Have you ever heard the saying, "You can't fix stupid?"
It seems like just a silly thing to say or joke about, but I firmly believe that it stands true, as sad as it is to say.
I've finally come to accept the fact that when it comes to some people, there is just no helping them.
I know someone who for the life of me just cannot understand why they are wrong about a lot of things. I don't mean that we just have a difference of opinion, but they legitimately can't understand and follow logic to save their life.
How on earth can Black Lives Matter be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize? This is an organization that in just 2020, caused billions of dollars in damages and resulted in the deaths of a number of people. Isn't this the opposite of peace?
Nevertheless, a Norwegian lawmaker has gone on record to state that they feel as though the Black Lives Matter movement is worthy of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
The "official reasoning" given is that the movement created a heightened sense of awareness of racial inequalities on a worldwide scale. There was a notable attempt to dismiss the mass amount of violence and riots that were done in the name of and in conjunction with the movement.
In the official nomination paperwork submitted by the Norweigian MP Peter Eide, there were claims that the movement was necessary in efforts for nations to reckon with racism and other injustices. There has been a rather recent uptick in the amount of conflict based on inequality in multiple different countries and it is no secret that much of it can be attributed to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Black Lives Matter first became a thing after the death of Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman during a neighborhood watch assignment. The movement would then go on to gain further steam with the general public after the killing of Michael Brown in 2014.
Then finally it reached its pinnacle after George Floyd was killed in the Summer of 2020.