By Capt. Fogg
No need for me complainin' - my objection's overruled, ahh!
Too much monkey business. Too much monkey business.
Too much monkey business for me to be involved in!
As though to deliberately illustrate what I've been saying
a horde of "impassioned" zealots in liberal clothing rallied in Miami
Saturday to hear Bishop Victor Curry, a Baptist church official and
president of the National Action Network
them that the Zimmerman verdict was a "wake up call" which of course it
was not, at least not any more than any case in which the accused was
given the benefit of the doubt. The argument that Zimmerman was a
murderous racist looking to hunt black people is as disgusting as any of
Al Sharpton's accusations, including his portrayal of Bernhard Goetz as
a racist for shooting armed robbers. The argument that the verdict was
pursuant to the 'stand your ground' law is so earth shakingly false it would
show up on a seismometer, so what is this all about? The NAN is the
creation of Al Sharpton who makes and has made his living by
imaginatively accusing people of racism so egregiously, I'm sure Dr.
king would be making speeches against him and his business were he alive today.
Bishop Curry has also staged protests in
New York, Washington, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more than 90
other cities around the United States. This Zimmerman business is a business and a business that needs to foment race tension as much as the Mason Family did.
Trayvon Martins head on a pike around the country is about politics,
not justice and I sure as hell don't remember Nicole Simpson or Ron
Goldman being used similarly. It was far more a travesty of justice
that OJ was described as the victim of racism and that science and fact
and evidence were laughed at. It's a business and as much as I loathe
racism, I loathe the business of using it to sell product, to make
money, to build careers on it, to accuse people of it to further a
political purpose because it cheapens the real cause, detracts from the
real cause and furnishes the real racists a defense they don't deserve.
death of Trayvon Martin was not about racism, not about a new birth of
Jim Crow. Zimmerman wouldn't be allowed into the Klan, nor does he
represent some resurgence, some recrudescence of an early 20th century
southern white mentality. The verdict was not the result of racism and
most of all, neither the verdict, the defense, nor for that matter the
facts had anything to do with the law that some people oppose so
hysterically that they dishonor the memory of an unlucky kid and a
grieving family as well as they dishonor truth, decency and the liberal
causes of justice and freedom for all.
off because the prosecution could not prove that Martin was not holding
him down so that he couldn't run away. That is an argument based on the
older law requiring the duty to retreat, not the Stand your Ground law
which did not permit Zimmerman to pursue or confront Martin nor to
threaten him. Such actions would, as I read the law, nullify his claim
to self defense and his right to draw a weapon.
Are we willing to dispense with the presumption of innocence because of the presumption of racism?
Zimmerman was wont to call 911 when seeing suspicious characters in his
neighborhood shows only that he was doing what a neighborhood watch
participant is supposed to do, and when a preponderance of unidentified
people and a preponderance of those engaging in vandalism are black
those calls are evidence of racism only to racists.
all for practical gun control. I passionately hate racism and racists
and bigots of all kinds, and I hate it when bigotry, stereotyping,
racism and outright lies are used by people getting rich
pretending to fight it.
Labels: Al Sharpton, racism, Treyvon Martin