This is from Patriot UpDate.

Black lives only matter when they involve a thug with a lengthy criminal record gets killed by a white police officer.

I find the “Black-Lives-Matter” movement confusing and even a little hard to take. We now have demonstrators showing up at any event where they might garner free publicity carrying signs and wearing t-shirts which read “Black Lives Matter.” The obvious implication of the signs and t-shirts is that black lives don’t matter. Thus the demonstrators are forced to take to the streets to protest this outrage. The problem with the presumption behind the “Black-Lives-Matter” movement is that it seems that black lives do matter to everyone except blacks.

Dr. Ben Carson was asked for his thoughts concerning “Black Lives Matter” as he strolled through the streets of Harlem recently. I suspect his response was not what the audience gathered there wanted to hear. His response is summarized succinctly by the title of this column: “If black lives matter why do blacks treat themselves and each other so badly?” Carson turned the question around on the individual who asked it and gave a pointed lecture on personal responsibility and the destructiveness of government dependence.

I thought Carson’s lecture to that crowd in Harlem was the perfect antidote to those who carry signs and wear t-shirts displaying the message that “Black Lives Matter” but do nothing to demonstrate the fact. Consequently, I would like to ask the leaders of this movement several questions:

  • If black lives matter, why are so many young black men killed every day in America by other young black men? The “Black-Lives-Matter” movement grew out of several instances in which police officers shot and killed young black men in circumstances some black leaders found questionable (e.g. Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri). But the hard truth is that in cities such as Chicago, New York, Detroit, and Baltimore to name just a few, young black men kill more black people in a week than all of the police officers in America kill in a year. Further, whereas the majority of instances in which police officers kill black men can be classified as justifiable homicide, when young black men kill each other the incident typically amounts to murder. Can the BLM demonstrators really claim that black lives matter to black people when black-on-black murder is the leading cause of death for young black men?
  • If black lives matter, why are so many black babies aborted every year? Since 1973 more than 13 million black babies have been aborted. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in America. Black women are five times more likely to have an abortion than white women. Take away abortion and the black community in America would now number more than 52 million people instead of the current 36 million. This incredible loss of human resources represents more than just a self-inflicted wound, it is genocide by choice. It amounts to blacks killing blacks. When black women choose of their own free will to abort 1,876 black babies every day, can the BLM demonstrators continue to pretend that black lives matter to black people?
  • If black lives matter, why do so many black men father children and then abandon them? The overwhelming majority (72 percent) of black children are born to unmarried mothers. Consider what is widely known about young people who grow up without a father: a) 63 percent of youth suicide victims are from fatherless families, b) 90 percent of all homeless children and runaways are from fatherless families, c) 85 percent of children who display behavioral disorders are from fatherless families, and d) 80 percent of rapists with anger problems are from fatherless families. With these facts widely known, how can BLM demonstrators claim that black lives matter to black people?

Other questions concerning crime, dropout rates, and drug use could also be asked, but the point has been sufficiently made. The Black-Lives-Matter movement is misguided and even hypocritical. Those who carry the signs and wear the t-shirts have no credibility because they are aiming their anger at the wrong people. If they are angry because they believe black lives do not matter, they need only look in the mirror to see why this is the case. If BLM demonstrators want to protest, let them carry their signs in front of abortion clinics that kill black babies every day in epidemic numbers. Let them march through inner-city ghettos where young black men from rival gangs shoot each other down with regularity. Let them take their demonstrations to those irresponsible cowards who father babies and then abandon them. Do these things and maybe black live s will begin to matter as much to other blacks as they do to the rest of us.