Ray Lewis does it again.
Mr. Outspoken-Even-When-Wrong aka Ray Lewis, has found a way to find himself within the newspapers and the internet. Just recently, Ray Lewis posted a video that questioned the goals and validity of the Black Lives Matter movement. To his chagrin, he felt that the movement should be focused on “black on black crime”. Here are some of those wonderful words of wisdom:
“Why do we always find ourselves half the victims, and now we have the separation once again that we’re being victimized because of one bad white cop, two bad white cops, three bad white cops, killing a young black brother. But every day we have black-on-black crime, killing each other?… The March murder rate rose by 29%, but we’re not rioting in the streets [about] black on black killing each other.”
Yep, you heard it from Ray Lewis first: black-on-black crime is much more important than actually being respected by those that are here to help solve that crime.
Riotously, that is not the only thing Ray Lewis had an opinion about. While his spirit was disturbed and he was preaching through his camera phone, he questioned “when will our own skin color start paying attention to our own skin color”. To top it off, he even noted that he would “have barrels on each corner so they could drop their weapons in”, giving 25 years mandatory for gun possession, and that “slavery was about togetherness”. Even more comical, there are people that actually champion message. After all, Ray-Ray is the king of the couch-side sermon and people eat this stuff up.
I must say, Ray Lewis would be a great preacher if it wasn’t for the messages didn’t reek with uninformed jibba jabba and CTE behavior.
Ray Lewis a Blind Sheep Leading Retarded Sheep
Look: if you agree with Ray Lewis, then by all means be offended by what I am about to say. Hell, you can curse me out at the end of all of this. However, the man is blatantly wrong about his message. The only right thing that came out of this couch-side-sermon was the statistics. The goals of his sermon wasn’t going to change anything. Ray Lewis has to realize that all that invigorating talk means nothing when it comes to clamping down on the systematic foolishness that hamper people in Chicago.
And with that systematic foolishness, it is time for us to focus on the three things he was wrong about:
- He is coming at the wrong organization about the issues: right after drawing his false equivalency to police brutality issues and black-on-black crime, Ray Lewis should know that he doesn’t know what he is talking about. For one, Black Lives Matter isn’t about solving “black on black crime” directly. However, BLM will still find ways to go against said crime. Is it their main issue? No. Do they care? Yes. And if the issue of crime is that grave for Lewis, why doesn’t he confer with the many other organizations trying to combat the crime in Chicago?
- Ray Lewis’s solutions are the worst shit I have ever read in my entire life. Does he think that “putting barrels out for guns” and giving mandatory 25 year sentences for gun possession is going to solve the bigger issues? We have had this “tough on crime” rhetoric spilled out all across the nation when the Clintons were in office. What happened? Black and poor people started filling up privately owned prisons so that rich people became richer and poorer communities suffered. So, Ray Lewis actually likes to repeat actions that haven’t solved bigger issues. I understand now.
- Slavery was about slavery. Slavery was NOT about togetherness. Slavery was about treating people like chattel so slave masters could make their money hand and foot. At some point, people found a way to become “united” in their goals of survival and escape. I get that point. However, there weren’t that many that was always down for the cause. Remember what Harriet Tubman said: I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. Not everybody was down for the cause, Ray.
Ray Lewis was Wrong like Two Left Shoes
Now that we have that covered, Ray Lewis’s sermon is just proof that not everyone should be taken seriously. Like your Sunday sermon, his speech was invigorating. Unlike you Sunday sermon, his speech was also suspect and was factually flawed. I like Ray Lewis and I like that he “cares”. However, if he wants to convince people then he needs to work on getting his facts straight.