Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted the following (excerpt) to her Facebook page on Friday in response to the ambush and murder of five police officers and wounding of seven others in Dallas Thursday night during a Black Lives Matter protest. “#BlackLivesMatter is a Farce and Hyphenating America Destroys Us – Black Lives Matter? Yes – more than BLM “protestors” can grasp, as evidenced by their self-destructive provocateurism. Doesn’t it go without saying that Native lives matter, too? And Asian; and Eskimo; and Hispanic; and Indian…and every other race comprised of people who see clearly the agenda at play to weaken America through disunity.”
Asked to comment on her Facebook rhetoric, Palin told Breitbart News that “singling out one particular race of people when we’re living in a country that consists of countless other races is equal to saying that one drop of water in an ocean is more important or salty than all other drops. It just doesn’t make any sense. That’s why it’s so obvious that the entire Black Lives Matter movement is an orchestrated attempt to falsely make it look like African Americans are somehow oppressed and more in danger from the law than everybody else. And as we all know, all men stand equal before the law.”
The former Alaska governor then went on to claim that “the same could be said about actual Native Americans who were so kind enough to let us have this beautiful land when the settlers first came here.” “I mean, if we were to hear a Native American person claim that Apache or Comanche lives matter too, we’d have no choice but to support that claim. That’s because no matter what kind of differences we’re faced with, we’re still one nation under one God. And I don’t care what anybody says, we ARE the greatest nation in the world precisely because we treasure our differences in a way that nobody else in the world is able to,” she argued.
“That’s why it hurts me so much to hear that one group of people aims to separate themselves as the ones who are being oppressed,” Palin added. “I mean, that might have been true in the past, though I’m prone to arguing that black people were actually better off as slaves than as free folk, but that’s a story for another time. Anyway, I just don’t get them. We took their ancestors out of Africa, offered them a ride here, settled them in this beautiful land, gave them jobs, and then, as if that wasn’t enough, we even abolished slavery and made them equal to us. And now they’re crying about how they’re being shot by the police? Well that kind of thing tends to happen when you’re ungrateful and not obeying the law.”
“At the end of the day,” Palin said, “black lives are no different than white native lives in any way, shape or form.” “The media is going on and on about how this black person was murdered, that black person was stabbed by drug dealers, those black people were arrested on drug charges and you know what I’m not seeing at all? I’m not seeing any black kids doing well in school, college, starting their own businesses, contributing in any way to the American society. Maybe if they tried doing more of that, there would be less of them running around selling drugs, getting teenagers pregnant and carrying guns, even if they own licenses. They need to be going against peer pressure, not along with it,” she concluded.