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Doesn't EVERY Life MATTER?

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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 09:40 AM
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Why are we so determined to separate each other by color? Are we all not equally important regardless of color? Of course we are. I am sure I am not the first person to understand we all bleed red. I get so annoyed by all the rhetoric. I guess this will be moved to the rant forum, but it is really more of an observation. People spend so much time and energy on insignificant matters. I wish we would all just accept each other for who we are, flesh and blood. Forget which life matters more, white, black, green, yellow, red; we SHOULD all have the same rights.




posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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There's generally an intelligence factor involved.

Studies have shown that less intelligent people tend to hold racial or prejudicial views.

References:
~Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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Well if that's not a racist thing to say I don't know what is. How dare You insinuate that white lives matter as much as black lives, sooooo racist.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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How about we take it one step further and bring unborn babies into the discussion....



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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Ofcourse every life matters, but if there is a specific problem, with a certain race being targeted unfairly then they damn well have the right to protest that without compromise



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: baglady333
Why are we so determined to separate each other by color? Are we all not equally important regardless of color? Of course we are.


Yes, of course we are. And of course every life matters, regardless of race -- or any other way we separate and divide ourselves... or perhaps I should say how we let PTB label us and divide us. It's all part of the divide-and-conquer game. And we play the game because... ego. It's sad but true that many people feel better about themselves when they can look down on others. Even to the point of dismissing their life as worthless.


I wish we would all just accept each other for who we are, flesh and blood. Forget which life matters more, white, black, green, yellow, red; we SHOULD all have the same rights.


Of course (again). It's not a "right" if it doesn't equally and fully apply to everyone. If it only applies to some, then it's a "privilege." A man who was trying to stand up for everyone's right to life, who was trying to promote and protect everyone's right to defend and protect their own life, was just trapped and gunned down like a wild animal in cold blood by our government, and while many of us are horrified, some just shrug their shoulders and others were practically gleeful. And of course there's the flip side: the same/similar could be said of the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, and on and on. Forget suicide-by-cop... now we're talking homicide-by-cop.

All Lives Matter. Keep screaming it from the rooftops. You'll never know just how many of us appreciate it. And I thank you now for saying it in this post... and I thank you in advance for saying it in the future.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: Ghost147
There's generally an intelligence factor involved.

Studies have shown that less intelligent people tend to hold racial or prejudicial views.

References:
~Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice


ROFL


Studies have shown that less intelligent people and conservatives

There ... fixed it back for you. RAWR

How could you cite such an obviously prejudicial article?



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Ofcourse every life matters, but if there is a specific problem, with a certain race being targeted unfairly then they damn well have the right to protest that without compromise

Any race that uses violence to protest the way they're treated, using the color of their skin as a contentious banner has to take a step back and wonder if that's all they're being targeted for.

Racist propaganda is sold to people before they even experience any for themselves, causing them to believe that they're now indirectly being assaulted simply for being a certain color.

"Yeah bro, racism exists... I've seen it. Don't even begin to think you have it fair and as easy as them."

These things are said to children before they even have the knowledge and first hand experience to understand racism. They solidify the words "you" and "them" as if they mean two different things. All of "us" are human beings.


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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: baglady333
I wish we would all just accept each other for who we are, flesh and blood. ... we SHOULD all have the same rights.


Nice wish... And I agree with you. But if that were in practice today; if we all just accepted each other for who we are and were all afforded the same rights, there never would have been a "Black Lives Matter" movement in the first place. People shouting "All Lives Matter!" don't seem to understand or remember that since the beginning of this country, based on results, black and brown lives haven't mattered as much as white lives in this society.

I could list a bunch of results that show this to be the case, but people would ignore them or make stupid excuses, while shouting, "All Lives Matter!" Of course, all lives matter! And when our society starts acting in accordance with that, you won't hear another peep about whose lives matter.

Yes, equality is the goal. But until that starts showing up in practice, people are going to be reminding us that Black Lives Matter, TOO!



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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Didn't you get the memo?
Not one of our lives matter....



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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Only rich and privileged lives matter. That's why everyone else has to say their lives matter.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr



Ofcourse every life matters, but if there is a specific problem, with a certain race being targeted unfairly then they damn well have the right to protest that without compromise


How is a certain race being targeted unfairly?



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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I just find it real hard to take this serious. That our nation is interested in equality at all after the facts of what happened to citizens of Flint.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: TheTory


A majority of black people in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.


www.independent.co.uk... ml
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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

I just don't understand how someone can assume it is their race that is the reason they are being treated unfairly, and not something less sinister such as behaviour. Just because the cop is white and the citizen is black does not mean that the race of either has anything to do with the situation. In fact, to assume otherwise is racist.
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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: MOMof3

There are 18 towns and cities just in Pennsylvania that have higher levels of lead in the drinking water than Flint. How come we're not hearing about that in the news?

But I digress.

As has already been stated in this thread, the rich and powerful are the only lives that matter to our Govts.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: MOMof3

There are 18 towns and cities just in Pennsylvania that have higher levels of lead in the drinking water than Flint. How come we're not hearing about that in the news?

...the rich and powerful are the only lives that matter to our Govts.


I agree that the rich and powerful matter to the government.

And on Pennsylvania, I found a fact-check article. Seems the lead in some of the children isn't from the water (a public commodity provided by the government), but from the lead paint in older houses.



The entire basis of the article is comparing Pennsylvania cities to Flint, using different sample sizes, different methods, and different situations.
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“I don’t think it’s appropriate or accurate to try to draw the analogy,” Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy said. “The issue here is a child with an elevated blood level.”
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In Pennsylvania, reports show the main source of high lead levels is older houses with lead paint.


Source



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: baglady333


Seeing as you are at least somewhat new, please allow me to share the finds I have discovered.

Lives matter, if you are the member of a currently victimized (self or otherwise) "race". If not, sorry Charlie, you are SOL.

Making the perfectly rational statement that ALL lives matter...will get you blamed for being either A) Racist B) A frail "white" person who is only saying what you're saying because you obviously do not desire to see *YOUR* world change, or C) Racist.

So, welcome to our new world. A world of political correctness. A world where equality does not exist. Where those who are of caucasian decent are villified for actions that they might have never perpetrated or that they share what can only be thought of as "genetic guilt". Where the caucasian person is guilty of past wrong doings by people whom they only share genetic traits with, not even a blood line that can connect the two dots on a plane. One where even if that caucasian person is related by blood to those of past wrong doings....

Their very own innocence is not valid.




The future will mock us. And those who fought this insipid thought pattern before us, surely are weeping at what they've seen come of what was to be a golden future for their children.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: nullafides
a reply to: baglady333
Lives matter, if you are the member of a currently victimized (self or otherwise) "race".
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So, welcome to our new world. A world of political correctness. A world where equality does not exist. Where those who are of caucasian decent are villified for actions that they might have never perpetrated or that they share what can only be thought of as "genetic guilt". Where the caucasian person is guilty of past wrong doings by people whom they only share genetic traits with, not even a blood line that can connect the two dots on a plane. One where even if that caucasian person is related by blood to those of past wrong doings....


Oh, you poor thing! Do you realize that you just COMPLETELY made white people out to be huge victims? Victims of something you're calling "political correctness" (which is just thoughts and words)? And you did this while shaming the people who are currently victimized (self or otherwise). You're making yourself out to be a giant victim of some ideology that victimizes other people...

What is this movement to make white people out to be the victim of something because they can't stand someone else being victims of the government?

Look, I'm white and I'm not a victim of political correctness, or anything, for that matter. If you're a victim of a thought pattern, I don't feel a lot of sympathy for you. It sounds like you're saying, "They're not victims, I'M a victim! White people are victims!"
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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Hey bub...how's the kids?

Sorry if you don't like what I have to say.



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