I am so beyond sick and tired of hearing black lives matter. You should be too at this point. Whenever I see it, it infuriates me to the point of wanting to just scream. Let me tell you why.
First off, it ticks me off because it usually follows a video or story of someone being gunned down, or a story of a child left fatherless, or a mother’s arms made empty. A video making us all eye witnesses to a death, a murder, the end for a human being on this earth. Eye witnesses… Then you see several people interrupt with “there’s two sides to every story” and they are absolutely correct. But let’s think about this for a minute… When an eye witness is brought before a court, they are only asked to give their account of what happened AS THEY WITNESSED IT. Not “what do you think the other side of the story is?” Because they can’t speculate about what they didn’t see. An eye witness is like a golden ticket for a lawyer in a trial, but it’s considered biased when it’s shared by millions on the Internet.
Secondly, I’m sick of seeing black lives matter fill my feed with pictures of ghosts. People no longer going to school, going to work, or having dinner with their families. My heart is aching for the families staring at empty chairs each time they sit down to eat with each other. A constant reminder of a senseless action that took a loved one from this planet. Black lives matter is sickening to see over and over again.
Lastly, I am filled with anger over reading Black lives matter along with an article detailing the failure of our justice system to hold its own accountable. And don’t twist this here, I support the GREAT men and women who wear blue in this country, but I pray they realize they are only hurting their own by protecting the evil hiding in their wings. I stand behind a police officer any day who truly meant that oath to serve and protect, but I will NEVER back a crooked individual on a power trip. It’s not ok to build a brick wall around the entire group because of a few’s evil actions because you’re entire group is the minority and the majority is coming to bring your walls down. Just like Jericho, the walls will come tumbling down. And the excellent WILL then be lumped together with those few. It will be too late then to call them out. It will be too late to stand up and do the right thing. The time is now. Heck, the time was long ago. Stand up to those who tarnish your badge.
So yeah, I’m sick of seeing black lives matter because it should’ve never had to be said in the first place. We should never have let it get this far. And I am sorry. I am sorry to my brothers and sisters in the black and minority communities that I have been silent so long. I have failed you. Because I should have shouted for justice the first time someone was plucked from your life and followed by insulting injustice. We all should have.