I know that no one who has followed my blog is here to read what I’m about to say, but it needs to be said; a small edit from my facebook page.
So let me get this straight… According to the prosecution’s own witness, Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a “creepy-ass cracker.”
George Zimmerman on the 911 tape called Trayvon Martin “black.” He did not call Trayvon Martin a “creepy-ass n***er.”
Why the racial double-standard? If George Zimmerman is guilty because of prejudice, then Trayvon Martin, who by all accounts stood over George Martin pummeling him, is even more guilty of it.
Did he deserve to get shot for racism? No, but I don’t believe he was shot because of the racial prejudices of either man. I do have some level of faith in the jury-of-peers system though, and society has done all it can to provide justice in this situation. The rest is up to God. Zimmerman will be held to account if he did anything wrong.
What we can do here and now is call a spade a spade. The Al Sharptons of America are nothing but parasites and disgraceful dirtbags. They howl and yell about one or two blacks being killed every year, because the killer was not black. And yet they ignore the overwhelming and staggering rates of black-on-black predation and murder. It’s time for everyone in this nation to stand up and condemn crime-culture, hoodlums, and thugs, no matter what race they or we happen to be.
The race hustlers in this country have actually made the situation much, much worse.
That, in more grainy fashion, appeared on my facebook page earlier today.
I’ve been an admirer of the work of economist Walter E. Williams for some time. He happens to be black and a harsh critic of the kid-gloves treatment of modern black deviance. Read his article on Rising Black Social Pathology. There are numerous other resources and I would commend that everyone keep up with Dr. Thomas Sowell’s regular articles.
We want a color-blind society, right? Or we want to at least get as close to that ideal as possible without drifting into absurd costs. We cannot control people’s thoughts, but we can persuade them.
What does a race-blind society look like? Is it one where some people are treated differently than others based upon their race? No, of course not. By failing to be critical of harmful pathologies in a minority group, we avoid the possibility of being charged with racism, only at the expense of those minority groups. If we truly care whether or not American blacks experience the same blessings that are common in America, then we need to be willing to point out where modern black culture is powerfully undercutting that opportunity.
In Alan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, he says: “For the Founders, minorities in general are bad things, most identical to factions [parties], selfish groups who have no concern as such for the common good.”
This is not to say that the Founders considered the existence of racial minorities bad things. What Bloom and the Founders were getting at is this; people who do not think of themselves as American, necessarily revert to something else. And how can you maintain a society of liberty when there are a thousand groups who have no common ground with each other? The common ground of America is personal liberty, as understood by the Declaration of Independence, and protected by the Constitution of the United States.
We seem to be at the fraying edges of this experiment. There’s still time, though. Cultures can be trained by the voices and urgings that are prevalent. That was how America was founded, that was how slavery was abolished, that was how American life was integrated…
Our time is now, or it is never.