Skip to comments.Who Decides Who and What Is Essential and Which Lives Matter?
Posted on 06/08/2020 8:21:17 AM PDT by jazusamo
It has been two weeks since my motorcycle crash on I-35, at the speed of 75 mph. I just cannot reiterate my sincere and humble gratitude for the outpouring of prayers.
As you are reading this missive, I am undergoing surgery on my right shoulder socket to repair the fracture. It is a bit of a struggle to sit and prepare the missive, and I am experiencing neck pain. However, Gods grace has enabled me to survive and even get back into my running routine, back to four miles.
Sunday morning as I was running, I reflected on this thought: Who decides what is essential and whose life matters?
First, let us acknowledge that this nation is united in the disgust over the murder of George Floyd by four bad law enforcement officers. Then something changed. Radical leftist organizations such as Black Lives Matter stepped in and made a decision about how much Floyds life mattered.
George Floyd, regardless of prior criminal record, was a human being who deserved dignity. He was compliant and handcuffed, not offering any resistance. But in the past week, violence ensued; and yes, looting is violence.
A retired police captain named David Dorn was shot to death in St. Louis. David Dorn was a black man, responding to a call for assistance to check the security system at a local small business. He arrived to find looters who shot him, and there is video of Officer Dorn bleeding out.
Are we to believe that George Floyds life matters more than that of David Dorn?
Based on the response from the progressive socialist left and its media platforms, we are led to surmise that is the case. Hardly any attention and outrage resulted from Dorns death, as if he were collateral damage, an acceptable loss.
It disturbs me deeply when we have groups, organizations, that cherry-pick whose lives matter based upon the litmus test of their ideological agenda. I am indeed angered by the murder of George Floyd. I am equally angered by the murder of David Dorn. I am consistently angered by the amount of black-on-black murder that occurs regularly in our urban population centers.
And I am angered by the fact over 20,000,000 pre-born black babies have been murdered in the womb since 1973, many at the hands of an organization founded by a white supremacist and racist, Margaret Sanger. That organization is Planned Parenthood. And I have yet to hear of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesting an organization founded by a racist with over 70 percent of their clinics in black neighborhoods.
So, which Black lives matter? And when?
We have been through this COVID-19 response fiasco, where elected officials took it upon themselves to decide who and what is essential. In doing so, they made the decision as to whose lives mattered, and whose livelihoods mattered.
The result has been many being forced into destitution, some even committing suicide, as they watched their businesses forced into failure. In the aftermath of the George Floyd murder, innocent small business owners have had their businesses destroyed. And the response to their pleas was that they have insurance; or, it is just property.
The issue here is that the mob is deciding, based upon their agenda, whose life matters. The mob has taken it upon themselves to once again enact situational ethics to advance their goals and agenda. Why should we Defund the Police over the actions of four police in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
All I am seeking is consistency. If Black Lives Matter, then they matter all the time, in every instance. And truthfully, All Lives Matter! Several Black teenagers brutally stabbed to death 18-year old Barnard College student Tessa Majors, a young white female, in New York City. Her life matters. Yet there were no marches, riots, violence, looting. Was it a hate crime, racism? That is of no consequence -- she was targeted and killed.
Now we are supposed to have all these discussions about systemic racism in America. How about we discuss holding individuals responsible for their actions and improving conditions in our urban population centers?
Let us stop going backwards and talking about slavery. There is not a single person alive today that was a slave or owned slaves. It is imperative that we resist the fueling of irrational emotionalism and media instigation. I want consistency and reject the politicized rage that serves a particular ideological agenda.
There are bad people in any and every career pursuit in America. We must end the collective demonization of any one group, including law enforcement officers. But the most vital issue in America right now is to stop enabling elected officials and the rule of the mob to determine who and what is essential -- and whose lives matter.
Requiem en Pace Officer David Dorn.
The same people who decided a 16 year old grocery bagger was essential and an entire dental office was not.
No leftwad should have a voice in anything, ever. We must work to bring that about. It can be done.
Not a unborn baby.
“I want consistency and reject the politicized rage that serves a particular ideological agenda.”
How about the politicized rage that serves truth, justice, and the American way? Anybody remember that?
Allen West is a good man and wrote a reasoned, compelling article. America was founded on government serving and answering to its citizens, which is a hallmark of what equality is. In return, we citizens should act responsibly, work to support ourselves and treat others as well as we wish to be treated. None of us is perfect so we agree laws, cops and jails exist to chastise those misbehave.
The memory of those had better become freshened or we have had it. We've let a lot of the wrong things go by and accommodated to them for far too long.
Amen, well said!
I couldn’t agree more, Bump!
Your overlords and betters decide. Now kneel!
Who decides what is essential and whose life matters?
The communists do, silly.
And that Mrs. JimRed's hip replacement scheduled for March must be postponed, leaving her the option to suffer the ongoing pain or to take painkillers she prefers to avoid.
YLDM!! Your Lives do not Matter! OBTLM, Only Black Thugs' Lives Matter!
“First, let us acknowledge that this nation is united in the disgust over the murder of George Floyd by four bad law enforcement officers.”
I have great respect for Allen West, but I am not the least bit united with this rush to video-tape judgement.
Does the video show Floyd making the same claims about breathing difficulties as the officers are trying to get him into the vehicle?
Does the video show Floyd, already cuffed, ejecting three officers from the car to the pavement?
Does the video show what Floyd would have done if released from restraint?
Does it show the effect of the drugs in Floyd’s system, which appear to be the cause of his death?
No, I am far from united with this vigilante justice, with respects to Allen West. These officers deserve due process, and they’re not going to get it from America’s TV audience.
There isn’t even a race angle to this thing, and it’s being milked on all four to bring down America’s government and its protection of the freedoms everyone claims are so important to them.
*** Are we to believe that George Floyds life matters more than that of David Dorn? ***
Of course not, but the protesters have the pretext they need and the riots have predictably used the protests as cover, as have the ‘hard Left’ facilitators-of-violence, ANTIFA. All three groups are fully committed.
Progressives believe they should make those decisions, and they are neither intellectually nor morally qualified to do so.
Indeed Col. West does get it...he has joined with others who get it, are trying to make others see what is happening are Mr. Shelby Steel and Mr. Bob Woodson. Politicians from Hillary, Pelosi, Biden, Schumer et al, who are pimps for race and poverty...it suits their agenda...money & power.
When I grew up, I was taught by the nuns that ‘all lives matter’, that all lives are important and their immortal souls are too. Imagine how shocked I am now to hear that the nuns were actually racists!
The autopsy results I read indicated it was not *murder*. His death was due to complications of his seriously compromised health and drug addiction.
Property damage, assault, harm, death ... these are in fact the REAL evils here.
Death to tyranny in all its forms.
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