This blog is written from a Christian, Bible-based, Christ-honoring perspective. All human life matters, not just black life. Every human life, of every race. Not because they’re black or white, or whatever: that elevates one race above another in importance. And not IF, but SINCE...once born, every person is destined to live forever as either SAVED or LOST, either in HEAVEN or in HELL.
Black lives matter is the favorite mantra of those who complain about police brutality—which is real, if only in isolated instances, and should be nearly non-existent since policemen are trained to use only the force needed to induce compliance. However, when a person stopped by officers runs, he guarantees a chase. If arrested, and fights the officer, he invites a struggle, and that engenders violent confrontations between mortals equally concerned with dominance and survival. And...should drugs or alcohol be involved, the risk becomes exponential for both. And if, in the situation, the officer uses force recklessly or exceeds the force required, he becomes the judge of the person. That makes him accountable to the law. With these rules practiced, incidents of abuse by policemen would be fewer, though still recorded by the ubiquitous cameras present in daily life.
Since all human life matters, it’s incumbent on people of every race to assume responsibility for their own lives. That will have several positive impacts. First, responsibility for begetting new human life will be limited to the marriage relationship, where both fathers and mothers model behavior expected of the child. That will vastly reduce the production of children by serial fornicators, who leave pregnant women to claim welfare for their unborn while they seek cohabitation with new partners.
Second, it will encourage all races to pay the price of getting solid educations in chosen fields. That equips them to claim well-paying business and tech positions. That will reduce black men especially from relying on sports for a livelihood. While professional sports makes a few of them incredibly wealthy, education in chosen fields will bring significantly-compensated careers for many.
Third, maturing in a family with a responsible male leading will provide security and stability for children. When a man leads his family in serving God, disciplines them according to God’s will and punishes them when discipline fails, it reduces to near-extinction the dependence on drugs, alcohol or fornication males of every race will otherwise use to fortify their self-esteem. In learning to serve others the need to satisfy self decreases. Jesus personified service to others, even to degrading himself as a condemned criminal to offer forgiveness of human sin.
Fourth, self-earned incomes will increase the spread of every race into integrated neighborhoods. That essential to peaceful race relations will hasten community efforts to resolve conflicts, and expect armed policemen and national guardsmen only in catastrophes. It will certainly reduce rioting and looting in neighborhoods that profit only a few hooligans while it costs responsible people their hard-earned livelihoods.
I invite comments from those who feel I’ve fairly represented the issues involved. I also invite debate with anyone disagreeing with my perspectives. I ask only to conduct the debate in objective good-will and with the understanding that God’s truth in the Bible is the final authority on all issues.