Black Lives Matter (BLM), but for what purpose?
It seems that they matter in the same way that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, believed. At least that is the effect according to Revolver News, the New York Times and FBI statistics:
On Monday, the FBI released its official tally for homicides in the U.S. for the year 2020. The numbers confirm what was obvious even before last year ended: 2020 was the worst explosion of murder in American history, and it wasn’t close.
“The United States in 2020 experienced the biggest rise in murder since the start of national record-keeping in 1960, according to data gathered by the F.B.I. for its annual report on crime.
The Uniform Crime Report will stand as the official word on an unusually grim year, detailing a rise in murder of around 29 percent. The previous largest one-year change was a 12.7 percent increase in 1968. [NYT]”
The BLM movement will some day be viewed similarly to Margaret Sanger’s legacy. Until then, lives are lost, cities are destroyed and the safety of the most vulnerable is compromised.