Any hope of change or ‘unity’ you were looking for, now, is completely lost. You blew it.
By Andrew West
Yes, hate. The same word that is your never-ending rallying cry against every injustice, true or merely perceived, that you and your family and your loved ones have ever faced.
It’s the same hate from the 1960’s, where segregation was enforced with dogs and fire hoses. It’s the same hate from a century prior that created the Trail of Tears and the reservation system. And it’s the same hate that kept your ancestors on the plantation, in shackles, and treated as less than human.
That’s the hate that you chose to display yesterday in Dallas when you cowardly ambushed police officers who were protecting your very right to protest. These officers, whose chosen careers are not easy by any stretch of the imagination, who already live in fear that their next dispatch call may be their last, spent their shift putting their lives on the line for your Black Lives Matter movement.
And what do you do to repay them? You took that ancient, terrible hate and you wrapped it in a thin veneer of “social justice”, and then you used it to murder those who are at that very moment protecting your right to express the need for change.
Do not mistake my words; there is a need for change. Something is amiss within some law enforcement communities. There is, and always will be, room for improvement.
But your Black Lives Matter movement is over. You had your chance and you blew it. You threw it away. You chose hate and murder, and for that, you can no longer claim to seek justice.