The left doesn’t want a twist in their narrative. If they say “Black Lives Matter,” then that’s what they believe their followers should say. Any disruption is unacceptable, and they’ll let you know it.
Marcus Arbery, Ahmaud Arbery’s father, said that “All Lives Matter” after the guilty verdict from the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan Jr., and they were all found to be guilty of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery various degrees with additional charges for all three.
The verdict seems to be valued among Republicans and Democrats with different reactions. Democrats still believe that Kyle Rittenhouse should be in prison for the rest of his life, but the jury decided and found him innocent.
Marcus Arbery said, “All lives matter, not just blacks. We don’t want to see anybody go through this. I don’t want to see no daddy watch their kid get shot down like that. So, it’s all our problem. It’s all our problem.”
He’s 100% correct. Both the Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse trials are our problems. They not only give case law for the legal action citizens can take, but they both outline two very different situations in self-defense and citizen’s arrest. If Arbery had taken the shotgun and killed all of the men in court, he would have been a free man.
Marcus Arbery continued, “So hey, let’s keep fighting, keep doing it, and make this place a better place for all human beings, all human beings. Everybody. Love everybody. All human beings need to be treated equally.”
That’s the message of a true American and a message that every person was hearing it should take to heart. Just not Al Sharpton and Ben Crump.
Both appeared to be disgusted by Marcus Arbery’s words when he uttered the phrase “All Lives Matter.” Being activists themselves, it’s challenging to call Sharpton a pastor. They both have a lot of work to do on their character. It takes character to stand up for someone they disagree with and champion them through their pain, especially when they’ve lost a child and come out on the other side with the same relationship.
Will the left call Marcus Arbery “the Black face of white supremacy” as many have called Larry Elder? That wouldn’t be a good move, and they’re likely going to sweep the whole thing under the rug and focus on the Rittenhouse verdict.
The media has to give just as much attention to a good verdict versus a verdict they don’t agree with or perceive as incorrect. It doesn’t matter what they think. Their shallow-minded political messaging is for one party and one party only. Otherwise, they’re not gaining any following. They’re distancing the relationship between the left and the right and making everyday life harder for all of us.