Trayvon Martin and the Department of Justice versus Mr. Zimmerman and the People of the United States
Now is no time to think or act otherwise.
It matters in ways with both long term and short term effects.
In an article published on July 14th I made the point that although many might agree that the verdict of “not guilty” in the Zimmerman case was “helpful”, it certainly was no cause for a huge celebration. It gives me no great pleasure now to revisit the subject and point out that subsequent events have borne me out, particularly as they relate to certain actions taken by the Obama Department of Justice. I’m afraid that my suggestion we hold off on popping the corks off any bottles of champagne continues to be in effect.
So, let’s first dispatch with the facts of the case… oh wait, Trayvor Martin’s supporters already have. The truth of the matter is that much of what happened back in February, 2012 between Martin and Zimmerman is beyond dispute and has been determined to be so in a Florida court of law. The verdict has been proved correct to the satisfaction of any reasonable person who cared to become even the least bit acquainted with the facts. There is not a single shred of evidence that supports in any real way the narrative offered by the partisans of Trayvor Martin.
In other words, there is no such thing as a case against Mr. Zimmerman worthy of the name…not now…not than….not….
Certainly this means that one of the more important questions left on the table is whether we are going to allow our justice system to be held hostage by the likes of a Trayvor Martin or whether we have finally had enough and are willing to make that point very clearly
The thing is, if we believe the media, there are “100 cities” planning on rallying for “justice” for Trayvon Martin. I therefore call on all Americans to stand fast in the face of this last desperate attempt to subvert the American system of justice and make it clear that the type of vigilante justice being advocated will no longer be tolerated. We do not live in ancient Rome where the blood thirst of the mob was appeased in the coliseum…where guilt or innocence was determined by a battle’s outcome…..where the sentence of death was more often than not pronounced on the spot and one did not have to be literate to know the difference between a thumbs up and a thumbs down.
The Now, the good news is that we seem to be seeing a resurgence of audible and public support for those who are willing to stand up for American Values. We are also beginning to see a corresponding and measurable decrease in support for those who continue to attempt to import and impose a replacement legal system which is far less fair and equitable than the one which was considered a part of our legacy not too many moons ago.
The bad news is that “we” have a President who is apparently locked in the past and seems unable to move beyond it. It is doubly ironic that we have a President of color who shares very few of the historical experiences one normally associates with the Black Experience and yet here he is, the “leader of the Free World” bemoaning the status of Blacks in today’s America. After watching the President various attempts to pander to the African American community it is increasingly evident that he simply doesn’t get it…
Let me help you out Mr. President, the American public, as in the majority of us, believe that it is well past time for the relevant members of the Black community to grow-up and put their big boy pants on. Making divisive speeches and attempting to affix blame anywhere but where it should be is counter productive and sure to have less than stellar results. There are good reasons that people, both black and white, react in the ways which the President spoke of in his remarks this past Friday, July 19, 2013. Asking people to change their perceptions while making no attempt to change the underlying reality is simply not a viable strategy.
Further, Mr. President, let’s get something straight… Trayvon Martin neither looked like the son I “might have had”, nor did I “look like him when I was his age”. The more important point, which you seem to be missing, is that particularly as the President of all the people of these United States it really shouldn’t matter. An interest in justice should not be based on whether the individual being interviewed has the same color skin as I do. Interestingly, it is this very ideal that so many non white individuals seem to have trouble understanding.
Certainly there are reasons to be optimistic, even if our current President seems unable to articulate a positive vision of where the United States is going, and how it is going to get there. At least this time less people seem inclined to roll over for the race baiters and race baiters and the flat out extortionists who have had it their way for so long. Take heart America.
Sure, there are still those stories, such as the ones about the President’s speeches which attempt to elevate the positions espoused by the barbarians inside theS gates as worthy of note, but don’t let them fool you. Stand fast America, you may yet leave something of value to future generations.