess and since the riots, these kids are now emboldened— one day, one of these kids will get run over and the driver will be vilified— but not the mayor who allows this dangerous and brazen behavior—
      We need leaders and not enablers!!!

      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow this is crazy. For ourselves we had a police involved shooting two blocks from where we live a few weeks before the riot; so some opportunists probably not from our area came to my house during the second night of the riot to punish our community which makes no sense whatsoever. By the grace of God they came to our house first at 2 in the morning and I was heavily armed and up since I studying late they reconsidered fast about jumping my backyard.

      • My husband and son are both hunters and have license to carry— my husband has carried a gun on him forever having been in the jewelry business and having been robbed and shot years before we’d met.
        But this crap like what happened to you at your home and to so many other innocent folks across this nation is absolutely unbelievable— what day and time is this that we are living?! What of the children in these homes and vehicles — what do these idiots think about kids— obviously they don’t care and in turn don’t care about themselves— they care only for evil and chaos

      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow that’s crazy I imagine your husband has a story to tell too. What bugs me about this the most is how some Christians I’ve seen have really grieved me when they say rioting is ok. I feel so angst to see people doing bad things to innocent people and also the victims being children; that is the most grievous of all. I felt we had a national consensus a few weeks ago that George Flyod’s death was wrong and that we can improve policing but then it went on an extreme turn.

      • He was sadly an excuse

      • SLIMJIM says:

        I do pray for you whenever I hear more news about Georgia…

      • My husband and son are both hunters and have license to carry— my husband has carried a gun on him forever having been in the jewelry business and having been robbed and shot years before we’d met.
        But this crap like what happened to you at your home and to so many other innocent folks across this nation is absolutely unbelievable— what day and time is this that we are living?! What if the children in these homes or vehicle are hurt—

      • SLIMJIM says:

        Agreed; I am glad your husband and son are armed for protection, and have years of experience. I’m worried about new gun owners too for not being trained with weapons. I think it takes incredible discipline to do everything legally when faced with those who are care less about life and property. It is a big responsibility that should not be taken lightly for everyone’s sake, even those who are out rioting.

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