There, I've said it. Black lives do not matter to the right. They never have. They never will be. US history has a long and bloodied list of dark, turbulent and uneasy relationship with those not of the Pilgrim Shade of Beige.
The Black experience in the US isn't the welcoming warm and fuzzy shining City on a hill. In fact the experience of the Black American wasn't a shining light of freedom but the racism in forms of Burning Crosses, dehumanisation and of course the apologists and excuse peddlers for these disparities are the very same people who today are all too quick to judge. Their judgements are based on the old Prejudices that in times past were accepted as societal norms.
Make America Great Again........When asked the question......When was America Great.....Republicans have their idea of when that might have been.
In the Aftermath of the RNC Convention and the language used by many speakers during their rallying cries to coalesce around the White Nationalist Message of the entirety of the Convention. Looking at the Convention hall and seeing a crowd of White faces cheering on speaker after speaker who were quick to blame others for State of the Country.
As I wrote yesterday.......
The ransacking took place on stage at the podium. A ransacking of the truth and a message that would be truly terrifying were it true. A message that clearly defined what is to come over the next three months. There is no doubt that Trump's speech was a rallying cry to the White Blue Collar Male, his whole campaign has been based on the Angry White male voter. His speech was both Sickening and Frightening in equal measure.
For the Right their continued assault on Minority Communities all over the US has been steady, steadfast in its own ignorance and lack of Substantive evidence. They have been steadfast in their blame being towards one social group. After the RNC's shameful display in Cleveland it is clear that the party have completely given up on the idea of securing any kind of percentage in any of the Minorities throughout the US.
The Trump takeover of the GOP is complete. The Politics of the US have been changed forever. A Political crack that will be present for decades to come and will cause further friction in both the near future and the not too distant future, a future that for many will see little in the way of advancement of life's achievable goals.
There is no room at the table for those who have a finger of blame pointed at them for Societal Woes and Societal Wrongs. The reasons behind those serious difficulties are continually ignored by the very same people who for days in Cleveland opted not to reach out to those on the Opposing side, those who protest Police Shootings.
What has been completely ignored by those whose support for 'Blue Lives Mattering too' is complete are the very same people who have themselves put the lives of Police Forces all over the US.
The people who have taken on the Mantle of Protecting Law Enforcement from the violent tendencies that steal the narrative from the victims of Police Shootings. Dallas, Baton Rouge held up as examples of the Violent Nature of an entire movement...as the right want you to believe.
Like the soldiers that fight the wars of the right, the Police are now the new target for the Parasitic nature of those on the right who latch onto those who have to defend Public safety. They defend a Public that has been failed. Failed for Centuries, not just the last Seven Years.
Failed by a system that sees the Police having to Police areas that have been blocked out by those who wilfully ignore their own part in creating this mass poverty, Impoverished Minority Areas that have never been a pressing matter for the Right.
If there are those out there who believe in their Hearts that Blue Lives Matter.......then that Heart should save enough room to admit that Black Lives and Minority Lives have never mattered to the right. To protect those who protect others.......The time has come to address and plan and change those lives on the fringes. In doing that you not only protect the lives of those in law enforcement and create a safer society.
You also raise up those who have been forgotten by all, You give them a reason to care about their futures because you give them a future.
You do that, then the slogans of Black or Blue or All lives mattering will be consigned to the History Books. Time to show those who need protecting and those who protect..........Humanity Matters.