“If” All Lives Matter

Co-authored by Rudy TwoMoon and Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe


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All Lives SHOULD Matter but if you believe All Lives actually do Matter ask yourself this; how much did it take to buy you away from reality?

Why is it “All Lives Matter” the most when Blacks and Indigenous try to speak out against injustice? Why didn’t all lives matter just 2 yrs. ago when we were being arrested and gunned down and before the NDAA didn’t include Whites? Why now? What about during the crack epidemic? Aids epidemic? Where were you when Trayvon’s murderer was being celebrated? Where are you when we demanded the release of Leonard Peltier? What about 17 year old Kendrick Johnson who suffocated after being stuffed face down in a wrestling mat at his Valdosta school in 2013. How can all lives matter when they’re just using this phrase to ignore other colors because privilege is being stripped away? How can All Lives Matter when they stand on this land regurgitating freedom for all while calling us primitive or ignorant? All lives don’t matter…..what matters is to speak out louder, above us so we can’t be heard. So go fuck your “All Lives Matter” stance……because if you really believed that, you would allow us to speak for once.

If All Lives Matter there wouldn’t be any need to protest killing unarmed Black and Indigenous men, women, boys and girls. If All Lives Matter, people would never have been enslaved, oppressed, sexualized, brutalized, or discriminated against for their ethnic origin, disability, mental illness, homeless, sexual orientation, financial stability or any and all real or imagined indiscretions. They would not have been abused, harassed, made war upon and killed.

If All Lives Matter why was there a Biological Warfare of Blankets for Eruption of the Smallpox Epidemic: One of the most infamous and well documented North American Indian population from an estimated 12 million in the year 1500 to barely 237,000 in the year 1900 represents a “vast genocide” . . . , the most sustained on record. Indigenous had undergone the “worst human holocaust the world had ever witnessed, roaring across two continents non-stop for four centuries and consuming the lives of countless tens of millions of people… Col. Jeffrey Amherst to Col. Henry Bouquet “You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians by means of smallpox blankets, as well as to try every other method that can serve to extirpate this execrable race. I should be very glad your scheme for hunting them down by dogs could take effect.”

NO… All Lives Do Not Matter, because if they did 23,000 plus, 1st Nation Peoples wouldn’t have been murdered in Massacres between 1325 and 1911.

If All Lives Mattered nearly 500,000 military personnel between 1861 and 1865 would not have died in the U.S. Civil War nor approximately 210,000 US civilians have died violent deaths as a result of wars caused by elected political deviants.

If All Live Matter why was the 1930’s Tuskegee syphilis experiments performed so scientists could study poor Blacks in Alabama by intentionally infecting them with venereal disease? Or how come the Rockefeller Foundation paid Johns Hopkins Hospital to experiment with STD’s on the inmates, prostitutes and poor of Guatemala from 1945 to 1956?

If All Lives Matter why do so many people want convicts to rot in jail, why do they support the death penalty?

If All Lives Matter why is there so much Gay bashing and assaults on members of the LGBT community? Why are there hate crimes perpetrated on just the *perceived* notion of sexual orientation and gender identity?

If All Lives Matter why take away Food Stamps and Health Care from children? If All Lives Matter there would be no sickly children dressed in torn clothing begging for food on street corners.

If All Lives Matter why are low income elderly kept locked away in substandard senior care facilities with uncaring, abusive and corrupt staff?

If all Lives Matter why is there so much sex trafficking and sexual exploitation? There are approximately 800,000 people trafficked across international borders annually and, of these, 80% are female and 50% of them are minors.

If all Lives Matter why are college and university administrators so eager to keep campus rape and sexual assault numbers artificially low and seldom report the crime to authorities? Why are the victims’ being threatened with expulsion for speaking out?

If all Lives Matter there would be no men standing over trashcan’s warming their hands over fires and sleeping in cardboard boxes.

If all Lives Matter why are so many women hiding in dark dirty trash filled alley’s protecting shopping carts filled with their worldly belongings?

If All Lives Matter there would be no mentally ill locked away and forgotten in unsanitary asylums?

If All Lives Matter how come families are denied affordable housing and forced to live in squalid rodent infested ghettos?

If All Lives Matter why are town officials allowing their water systems to be poisoned?

If All Lives Matter why are there Weapons of Mass Destruction designed to blow up entire cities?

If All Lives Matter why are 1.4 million U.S. Veterans homeless? And If All Lives Matter why are 22 War Veterans committing suicide every day due to lack of mental health care?

If All Lives Matter 48% of Sierra Leones children between the ages of 5 to 14 wouldn’t be subjected to child labor nor would Chinese children work under extremely hazardous conditions 12 hours a day, 7 days per week.

I could go on and on pointing out how Lives Don’t Matter, because IF ALL LIVES MATTERED, I wouldn’t have anything to dispute, bitch or write about.

Enlightened people are allowing this planet and its people’s to be killed with neglect of action. Groups are plotting and committing acts of violence while mediating and “just” thinking good thoughts. Defense isn’t violence, but the schools, media, religion, laws (all corporate owned mind you) new age movement and police want you to believe it is. You have the right to question, know and act against violence! Do you realize land rape is violence? Animal abuse is rape, is this not a violent act? Oil spills, poisoning of food water and natural resources not violence? Yoga mats are made from violence. Our technology is made from violence. Our foods are especially made from violence and rape. It can’t be thought or prayed away. We have to make deliberate changes in our lives. Government will never change it for us, especially when government is violence in all its symbolism and imagery.

This is the exact same bullshit we keep forcing on victims. A lot of people have and do benefit from *White Privilege*, but way too many others don’t. People are getting fucked over, the world over by men sitting at tables, figuring out another way to keep colors from communicating with each other.

Some people’s comfortable livelihood absolutely relies on others pain through homelessness, starvation, anger, death, war, poison, incarceration, destruction, drug addiction and depravity.

For those of you, who feel “All Lives Matter” or as White Republican Sen. Rand Paul wants, “Innocent Lives Matter”; please ask yourself who these lives matter to; certainly not the *Powers That Be* because the government is the bulletproof glass protecting corporations simply because we the public are a commodity to be banked on, traded and discarded when no longer of use.

Russell Means

PS from Rudy and Lady2Soothe: I’m sorry to those I sometimes offend, and I’m also not sorry for speaking out the truths as I see them. Sometimes we have to be offended because it contradicts the world as we’ve been brought up to see. And sometimes I make a statement that doesn’t include you whatsoever. I’m just doing my best to unlearn illusions and break habits that are contradictory to life for this entire planet. My belief is; we all have the right to know what the choices are, how these choices are forced on us and who’s behind the illusion of these choices and forced circumstances. Again, if you feel these posts don’t pertain to you, realize they may to someone else. Again, I apologize if I have offended you. My offenses are because I do care about you and the world around you.

Comprehending the depth of bigotry and degradation Black’s and Indigenous peoples suffer daily ain’t calling for killing. Not all lives do matter, nor am I worried about sounding impoliticly correct. There are child rapists who deserve to die. There are those who wage war on all of us. There are those who continue ownership of slavery. Some lives don’t matter anymore. Fuck them.

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