Struggling to understand
Last spring and summer after Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other Black people were murdered by police, protestors coined the slogan “Black Live Matter.” Which makes sense because in our pluralistic, egalitarian society all lives should matter equally. To counter this the president and his followers reminded us all that “Blue (Police) Lives Matter.” This also makes sense because the “thin blue line of the police” puts their lives at risk everyday to protect our lives and liberties. What I have a hard time understanding is the image I saw of insurrectionists wearing MAGA hats on January 6, 2021, in the Capitol building beating a police officer with an American flag while chanting “USA.” Do Blue Lives not matter to this crowd?
Patrick Kofalt Winchester