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Terry Crews And A “Hill To Die On.”

Terry Crews is an American actor who is taking heat over comments he has made concerning the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

In a series of tweets over many weeks, this Crews said this on July 4, 2020.

That has resulted in Crews being called “house n*****,” “Uncle Tom,” and a host of other names.

A hill to die on indeed.

Crews appeared on CNN (see above video) and spoke with Don Lemon and made reasonable points which resulted in Lemon trying to make varying arguments that were inconsistent.

Crews talks about the deaths of 9 black children in cities due to black on black violence and the fact that BLM does not address those deaths.

Lemon responds by saying that BLM was started to protest the treatment of blacks by the police and that there were other groups working on the “prevalent gun culture in America.”

Mr. Lemon responded, “The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was talking about police brutality. If you want a Black Lives Matter movement that talks about gun violence in communities, including Black communities, then start that movement with that name.

“But that’s not what Black Lives Matter is about,” he continued. “It’s not an all-encompassing. … The Black Lives Matter movement is about police brutality and injustice in that manner, not about what is happening in Black neighborhoods. There are people who are working on that issue. And if you want to start that issue, why don’t you start it?”

“I’m not saying it’s not important that those kids died, but it’s a different movement,” he added.

Clearly, Lemon thinks that BLM is laser focused on the issue of police treatment of blacks.

Later, after Crews basically destroys that argument, Lemon asks “how is a movement for black equality bad?”

Notice the shift.

In a span of about 4 minutes Lemon went from the narrow focus of the treatment of blacks by police to “equality.”

(Unless, of course, you are a child killed in a black neighborhood by “black on black” crime. The child’s life doesn’t matter to Lemon then. That’s another issue – another “movement.”)

What is lost on Lemon is that he is clearly saying that because Crews has a different opinion, Crews is not “equal” in Lemon’s eyes. Somehow Crews is a traitor, naive, doesn’t care and just as bad, is dismissive of Crews’ opinion.

We think Crews is right. Dead on, 100% solid right.

We have been saying the same thing for years. There are good cops and there are bad cops. There are good people and bad people irrespective of race, gender or belief system. Crews is right to call on those good people to band together.

Lemon, on the other hand, wants to continue the division in America.

We think his point of view about BLM being only about police violence against blacks or “equality” is belied by the violence and rioting of some protestors.

For example, take a look at this page from Townhall where a reporter chronicled the images of buildings that where damaged and destroyed during rioting and protesting in Minneapolis. This is but one picture of the devastation caused by those who Lemon believes want to focus on police actions and later on “equality.”

image courtesy Townhall Media/Julio Rosas

(more on the page at Townhall.)

Before we buy into Lemon’s explanation of what BLM and protesters were doing, someone is going to have to explain how destroying neighborhood businesses and shops accomplishes the stated goal of “equality” and or a focus on police treatment of blacks.

We don’t believe anyone can do that.

Therefore, while we agree with the idea of police need to do better in some and perhaps many areas of their jobs, Lemon’s dismissal of Crews’ comments that there are good people in all profession, all races and all genders proves Crews point.

Unlike Crews, Lemon and many journalists and organizers are not interested in building up, but only tearing down.

Crews says he is choosing this “hill to die upon.”

Hopefully there will be many more people there with him.



2 Responses to “Terry Crews And A “Hill To Die On.””

  1. Percy says:

    Great message from Terry Crews.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Percy,

      Thanks for the comment.

      Great message from Terry Crews.

      Not just great, but correct.

      A. Afterwit.

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