The Lesson From The Trayvon Martin Shooting? Life Sucks

Trayvon Martin Protest 5 SC 300x240 The Lesson From The Trayvon Martin Shooting? Life Sucks

In light of the Feb. 26 Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Fla., apparently by George Zimmerman, Americans need a simple reminder: Life sucks.

To articulate that in a more professional manner, bad things happen. No amount of whining about the injustice of it all will change a single thing. Your parents were right when they said life is not fair.

What Americans, especially black Americans and those liberals suffering from white guilt, need to remember is that not everything is about race.

Unfortunately, President Barack Obama, with his irresponsible remarks, and other so-called black leaders have made this about race. How a violent clash between two minorities is a racial issue shows the illogic of the American left and the modern “civil rights” movement.

There are three comments that need made about the whole affair.

First, the behavior of Obama, the civil rights “leaders” and the national media have been disgraceful.

Obama, for his thoughtless remarks that, instead of quieting the growing racial unrest, blessed it with a presidential imprimatur.

The media for the inaccuracies and innuendo they keep spreading. The continued use of a photograph of Martin when he was a young boy instead of a more current picture can only be construed as a media attempt to garner sympathy for the dead lad and shows a callous disregard for basic journalistic standards.

Finally, the civil rights leaders. We have Spike Lee tweeting what he thought was George Zimmerman’s address, getting it wrong and forcing an elderly couple from their home, and then refusing to apologize. We have the New Black Panthers offering a bounty for Zimmerman, “dead or alive.” Such a bounty is illegal and should be prosecuted, but this administration has been unwilling to prosecute the group for past wrongs, such as voter intimidation in 2008 and 2010. It is essentially a terrorist organization.

Then there are the usual suspects, the not-so-Rev. Jessie Jackson and his blowhard colleague Al “I’m not above lying to keep the country racially divided because that is how I make a living” Sharpton, spreading their message of divisiveness.

How ironic is it that a class of people who were terrorized for years by lynch mobs have formed one of their own? Is this a new form of affirmative action? I’m curious how many of those gathering in Florida applauded when O.J. Simpson was acquitted.

The second comment that needs to be made is that Martin’s death, while tragic, pales in comparison to the attack on our judicial system that mob justice represents.

We have a judicial system in place. It has served us well for more than two centuries. Let it work. The investigation is ongoing. A grand jury is scheduled to determine if charges are warranted. That is how we do things. Grand juries have been around since 1166. They work. Let it unravel at its own pace.

The final comment is that I have come to the conclusion that those who want to deify Martin and crucify Zimmerman are ignoring facts and relying on rumors.

We don’t know all the facts, but we certainly know a great deal. What it boils down to is that two flawed individuals crossed paths on a fateful February evening. One of the two responded to the encounter in a violent fashion. One died from a gunshot wound at point-blank range.

Those are the only facts that are LEGALLY relevant.

Much has been made of the fact that Zimmerman followed Martin before the confrontation.

This was a gated community that had suffered a string of burglaries. Martin was a young black man. In America, young black men commit a disproportionate amount of crime (the real tragedy that Jackson, et al., should be fighting is the number of young black men dying every day from black-on-black violence). Zimmerman, who was on neighborhood watch, was rightfully suspicious. He did call the police, but we all know you can’t always count on the police showing up for a complaint of a suspicious person walking through a neighborhood.

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  1. Betsy K. Larsen says:

    I was raised so far back in the mountians of WVa, that I did not see a black person until I was 14 years old. This was amazing. That people actually were a grand color of brown. But I was raised also to think of them as people, just people of a darker shade than myself. And the two should be civil to one another when meeting, but were not to mix in such matters as dating and marriage. This was in no way “racist”, it was just the way it was when I was young. I met my first black people in the 6th grade, in Indiana, and because I was a “hillbilly”, from the hills of WVa, they made fun of me and my accent. However, it was not the black people who did this, it was the white ones! To my absolute amazement, it was the blacks that defended me! That was, after of course, they and myself had had a bit of a run in, and in which we came to an understanding, we were all “outcasts” in a society of white northerners, and so we banded together. This worked fine for me, as these people were some good people to attend school with, I had friends, finally! Good ones. Black friends maybe, but friends, and I liked them a great deal. I was bullied by the white “in crowd” for being different, and it was always the black kids who were my friends, who again and again, defended me! So, this race division is something that is hurtful to me, even though now, I have became what is described as racist. Yes, I admit, I am now one of these people. And, I am truly sorry that it has come to this, but I do not like being pushed into corners, for it angers me. As it would any sane human being. The black people of this nation have brought this racisim upon themselves, by behaving as unintelligent and hateful creatures that they display each time someone “crosses their eyes” at them the wrong way. And have allowed the likes of these more than disgusting fools, jackson and sharpton to rile them up for no other reason than these two want a race war. And I beleive that if and when it comes down to such a war, that these people will lose. For, it is not just the white people of America with whom they will wind up in this war, but the Hispanic and Asians as well, and more. They are not well liked by either of those two, nor are they much liked by others. It will be an ugly fight, and many will die in the process, so it would be wise for them to sit down, and give this race war some serious thought, and ask themselves, “do we really want to do this?” Because if they lose, it may well cost them far more than what they imagine they don’t have to begin with. A black man, not so long ago, said pretty much the same thing I am saying, that one day, the white people of America are going to rise up, and they will be ANGRY, and it will be UGLY if and when they do. This man said this, and more, and he recognized the danger of such a race war, for he said that white people are tired of being pushed and shoved and will finally do what they feel necessary to their own survival. And he was right, for I am one such white person, and I am sick and tired of all the screaming and whining about “poor trayvon”! I am sick of the name, and sick of hearing of what an “angel” he was. jackson and sharpton are two of the most disgusting, and revolting wastes of human flesh and human breath on the northern hemisphere, and should be put out of everyone’s misery. They are two miserable, hateful, wicked, evil and moral free warts, cancers, boils on the ass of American society, that exist to do nothing but cause their own race more grief than this race of people do to themselves………..and they seem to do plenty of damage to themselves all by themselves, and they do not need any help doing even more damage! Since their ancestors were freed from slavery, they have gradually taken their freedom for granted, and expected apologies from everyone in the nation, and have gotten that, and more, and still………….they want more! This will not end, until the WHITE PEOPLE end it for good! It is TIME TO PUT AN END TO THIS BULLCRAP! Over time, actually, LET US END IT NOW WITH THIS BULLSH!() OF travon and the lies and cover ups by the rotten to the core “media and news outlets”!

  2. Betsy K. Larsen says:

    Hey, ya’ll, the thing says “speak your mind” and so I obliged and did just that. Many things that I wrote sound really hateful, but they are writen with no real hate at all, just how I now feel. I am so sick of all the focus on this one 17 year old, out at night, was out for more than just “skittles”. This whole thing sounds so fishy to me that it smells to high heaven and beyond. Black men in hoodies look like they are “up to no good” to many people, and not just to white people. Sorry, them’s the facts folks……………I am “SPEAKING MY MIND ” here! The same as these heathens out marching in the streets, half of whom probably haven’t a clue as to exactly what happened, and really don’t care! It is just a reason to go out and rant and rave and generally cause a ruckus! Black people, at their most true selves! What can I say!!??? What is, IS!

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