Last night there was a big baseball game in San Diego, and a Canadian quartet called The Tenors, sang our national anthem. But one of the guys from the quartet changed up the lyrics to, "We're all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.”
“All lives matter” is a response to the phrase, “black lives matter”. A modern reboot of the Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter leads protests and riots in response to the shooting of black men by police.
How bizarre that singing “all lives matter” would result in such a spasm of demonization from the left. The Tenors threw out the singer, calling him a “lone wolf,” a phrase used to describe terrorists.
I blame this all this division the left.
But I also blame Barack Obama in particular.
Obama is a black man, elected president not on the basis of any achievement — he was a first-term senator, who was largely absent as a legislator. He was elected as a symbol of racial reconciliation. But instead he fell back on the Chicago way — dividing, exacerbating differences.
And even yesterday, at the funeral of the Dallas policemen, he couldn’t help blaming cops. And you.
Do black lives matter? You bet they do. So do white lives, brown lives, all lives. Blue lives too.
NEXT: Barbara Kay joins me to talk about her National Post column about Black Lives Matter, racism and victimhood.
THEN: Former Alberta MLA Dave Quest comes on to talk about why he opposes Jason Kenney's plans to unite the right through the PC Party.
FINALLY: Your messages to me about last night's show!