At a time when insanity seemingly reigns supreme, it would be wise for us all to back sensible public voices. Especially when the consequences of dissenting from the accepted narrative can pose a serious threat to the livelihood, and sometimes even the life, of those taking a stand for truth.
African-American actor Terry Crews has doubled-down on his “common” sense approach to the Black Lives Matter movement, after receiving backlash for warning against black supremacy.
On Saturday, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star tweeted: “Are all white people bad? No. Are all black people good? No. Knowing this reality- I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology.
“Given the number of threats against this decision- I also decide to die on this hill,” he added.
Crews’ comment comes days after warning about the “Black Lives Matter” movement evolving into “Black Lives Better.”
On Monday, June 30, he tweeted:
“If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”
Black Lives Matter activists were predictably angered by the tweet, with many suggesting Crews’ statement was reminiscent of ‘All Lives Matter’ — a phrase many within the movement vehemently oppose.
One can’t help but wonder how these sorts would have responded to Martin Luther King Jr, who said: “One day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of this creed… that all men are created equal.”