Black Lives Matter? Only Sometimes, by Anthony Dillon.
If you take the word of blacktivists bent on blaming any and all ills on white oppression and the ever-handy ‘institutional racism’, no member of an Indigenous community has a chance to get ahead. That stock standard response pointedly ignores the home-bred ills the BLM mob refuse to see.
We’ve all heard of the US movement ‘Black Lives Matter.’ But do all black lives really matter to the BLM crowd? I don’t think so, and I will explain why shortly. Preventable deaths of Aboriginal people involving non-Aboriginal people through homicide or neglect is an emotionally charged topic which has to be discussed. In writing this article, there are several high profile cases I could mention, but won’t, as that would only attract slanderous attacks. And those opponents are members of the victim brigade and the Australian incarnation of the BLM mob.
The Australian chapter of the BLM movement is very similar to the American chapter: it seems the only time black lives matter is when the white man can be implicated in their death or injury. Is that not a racist attitude?
Aboriginal deaths in custody is the classic example. When an Aboriginal person dies in jail, protesters go into a frenzy. Of course it’s convenient for them to forget that Aboriginal people in custody are less likely to die than non-Aboriginal people in custody.
More generally when an Aboriginal person dies and a non-Aboriginal person can be implicated, either through negligence or mishandling, there are shouts of racism. For some deaths, I don’t doubt that there may be an element of racism, but to automatically assume that racism is the motivation is, once again, a racist attitude.
The other similarity between us and America is that there is little interest when blacks die at the hands of other blacks. The BLM movement in Australia is just another opportunity for the victim brigade to shout racism — and a perfect distraction for avoiding problems like violence, child abuse, homelessness, and suicide in Aboriginal communities.
The PC media:
For the next person who wants to write a ‘news’ story or rant on a blogsite portraying Australia as racist, I hope that their hand trembles — such accusations can be lethal for two reasons.
First, when Aboriginal people are taught that racism is widespread and the cause of their problems, they are more likely to abandon personal accountability and to resist and despise good non-Aboriginal service providers.
Second, as alluded earlier, is it not conceivable that, tired of being labelled as racist, some non-Aboriginal service providers may sometimes be inclined to compromise on the level of care for Aboriginal people they are prepared to provide? Fortunately, most service providers are more caring towards Aboriginal clients than what many are towards themselves. If you need a reminder, watch the video below.
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hat-tip Stephen Neil