Jul 15, 2013 Commentary
George Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY of murder and manslaughter by a jury of his peers. The evidence was presented and the entirety of it corroborates the account that Zimmerman gave from the moment he made contact with police. His account has not changed and the evidence shows his account was accurate.
There is a lot of angst over the not guilty verdict and various groups have been protesting with scattered acts of violence. The threats are there as the New Black Panthers have declared war. A number of users of social media have advocated violence but whether or not large scale violence occurs remains to be seen.
I think it is moronic to commit acts of violence against people who had nothing to do with the incident to protest what is seen as an act of violence against Trayvon Martin.
Let me make it clear, from what I saw George Zimmerman acted in self defense. If Martin felt threatened he could have continued on his way to his father’s house. Instead, he circled back and attacked Zimmerman and ended up getting shot. Zimmerman exercised what I consider remarkable restraint in that he was attacked and aten while screaming for help and only drew his firearm after Martin went for it and told Zimmerman he was going to die. Then, and only then, did Zimmerman draw and use the firearm.
It matters not how badly he was beaten. He was being beaten and it was obvious that the beating would not stop. Martin threatened his life and went for the gun. Zimmerman was completely justified in his use of force.
None of the other things matter. The only thing pertinent is that Martin attacked him, threatened to kill him and he defended himself.
This does not take away the sadness of a lost life. Trayvon Martin was a misguided young man who was involved in drugs, crime and violence but he was a living being whose life was cut short by a terrible decision on his part. It is sad that he was killed and my thoughts and prayers go with his family who must bear the burden of his death for the rest of their lives. My prayers also go with the Zimmerman family as their lives have been forever changed as well.
Zimmerman will be investigated by the Department of Justice for a race crime or a hate crime. While I have no doubt the government could convict a turtle if it tried I think the journey will be long and the outcome hard to achieve.
The family might pursue a civil case for wrongful death.
In either case the information about Martin, information that was suppressed in the Zimmerman trial, will likely come to light. Martin’s drug use, his criminal behavior, the possession of stolen property, the contents of his phone, his school records and all other aspects that the Florida court would not allow will likely be used to defend Zimmerman in any other case (Zimmerman’s attorneys should make this stuff public now before any other court suppresses it).
Martin was no choir boy. He was a troubled young man who liked to indulge in purple drank (two of the ingredients for it were in his possession when he was shot), marijuana and booze. He was prone to fighting and demonstrated this on a number of occasions.
Even if no other cases against Zimmerman are undertaken he will forever live looking over his shoulder. There is a bounty on his head and someone will likely take the chance to murder him. No matter where he goes he will be hunted by those who have no respect for the justice system in this country.
He will be hounded by the race baiters who will stir up trouble in order to justify their existence.
If Martin was Hispanic and Zimmerman black there would have been no national uproar. Tens of thousands of black children are murdered by other blacks and there is no uproar. There is no call for riots (which is true when blacks murder whites).
I think the jury reached the correct verdict. I am happy they did not bow to pressure or worry about civil unrest if they acquitted (though they were sequestered and might not have grasped the scope). I am happy they viewed the evidence and did not allow emotion to outweigh fact.
Trayvon Martin took a decision to attack George Zimmerman when a number of other options were open to him. He chose a person who had a gun (unknown to him when he attacked) and who eventually used it to protect himself.
As unfortunate as it is the Martin family will have to come to terms with the reality that Trayvon took a course of action that resulted in his death.
The right of self defense should never be denied. The left will tell you that you do not need a firearm and that you should call the police if there is a problem.
Zimmerman was on the phone with police and they were on the way. They arrived after the incident took place.
Just like they did in Newtown.
When seconds count the police are minutes away. If Zimmerman had waited he might be the one dead and Martin would be on trial.
And you can bet the reaction of the media and the race baiting community would be a lot different.
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 27, 2012 Political
Barack Obama was supposed to be the post racial president but has proved to be anything but that as he and his regime divide this country along racial lines. The angry rhetoric from leaders in the black community coupled with the racist policies of the Department of Justice have given us a more divided country.
I have written before that Democrats do not care about their alleged constituencies. They have blocks of voters and they promise those voters everything under the sun when election season rolls around. They drum up support among those groups and then ignore them after the election is over. Obama received 95% of the black vote in 2008 (Democrats get about 90% anyway) and then he basically ignored them. Sure, his Justice Department allowed some to walk on serious criminal charges but for the most part Obama has focused his attention on rich people who could support him in his reelection.
If Obama focused on the black community then perhaps the unemployment rate among blacks would not be much higher than the national average. Perhaps black folks would be less dependent on government rather than MORE dependent. This is not the case because the black community, by and large, can’t do anything for Obama except vote. They will not be sending Warren Buffet like money to him.
So he will promise them the world once again and they will likely deliver. Many of his black supporters only voted for him because of his skin color and that will probably not change. As far as I am concerned, these folks are suffering and deserve what they get. You support someone who wants to keep you in bondage and you will remain in bondage.
It is election season again though and that can only mean that Obama is out pandering for the black vote. In fact, Obama is urging blacks to pressure their churches to support his administration (violation of First Amendment?) and has established an African Americans for Obama website (I will not link to it). He is pandering to them because he needs their votes even though he has done little for them since 2008.
Obama and the Democrats can target who they want as voters. If people want to be enslaved to government then they are free to vote for Obama and anyone else who will keep them shackled. The real issue is the race based targeting.
Imagine what would happen if any white candidate started a whites for [insert name here] strategy.
We know that the race baiting poverty pimps would be out in full force decrying the overt racism being displayed. Obama would fly around giving speeches about race while Chris Matthews had nonstop tingles up his leg. The world would discuss how these racists are backwards rednecks who want to keep the black man down.
And yet, the major players in the race hustling industry are silent as Barack Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm) plays the race card and involves himself in race identity politics.
The funny thing is that the Democrat’s education system has ensured that voters are not very bright so Obama will get nearly the same percentage of the black vote as he did in 2008.
He is pushing to increase the raw number of black voters.
Because he knows that he is in serious trouble and his racist inner self is showing.
One and done.
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 5, 2011 Political
Looks like the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, is in a bit of hot water for lying to Congress. Holder was asked about when he knew of the US government gun running operation known as Fast and Furious. In May of this year Holder indicated that he had heard about it in the past few weeks.
Documents obtained under a lawsuit and finally released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), indicate that Holder knew about the operation and might have had a bit more involvement than he is letting on, in July of 2010. This directly contradicts what Holder told Congress.
Holder now claims he misunderstood the question but his answer was straight forward and leaves no doubt that he was answering about when he knew about the operation.
Holder lied to Congress. While this should not surprise anyone given the way Holder has run Justice, it is high time he is held accountable for his law breaking. If you or I lied to Congress we would be in a fix. Hell, look at how baseball players who lied about steroid use were treated and that is over an issue Congress has no business being involved in.
Eric Holder has been playing fast and furious with the laws of this nation while using his race based policies to push an agenda.
It is time to take this man down and ensure he does hard time in a federal prison.
And if you think this is a waste of time then why is the White House and DOJ screaming at a reporter who is covering this? Piece of advice to the White House; claiming that it must not be newsworthy because the Washington Post, NYT and LA Times are not covering it is disingenuous. They are part of the state run media.
Never surrender, never submit.
Mar 27, 2010 Political
This past weekend thousands of Americans descended on Capitol Hill to oppose the health care takeover. They were peaceful and conducted themselves properly. There were, however, accusations of racial and homophobic slurs directed at certain players in the health care game.
Several black members locked arms and walked to the Capitol. It appeared as if they were trying to give the impression that this was like the Civil Rights fight where blacks walked arm in arm through a sea of white people on the way to the promised land. That is a false impression and the people there were not there because of anything that had to do with race.
Several of the black members then claimed to have been spit upon and called the N word. As Andrew Breitbart points out, no video and audio evidence of this has been presented and no one in the area turned their heads in the direction of the alleged slurs. One would think that shouting the N word would get some reaction.
It would appear as if the situation was fabricated. What? Honest politicians (an oxymoron) telling lies about what was said. Yes. The Democrats will say, do and allege anything in order to marginalize the TEA Party movement and others opposed to the health care takeover. Until some type of real evidence appears, this is a fabricated story.
Breitbart is offering $10,000 for such evidence. Since some folks in the group of black politicians walking arm in arm were filming, the evidence should be readily available.
After the vote took place and Obama signed the bill into law, some lawmakers received voice mails and emails laced with profanity. Only a few were what could be classified as threats. Most were people cussing out their elected officials. Given the pass potty mouth Joe Biden was given, no one should get in trouble if their only “offense” was using bad language. Those who communicated threats should be dealt with appropriately.
The funny thing, which Evan Coyne Maloney points out, is that the Democrats were the ones using such methods and openly called for them. It was the left that organized a bus trip to the homes of AIG employees to harass and threaten them for receiving bonuses. It was Obama who claimed to be the only one between them and pitchforks.
In the past, it was Obama who told his followers to get in “their faces” and that if they brought a knife he would bring a gun.
The left has used intimidation and threats to get its way and Obama has led the way in this effort. It is the Chicago way and Obama is a thug politician from Chicago.
Now these poor Democrats are crying because they have been cussed out.
Make no mistake. This is all part of a plan to marginalize the people opposed to the radical agenda of the left. This is pure Saul Alinsky and it is designed to ensure the left can continue to run roughshod over the country.
So here is some advice to the left. Buck up and put on a cup. Grow a set and man up a bit. So some people cussed at you, big deal. So people are threatening to run you out of office on a rail, big deal. Unless you have a real threat then crawl back under your rocks because we do not want to hear you whine about your employers exercising their First Amendment rights.
Folks, it is time to take the fight to them. Ignore their whining and ignore their games. They are trying to marginalize the opposition and they are trying to provoke us to violence so they can come down hard on us.
Don’t let the junior Alinskys have their way.
Fight back and fight back hard. Work to get them out of office.
Make the bastards pay.
Oops, was that a threat? Screw them if it was.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 19, 2009 Political
Jesse Jackson was speaking at an event sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus (is that a race based group) that revolved around the 25th anniversary of his failed bid for the presidency. During Jackson’s remarks he talked about the health care bill and decried that a black member of Congress did not vote for it.
The remark was aimed at Artur Davis, a black Democratic Congressman from Alabama.
Of course Jackson played it off by saying he did not mention anyone by name but since Davis is the only one to vote against it, figuring out about whom he was speaking was not too tough. This is especially true since Jackson said “call yourself a black man.” Jackson also said he was not saying that black lawmakers had to vote a certain way but his remarks indicate if they don’t, they can’t call themselves black men.
To race baiters like Jackson, blacks who stray from the plantation are not real blacks. They are not real black men because they had the audacity to vote their beliefs (and those of their constituencies) rather than toeing the party line. There is no room for independent thought among blacks when the race baiters are involved because the lack of thought is what keeps them on the plantation, beholden to the Democrats and looking to people like Jackson as their leaders.
Jesse Jackson is the first to organize marches against perceived injustice. If someone discusses the high rate of crime and murder in the black community he will remind us that we should not be looking at the color of the criminals (while he complains that too many of them are in jail). Why is it then that he feels it is OK to attack the color of a member of Congress because he voted against a particular piece of legislation?
Suppose Pat Robertson was at an event and discussed health care by saying that we even had a few white members of Congress who voted for health care and that “You can’t vote for healthcare and call yourself a white man”?
How do you think that would turn out? Jesse “pimp daddy” Jackson would be organizing a protest against this kind of racist rhetoric.
And yet, he is perfectly OK with telling other blacks what they should and should not do in order to be black enough. Who made Jesse Jackson the decision maker with regard to who is black enough? Did his fathering a child out of wedlock with a woman other than his wife make him the final arbiter of what constitutes appropriate behavior for black men?
Jackson needs the health care bill to pass because it will make even more minorities beholden to the government. It will make more of the black population Democratic voters because they can never vote to cut off the source of their benefits and Jackson needs them to continue to be victims so that they will need a leader in their struggle for equality.
But they can never be equal as long as they are forced to live as slaves to government redistribution schemes that take money from those who pay taxes and those who provide jobs and give it to those who are deemed by Democrats and race baiters like Jackson to be unable to provide for themselves.
Jackson and the Democrats in Congress want to keep blacks on the plantation providing a solid block of votes for Democratic candidates. As long as those folks are products of the policies of lower expectations they will forever be beholden to government and will forever need the guidance of people like Jackson.
The question is, how long are black people going to remain victims of this kind of racism? How long are they going to remain slaves to people who hold them in little regard? How long will they allow people like Jackson to decide whether they are black enough? How long will they allow those blacks who differ in opinion to be painted as Uncle Toms?
Until blacks wise up as a group and reject the mindset that holds them as second class citizens and until they stop living as victims and rise up to oppose it, then this will continue.
And race baiting poverty pimps like Jackson will still have a say in how black they are.
It is a good thing though, that Barack Obama is the post racial occupant of the White House. Think of how bad it would be if he were not…