Monday, July 15, 2013

Dear White Liberals: SHUT UP!!!

I'm going to be blunt: I hate it when white liberals "try" to defend black people. Their white guilt makes me sick. Black people have a higher incarceration rate than white people, and black kids have a higher suspension rate than white kids. Neither of these are big secrets. Judd Legum of the liberal hot mess Think Progress wrote this:
George Zimmerman killed one boy, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Although a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty, his attitude — that a young black male is an object suspicion and contempt — not only cost Martin his life but has infected the entire United States criminal justice system.
Unless he's privy to evidence not presented to the jury, the FBI cleared George Zimmerman of any racial bias. There's no proof he thought Trayvon was suspicious because he was black. As a matter of fact, Zimmerman stated in the 911 call why he thought Trayvon was suspicious. He wasn't even sure what his race was until later on in the call. The sad truth is the majority of the crime in that neighborhood was committed by young black men. Judd Legum spends too much time blaming whitey and a so-called racist justice system instead of wondering why black people have so many problems.

Being a "Baby Mama" is almost like a fashion statement in parts of black culture. Over 70% of black kids are born out of wedlock. The break down of the family and fatherlessness is the root of many of our problems, but this know-it-all ignores it. 93% of black murders are committed by other black people. Black music celebrates violence, gang culture, and objectifying women. My high school was a predominantly rich white school in the middle of nowhere. We had a lot of fights my senior year, but I don't remember any white kids fighting. It was black kids, gang members, who sexually assaulted a black girl on my school bus. Most of my classes were Advanced or AG classes, and, though I was a slack student, there was a reason my mom kept me in those classes. I was accidentally placed in a regular English class the first half of my junior year and it was the first time since the fifth grade I was in a class where the majority were black. Those kids were disruptive, rude and I never learned anything. It wasn't because they were black, it was because their parents sucked and and they thought their stupid behavior was cute and made them cool amongst their peers.

Trayvon didn't carry himself like a future C.E.O or a future Tyler Perry, instead he carried himself like a future inmate. That's not whitey's fault. The assumption of trouble to come is a problem many young black men bring on themselves. Black parents aren't teaching their black children to carry themselves better even though the statistics are against them. Dressing well and speaking well and doing well in school is seen as a negative by many in the black community because it's "acting white." It's not easy being black and being your own person outside of your skin color, and the parents who are the exception don't get the community support they need.

Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's attorney, said something on Saturday after the verdict that upset a lot of people. He said Zimmerman wouldn't have been charged if her were black, and he's right. Police were never going to charge Zimmerman and the local DA wouldn't take the case because of the lack of probable cause. If Zimmerman were black, Sharpton and Jackson wouldn't have cared because they and other black leaders don't care about black-on-black problems. They don't care about black-on-blackcrime, the high abortion rate, black unemployment, and black kids who get shot everyday in Chicago. Trayvon Martin is being called a civil rights symbol because black leaders ignore his fault in the situation and his thug past, and stupid white liberals like Judd make it worse!

We're a beautiful people. We're colorful, funny, honest, and we love big. But we have done a lot of damage to ourselves. I'm going to be very blunt: Trayvon won't be the first ignorant black kid who picks a fight with a gun owner, and calling Trayvon a hero guarantees there will be more because no one wants to learn from his mistake. In his lame effort to stand in solidarity with blacks, Judd Legum makes excuses for Trayvon and others like him instead of offering solutions. He perpetuates the victim mentality that keeps us low, oppressed, and enslaved. It's not a justice system that's flawed, nor is it white men and women who look at a young man dressed like a suspect and assume he's suspicious. It's a community that doesn't want to acknowledge its problems. Do the black community a favor, Mr. Legum, and take your white guilt and shove it.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trayvon Martin, the Antihero

The verdict is in: NOT GUILTY. Anyone who is surprised hasn't been paying attention. I remember reading the affidavit over a year ago for Murder in the Second Degree and thinking, "I don't get it." There was never probable cause for 2nd Degree Murder, but they made it stretch. This case is an example of what happens when you inject politics into our justice system. Trayvon's death is a tragedy, but what happened to George Zimmerman was an injustice. The Martin family "identified" the voice on the 911 call in a group setting in the mayor's office without police present. Their star witness was interviewed with the victim's mother, Sabryna Fulton, and her attorney sitting next to her. Sanford Police said they didn't have enough evidence to charge him, so they didn't. So why was he charged? He was charged because people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were screaming racism and demanding justice instead of letting the system work. They demanded a rush on something that should have taken its time, and now Sabryna Fulton's darkest hour is their fault.

So why was George Zimmerman found not guilty? Race-baiters like Al Sharpton would have you believe it's because Trayvon is black and Zimmerman is half white, but let's be honest. The state never had a case. Murder isn't simply just killing someone, it's about state of mind. The prosecution argued that Zimmerman stepping out of his car and saying "fucking punks" and "these assholes" showed ill-will, hate, spite, evil intent, and malice. The problem was they couldn't prove it. They tried to argue that following and profiling Trayvon and ignoring the 911 operator was evidence of ill will. Neither of those is a crime. The defense argued self-defense and the prosecution couldn't refute it. They tried to say his injuries were insignificant, but you don't need injuries to claim self-defense. All they could do was play the emotional heartstrings of six female jurors, and in the end those ladies were smarter. Did they believe Zimmerman's story? Doesn't matter. The state didn't meet it's burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The entire trial was backwards. The defense presented a case and the prosecution played defense. I've never seen anything like it. Maybe they did believe him because another option for the jury was manslaughter, and self-defense is self-defense against everything. The state had a lot of theories and "what ifs," but no evidence to back it up.

Something that's being ignored by Trayvon Martin supporters, civil rights leaders, the mainstream media, and Black America in general is Trayvon Martin himself. The real Trayvon. The media loves to portray Trayvon as the innocent unarmed kid who only had skittles and an iced tea on him, but there's more to him and his actions that night. I watched a few minutes of MSNBC last night and they refused to mention what lead to the shooting. Not the following, but the fight. As I said, it's not a crime to follow someone, and it's not illegal for a private citizen to profile someone. It's certainly not illegal for someone to ignore the advice of 911. Trayvon Martin hit him. He slammed his head into the sidewalk. He could have killed him or caused permanent damage. At this point, it doesn't matter why he hit Zimmerman because there's no evidence he was justified in doing so. If he felt threatened by Zimmerman, then he had options. Violence isn't an option, it's a last resort. The evidence shows Trayvon had four minutes worth of options, but he chose to use his fist and that choice had consequences. That makes him far from being an innocent, unarmed kid.

Let's be honest about who Trayvon was. He wasn't an innocent kid. JonBenet Ramsey and Erica Green were innocent kids. Trayvon Mart was a seventeen-year-old young man who was only in Sanford because he was suspended from school for drug paraphernalia. A few months before that he was suspended for vandalism and he was accused of possessing stolen jewelry and burglary tools. Texts and video show Trayvon liked to fight. We also know he had a gun he was trying to sell. There were pictures of marijuana plants on his phone. If they were his plants, that's at least three felonies. Trayvon lived a life that would have led him to one of two places: prison or the grave. So-called leaders aren't doing him or his family any favors by ignoring this. Trayvon was everything you don't want your black son to be. He may have been minding his own business that night, but he still made a terrible choice.

I'm not saying Trayvon got what he deserved because no one deserves to die like that. Both men made mistakes that night, but only one, according to the evidence, committed a crime. If Trayvon had lived, he would have been charged with a crime as an adult. Is this the message we wish to send to young black men? Violence is the answer when every other option makes you look weak? There's a lesson to be learned from Trayvon: It could happen to you. Your reckless decisions could cost you your life. Concealed Carry is designed to empower the weak and helpless and make people, like Trayvon, think twice before doing something stupid. Benjamin Crump, the Martin Family Attorney, compared Trayvon to Emmitt Till and Medgar Evers, which is disgusting. Travyon isn't a great civil rights symbol, he was a future "The First 48" episode. This isn't a civil rights case or a race issue. It's a standard self-defense case, a simple misunderstanding that turned tragic. This is a cautionary tale for politicians who dare to insert themselves into our justice system and for young men who dare to think "It could never happen to me." People are going to look at you and make judgements, that's life. It's how you respond to it that matters.