Originally Published — July 16, 2013
Note: Liberalism is the quintessential form of hypocrisy. It has the uncanny ability to see racism everywhere it isn’t and conveniently over-looks racism everywhere it actually exists. It see’s jury verdicts as race based, systematic judicial prejudice and social stereotyping leading to the acquittal of non-blacks, who should be found guilty, and the guilt of blacks who should be found innocent. All the while setting themselves up as both the torch bearers of truth and justice, while simultaneously portraying themselves as the most victimized by fallacy and injustice.
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The tragic death of Trayvon Martin, who had his whole life ahead of him, and the media circus aftermath of a not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, reminds me of a hopeful Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Today, 50 years or so after the end of the contentious civil rights days of Jim Crow, the very leaders of the minority and black communities seem to have missed the foundational universally moral principle that justice is blind and that includes color blindness.
No matter Trayvon’s life choices or upbringing, circle of friends or educational difficulties, it’s always tragic to see a precious life — created in the image of God — taken from us. It ended so prematurely, so unnecessarily. But just like leaving your keys in your car and having it stolen — isn’t your fault — it is your lack of responsibility for why it occurred. So too goes the life of Trayvon.
As sad as it is to see a life cut short, there is no logical or reasonable explanation for claiming Zimmerman wasn’t fully within his right — ‘Stand Your Ground’ law or not — to defend himself with deadly force when attacked. Nor was there anything wrong with having pursued a stranger who Zimmerman felt was a threat to his community and property, who was thought to be cutting through his neighborhood. Regardless of what the 911 dispatcher told him — it is the right of any person to protect his turf, to watch his neighborhood and confront those who do not belong there.
The jury verdict in Florida was as easy to see as right and just as the OJ verdict, years before, was wrong and unjust. The idea today that retribution, street justice, against the current generation of non-blacks for what a distant and dead generation did — will never repair the wrongs that history has not yet forgotten. Street vengeance is so perverse that I would argue it is even more egregious than the sins of the past. Not because the races have swapped places but because those who were once persecuted or discriminated against must be the ones to hold the mantle highest in the future — not lowest — for they know better than anyone what true injustice looks and feels like. When the oppressed become the oppressors the evil is all the more wrong. To conduct random acts of violence against the innocent is a wickedness for which there is no defense.
I find it impossible to see how the race hustlers, bigots and demagogues actually believe they are honoring the life of Trayvon by inciting the very racial hatred they say they are speaking out against or fought against in the past. The repayment of violence done with the full knowledge that it mimics the evil done to previous generations is indefensible.
By acting in this way, by talking in this way, by suggesting the verdict was anything other than pure blind “justice,” they undermine true justice by confusing the idea and definition of justice itself in the minds of their followers. They make justice subjective. Far too many in the minority community believe that justice is collective and that injustice is also collective. That leads to the mentality that retaliation is also collective and can be served up by whomever pleases to act on it on behalf of the group.
The snake oil merchants of race are doing a grave injustice to the little minds and wide eyes of children that are listening, watching, ready to follow what is being instilled in them — the idea that their birthright is victimization and that inequality was not buried 40 years ago — but lives in the hearts and minds of angry old black men who sit in positions of leadership.
The hypocrisy of the left is staggering. The leftist civil libertarians and ignorant progressives of the victimization plantation who cry foul at the very existence of the death penalty (calling it racism incarnate) and who clamor for the innocence (or possibility of it) of those rowed there is absurdly without reason or fair-mindedness.
They claim a black man on death row is somehow a victim of a corrupt system – but reject the statistics of black criminality. Yet a non-black who is found innocent is somehow part of the same corrupt system and given a free pass because of “who” he killed and not based on the evidence or lack thereof.
How do these self proclaimed superior legal minds and clairvoyant racial thinkers see it only one way? Always favoring themselves or their clan? Arbitrariness in morality or truth collapses of it’s own illogical weight!
When the truth is murdered we are all in jeopardy of a system without moral supports or legal stability. Only the most wicked would ever want or advocate that the innocent be sacrifice for the shear desire to fulfill a grudge of revenge.
How can a person seeing injustice everywhere, seeing racism under every rock and in every cranny be so blind to it when they themselves are the perpetrators? How can they not see the blatant racism and aggravated incitement that they promote in their very own words and declarations. Those that listen to the race hustlers and do harm, are no better than the soldiers and followers of the Nazi regime and it’s fearless evil leaders.
When animals otherwise known to be domesticated run wild, we call them feral, when people act uncivilized on the streets of America’s inner cities we call them protestors, demonstrators and occupiers. Why not call them what they are, wicked? For what they do is evil, it certainly isn’t what they claim it is, street justice?
The mayhem, the burning, the looting, the attacks on the innocent is the result of 40 years of victimization and preference with the brick and mortar called entitlement and lack of responsibility. It was built up over many years and broad and strong it is fed on the porridge of immorality and poor education. The pillars upon which the foundations of liberalism live.
When a citizenry elects a man based upon the color of his skin rather than the content of his character, you get exactly what we have today, chaos and a rudderless uncertainty that leaves people with a lack of hope. The only discernible difference between the remaining few who understand what is going on and those who do not, is one group understands the simple self evident, God based moral foundations of all justice and then there are those who disagree.
David is a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. He lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. Writer, thinker, speaker, blogger, he is the author of many articles as well as the book, The Conservative Directory – The Little Black Book of the Cultural Counter Revolution (1994). The book was honored with praise from Charlton Heston, Bay Buchanan, Joseph Farah among many others. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus. He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.