Before getting into this column too far, I should acknowledge that I do not know whether the killing of Trayvon Martin was racially motivated, nor do I know what was in George Zimmerman’s heart that fateful night when he pulled the trigger that ended young Martin’s life.
However, I do know without the slightest scintilla of a doubt that the “special prosecutor” in Florida laying second-degree murder charges against Zimmerman, is doing so for both racial and political reasons.
The actual shooting occurred on the night of February 26 inside a gated community in the town of Sanford, Florida. A total of 45 days elapsed between the time Zimmerman pulled the trigger and the charges being laid. And charges came about as a direct result of all the protests held across the country, a worldwide petition with 2.5 million names and the collusion by the U.S. Department of Justice with the likes of Al Sharpton, who has been agitating for Zimmerman’s scalp.
I point out the curious timing of all the outrage and the charges being laid because liberal progressives need crises and incidents to advance their agenda and, if you’ll recall, the crisis du jour back in late February was the Republicans’ much ballyhooed ‘war on women.’ It was only when that war was clearly being lost, that the Trayvon Martin case entered the picture, like so much manna from heaven to allow the Left to carry on their narrative of America as a racist, sexist and cruel nation.
The Martin case falls within a well-defined hierarchy of aggrievement, whereunder certain groups claim prominence over others in their grievances. Martin was killed by a “white” Hispanic, so Martin, being of African descent, claims precedence over Hispanics in the hierarchy of aggrievment; particularly “’white” Hispanics.
Concomitant to the state laying charges, the Justice Department is investigating the possibility of laying federal charges against Zimmerman for depriving Martin of his civil rights. Maybe the UN can get into the game and lay charges against Zimmerman for crimes against humanity, providing a perfect Left/lib trifecta.
But before proceeding to that stage I have some questions that I believe are relevant to the particulars of this case. First and foremost, is there ever only outrage when a black man is killed by a white man? Statistically the number one cause of death among young black males is homicide and statistically the perpetrators of those homicides are mostly other young black males. I don’t recall international petitions and national demonstrations over black-on-black killings. Does this mean those crimes aren’t nearly so heinous?
And while we’re on the subject of racism, why is it okay for black people to call one another the ‘N word with impunity, but those of other races have to tread lightly to make sure that they are using the current politically correct terminology? Isn’t racist terminology and sentiment something that applies equally to everyone?
Also, over the past week we have learned that the New Black Panther Party has put out a contract on the life of Zimmerman. Yet there doesn’t appear to be any commentary on the part of those mainstream defenders of law and order and the Justice department hasn’t said, “boo.” Why? Is it now okay with the Obama administration to place bounties on the scalps of individuals that African Americans don’t like?
Ultimately no one can tell how this whole thing is going to play out, but it’s a fairly safe bet that George Zimmerman is going to be doing some pretty hard time, regardless of what the facts of the case are. Taking him to trial is just a mere formality to maintain the appearance that America is a land governed by laws.