Stevie Wonder may be blind but even he can see how hypocritical the Black Lives Matter movement is. With words they definitely didn’t want to hear, the music legend scolded blacks for killing each other while pretending that they actually care about black lives. I know if a white person ever brings up black-on-black violence they are branded a racist, but Stevie Wonder can probably get away with it.
Making these words even more shocking, Wonder was speaking about the Hispanic police officer who was acquitted on manslaughter charges in the shooting death of armed black man Philando Castile. At the “Conference on Peace” in Minneapolis Fox 9 reports Wonder laid into black people for killing each other.
“It is in your hands to stop all the killing and all the shooting wherever it might be. Because you cannot say Black Lives Matter and then kill yourselves. Because you know, we’ve mattered long before it was said. But the way we show all the various of people color matter is by loving each other and doing something about it – not just talking about it,” said Wonder.
The news reports that this speech took place at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and that there were over 100 people in attendance. When Wonder finished those words, there was a smattering of applause at best. I can only imagine that black people don’t like to be told they are responsible for their own actions or much of the misery in the black community.
The lack of a roaring response was probably due to the fact that what Wonder said was what people on the conservative side of things have observed about Black Lives Matter from day one: it’s hard to buy into the BLM message when around 10,000 black people are murdered each year by other black people. For some reason saying “Black Lives Matter” when they don’t even appear to matter to other blacks seems a little insincere. That this message goes out in response to police officers doing their job makes it come across as an even bigger pile of bullshit.
An interesting or perhaps funny side note is that this Conference on Peace was supposed to be a meeting to solve the violence problem in the black community and this is what they came up with:
Part of the solution, they said, centers around finding alternatives to street warfare for young people trapped in the cycle of poverty.
So the plan is to find fun activities for young black people to keep their minds off of shooting each other in the street? Like if they could get them interested in woodworking or maybe the glee club the body count is going to go down? I hate to shit all over people’s ideas, but I think they need to keep looking for a better solution.
Meanwhile, I suspect Black Lives Matter activists are working overtime, trying to find a way to call Stevie Wonder a racist. It will be difficult, but it can be done with the right amount of liberal logic and progressive spin. He did say a thing that white people say and get tagged as racist, so they just have to close the race gap and they will have it.