The video linked here, by Dan Collins, explains very similarly to how I feel about the Black Lives Matter movement.
In summation of the aforementioned video, there are too many gray areas, questions that remain unanswered, further explanations needed, etc. In my personal research, organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement haven’t provided us with clear purpose or concrete and definitive reasoning as to why we should support their organization as a whole. The arguments I’m referring to are in Dan’s video, so I wont restate them. So, when people call me a “white supremacist” or a “racist” because I don’t necessarily support the organization itself, my first inclination is that its because they don’t have the answers either, and would rather insult me into some kind of admission or submission. To me this is like saying, if you don’t eat McDonald’s burgers, then you hate hamburgers.
Like Dan, I believe Black Lives Matter, and also the subsequent higher law that ALL lives matter… but I have discovered that this particular organization is not well organized, nor does it have clear intentions, on multiple levels. Therefore, in good conscience, I cannot support it.
To my readers, and to be abundantly clear… I’m not trying to stir up an argument or debate. This is just a different perspective, that hopefully opens your heart to why there’s opposition or non-acceptance of this particular organization. I encourage you to consider that not every movement or organization is ready for national presentation or promotion, including far-right organizations like Qanon, and the like.
To those, who have drummed up their unfounded and hateful opinion of my synchronous believers, please consider that the majority of us have vetted and researched the things we stand behind or oppose. Unbiased & biased resources, personal experience, knowledge and understanding of actual history, and logic were used to make these decisions, NOT a hatred for the Black community, as some so easily accuse. Contrary to the media’s depiction of my affiliated political party, I make my stand because I truly care about my fellow Americans, not because I’m a “racist”, “non-conformist”, “radical conservative”, or presumptively “blind” to the dysfunction in this country.
I pray we can heal from these pains as a Nation, more unified, more understanding, more accountable, more refined, and ultimately fortify the threads that make us similar.
The “how” we do this still requires more action, but it starts with discussion.
Love to you, wherever you are.