More than any other feeling, the Zimmerman verdict evokes sadness in me.
I am sad that a 17 year-old young man lost his life – and I use the term “young man” for a purpose. Trayvon Martin was not a “black child” incapable of defending himself, avoiding danger or making adult decisions. He was not that round-faced middle-schooler that the media wants you to think he was.
I am sad that George Zimmerman feared for his life enough that he felt compelled to fire his weapon into the body of a young man who the jury determined was on top of him and beating him.
I am sad that both the Martin and Zimmerman families will never know peace, one will be looking over their shoulder for a son who will never come home, the other will do the same in fear.
But mostly I am sad for America and what the race-based protests say about the current state of the black psyche in America. I am sad that:
- We are accused of being a racist nation even though we have elected a black leader twice, have bent over backwards in voting rights laws, affirmative action and race based government contract set-asides to try to remedy discrimination.
- The highest ranking law enforcement officer in America invokes and demonizes a state law that had absolutely nothing to do with the incident in front of a black organization.
- The President of the United States stands on the tombstone of a dead young man to agitate for new gun control laws even though no “gun control” laws were broken.
- That same president using this tragedy to call attention to himself by saying that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon and now today saying that he could have been Trayvon 35 years ago – even though in 1978, Obama was in Punahou School, a private college preparatory school in Hawaii – not quite like Trayvon who was suspended from a Miami high school and shipped off to Sanford, Florida.
- The Department of “Justice” creates an expectation that they will prosecute Zimmerman for civil rights violations even though there is absolutely no evidence that racism was involved in the shooting.
- “Protesters” walking around with signs like the one I saw in Houston that said: “Justice For Travon: Stop Police Brutality” (picture below)… and FaceBook pages like this one doing the same…when the police weren’t even involved in the incident.
- Sites like this one from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA that print a screed in which everything including the “a’s”, the “and’s”, and the “the’s”, are contradicted by the facts presented in the trial. Zimmerman did not racially profile Martin. He did not ignore police directions. He was on the bottom getting his head pounded into the concrete and he did not invoke a “stand your ground” defense in court.
- Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder, Bob Beckel of Fox’s The Five and entire cast of the bad reality show called MSNBC continue to demean the people of Florida as racist rednecks when 30-40% of Florida’s population is not indigenous to Florida and over 60 million people visit the state a year.
- Jesse Jackson called on a corrupt organization, the UN, to investigate America’s Justice System – the same justice system that let O.J. Simpson go after killing two white people. The UN is so corrupt that it can’t see the irony of electing Quadaffi’s Libya as chair of the Human Rights Council in 2003.
- I am sad that black America can’t see that when the Communist Party USA, the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Iran’s Supreme Council and China’s Xinhua News Agency are all on your side, you might be getting used as a bunch of useful idiots.
These same black racists making this a “white vs. black ” issue when Zimmerman is actually Hispanic…but that’s OK, because the black racists fear Hispanics as well:
The Web site for Black Entertainment Television put the question bluntly: “Does it bother you that Hispanics now outnumber African-Americans in the U.S.?”
The response has been torrential. One visitor to the site wrote, “Blacks are beginning to experience another wave of racial bias and favoritism not in our favor.” The writer complained that employers now have a preference for bilingual applicants, and bemoaned “attempts to replace our threatening stance against discrimination with a Hispanic vote.”
I want you to look at these pictures from the various rallies and see if you can see anything fishy:
Obama supporters, Black Nationalists, Farrakhan’s Black Muslim separatists and the Worker’s World Party in the same place at the same time…Hmmm, what a coincidence, huh?
But mostly I am sad because, once again, the black community is allowing itself to be used by others who have an agenda separate from what is best for black Americans. These organizations aren’t interested in “Justice 4 Trayvon”, they are interested in agitation and “revolution”. As I quoted Ace the other day:
The trouble with such kneejerk contrarianism is that when the dominant position is also right and moral (which it tends to be in most cases, but not all), those who have a psychological need to oppose, oppose the masses, oppose whatever, oppose simply to cry out I exist, are forced into reflexively taking the position opposite of right and good, which is, of course, wrong and evil.
Marxism is premised upon this. Marx declared the only correct response to the dominant culture was spiteful contempt, indignant anger, and constant subversion.
Were the dominant culture mostly evil that might be a decent response. But as it’s not mostly evil, Marx’s prescription is itself an urging towards evil.
In the words of the famous imitation black Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton:
“Brothers and sisters, don’t y’all be no ways tired and don’ts you lets peoples make you they Marxist bitches.”
I actually made all that up except for the “no ways tired” quote she issued in front of the NAACP the other day but the black community is being used as a political wedge again. Please people, you are worth more to America than that. I respect black America. The black America I know is full of business people, broadcasters, sports idols, engineers, doctors and lawyers, not a bunch of hoodie wearing street thugs.
I know you are disappointed in the Zimmerman verdict but being disappointed based on a series of lies is tragic. Committing violence in the name of lies is evil.
Whether you like it or not, there is no “revolutionary truth” (i.e.: it is only “true” if it advances the revolution), there is only the objective truth.
Do not confuse the two.