Columnist Rich Lowry makes some interesting points about the Trayvon Martin case in his column of March 31.
Lowry opines that “….if Martin had been shot by a Black classmate, if he had been caught in random crossfire or if he had looked at a rival gang member the wrong way, his death would have been relegated to the back pages of the local newspaper. Not a cause, not even a curiosity: just another dead young Black man. Nothing to see here. Please move on.”
Lowry also quotes some interesting numbers: “According to a 2005 FBI report, Blacks accounted for 13 per cent of the population and 49 percent of all homicide victims. In 93 per cent of the cases the killer was Black. Half of the victims were ages 17 to 29. That works out to 4,000 murders of young Blacks in one year, overwhelmingly at the hands of other Blacks.”
In the case of George Zimmerman, who is half white and half Hispanic and the alleged killer in Florida of Black Trayvon Martin, Black “leaders” like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton figure half white is good enough to turn the country upside down in outrage. The Black on Black killings don’t seem to faze them, but let a guy with one spoonful of white blood be involved, guilty or not, and they are calling for riots to protest such a great injustice to Blacks whether the proof is there or not.
Jesse and Al like the limelight and love to be seen on TV shouting away in their thousand dollar Armani suits and jewelry. So do washed up “celebrities” like Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr who feel it is up to them to Twitter people’s addresses to the public even when they are incorrect. Hey, it got them on the tube, right?
Then there is NBC and MSNBC who took sides in the matter rather than just reporting the news. NBC supposedly edited a tape to falsely incriminate Zimmerman even more. Since they were caught, they have fortunately received the discredit they deserve.
How about those Black Panthers parading around in their fatigue uniforms with insignias of rank as though they are really an official organization. One guy had captain’s bars and another considered himself a lieutenant colonel. At least they knew enough to make themselves officers. Those geniuses were offering a million bucks as a bounty on Zimmerman. That’s laughable; they better go back to doing what they are good at: intimidating voters at polls.
If that isn’t enough, Obama had to stick his nose into the situation with his famous “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” How sweet and sentimental! Quite a contrast to his reaction after the Ft. Hood massacre when he said, “Let’s not jump to conclusions.” Thirteen people killed by a Muslim officer on an Army base and that was his reaction? Draw your own conclusions.
Don’t get me started on the hoodies, the sympathetic photo of Trayvon at 13, and the nationwide marches.
Does this nonsense ever end? There is a racial problem in the US, otherwise the Black leaders would be more concerned with the ignored deaths of young Blacks in their communities rather than trying to make an issue of something they have no facts on in the white community. However, when you are dealing with guys like Al and Jesse who love the exposure, the Zimmerman situation is right down their alley. After all, what network would send cameras to cover the murder of a 16 year old Black girl on a Chicago street by a Black man? That’s much too boring for them.