With the protesting at the University of Missouri, the “black lives matter” signs have shown up again. I agree that black lives matter. But I also think that unborn lives matter, and the lives of Christians persecuted in Islamic nations matter, and the lives of Parisians who were attacked matter, and that the lives of people killed all over the world every day matter. Humans need to agree that all lives matter!
In thinking about all the lives that matter, I was struck by this report at breitbart.com about the media spotlight being redirected from the Mizzou protests to the tragedy in Paris:
Campus activists in America showed their true faces during an international tragedy last night: they are the selfish, spoiled children we always knew they were.
Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters responded to the murder of scores of people in Paris at the hands of Islamic extremists by complaining about losing the spotlight and saying their “struggles” were being “erased.” Their struggles, remember, consist of a poop swastika of unknown provenance and unsubstantiated claims of racially-charged remarks somewhere near Missouri’s campus.
The tragedy in Paris took the lives of over 150 PEOPLE! We don’t know the racial make-up of all the victims, but it is very likely there were some black people among those who died. With Paris being a metropolitan city, the group of victims were undoubtedly racially diverse. Regardless, their lives matter.
Worrying about who is getting the media spotlight is very telling of the maturity level of the University of Missouri protestors. Here’s more from brietbart.com:
Such a reaction is understandable, if grimly hilarious. These kids have been raised by indulgent parents, instructed by professors racked with middle-class white guilt who secretly hate themselves and western culture, and promoted by a sympathetic media which bends over backwards to put them in the best light and paper over their tantrums.
When events like the attack in Paris happen, humankind should unite against terrorists who committed the act. It is not time for comfortable people to whine about losing the limelight.