This guy was there. Not so much anyone else.
Which begs the question…
A man is going viral for questioning where Black Lives Matter activists are during the flooding in Louisiana. Jerry L. Washington, a Baton Rouge native, posted a video to Facebook, asking why activists haven’t done anything to help the majority African-American city. “Where are the Black Lives Matter and the Black Panthers?” Washington says in the video. “Because I ain’t seen one Black Panther boat or one Black Lives Matter boat. All I see is our own people from our own city saving us.” — “All the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, they came out with guns ready to go to war. But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in need of help and we can’t find not one of them,” Washington says. “If y’all out there, where ya at? Where ya boats? Where ya money? Where ya food? Where ya services at? … Black Lives Matter: Obviously we must [not] matter too much, because I ain’t seen y’all yet, when we really need ya.”
Far be it from me to be cynical, but it’s almost as if black lives only matter when there’s a political agenda that can be pushed. Or is that racist to point out?
We’ve seen this narrative a thousand times before. Okay, that’s hyperbole, but you get my point. Seems whenever a black man or looney toon black woman with a death wish (here’s looking at you, Korryn Gaines), gets shot by police officers (even if it’s a totally justified shooting), suddenly Twitter lights up with hashtags. Protesters crawl out of the woodwork. News goes wall to wall coverage spreading the narrative that OH MY GAWD, POLICE BRUTALITY and RACISM!
But only if police are somehow involved. Or if they’re doing their jobs. Sometimes it doesn’t even matter if the cop who did the shooting is black. Read The ‘Racist’ Milwaukee Officer Who Shot Sylville Smith? Yeah, He’s Black…
If, however, black lives are in danger in any other way? Say being aborted in record numbers, or in this case, being flooded by Mother Nature?
Jerry L. Washington is right to call out Black Lives Matter. Because, as we’ve said here before, if the sanctity of black lives really mattered to BLM, they’d be consistent across the board. They would be the first to man the boats and the first to call for aid in Louisiana. They might also be the first to point out how Obama, their first black President, has been golfing while their homes have floated down the stream. Where’s Shaun King? Is he incapable of helping his “brothers” down in Louisiana? Or is there just too much sun shine and he’s worried about burning his lily white skin? He is, after all, whiter than Mary’s little lamb.
Narratives matter more to BLM than actual black lives. Their movement isn’t about defending life at all, it’s about maligning police officers, while trying to paint themselves as helpless little victims to “police brutality.”
When black lives are actually victims? To a flood or abortion? Crickets.
So much for black lives “matter,” eh?
Speaking of narratives, allow us a few more minutes to torpedo their most famous cases of “police brutality.”