We can sit here for hours on end debating the stupidity of the 'All Lives Matter' rallying cry. We can argue whether or not it's just another way for the majority to marginalize the prejudice that African Americans still face in this country. We can discuss whether or not it's an actual cause or just a way of stating the fact that we don't currently reside in some sequel to 'The Purge'. We can deliberate over it's usefulness in achieving it's intended goal which - as of now - appears to be nothing more than pissing off the race of people it was shamelessly "borrowed" from. Okay fine, I was wrong. Maybe the we can only talk about this for minutes on end. Still, the one thing about 'All Lives Matter' that can't possibly be contested is that it's unoriginal as fuck.
You want to talk cultural appropriation? Yeah, neither do I, but we're going to fucking do it anyway. I don't care that 'All Lives Matter' is semantically correct, because it's just another example of white people putting a lazy spin on black culture. Come on guys, really? All that time spent not getting profiled by the color of our skin and we still couldn't come up with a more clever, all inclusive motto than taking the one made popular by persecuted African Americans and changing one fucking word? Say what you want about the people responsible for a movement that has - at times - turned violent and counterproductive, but at least their slogan was authentic. At least their braintrust sat down at the drawing board and put some thought into their branding. I would be pissed off at Jennifer Lopez too. As soon as black people became extremely proactive about obtaining fair treatment in the eyes of the law white people came through, Elvis'd the fuck out of their marketing campaign, and swooped a Latina pop star on board on their way out of town? I think we can all agree that all lives do matter. That said, can we also agree that the hashtag doesn't, because it's basically nothing more than the social media equivalent of Iggy Azalea winning 'Hip Hip Album Of The Year'.