Recently there was a thing called Black Lives Matter. However, there have been many other types like this. Sometimes we don't like them. When the Klu Klux Klan have their rallies, or the Tea Party, or something of that sort, they all get maligned by the Press as being basically self-aware agencies in the world out for self promotion to the detriment of everyone else. There is some truth to this, but I think there is also a broad slander at work here. Like most of the topical social-justice themes (yes, All Lives Matter is as much a social justice theme as X Lives Matter), it relies on an instinctive recruitment of your sentiments and doesn't actually look into the actual problems or reasons behind the event.
Here's my take. When a people in the world ask for help by saying something like..."Think of the Filipinos" How bad is it that someone shouts back at them, "No, you're wrong. All people in the world matter, not just Filipinos." That's retarded. What you did was just drown out a person whose trying to speak up for themselves. If a woman tries to speak up for womans rights in the workplace, at home, or whatever by saying "Woman Matter Also" how stupid is it for someone to say, "No you're wrong. All people matter." Your child starving. Tough luck, Tommy. Children starving in Africa as well.
Am I getting somewhere with this?
People have legitimate grievances. There's not a person or group out there without a list of grievances. But this counter-call to X Lives Matter shuts it all down with something that doesn't even really mean anything. All Lives Matter. It sounds good, but that's not the reality. That's like telling a person being tortured, "Jesus Loves Everyone, Not Just You." Bitch, get me some help please.
The most insane problem about this topic is that the people who supposedly support "All Lives Matter" are the same people who are likely to support Freedom of Speech. Yet at no point do they realize that saying X Lives Matter is not saying that All Lives Don't Matter. It's saying that, hey, maybe you aren't aware (and many people typically aren't) of the kinds of injustices that we face on a day to day in small or big ways that affect our ability to prosper as citizens, let alone people. They are calling attention to their problems. It's called Public Advocacy. It's part of our system of representation, the basis of freedom and liberty and justice, not "just us". Men have done it. Women have done it. Native Americans have done it. And always, there's a group that rejects them and their claims as overblown or selfish or (unbelievably) greedy. At every point there is a considerable number of people- half the nation or more- that believes there is no problem and that these so-called maligned groups receive enough if not more than their share and that if they do have a problem, it's usually self-generated.
Is this a good argument in the case of All Lives vs X Lives?
TLDR: Saying All Lives Matter is like saying All Men Are Created Equal. Pretty words. But if the real world doesn't reflect that, it's just another injustice piled on those people who live in reality.