In case numbers, studies and 720p high-definition extrajudicial killings can’t sway some to believe that “All Lives Matter” is too FOS to accept even a drop of social justice, let’s look at a source many of you rely on every day: Google.
I used Google Trends to track online mentions of the phrases “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” in 2014. BLM is the red curve and ALM is blue:
No, take a REALLY CLOSE look:
The chart shows that All Lives Matter wasn’t as much as a prototypical sperm in the digital ether until Black Lives Matter began to trend.
An even harder look will show that the relatively small bump in ALM mentions happens only after an uptick in BLM talk.
Take a look at the past few months of this year:
See? All Lives Matter has no intention of ever becoming a thing — it requires Black Lives Matter to play the role of reanimator.
I’m doing this quick and dirty post from my mobile device — without access to the raw data and my desktop computer. Otherwise, I’m sure the ALM-FOS premise could be proven again through causation and correlation analysis.
With that distraction out the way, let’s focus on some real issues …