It’s really all about racism.
I’ve been bothered by the shooting of this kid down in Florida on several levels.
One – both sides have rushed to judgment. One side says the guy is a racist who shot an innocent unarmed kid wearing a hoodie and packing naught but a bag of Skittles – packing Skittles while black (PSWB). On the other side the kid was a problem in school, had a lot of jewelry (women’s), nailed for having pot, and was physically beating the gun owner. It goes back and forth with both sides making arguments both ways. Police were wrong, gun owner wrong, and kid was wrong – all bandied about. Some say the shooter was bloody and others point to video tape of the guy looking unbloodied.
We’ll have to see what comes out of the courts because when it gets this messy it needs to move to a higher power. And court doesn’t mean the truth will out, either.
Two – racism is really running rampant. In all directions. But it is most certainly not a case of all whiteys trying to stomp on the black man. It just isn’t so. It’s not.
So there is no misunderstanding, if the gun owner did shoot the kid and it was due to racism and it sucks ass, but it doesn’t really matter – what matters is he shot the kid and shooting someone without just cause is illegal. We just don’t know yet what the circumstances were. Right now everyone has jumped to their conclusions. And they keep jumping still.
Secondly, I’m kind of disturbed by the black community’s leaders.
Specifically I’m referring to Sharpton and Jackson but it goes broader than that. I get it – they go around the country and point to high-profile cases like this and make their arguments that there’s still something wrong and that racism still exists. Hey, I’ve got no disagreement with that statement.
But if those two were really caring about black kids and blacks in general – they would go around just as much and denounce the black-on-black and black-on-white crimes just as much as they do for white-on-black crimes. Instead, they whip up pure emotions and help get the tinderbox extremely hot.
Think about this… if they really cared about something outside themselves these guys would be not only championing those who they believe have been victims but they would hold up those kids in the same communities who do wrong themselves. They should be championing those who are clearly wronged and denouncing those who do wrong regardless of the color of their skin.
And I would support them on that. I really would. I can respect someone who recognizes wrong but tries to be fair.
But instead, black leaders – be they Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, or even clowns like Spike Lee (who is nothing short of an evil bastard for screwing with two old people and not apologizing to them) – are focusing on what they see as a one-sided issue, and that is just as racist. The black leaders that are most in fashion today cannot possibly hope to take a moral high ground unless they act as a voice for reason, restraint, and recognition of truths. These leaders are about anything but recognition of truths.
Recognition of truths and leadership is not about saying that the dead kid would look like your son if you had one. That shows no leadership at all – it shows manipulation and emotionalism. A good leader does manipulate but they do it to play to people’s strengths, not their basest and darkest emotions for their own gain.
One truth is that the black community has already done and is doing what Obama has been doing for years. Obama has blamed his predecessor for all of his own shortcomings and argued that since there were legacies from the Bush administration that were inherited then all problems stem from the same root cause. The same has been happening with the black community – blame for everything resides outside of one’s self, and is never recognized. Broken families, gangster-worship, and a dependence upon others rather than persevering and truly coming together is not doing anyone any favors. There is indeed racism that blacks still see, and this is not up for debate, but it is made far worse by a sickeningly high degree of cultural illness from the poison that flows in parts of the black community.
It’s not about Sharpton, Obama, Jackson, or any leader past or present in the Black Panthers. I guess it really IS about merchandising. It’s about what these guys are trying to sell and what people are buying. What people are buying is the crack cocaine of righteousness. They’re dropping dimes for a bump of the meth of emotionalism. They keep chasing the dragon with the heroin of victimization.
If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. – Orlando Sentinel
The difficulty here is that Sharpton’s words “escalation in peaceful civil disobedience” can only incite others to stronger reaction. A real leader is cognizant of the effects that words have on people.
I guess it is just something a cracker wouldn’t understand.
Grandma, I’ve been shot. – 5 year old Mckayla after being shot at a wake outside of a nursing home.
In what is arguably one of Obama’s more sinister moves:
The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an “unelected group of people” could overturn a law approved by Congress.