This afternoon, in the otherwise rather benign setting of a small Rhode Island resort town, on my way back from the Naval War College, I was treated to the following while stopped at a traffic light. (Mind, this was within earshot of a policeman on the other side of the road.)
“M-Fing whitey! Dat’s right, cracker-ass whitey! F-you, whitey! MF-er! Pull that car over, whitey cracker-ass!”
The two men in the SUV to my right, both African-American, had rolled down their windows to yell this at me at the top of their lungs. They both appeared to be good-sized men, in their 20s or 30s. I was not overly concerned, as I make sure I am protected wherever I go, and if they were really intent on bringing me to harm, they were going to have to earn it. People of that ilk usually choose easier targets.
Doubtless, this is the residue of the verdict in the Zimmerman trial, or I certainly assume it to be. I have never had such a thing happen to me before, but cannot say it will not again.
Ponder this: What would have been the reaction of the policeman or the other people (and there were plenty) had I leaned out a rolled down window to yell “M-Fing darkies! Dat’s right, ni**er-ass darkies! F-you, darkies! Pull that car over, darkie ni**er-asses!”
Let’s review the facts. The shooting of a young black man by a hispanic. A half-white one, at that. A very public playing out of the incident, followed by very public charges and trial. The race-baiters out in full force, with their hand-holding sycophant self-loathing white friends, to declare Zimmerman a monster, and to threaten not just him, but all white people via social media, interviews, other public venues. The President making his racial preferences clearly known. NBC News intentionally doctoring the audio to make the defendant seem the racist they so desperately wanted him to be. Other media outlets editing images to obscure the injuries suffered by the defendant at the hands of the deceased. A judge clearly biased, whose actions bordered on judicial misconduct. A prosecution without a modicum of hope of proving the wildly inflated charges that the emotion of the time demanded from the State’s Attorney. A “star” witness who could barely string sentences together coherently, and a media who declared that we were racist for noticing. And now, gun control to “honor” Trayvon.
At least there was some dignity to the justice system (for now). A verdict of not guilty. There is, of course, the inevitable Justice Department call for “civil charges” so Holder can ensure Zimmerman is punished despite the jury’s verdict.
Let’s review the facts. The shooting of a young black man by a hispanic. A half-white one, at that. A very public playing out of the incident, followed by very public charges and trial. Yet, Al Sharpton doesn’t say a word, nor does Barack Obama. Not a peep. Despite the fact that the victim was black, and, well, if Obama had a son, he might look a lot like Odin Lloyd. Never in the media is the term “white hispanic” used to describe Aaron Hernandez, though he fits the newly-minted racial category every bit as much as George Zimmerman. No blood and bruises on Hernandez from Lloyd’s punches and kicks. No black outrage. Not even a little. No such call for gun control (Hernandez lives in MA, which has among the strictest gun laws in the country) to honor Lloyd. And, should Hernandez somehow go free, no call from Holder for “civil charges”
Holder said we were cowards when discussing race. No, not really. Some are hypocrites and bigots. They know who they are.
But don’t worry, if you roll up next to me at a stop light, I won’t roll down my window and begin to scream racial slurs and threaten you. Even if you aren’t “my people” and my son wouldn’t look anything like you.