One Sentence Wednesday: What's wrong with All Lives Matter

All Lives Matter is a little too much like advocating for rich people to get charity: too much concern about who gets help coupled with too little concern about who needs it.

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Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 11, 2015 at 3:45pm

need is the key.

needy are those whose needs are not met.

we ought not include those whose need is fulfilled and whose desire is rampant

in our saying

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 11, 2015 at 3:47pm

need is the key/.

when on e  needs simple recognition in the law, when it is not recognized

even though it is nobly enshrined in Law,

that is a bad thing.

mentally ill also , are people...

Comment by koshersalaami on August 11, 2015 at 3:49pm
Yup
Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 11, 2015 at 3:53pm

and....the lives that are affected are so fragil e  sometimes...anything can harm them not just

shot unarmed. some are unhinged.

some need support.

support is mercurial, it comes and goes.

law is broken and in to the joint go alot.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 11, 2015 at 4:18pm

1.  the trouble w it is that is assumes and in effect demands a series of symmetries, historical, economic, vis-a-vis civil authority, educational opportunity...more...that siply have never existed

2. it also is a transparent hope-against-hope sop, lobbed at people who know better, and so translates, at best,  as condescension

Comment by koshersalaami on August 11, 2015 at 4:20pm
Yup also

I talk a lot about false symmetry
Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 11, 2015 at 4:35pm

the symmetry has always been broken

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 11, 2015 at 4:38pm

the symmetry's never existed   i'll post on this very briefly in the morning   

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 11, 2015 at 4:43pm

in utopia it exists

Comment by koshersalaami on August 11, 2015 at 4:47pm
This isn't utopia

Symmetry never existed

Whichtopia?

Distopia?

Do you get topia in a topiary?

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