"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Winston Churchill
|John Sanderson. Murdered by |
three black males at MSU.
There have been no nationwide protests denouncing the senseless slaying. No call for a bounty to bring the suspects to some form of vigilante justice. Just another senseless tragedy, like so many others where the victims are white, black or any other race.
No Justice for the Truth in Trayvon Protests
|The two faces of Trayvon. Pictured|
left at 12 years old and right at 17 for
profile on his Twitter page.
It was only later that we learn that the image of this innocent young boy might not be correct. The other photo of Trayvon is more recent and it was attached to his Twitter account which had a thug screen name containing the "n" word. Trayvon's tweets give quite a different picture that that of an innocent young boy. We also learn that Trayvon had been suspended from school three times. Once for possessing what was described as a burglary tool and more recently for having drug paraphernalia.
Trayvon's family complained that the reports which paint a more accurate picture of the boy were an attempt to "demonize" him. But since the instant media narrative that the shooter George Zimmerman was a racist it's only natural for people seeking to understand what happened to look at both sides.
And now that at least one eyewitness has come forward saying that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman, knocked him to the ground and was bashing his head against a sidewalk, those questions become more relevant.
We've Seen this Movie Before
In 2006 white players on the Duke Lacrosse team were accused of rape by a black stripper they hired for a team party. The charges were completely false. But this didn't stop a radical prosecutor, Mike NiFong from destroying the lives of the young men involved. Later, the prosecutor would be disbarred for "dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation." Liberal agitators on the Duke campus refused to apologize for their part in hyping the charges. In their mind, the men were guilty of racism no matter what.
Twenty years earlier a young teenager named Tawanna Brawley went missing from a small town in New York state. When she did turn up she accused several white, including a local prosecutor of abducting her and raping her. A Grand Jury found that the charges were false and had no basis in fact. But that hasn't stopped people from continuing the lie. Law professor Patricia Williams stated that Brawley "has been the victim of some unspeakable crime. No matter how she got there. No matter who did it to her and even if she did it to herself."
Al Sharpton, who first rose to fame for inflaming racial hatreds in the Brawley case is front and center in the Trayvon tragedy.
Trayvon Tragedy &Travesty Damages Race Relations
The pattern in the three cases above, Trayvon, Tawanna and Duke Lacrosse is one where no matter what the facts are (or the absence of any), the instant narrative is to assume some racial motive for a crime and then use that assumption to generate outrage among those who show no interest in the facts or any real sense of justice. And with a "news" media that is largely acting as an accomplice in the effort by putting out pictures of a 12 year old boy it's easy to understand why the tactic works.
How ironic that the same people protesting poor race relations are themselves engaged in an emotional, fact-free campaign which only damages race relations. Sadly, the lesson to wait until the facts are clear is lost and the damage is real and lasting!
UPDATE: Obama Campaign Manager Claims GOP is "Politicizing" Trayvon Tragedy. Really?
What a joke. Stephanie Cutter, Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager said on MSNBC that Republicans are "politicizing" the Trayvon story. Considering how Obama inserted himself in the story early on with his comment that ""If I Had A Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon." Then, we learn that as the hoodie protest grows across the country Obama's campaign starts selling hoodies.
And of course let's not forget about the parade of the usual Dem suspects who can whip themselves into a frenzy over any racial issue at the drop of a hoodie! The latest is Rep. Bobby Rush, former Black Panther and Chicago politician, who took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a hoodie and sunglasses violating House rules. In explaining why he violated the rules, Rep. Rush said "sometimes decorum has to take a back seat." Imagine the uproar if ANY Republican said his or her issue was more important than the rules govering the conduct of our most democratic government body.
What About the other "Trayvons?"
Juan Williams writing in the Wall Street Journal:
While civil rights leaders have raised their voices to speak out against this one tragedy, few if any will do the same about the larger tragedy of daily carnage that is black-on-black crime in America.Dems distraction from a nationwide disgrace: Black Unemployment Rose to 14.1% in February! Up a full half point from January. Now you know why Obama and the Dems would rather be talking about hoodies and Trayvon Martin rather than admitting that their economic failure has kept blacks trapped in an abysmal economic nightmare!
The most recent comprehensive study on black-on-black crime from the Justice Department should have been a clarion call for the black community to take action. There is no reason to believe that the trends it reported have decreased since 2005, the year for which the data were reported.
Almost one half of the nation's murder victims that year were black and a majority of them were between the ages of 17 and 29. Black people accounted for 13% of the total U.S. population in 2005. Yet they were the victims of 49% of all the nation's murders. And 93% of black murder victims were killed by other black people, according to the same report.