this is quite an impromptu post, and I don't believe that it tells the whole story, or even everything that I think and feel because I wrote it in less than ten minutes.
This post is in response to Adi's post The "Black Lives Matter Movement" Will Fall.
Let me start by saying: No! It will not fall! I do not believe it will fall! And I certainly do not hope it will.
The Black Lives Matter Movement is a movement I completely believe in and support.
I cannot in any way understand how people can see the Black Lives Matter movement as something that says black lives matter more than other lives. That's never what anyone said or what anyone thinks. Just like how feminists believe that women and men are equal, the Black Lives Matter movement want black people to be equal to white people. Which frankly, they are not. All lives do fucking matter, yes, no one has claimed otherwise, but the black lives apparently don't because look how they are treated!!
America has gone a long time with pushing down black people, and racism is a serious problem at the core of the country, it's at the very centre of it all. That is the only way that things like these are allowed to happen. How can a man get shot to death for being black? How is it that not everyone can see this and see how fucking wrong it is!
I'm not saying all police men and women are bad. I'm not saying they're all racists, and I'm not saying that they deserve to be hurt or killed. However, the police are abusing the power they have! The police should be held accountable for what they do. The police are there to help people, to protect and serve the community. Police officers cannot continue to behave the way they are, they cannot continue to murder black people and then not be judged for it.
The problem lies within the foundation of the society of America. You don't have to know a person to stand behind the person. I don't personally know anyone that's been killed or hurt by the police in America, but that doesn't mean I can't stand by them and protest with them when it comes to injustice and inequity. I believe that all people are equal, no matter colour, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs or anything else. And that is why this movement is so dear to me. That is why I, at the other side of the world am rooting for the Black Lives Matter movement in America.
I'm sure there is much more to say. I have more to say that I cannot get down in writing now.
Please please, continue the discussion in the comments section. Tell me what you are thinking.
If you don't support the Black Lives Matter movement, how do you justify that?
Anyway, that's all for now.
Take care of each other.