“There is in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong, a love of truth and a veneration of virtue … if the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice…” –John Adams (1775)
This week, while reviewing a new comprehensive national survey of racism from Rasmussen Reports, I was struck by this finding: “Among black Americans, 31% think most blacks are racist, while 24% consider most whites racist and 15% view most Hispanics that way.”
That study is an interesting backdrop for the trial by jury of former Neighborhood Watch organizer George Zimmerman, and the trial by Leftmedia of now former-Emmy Award-winning Food Network host Paula Deen. It is not my purpose to defend Zimmerman or Deen, but they are both current case studies in racist political agendas — and these should be fully exposed.
Additionally, the Deen case opens the door wide for an inquiry into double standards — if only a real journalist in the White House press corps would step through it and ask one question — but more on that in a moment.
In the case of Zimmerman, he admitted to the self-defense shooting of a black youth, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012.
At the time, Martin’s death got a total of four paragraphs in the Orlando Sentinel. It may have deserved more coverage but according to the most reliable eyewitness, Martin had Zimmerman on the ground and it appeared to be another non-news self-defense shooting — not a racially motivated murder.
But a month after the Zimmerman/Martin altercation, Barack Hussein Obama and his NeoCom cadres decided to exploit the case as a re-election rallying cry for his most loyal constituency, “the black vote.”
Obama’s race-baiting political hustlers descended on Sanford with a mission: Make George Zimmerman a poster-boy for racist hate-crimes.
Indeed, the Democrat Party long ago mastered the art of divide-and-conquer politics of disparity in order to sustain the allegiance of blacks. Indeed, more than 95 percent of black voters support Democrats. Were it not for the votes of this most devoted constituency, Democrats would be hard-pressed to win more than a few statewide elections — much less a presidential election.
And not only did the “usual suspects” show up to stir the racial pot, but we can now add Obama’s Justice Department to the list of Executive Branch agencies promoting his political agenda.
According to documents obtained by the non-partisan group Judicial Watch, DoJ authorized expenditures to send its so-called “Community Relations Service” personnel to Florida, and tasked them with organizing and promoting protests around the state for the prosecution of George Zimmerman.
Ahead of Obama’s public comments about the case, the DoJ operatives were “deployed to Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies,” and “to provide support for protest deployment” and “technical assistance to … event organizers.” Ostensibly, they were sent to serve as “peace keepers,” but their mission and activities were nothing more than a thinly veiled component of Obama’s political campaign agenda.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton concludes, “These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman. My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”
Once the race hustlers and DoJ had plowed the Florida fields, Obama, the consummate racial agitator, nationalized the Zimmerman/Martin case by sowing this seed: “This is a tragedy, uh … uh and when I think about this boy, uh, I think about my own kids, uh … I think that all of us need to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this happened. … If I had a son he would look like Trayvon, and, uh, you know, I think [his parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans, uh, are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”
Obama’s entry into the fray, and the predictable Leftmedia feeding frenzy painting this incident as a hate crime (racially tagging Zimmerman as “white Hispanic” to imply a white-on-black hate crime), elevated the case from a simmering local conflict to a boiling national brawl.
In contrast to the Zimmerman/Martin case, recall that in 2009, after Islamist radical Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 soldiers and wounded 29 others at Ft. Hood, Texas, yelling “Allahu Akbar!” as he gunned them down, Obama was quick to counsel the nation, “We don’t know all the answers yet. And I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.”
Ironically, in the same weekend that Obama made this incident part of his re-election strategy, he refrained from any comment on the unmitigated violence in his hometown of Chicago, where, in just 48 hours, 10 people were murdered and at least 40 others were seriously injured. Most of the victims were 15-30 years of age and the assailants were black or Latino. One of the dead was 6-year-old Aliyah Shell, who was murdered while playing on the front porch of her home in the Little Village neighborhood.
All of the Chicago violence occurred, and continues to occur, under the watch of Obama’s former chief of staff, now-Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the daily slaughter of blacks by other blacks is not a political rallying point for the Left’s black constituents, because their political agenda depends on blacks believing they are “victims,” not victimizers.
But another black leader did have the courage to condemn the hatred in Chicago. In 1968, Martin Luther King went to Chicago, and amid the racial strife of that era, declared, “This is the most tragic picture of man’s inhumanity to man. I’ve been to Mississippi and Alabama and I can tell you that the hatred and hostility in Chicago are really deeper than in Alabama and Mississippi.” King added, “Those who are associated with ‘Black Power’ and black supremacy are wrong.”
Not much has changed in Chicago, but Obama, et al., are focused on their political strategy in Florida — now a 2014 midterm election rallying point.
Of course, Obama’s Leftmedia cadres rigorously observe his “code of silence” concerning black-on-white racist crimes. Their silence is deafening when it comes to indisputable black-on-white hate crimes — whether they be the most heinous rape/torture/mutilation/murders of a young white couple, or the race-motivated murder of a white man by four black gangbangers just last week.