If I had the kind of influence Ben & Jerry did, I would have said much worse things about the police and blue lives matter.
For example, I disagree that blue lives matter. If you sign up for a dangerous job, expect to die. Police officers get paid to take freedom away from mostly innocent people.
Why is it okay to use force to arrest a person who is being arrested for using force?
If you didn’t know, Ben & Jerry’s is being boycotted by Blue Lives Matter. The reason? Because Ben & Jerry’s opinion about Black Lives Matter matters resonates with their audience.
From now on, I will be fully supporting and buying Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products. Especially the new dairy-free line of products.
I think it’s fair to say Black Lives Matter. Black people are people. Saying Blue Lives Matter is almost always implying the problem isn’t the police or there isn’t a problem. There most certainly is a problem when the country you live in possesses all of the traits of a totalitarian regime. There’s no such thing as a blue life. Black officers fall into the Black Lives Matter category.
I don’t support or condone the manipulation of movements I’m seeing with both BLM movements. Many people are being ignorant about both movements. We wouldn’t have a movement if someone didn’t have a problem. Whether the problem being addressed is actually being solved is another conversation.
But yeah, go buy Ben & Jerry’s. They need support and deserve it.