Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Not much to say...

So the Treyvon Martin case...

It's clearly a tragedy and it's clearly a case that should go to trial.

It's also clear that it has been blown WAY out of proportion by the MSM and even by right wing media outlets.

Why?  The fact is, were Zimmerman black, no one would care.

Racialists and race baiters are delighting in this case; they are using it in a full court press to advance their own political causes and regressive world views on anyone they can.

Meanwhile they ignore the pervasive dysfunction in the African American community - namely black on black violence.

The numbers are shocking - While African Americans comprise 13.5% of the U.S. Population, 43% of all murder victims in 2007 were African American, 93.1% of whom were killed were African Americans.

And yet nobody seems to care, especially African American community "leaders" such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.


Someone asked me today if I was a fan of Ann Coultier.

I sighed and simply responded - "She's not helping..."

She is a loud mouthed demagogue who does way more damage to her cause than help.

I see Al Sharpton and other race bating extortionists like him in the same light.  Ostensibly they want peace, understanding and a better world - but they choose to treat the flames of discontent with gasoline.

They are not helping, they are hurting.

When Spike Lee tweets what he thinks is the home address of George Zimmerman, he apologizes only when it appears that he sent out the wrong address.

Really?   As if it would be okay if it was Zimmerman's home.

Him and others like him are happy to stay silent on the 50% drop out rate of African Americans in our schools, the 40% prison population rate  of African Americans and the mind-blowing 72% of African American babies that are born out of wedlock.

Me - I'll go along with Bill Cosby thanks.

He rambles a bit, but you get the point.

Accountability and responsibility - two of my favorite words and much more likely to get me to get concerned and get involved.

As it is, when knuckleheads like these get involved...

I'm inclined to shrug my shoulders, give a big middle finger and get back to stuff that I care about.

Not much to say at that point - or after relentless, unending coverage of the Martin / Zimmerman case.
In fact, I'm inclined to say the same thing about this case as what most African American leaders say about black on black violence - which is nothing.

Don't care.  And I don't lose a wink of sleep over it.

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