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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Jamie1
This is the continuation of stupidity perpetrated by the illogical conclusion that getting an education will help you become a critical thinker.
Who the # apologizes for that?
Grow some balls people.
originally posted by: Jamie1
If you think the apology for saying "all lives matter" by Kathleen McCartney, President of Smith College, was an anomaly of some sort, the Chief of Police at Cornell not only apologized for saying "All lives matter," she declared that saying "All lives matter" was "disrespectful pushback."
So what could believing that "all lives matter" be pushing back against? Logically, only one thing. Saying that "All lives don't matter," which is exactly what the demonstrators have been demonstrating ever since the night they started burning down businesses in Ferguson.
The lives of the shop owners whose shops were burned down in Ferguson didn't matter. The lives of the 400 or so men and women in Chicago who are about to be murdered in 2015, becoming "mythical" victims of "mythical" crime, don't matter. The lives of the people having lunch that have nothing to do with their grievance, and yet are targeted as if, well, their lives don't matter.
Are they DOING anything to show they think "all lives matter?" Of course not. That's why they're so offended by the phrase because clearly, to them, all lives do NOT matter.
This is 1984 come to life. Thought police. Doublespeak.
"All lives matter" doesn't mean all lives matter. It's a term of disrespect.
It means if you're caught by the thought police, you must pick a side. If you dare to say "All lives matter" get the hell out. You're one of THEM.
originally posted by: DigitalJedi805
Police are mad because 'All lives matter' implies that they shouldn't be shooting people.
Blacks are mad because 'All lives matter' takes the focus off of the black community - but this isn't about race. It's about lives.
Whites are mad because 'All lives matter' detracts focus from the 'White lives matter' agenda.
Let's get back on track here folks - discrediting or defaming someone for stating that - literally, "ALL LIVES MATTER", is a poor display of acceptance on everyone's part. We need to get off of our damn soap boxes and walk together. Cops hand-in-hand with blacks And whites AND latinos AND asians - everyone. Sorry if I missed someone's creed in that
originally posted by: Jamie1
Do these people like Zoner really think that protests like harassing people at lunch demonstrate in any way they think all lives matter? What they demonstrate repeatedly is that no, they do not believe that all lives matter.
originally posted by: Kali74
I don't understand being offended by apologies. The movement is specific, black people are standing up to racist cops (don't pretend there aren't any) and a racist judicial system. If you don't perceive those two things as existing then this movement isn't for you. If you have a problem with keeping things specifically focused on black people, this movement is for you. If you know that those two things exist and you've been a supporter, participant or ally and now you're getting mad at the demand for specific focus... maybe it doesn't matter to you as much as you thought it did and perhaps this movement isn't for you any longer. There are other anti-police violence movements. They want to be the ones to solve the aspect of this problem that has affected them.
Protest and resistance is kind of like art, we're all trying to make it a group project but we all have different visions... we shouldn't be offended by what some people envision just respectfully walk away like you would a friend or colleague. "You want to do it this way and I want to do it that way... I guess we will work separately on it." How hard is that?
I'm illustrating that the movement you're referring to, by being angered by the "all lives matter" statement, and calling it disrespectful and pushback, is demonstrating that they truly don't believe that all lives matter.