In this story American Legion members try to make a nice gesture, but in reality fail.
By his stubborn refusal to remove the BLM banner, the Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts is saying that white lives don’t matter.
What’s the correct response? First, the story:
Excerpt from Daily Caller
A group of war veterans in Massachusetts hung an “All Lives Matter” banner over their town’s American Legion Post because they are tired of the protests over a”Black Lives Matter” banner the mayor refuses to take down.
“We seen what went on with City Hall. We’re not happy about it. We’re not knocking Black Lives Matter. We’re not knocking anybody … We don’t care about your color. We don’t care about where you come from — all lives matter,” post Commander Dave Chamberlain told the Boston Herald.
A banner reading “Black Lives Matter” has hung over the Somerville, Massachusetts city hall since August 2015. Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone refuses to take it down despite disapproval from the president of the Somerville Police Employees Association, Michael McGrath, and other police officers.
“It’s something I felt I had to do. We don’t care about color. We don’t care about nationality. Yes, we’re sick about the police officers being shot (and) we don’t like seeing black kids getting shot by cops … We’re not political. We don’t want to be. We’ve got to make a statement. Everybody matters,” Chamberlain declared.
A number of alternative ideas come to mind that offer a stronger response to the Mayor. One is a recall petition drive. Remove the mayor from office via the means provided by law.
Another is a police strike. BLM advocates the murder of police, so why shouldn’t the police go on strike until the offensive banner is taken down.
A third response would involve destruction of the banner, which would probably be a misdemeanor, not a felony.
Of course, there’s also the lawsuit that would force the city to hang a “White lives matter” banner. I believe the courts have expressed the idea that if government allows one opinion, then it must allow dissenting opinion as well.
I like the last response best. Force the city to hang a “White lives matter” banner.
In looking for a picture of a “White lives matter” banner, there’s appears to be not a single one anywhere in the U.S. Hundred of black lives matter banners exist, but not one that includes whites.
Thus, I’m stuck with this white lives matter t shirt to offer: