Registered On: January 12, 2014
I know a couple of people who, although I’m sure they’re NOT racist still have a problem with BLM, saying it should be “all lives matter”. I usually answer with this little story: –
Three siblings, Tom, Dick & Harry want to go tho the match. It’s £5 to get in. Tom has £15 so he’s okay, but Dick only has £2 and Harry has nothing.
Their granddad sees their long faces and asks what the problem is. “Right then” he says. “Here’s £5 for you Harry and £3 for Dick. Off you go”.
But Tom kicks off. “Where’s my money? It’s not fair that Dick and Harry get some and I don’t”. “Because you have all you need and more”. Replied granddad. “In fact, if you had been a good brother you’d have given them the money yourself”.
That’s what BLM is. It’s about being a good brother. Admitting you have enough and helping others who are not as fortunate.
A bit simplistic NI, what if Tom had worked hard to earn his fiver but Dick and Harry had done no work at all and had laughed at him, saying “you’re a fool, Grandad will give us the money for the match”?