|Trayvon Martin, age 12|
According to the latest report, the shooter has not been arrested yet – could it be that Trayvon did indeed have a weapon and not just a bag of Skittles? Who knows at this point.
The alleged victim was not as clean as the media information gave us – sifted information and research used as a basis for writing my opinion. But that isn’t relevant unless it has to do with the night he was killed.
Barack Hussein Obama and black leaders from across the nation gathered in Obama’s hometown of Chicago this week to protest the violence that occurred over the weekend of March 17-18.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, in just 48 hours, 10 people were murdered and at least 40 others were seriously injured. Most of the victims were 15-30 years of age and the assailants were black or Latino. One victim was six-year-old Aliyah Shell, who was shot to death while playing on the front porch of her home in the Little Village neighborhood.… OK, truth be told, Obama and black leaders from across the nation haven’t said a word about all of the violence in Chicago, opting instead to maintain the “code of silence which impedes solutions.”
However, Barack and his cadres of race-hustling “useful idiots” arerallying black voters with a fresh Florida race bait lure, specifically using the death of Trayvon Martin, age 17, as political fodder to keep their most loyal constituency confined to the Democrat Party Plantation. Indeed, the “black vote” is key to the Left’s divide-and-conquerstrategy given that more than 90 percent of black voters support Democrats. Indeed, were it not for this monolithic support, the Democrat Party would be hard-pressed to win a single statewide election — much less a presidential election.Martin was shot and killed after an altercation with a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, a registered Democrat. Zimmerman has been identified in media reports as “white-Hispanic,” promoting race-bait claims of a hate crime. The details of the incident have not been fully disclosed, though the Sanford Police department has released an incident report and ABC News has compiled a timeline of events. According to Zimmerman’s attorney and witnesses, “George was attacked by Trayvon Martin on that evening.”…nobody on either side of the public debate about this incident has enough information to draw any conclusions. The herd of useful idiots are growing louder because, under Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense laws, Zimmerman has not been arrested — and the protesters presume him guilty until proven innocent. And as Rahm Emanuel said back when he was still Obama’s left-hand man, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”Predictably, Obama, the consummate “white-black” community agitator weighed in the same week he held silent following the Chicago violence: “When I think about this boy I think about my own kids. If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. … It is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and everybody pulls together, federal state and local, to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”
|Bobby Rush Panther Members|
|Saul Alinsky, Obama Political Mentor|
|Walter E. Williams|
The facts of the Trayvon Martin case are still unclear. But that hasn’t stopped the all-knowing, all-seeing President Obama from voicing his opinion of the situation. “You know,” said Obama, “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. All of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen.” Leave aside the fact that Obama’s race is completely irrelevant to the situation — when French Jews were killed in Toulouse last week, Joe Lieberman didn’t see fit to announce that those Jews looked like his relatives. Leave aside the media’s insane portrayal of Trayvon as a saint, despite his record of graffiti, probable jewelry theft and violence, and drug possession. Leave aside the fact that while Obama’s theoretical son may have looked like Trayvon at age 12, he would likely look nothing like Trayvon at age 17, what with the tattoos and gold grill. … Obama implies that we all share some collective guilt for Trayvon’s killing. And this is a favorite tactic of the left: We all created the “climate” that led Trayvon Martin to bang George Zimmerman’s head on the pavement and led George Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon point blank. … It gives leeway for congressmen to invite Trayvon’s parents to the Hill to pander to minority members of Congress about Florida’s “stand your ground law” — a law that had nothing to do with the killing if Zimmerman is really as guilty as his opponents suggest, and a law that may have saved Zimmerman’s life if the situation went down as Zimmerman and witnesses suggest. But, of course, none of this actually has to do with Trayvon Martin’s death. The death was either the fault of Zimmerman or Martin or both. It wasn’t the fault of my 82-year-old Jewish grandmother recovering from eye surgery. It had nothing to do with the Vietnamese family in Downtown Los Angeles trying to keep a grocery running. … But as Rahm Emanuel might put it, in every tragic death lies a liberal opportunity. … Which truly means that the left doesn’t care about the individual bad acts. President Obama’s rhetorical flourish was far more than a rhetorical flourish. It was an active attempt to change the narrative, to magnify the Trayvon situation into an “America is racist, and you’re part of it” meme. What’s the cure for that ill? Why, voting for every liberal line item, including the Obama re-election, of course! … Obama’s words are an injustice. They are unjust to Martin and Zimmerman, who deserve a full factual inquiry rather than racial grandstanding. They are unjust to the Florida police, whose jobs are complicated by having to worry about national unrest over this individual case. And most of all, they are unjust to Americans, who have nothing whatsoever to do with Martin’s death — but whom Obama can milk for political gain so long as he blames them at large for every bad act under the sun.
|Barack Obama, age 17|
We don’t need to continually fan the flames of racism in America. This is the 21st century – it should have been left behind on New Years Eve, 1999 (long before that actually). We should be looking at Martin’s death as a tragic death caused by a bad person. One American adult killing another young American. We will never be united as a people in this nation otherwise.
As the oceans begin to recede, and Pharaoh’s army gets swallowed by the Red Sea, we should pause to thank the man who gave us this moment. Having declared Iraq a lost cause over a year ago, Obama was surprised to see the surge work so well in Iraq. So like most politicians who see something work, he decided to get some surge of his own. Having opposed Iraq, Obama’s surge logically will go to Afghanistan, the only war still convenient to the US under his administration. Between Koran burning, bungled planning from the administration and Obama’s King Pyrrhus act, we’ve made such progress now in Afghanistan that we’re at the point of getting kicked out. The Afghans would rather live under the Taliban than live under the failed Obama surge strategy. … We can add those bodies to the US count racked up in Libya, Egypt and -coming soon- Syria, possibly the biggest killing field of all thanks to new surge strategies from the administration. But perhaps the biggest healing is the healing that has been going on at home in the US where the strategy from Democrats includes a class warfare surge and a race warfare surge that is contributing considerably to the outbreak of Sudden Obama Healing Syndrome. And it’s also obscuring Obama’s horrid track record on: 1) the economy; 2) energy; 3) anything that doesn’t involve vacations. … I don’t know the ins and outs of the Trayvon Martin case, and nor do you. … It’s very important the he look impartial (wink). And that the Feds end up as the only ones with guns. … Let’s pretend it was Newt Gingrich who said the same thing: “If Obama had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” … They’re there to fan the flames of more racial healing via the Critical Race Theory that Obama asked us to open our minds and hearts to. … In wake of the president’s inflammatory remarks, the New Black Panther Party offered some more healing words backed by m-o-n-e-y. “Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the ‘capture’ of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin,” writes the Boston Herald. … What healing! Or better yet: What healing? I guess with all this healing going on, no one wants to talk about jobs anymore.
Another campaign lie added to many others. Only promise carried out was pulling out of Iraq and ObamaCare – and we all know how bad the latter will be. Gasoline is higher now than when GW Bush was president, and it looks like the Federal Reserve and overspending is going to put us under to where prices will skyrocket so high the media will be covering food lines and other tragedies reminiscent of the 1930s. That’s the worst scenario, anyway.
Unless a president is going to stand in front of a microphone every day to announce a tragic death (and make stupid comments) – persons in that station shouldn’t be involved in civil matters such as this one, election year or not. Neither should Congress.
Congress has taken upon itself to get involved. You know where this is going to lead to – arguments against the Second Amendment rights of lawful citizens. The progressives just can’t stand for anyone to have the capability of self defense – in a real self defense situation.
It seems to me they are more concerned after the tragedy than prevention of it. For example, media reports that neighbors were complaining about the zealous “neighborhood watchman” – yet nothing was done. He did call the police and told them he was trailing a “suspicious person” – and according to 911, he was told not to do anything and wait until police arrived. The whole thing doesn’t make sense – between what the media reports of what occurred and shooting a 17-year-old. However, reports state that it was Martin who jumped Zimmerman and was banging his head on the ground. Another report is that police couldn’t find any injuries on Zimmerman.
What we should do is wait for the trial and all the evidence.
People are jumping the gun and inflaming racial animosity without proof and not affording Zimmerman constitutional rights as “innocent until proven guilty”.
See also Jonah Goldberg article entitled Playing the Race Card. He writes a statistical fact:
More whites are killed by blacks than blacks killed by whites (or “white Hispanics”). And far, far more blacks are killed by other blacks. Indeed, if we’re going to use the prism of race to analyze murder rates, then the real epidemic is that of black murderers. Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute notes that recent data show black males age 14 to 24 commit homicides at a rate nearly 10 times higher than that of young white and Latino males combined. Surely that’s worthy of some soul-searching, too.
Maybe if American youth in these climate, conditions, atmosphere weren’t taught that they are racial deadbeats and that having good character, obtaining a well-rounded education, and contributing to society instead of taking from it – through old fashioned hard work – this statistic would be different. The self proclaimed “victim” syndrome needs to end. It is time to raise our children as Americans – for Americans are from everywhere else and those that are not are native Americans; who are also Americans.
Stereotyping is performed and viewed from both sides of the racial fence. Let us get over it.
See also: Neal Boortz commentary.
Enuff said, for now.