Sean P. Pratt

Black Lives Matter

Absolutely, Black Lives Matter. In fact, all lives matter. We are all humans and every single life is precious.

 

However, we cannot realize this ideal until the killings and the brutality end. Therefore, I stand with every single Black and Latino who is victimized by the police and the corrupt judicial system.

 

If you think the riots are unwarranted, you are ignoring the core issue. You need to open your fucking eyes because you are next on the police state’s list. I do not know if rioting is the right approach, but enough is enough. How many more unarmed civilians must die before we agree that we must do something?

 

If you cannot agree to do it for the right reasons (i.e. human beings are being slaughtered unjustly, without trial or evidence), then agree to do it for the selfish reasons (when the “others” are wiped out or subdued into class slavery, you will be next).

 

In the words of Martin Niemöller:

 

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

Think about it.