I get why “all lives matter” is, if not outright offensive, certainly ignorant. I’m 100% down with this.
I was on a routine mission at the police station to fix a ticket I got for my tags being out of date, and I noticed the cop who checked my plates was wearing a Blue Lives Matter wristband.
Should I be offended by that? I wasn’t sure.
I get that police are a privileged class and, beyond that, an explicitly empowered class as in (pretty much literally) “the man”, with special training and guns and stuff so they aren’t so much at risk in the line of duty. But it’s also their duty. So what right do they have to claim their lives are especially valuable?
But on the other hand, I get that a cop doesn’t like the idea of themselves, or other cops, dying in the line of duty… hence the wristband.
I dunno. I was conflicted.