Should All Black Lives Matter Everywhere All the Time?
Every time Americans try to research the Sierra Leone mud slide, the death toll just gets higher. So, I guess that I'll have to go ahead and write this article using the current numbers. Then, when the death toll gets even higher still, I can publish another article with the revised numbers. All this is happening while Black Lives Matter is enjoying an influx of publicity in the wake of the Charlottesville race wars. But, what should they do with this resurgence of visibility?
Some of them appear to be going rogue. Chanelle Helm, a self proclaimed Black Lives Matter activist made headlines doing just that. In a now famous article for a Louisville magazine, she published a list of demands for white people. The list earned her this interview with Jeffrey Mark Klein. In that interview, Chanelle Helm proved that their is one strategy for defeating Chanelle Helm. That strategy is to let Chanelle Helm talk as much as possible. She almost beat herself into tears.
All of this is happening in the wake of a Charlottesville race riot that left one of the participants dead. But, about two days after Charlottesville, a mudslide in Sierra Leone killed over 500 people with over 800 missing according to Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh. While Black Lives Matter searches for meaning and purpose. The people of Sierra Leone, many of them black, are searching for a savior. Could this be a perfect match?
What is the overall philosophy of the Black Lives Matter movement? In the "Who We Are" section of their website, they claim to be part of "the global Black family". But, it's still unclear whether they are guided by something greater. The website makes no claim that the organization is governed by religious documents. So, is it inspired by secular philosophers instead? If so, are those secular philosophers falling short? If you think you know the answer, join our Multi Fest Collective Action Group.