These are questions that are gaining greater validity as the timeline inches slowly away from the racial flash point of the Trayvon Martin shooting last month and picks up speed toward the 2012 presidential election.
There can be no doubt that the Martin shooting is a tragedy for his family and their community. No matter what Martin’s history was up to this point, every teenager presents an opportunity for a positive future so this is, in fact, a true tragedy.
But this situation is metastasizing into something far more sinister and of national import. The race charlatans are out and about. They are using a shooting that was and is being packaged and marketed as a right-wing, conservative talk radio inspired race murder to stoke racial hatred and are even openly calling for violence.
We seem to be teetering on the edge of a full-fledged race war, one not sought by the majority of non-blacks in America but fostered by a minority of radical blacks who seem to believe that there must be violence to assuage their feelings of subjugation by the “white” culture…and yet our president does nothing to calm the situation. As is common to all elected officials, what they don’t do or say often speaks louder than what they do. The Trayvon Martin killing is a case in point.
As to the pre-packaged meme that the media and the Democrats pushed, the information contained in the Sanford, Florida police report and the evidence that has made it into the public sphere contradicts that.
Starting at the beginning, Martin was put forth as just your average teenager, his ONLY crime was being black. The initial photo that was published of Trayvon was an image of a cherub faced middle-schooler that any mother would be proud of – but since then more photos have surfaced that seem to contradict that initial image. It seems that he has been suspended three times from school and currently was on suspension for suspected drug possession and the possession of allegedly stolen jewelry and a “burglary tool” (a somewhat larger screwdriver than you would need at school). Of course, all of this purely circumstantial to the events that lead to his death but it does seem to be evidence that he was following an unfortunately typical path of many black inner city kids – falling into a “gansta” sub-culture that is glorified in rap music and for any black kid who isn’t Kanye West or Jay-Z, consists of drugs and crime.
Just the opposite occurred with George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was immediately assumed to be the aggressor, just another racist Tea Partier, fueled by John Boehner and the House Republicans, the traditionalists on the Supreme Court, Rush Limbaugh and all conservative rhetoric. He was immediately tagged by the media as a “white Hispanic” in order to establish the racial angle and the black/white dynamic. I have to ask – what the Hell is a “white Hispanic”? Using this nomenclature, wouldn’t it be appropriate to refer to Obama as a “white African-American”?
Examining the terminology like this clearly the only reason that it was stated this way was to sensationalize the crime.
While Zimmerman seems to be less than a sympathetic character in this incident, based on what we now know, Zimmerman seems to be a police fanboy, a cop wanna-be, immature and insecure with clear self-esteem and authority issues but that hardly defines him as some goose stepping, jackbooted storm trooper. Quite the opposite, he is an inner city dwelling Hispanic and apparently a registered Democrat with black relatives and close friends – not really a profile of someone expected to be in the Rush Limbaugh demographic.
We now have black racists and their white apologists out for “white Hispanic” blood.
- They are calling for Zimmerman to be killed. Someone set up a Twitter feed and a Facebook site called KillZimmerman.
- The Black Panthers initiated vigilantism by posting a $10,000 reward and threatening to arrest Zimmerman themselves.
- Maxine Waters, having teleported to Sanford, Florida immediately before the shooting to personally witness it, claims immediately that it is a “hate crime”.
- Rosie O’Donnell and Spike Lee tweeted Zimmerman’s parent’s address to the waiting race mob – they have had to move in fear for their safety.
- Representative and former Black Panther leader, Bobby Rush, was removed from the floor of the House for grandstanding by giving a racist inspired speech dressed in a hoodie and sunglasses. Wonder if Bobby will be making a floor speech about this happening in his own district?
- Known race baiter and serial instigator, Al Sharpton is using his perch at MSNBC to call for escalation of violence (and hasn’t been fired or arrested yet).
- Jesse Jackson , the other half of the “Justice Brothers” (as Rush calls them), stating that: “Trayvon is martyr, he’s not coming back, he’s a martyr, murdered and martyred,” said Jackson Sunday. Jackson also told the Los Angeles Times that “blacks are under attack,” adding that “targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.”
- Black rapper, Malcolm X, calls for race riots.
- Malik Shabazz is claiming that this is the beginning of white America’s extermination of the black race since blacks are viewed as “sub-standard”.
Where is Obama as these racist hate merchants pump the bellows below the forge of hate?
Initially, he followed his usual narcissistic pattern of trying to make it about him by saying:
“You know, if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”
Now, his silence is deafening.
Just this past week:
- Obama was legitimately criticized for his silence by the parents of two UK teens who were murdered in cold blood by a remorseless black thug.
- A white student at my alma mater, Mississippi State University, was murdered in his dorm room by three black male assailants.
- A white man in Seneca, South Carolina was beaten by six black men in a racially motivated attack.
- Just today – 7 California boys arrested in attack on [Hispanic] teen the fact that the victim was Hispanic was left out of the headline.
And let us not forget that Al Sharpton calls for “escalation”, he already has blood on his hands. We need to remember the Tawana Brawley situation, his incitement of the Crown Heights riot that ended in the murder of a Jewish man, Yankel Rosenbaum, and the burning of Freddie’s Fashion Mart in New York, where 8 more people were killed. How someone like this can be seen as a credible spokesman for the black community simply defies logic.
Did Obama say that these people looked like his son would look if he had one?
Then we have the comments from his administration and his party:
- Maxine waters telling Americans in the Tea Party movement to “go to Hell”.
- Representative Andre Carson, a Congressional Black Caucus member, stating that “members of the tea party movement on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans “hanging on a tree.”
- Did the President speak out against these comments?
- No. At least not against – he actually joined in by stating that race was a factor in Tea Party protests.
Obama’s selective outrage is instructive.
When we question if the president is simply weak, all we need to do is to look at his supporters and how they have been treated by him and his administration. Remember:
- How the police at Harvard “acted stupidly” when they arrested a black professor with probable cause?
- The DOJ declining to prosecute the New Black Panthers in an open and shut case?
Now we have the “Trayvon could be my son moment.”
It is also important to remember that the very same radical factions of black America and their fellow travelers of Caucasian Americans afflicted by debilitating “white guilt” were the motivating force behind his meteoric rise to national prominence and eventual ascension to the presidency.
Jeremiah Wright and liberation theology. Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam and black separatists. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus and the members of the perpetual aggrieved segments of black society, the aspirants to the “whitey had his, now it is time to get ours now that we have a black man in the White House” belief. Bobby Rush, Cornel West, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and the New Black Panthers.
These are the factions that Obama really fears…not the American electorate.
Perhaps the real answer to the questions is “both”. Obama’s actions (and inaction) could certainly be interpreted as favoring blacks over whites and therefore racist. There is also the fact that his community activist/organizer background is showing through. The very function of a “community organizer” is to gather the crowds and incite them into some sort of action while you lead from the rear and watch. You maintain enough distance for a degree of Nixonian “plausible deniability” in the event things go bad and close enough to take credit if they don’t. This is what weak people do – they circle around the periphery of the fight until one side wins and while the winner is still weak from the battle, they swoop in and deliver the killing blow, taking credit for winning the battle.
At his core, Obama is no different from the race baiting Al Sharpton. He is just smarter, slimmer, better dressed version supported by a higher class and better funded mob.
Note: Filed from Lausanne, Switzerland. I’m not un-retiring – remember that I said “semi-retirement”. This was just too important to leave alone. – Utah