Let's Talk About 'Black Lives Matter'
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Let's Talk About 'Black Lives Matter'

Violence and destruction is NEVER the answer to a problem.

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Let's Talk About 'Black Lives Matter'

This year has been crazy. There has been a number of different movements started in the past couple of years. There is "Black Lives Matter," "All Lives Matter," and "Blue Lives Matter" just to name some off the top of my head. This is insane! All lives do matter and we shouldn't need a hashtag to tell us that. Again... ALL lives matter. It doesn't matter if you are black or white, but I can't support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Just hear me out before you get mad. As I have already stated, every life matters no matter the race of the individual; however, that's not what this movement is. Whoever started the whole thing might have had really great intentions, but it's not a good thing. People are using this movement as an excuse for violence and destruction. You don't believe me? Let's just take a look at it.

First up there's Ferguson. A police officer shot and killed a man... we all know the story. There were a ton of people at the final hearing just waiting to find out what happened. That's fine. It is their right. It is their right to stand there awaiting an answer and to protest PEACEFULLY, but that's not what happened here. When the court announced that there was a lot of evidence to back the police officer's actions, the crowd went crazy. They started destroying everything. There was a ton of violence. People were fighting. People were throwing objects at police officers. People were breaking into stores and stealing things. People were setting cars and buildings on fire. HOW IS THAT SHOWING PEOPLE YOUR LIFE MATTERS!? All you are doing is destroying things that other people (that have done nothing to you) have worked really hard for! That is destruction not justice!

Next up, Milwaukee. Again, another young man was killed by a police officer after not complying with the officer's orders to put the gun down. What did the Black Lives Matter community do? The became destructive again! More business were burnt down and more private and public property was destroyed for the sake of "equality." They are destructive for the case of being destructive. They aren't helping. The sister of the young man killed was even quoted by CNN saying that she didn't want anyone to bring violence and for the protesters to go elsewhere. I'm still sitting here trying to figure out how exactly this is going to result in violence.

Finally, let's look at Charlotte. Charlotte is the latest stop on the Black Lives Matter riot tour. There are a ton of people there because there was another police shooting. This is insane. They are fighting and causing violence that is, again, supposedly in the name of equality. There have been officers and civilians both wounded. There was a protester shot and is currently in critical condition on life support. This man was not shot by a cop. He was shot by another civilian! The people that are supposed to be showing that their lives matter are out there shooting each other. I still don't see how exactly they are getting their point across with all of this violence.

What is the point of all of this!? People are being paid and bused in to riot and destroy things! That's right... PAID! They were paid in Ferguson, and they are being paid in Charlotte. Majority of people that have been arrested for the violent "protesting" in Charlotte aren't even from the area! They are being paid to go in and cause destruction and ciaos.

The three cities above are not the only examples of places where the Black Lives Matter movement is taking place. They are simply three that are well known. They are great examples of why this movement is insane and should not even be happening. It is sad when someone is killed no matter the race. It doesn't matter if they are a law abiding citizen or a criminal with a mile long rap sheep like many of the ones that have been killed lately. If you dig deep enough, there are plenty examples of black individuals not killed by police and white individuals who are killed by police; however, we don't see that because it wouldn't make a good story.

Someone being killed is sad. It is tragic. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are. The point is, all lives matter and there is no amount of violence or destruction that is going to make a positive difference. We will never be able to make a difference with this movement. There is no goal except to loot and destroy.

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