Progressive-Democrat Mayor (South Bend, IN) and Progressive-Democratic Party Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg used to insist that, in addition to Black Lives Mattering, Blue Lives and All Lives Matter, also.
Not so much, anymore.
What I did not understand at that time was that that phrase just early, into mid-, especially 2015 was coming to be viewed as a sort of counter slogan to Black Lives Matter….
And so this statement that seems anodyne and something no one could be against actually wound up being used to devalue what the Black Lives Matter movement….
What utter, timid nonsense.
The devaluing was only in the fetid imaginations of those demanding the meanings of words be changed to suit their whims and not be kept in their true meanings.
All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter do not in any way devalue the fact that Black Lives Matter or alter the premise of the Black Lives Matter movement that black lives matter. Proclaiming the one in no way devalues the other; the two exist easily side by side without contradiction, without dialectic.
Buttigieg’s meek apology for uttering truisms is just his surrender of our lexicon to a narrow, activist move.
The governments of both Russia and the People’s Republic of China are well-known for their doublespeak and their…alteration…of the meanings of words and phrases to suit their political wishes. Would a President Buttigieg further surrender our lexicon to them and speak using only terms and meanings of which they approve, too?
Is this another example of Progressive-Democrat flexibility to be offered to our enemies?