This is what I saw today at the US Holocaust Museum Memorial in D.C. this “All lives matter” sentence as someone’s supposed take away from what can only be described as a humbling experience.
If this doesn’t sum up the ignorance of the “all lives matter” movement… I don’t know what will.
Setting aside the fact people were wearing their “make America great again hats” indoors and through the exhibits (through the entire floor on refugees and how many Jewish lives were lost to people’s racism that could have been prevented), and ignoring the girls taking selfies at the memorial as well as screaming, unattended children, people kissing in front of hundreds of photos of victims, general disrespect, etc… *this* person’s “takeaway” was the one to break me.
All lives matter.
Where do you even begin to interpret that in the given context? I can only begin to assume they made this as their statement to black lives matter and the idea behind that movement.
To the author of this statement, I ask:
The Nazis that you saw photos of burning and shooting children, do their lives matter equal at the holocaust museum?
The profiteers whose vicious actions of stealing wealth and land from displaced peoples were depicted on the wall, do their lives matter equally at the holocaust museum?
The neighbors of Jews who you read about selling their friends, doctors and schoolmates out to secret police groups, do their lives matter equally at the holocaust museum?
Because by saying “all lives matter” at this museum, you are diminishing the lives that the museum was built to remember and mourn.
By saying “all lives matter” at a black lives matter demonstration, you are diminishing their plight and mission for equality.
Jewish lives matter.
That is the acceptable takeaway from this museum. Saying anything else is an insult to our families, ancestors, and the horrifically murdered.
shinee ships shinee ships pairing: ot5+ genre: humor, crack, band au rating: pg-13 (droppin’ f bombs) word count: 1340 summary: shinee’s a little drunk & jonghyun wants to know what’s minho’s favorite ship a/n: so this is the ot5/jinki i was talking about threeish weeks ago. since then they’ve literally gotten drunk & hung out as a group so basically i made that happen with my little wip. you’re welcome. special thanks to @bpash89 for trying to help me make this better & wholly succeeding with her suggestion for jinki to give That Response. #yes
the air is cool & a
slight breeze blows against the flames of their campfire where they sit on logs
set up up in a ‘u’ shape. it’s only been
an hour but taemin’s already screamed three times, mistaking bits of ash for
bugs, his body folded in half with his bottle in one hand & the other on
jinki’s arm, head on his shoulder.
jonghyun sits next to jinki on a log shared with kibum & minho has
his own perch directly across from taemin.
the group began drinking
long before they sat down, a day at the beach spent in the sun, sand, &
surf culminating with everyone a little drunk around a roaring fire. jonghyun is the most plastered & jinki
the least, everyone else falling somewhere in-between.
“truth or dare.” jonghyun’s the one who asks, his words a
little slurred & his eyes blinking sleepily. taemin snorts & jinki rolls his eyes, kibum
ignores the group & minho sits up a little straighter.
“what’s your favorite
“pairing. fandom pairing. us.”
jonghyun gestures at the others with a finger pointed to the sky,
looping around three times before it falls limply against his thigh.
minho takes a sip from his
log, the one closest to the campfire.
the stick in his hand, meant for stoking the flames, pushes against the
dirt as he thinks.
“i like all my ships. i love all of you. i love shinee.”