There are many ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) supporters who believe the term ‘All Lives Matter’ (ALM) is a distraction, and inherently racist. This cartoon is one example of the logic used to support their contention. Let’s examine its logic.
To begin, the figurine with the hose represents ALM, while the other figurine represents BLM. First, throughout this cartoon’s analogy, the figurine with the hose, who represents ALM, is made to be insensitive, cold, and heartless; while the figurine representing BLM is made to look sensitive, rational, and big-hearted. BLM supporters respond with a resounding, “THAT’S RIGHT! IT’S TRUE! However, what’s very interesting is that the cartoonist does not use logic to make these distinctions between ALM and BLM …he/she uses emotions! The use of emotions to create victims and oppressors through pejoratives has very often been the typical liberal strategy—a.k.a victimology! Although the cartoon does not expressly use pejoratives, it accomplishes the same victim/oppressor objective through its narration!
Let’s look at a few problems.
1.Square 2. The statement, “We should care exactly equally at all times about all things”, is false…on many levels. And what’s more, people who declare “All Lives Matter” don’t even believe this! Therefore, this is called a straw man argument: Building a position and then arguing against that position, not held by your opponent. In reality, the square 2 statement is actually a description of liberalism’s perversion of the word equality (See 6/20/16 tidbit), and is more applicable to BLM. The statement reflects Marxism, to which BLM possesses many connections.
2.The cartoonist allows for only the person who believes ALM to possess a hose. If the BLM figure also possessed a hose, it would resolve everything. However, if it is true that only the ALM people possess the means to put out the house fire, it must also follow that ALM people have control over the means to help Black Lives, who are represented by the burning house! Is the cartoonist then intimating that ALM people control whether Black Lives receive help? If true, who says so? The assumption necessary to support this thinking is not only terrible, but false! The assumption is that White people are oppressing Blacks, and only Whites can stop it! If this is BLM’s thinking, and in my opinion it is, then this is why the ALM figure ONLY has a hose! This would explain why BLM believes the general term “All Lives Matter” is racist! Yet, the term ‘All Lives Matter’ is not restricted to “White people”, nor does it mean “White people”!! Which is why it contains the words “ALL LIVES”! Yet, in reality, BLM does in fact secretly connect “ALL” to White people! This is yet another reason why BLM, the movement, is a racist organization!!*
Contrary to this cartoon…and BLM, Whites don’t control Black help or Black Lives! Blacks don’t need Whites to succeed! Said another way, Whites don’t determine Black success! Success is individual, not corporate! Therefore, Blacks cannot...and will never…succeed as a group!! I repeat, all success is individual!! Please listen…this is not only a BLM deception, but a liberal deception!!
3.The BLM figure is made to seem like he cares for the burning house, which represents Black lives. Yet, if BLM really cared about Black Lives, the cartoon would have hundreds of thousands of burning homes all over the place, because hundreds of thousands of Black lives are lost to: HIV, homicides, diabetes, accidents, cancer, heart disease, and abortion(See July 25, 2016 tidbit)!! But, if the cartoonist had depicted this irrefutable, undeniable truth, everything would reverse! The cartoon would now depict BLM ignoring hundreds of thousands of burning homes, to focus only on those homes of its choice, i.e. the deaths of Blacks at the hands of police! Does BLM focus only on Blacks shot by police? You answer that one!!!
Had the cartoonist in fact used the real truth…the actual truth…the literal truth, he would instead depict BLM as insensitive, cold, and heartless for ignoring hundreds of thousands of burning homes to coerce ALM, who is now the sensitive, rational, and big-hearted one, into focusing all its efforts only on a single burning home!
In conclusion, God created mankind in His image, not just Black people; not just White people—but all people(Gen1:28, Jms3:9)!! Therefore, it must logically follow that ‘Black Lives Matter’ only because ‘All Lives Matter’—not vice versa!** In other words, like a child cannot exist without his/her parent, so ‘Black Lives Matter’ cannot exist without ‘All Lives Matter’! Therefore, human lives matter, not because of their race, creed, color, religion, slave or free--but because of the image and likeness of God! Martin Luther King did not appeal to “Black rights” as the source for the Civil Rights movement---but to human rights! Because Black people are humans, all humans have the same rights under God! For this reason alone, the Civil Rights movement was moral! Therefore, as God-given human rights were the origin for the 60’s black Civil rights movement, so the God-given inherent value in ‘All’ lives, must be the origin for the value in ‘Black’ lives!!
* And this does not even include BLM’s other agenda---homosexuality. Alicia Garza, one of the founders of BLM writes, “Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.”
**In reality, only the deception of racism, can pit the truths of ‘All Lives Matter’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ against one another!!
Self-trust is the first secret of success – Ralph Waldo Emerson