Why is BlueLivesMatter such a big thing ? Blue lives matter and black lives matter are two weeds from the same root. Now that black lives matter is waning a bit, I start to see another resurgence of people virtue signaling for the thin blue line. I can’t go past every four cars in my neighborhood without seeing a thin blue line bumper sticker. When did this position become associated with the “the right”?
The people who push this nonsense kind of remind me of the neocons in Washington. I support law and order, as a law abiding citizen, but I can’t help but cringe every time some NPC says “durr i back the blue!”
I guess my cognitive dissonance kicks in whenever I see bad publicity with cops. They get sweet pensions, retire early, have incredible leeway in court systems(regardless of duty or not ) and get massive hero parades when one dies during or off duty. I’ve seen people buy random cops meals. So cringey.
I guess all I’m trying to say is, it’s okay to support police at a very HIGH level, but those who are vocal about supporting blue lives as a banner all over their interactions, I cAnt help but view them as traitors who would throw people like us under the bus and spit on our constitutional rights.