On Friday, the anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, Twitter trended the term hashtag #AllBuildingsMatter. Was it an effort to honor the day? Nope.
It was an effort by BLM supporters to use the expression and the day to try to make a point that saying “all lives matter” diminishes the concerns about the problems of police brutality and black lives.
But when they used 9/11 to try to make their point, they were indeed diminishing the almost 3000 lives lost on that day, but they didn’t seem to get or care about that. And they regarded the outrage as proof of their point.
From NY Post:
“The hashtag #AllBuildingsMatter is trending on Twitter because radical left are SCUM who have no respect for America or the people who sacrifice for her,” raged attorney and Ohio congressional candidate Rob Weber. [….]
“Yes I support BLM but frickin leave 9/11 alone,” a Twitter user named August wrote.
“Nobody is f–king mourning the buildings. They’re mourning the innocent lives that were taken thanks to greed. This is not the same. This is not the time. Y’all are TRASH,” a black Twitter user named Santelle wrote, calling the hashtag “disgusting.”
“If any of you self-important childish babies tagging #AllBuildingsMatter even had a clue what happened this day 19 years ago, had seen it, had experienced it, you’d never open your mouths again,” @PerfectByGrace wrote.
Others pointed out how this was also a problematic given the BLM riots that burned down buildings including the businesses and homes of black people.
This pretty much sums it up.
— Tomasz Cieślak (@TomaszCielak6) September 12, 2020