This is my 2nd and last post on this site, concerning the Trayvon Martin murder. In fact, I’m only going to loosely address the issue because there is a bigger point that needs to be made. Yesterday, one of my readers posted a comment on my site, and though I do not agree with 100% of what she said, the following portion of her response stood out.
“Funny, I didn’t see anyone caring this much, rioting, smashing windows, spouting self-righteous statements when Casey Anthony murdered her little white girl.” – Denver Chick
Let’s just be open and honest here and put aside our opinions on the outcome of the cases, and lets just focus on the reactions of blacks and whites. A white woman murdered her white baby (in my opinion), so why didn’t white people protest?
- White people organized and protested banks during the Occupy Wall Street Movement, white people organized and protested Obama, white people organized and protested Gay Marriage, white people organized and protested Abortion, white people are organizing and protesting Gun Control Laws, and white people have organized and protested Animal Rights. Why is it that white people didn’t organize and protest on behalf of a dead baby?
- Black people tend to only organize and protest when there is a perceived injustice that happens to another black person. Why don’t black people organize and protest the Banks, Obama, Gay Marriage, Abortion, and Animal rights?
I think both of these questions can be summed up with one answer: People protest things that they feel passionate about. Before I continue, let me point out that people of all colors can and do join in and protest all of the above issues, but in this article, I’m mainly focusing on issues that seem to be important to blacks and whites.
Enter The Race Baiters
The Race Baiters aren’t the main stream media, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Obama. Think about it for a moment. Who keeps putting these people on TV? The media, which is controlled by white people. Even BET (Black Entertainment Television) is owned by white people. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of black people I’ve met don’t care what Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton have to say about anything. It is the white media that pitches them as “Black Leaders”.
The real Race Baiters are the people that are constantly talking bout Race Baiting and a mythological Race War. Why do I say that? Because those that actually believe in this nonsense are twisting the picture. In fact, look at the picture below and you will see people of all races gathering together to support Trayvon Martin, but Race Baiters would have you believe that the case has put the races against each other.
Take a moment to look at the picture. There is no racial divide. This case has brought races together and has exposed those that are racist. This is a lot bigger than black vs. white. Its about right and wrong.
- Does an armed grown man have the right to follow, confront, and murder and unarmed 17 year old based on suspicion alone?
- Should we take the word of the shooter without investigation when the only other witness is dead?
- Should a woman be able to get away with murdering her child so she can go out clubbing?
Trayvon Martin could have been any one of us. The real issue here is soul searching. If Trayvon was your son, daughter, niece, nephew, etc. would you be defending Zimmerman and saying that your relative deserved to die? Would you then try to slander your dead relative’s name by posting every past mistake they ever made? If you can’t look your 17 year old relative in the eye and tell them you would treat them EXACTLY like Martin if they were in the same circumstance, you’re a hypocrite and you’re basing your decision on something other than the facts of the case. If I’m wrong, go find any 17 year old relative and tell them that you’d do the same to them under the same exact circumstances. The only other option is to tell them that they do not have the right to defend themselves against a grown man with a gun that has been following them around. Let’s not pretend for one second that any of us are going to tell any of our 17 year old relatives not to defend themselves if they think an adult is coming after them.
We just finished watching news stories about a man that was stalking females in his car, kidnapping, and raping them for over 10 years. One of the girls was the same age as Trayvon Martin. She was offered a ride home and never made it. We live in a sick world where some people expect kids to wait until they are attacked first until they are allowed to defend themselves. We now live in a world where a 17 year old got the upper hand on his attacker and the attacker is allowed to shoot him.
Let me pose one last scenario: Your 17 year old daughter is walking at night, in the rain, and a man in a truck is following her. He then parks the truck and starts walking toward your daughter. Unknown to the man, she has a knife that she carries for protection. The man gets close enough to her to start an altercation and she stabs him several times out of fear. The man then pulls out a gun and shoots her. When the police arrive, he shows his stab wounds and claims it was self defense and gets to go on with his life. Is your daughter wrong for taking action or should she have waited until the man proceeded to rape and kill her before defending herself?
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” – Matthew 24:12
It’s a shame that many people that call themselves Christians believe that it was Trayvon’s responsibility to keep walking, but Zimmerman had no responsibility as a grown man to wait on the police. Its a shame that some Christians believe that a 17 year old needs to wait for a grown man to attack him before defending himself. It doesn’t matter what he called himself or what sports interests he had. MMA is a martial art form, just like Karate, Wrestling, and Boxing. The fact remains that he was just a 17 year old kid in high school, just like all of us were at some point. One of my best friends had a black belt in high school and he’s white. He was confronted by a grown man under similar circumstances. The difference is that my friend knocked him out and that was the end of the story. He was scared, so he didn’t wait to be attacked, and just reacted out of fear.
There is absolutely no reasoning on this planet that says a 17 year old should not be able to defend himself against a strange armed man following him in a truck in the rain at night. We SHOULD expect a grown man to follow the instructions of an officer when they advise him not to follow. We SHOULD expect a grown man to know better than to get out of his truck to confront someone after being told not to follow. We SHOULD hold adults to a higher standard than a 17 year old high school kid.
The above picture shows that people of all races understand that what happened was wrong. It is only the Race Baiters that would have you believe that only blacks are protesting the verdict. Keep that in mind the next time you hear a Race Baiter tell you that there is a coming race war. I’ll close with the following:
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20