Former Maryland Gov. and Democratic Party presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, along with fellow candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, were shouted off stage at the Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday. O’Malley’s offense was saying, “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.”
O’Malley has now apologized for including “white lives matter, all lives matter” in his statement.
The Black Lives Matter movement on the extreme progressive left does not tolerate inclusion of all lives, or any other lives when it comes to mattering.
Appearing on the Internet based “This Week In Blackness,” or TWiB Nation, host L. Joy Williams excoriated O’Malley for his insensitivity for including “white lives” and “all lives” in his statement. The former governor did not repeat the phrases, he referred to them as “those other two phrases.”
“I want to ask something specifically,” Williams said, “Towards the end, in your explanation, you said the phrase ‘all lives matter,’ you said the phrase ‘white lives matter.’ But I want to ask you, do you understand the difference in responding in that conversation, in that context, with ‘all lives matter’ or ‘white lives matter’ when we’re specifically talking about black death, that is not all inclusive.”
O’Malley responded, “I certainly do and, in fact, I believe what I first said was that ‘black lives matter’ before those other two phrases. And when I said those other two phrases I meant no disrespect to the point, which I understand, that black lives matter is making.”