The George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin spectacle has done more to set back race relations in the United States than any other event in recent history. It’s been all about race. There’s justice somewhere in all of this, but will it ever be found? That’s the question that needs to be answered. I doubt that it will ever be answered since there is a strategy to keep the pot of racist rhetoric boiling. Victims make for good allies in a political war.
It’s great to see George Zimmerman confronting Attorney General Eric Holder and the so-called Department of Justice on the basis of the law. Only in America can a citizen take on the powers that be. The Constitution codifies that God-given right. We can “petition the government for a redress of grievances,” the First Amendment assures us. Try it in Cuba, Venezuela, China, or North Korea.
Will Holder arrest the Black Panthers who have threatened Zimmerman given the federal government’s definition of a hate crime? The letter Zimmerman’s family sent to Attorney General Eric Holder asks, “why, when the law of the land is crystal clear, is your office not arresting the New Black Panthers for hate crimes?”
The Black Panthers, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the racist lynch mobs belong to the Obama Administration. Not to denounce them is to support them. There’s no neutrality.
Then there’s Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor for 20 years. When an evangelical pastor says something stupid, he’s immediately linked to the GOP and denounced in the media. Not so with Jeremiah Wright.
Pastors should be in the business of reconciliation not racial division. It’s great that Wright quotes the Bible, but his message is confused. He compares Zacchaeus, a tax collector, to greedy conservatives. How can this be? Only in the world of liberalism can an agent of the government be compared to a capitalist.
Then there’s Wright’s racial rhetoric of Europeans versus “people of color.” “Pilate was European. . . . Jesus was not European. They live in a world shaped by European standards of beauty, shaped by Moynihan studies, shaped by bell curves — they live in a different world from your world all together,” he told his audience.
I didn’t know that Pilate studied the works of Patrick Moynihan (“Defining Deviancy Down”) and Charles Murray (Losing Ground, The Bell Curve, and Coming Apart). In point of fact, it was Pilate who found “no guilt in” Jesus (Luke 23:4) and made efforts to release Him (John 19:12). It was Jesus’ own countrymen who called for His death (19:15).
It wasn’t too long ago that Wright was blaming “them Jews” from keeping President Obama from talking with him. He later said that he had “misspoke.” He meant Zionists.
The goal with all of these Obama surrogates is to keep his base energized, by creating a racial divide that will result in votes in November. Will blacks benefit from any of this? Not at all. They’ll be just as poor and just as disenfranchised. But they’ll have a black man in the White House.