Is Black Lives Matter a farce? Sarah Palin says it is. A lone gunman was solely responsible for the tragic mass shooting of Dallas police during a peaceful protest march. He killed five police officers and wounded seven more in the dark hours of Friday morning. By nightfall Palin, whose speech is as easy to follow as a three-legged camel, decided to call #BlackLivesMatter a “farce.”
On her Facebook page she posted:
‘#BlackLivesMatter is a Farce and Hyphenating America Destroys Us.’
‘Self-descriptions that put any race in front of being an American are now used to further divide our nation.’
Even though it is difficult to untangle the shooter’s motive, Palin determined simply that the gunman was evil. Certainly, he had a troubled mind and focused his rage outward on those brave guardians of the public. But one person is not representative of an entire movement. Palin continued:
‘Shame on our culture’s influencers who would stir contention and division that could lead to evil such as that in Dallas. Shame on politicians and pundits giving credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the rule of law in the name of ‘peaceful protests.’
‘It is a farce. #BlackLivesMatter is a farce.’
Individuals intent upon death, violence, and shooting are difficult to stop, but the local, state, and federal governments can make it difficult for them to put their hands on weapons of mass destruction.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 9, 2016
Then, Palin decided the media was at fault and had “complicit hands” covered in blood:
‘…claiming the rioters are ‘peaceful’ as they stomp on our flag, shout ‘death to cops!’ and celebrate violence.’
Palin tries to unravel #BlackLivesMatter, even though she doesn’t appear to understand the movement:
‘”Black Lives Matter? Yes — more than BLM ‘protestors’ can grasp, as evidenced by their self-destructive provocateurism.’
‘Doesn’t it go without saying that Native lives matter, too? And Asian; and Eskimo; and Hispanic; and Indian… and every other race comprised of people who see clearly the agenda at play to weaken America through disunity.’
#BlackLivesMatter has much in common with the Civil Rights Movement, but Palin doesn’t make that connection.
Every negative comment that has been said about #blacklivesmatter was said about the civil rights orgs in the 60s. It's the same playbook.
— No Relation, Esq. (@TheCosby) July 9, 2016
The former half-term governor of Alaska made her comments after a difficult week for all of the country. Police killed two black men within a day, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn. These deaths are more startling, because people are able to stream video as the event occurs. But if people want guns, they should be obligated to watch the consequences of gun violence.
‘Seeing partial footage of this week’s victims’ tragic deaths at the hands of police officers is mind-boggling.’
‘It’s nauseating. Granted, early reports rarely encapsulate all the facts of individual cases, but my heart is with victims’ families as I sympathize with anyone defenseless in these situations.’
Rather than offer solutions, Palin takes out her big dictionary and plucks out a couple of big words. Then, she tries her best to use those words to stir up the public’s fears.
H/T: The Hill.