Whenever Al “Not too” Sharpton shows up to an “injustice” party, he is there for his own self-promotion and to fan the flames of racism. And Jesse Jackson runs in the same circus. And we can now depend on Barack Obama throw a little more fuel on the fire as he chimes in.
Exactly what element of this tragic death convinced this “race squad” trilogy to jump into the fray?
Trayvon Martin was black and his killer was not.
Sharpton, Jackson and Obama ignore murders of black youth that happens every day because they were killed by other blacks. It is only worthy of their attention and comments when it is a non-black who pulls the trigger.
What message does that send? That it is somehow less tragic when a black youth is killed by another of the same race?
That is acting stupidly.
And with absolutely no hint of racism in this killing, these so called Civil Rights Leaders would make us believe that racism was the only motive. George Zimmerman, who pulled the trigger, is Hispanic, not the normal racial target of Sharpton and Jackson, but they made an exception, it seems.
It turns out now that this was not the case the knee-jerk activists thought (hoped) it would be. Zimmerman is not a racist. He tutors Black children and counts a number of Blacks as family.
And what we now know, it appears that Martin did, in fact, turn and attack Zimmerman. And the evidence and witnesses suggest that Zimmerman was simply defending himself. There was no intent to harm Martin. Just a desire to stop the break-ins in the neighborhood.
When Jackson and Sharpton start leading marches and fanning flames when blacks kill other blacks, then perhaps they will realize some modicum of legitimacy from the rest of America. And most Americans would love to support these “defenders” if black America if they attacked the massive problem of black on black crime instead of cherry picking tragic events that are nothing more than publicity stunts at the expense of a dead 17 year old.
There is racism in America. And the actions of Jackson and Sharpton in this case were racist, plain and simple. They made this about race. They fanned the flames and they provoked people who were all too willing to believe something racially motivated took place here.
And President Obama is only too happy to further divide America along racial lines, hoping for some political advantage out of this tragedy.
There are racists in America. And as long as people use race to further their own personal treasure and ambitions, there will continue to be racism.
And the press is only too willing to play along to sell their product. They have fanned the flames by using an old picture of Martin – a much younger teen at the time – and failing to put a recent picture out. The only reason to do this is to magnify the anger.
And Spike Lee, always ready to jump on the race-bait used his twitter account to give out the address he thought was George Zimmerman’s house. He was wrong. It belongs to an elderly couple who have been forced to flee for their safety.
And while the left continues to defend and martyr Martin, a lot of evidence has been gathered that show Martin was more drug dealer than Skittles Connoisseur and more Gang Banger than Choir Boy.
But whatever the truth is, the police were satisfied on the night of the killing that this was not a crime. And there has been no evidence to indicate that has changed.
This was a horrible event, no doubt. But the behavior of the media and the Sharptons of the world has not made anything better. It has only made things needlessly worse.
For Sharpton the only real tragedy may have been that the dead boy was not covered in feces and killed by a white man.
And when you continually cry racism (or wolf) where none exists, it makes it hard to take real racism seriously.
And that is almost as sad as the loss of Trayvon Martin’s life.