“We were here before the mighty words of the Declaration of Independence were etched across the pages of history. Our forebears labored without wages. They made cotton ‘king’. And yet out of a bottomless vitality, they continued to thrive and develop. If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. . . . Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho’ we may be, our destiny is tied up with America’s destiny.”
— “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963
Fifty-years ago, less than 30 days before I was blessed to breathe on this wonderful planet, Rev. Martin-Luther King Jr. demanded and commanded attention to the climate of racial injustice, poverty and downright evil that had been plaguing not only his own community, but our nation as a whole. In the age of black men being hung from trees, and consistently fearing and feeling the power of racial hatred by way of a Bull Connor sanctioned fire hose-corrective actions were no longer simply a dream-they became a needed reality. Dr. King, and those who successfully fought by his side for voting rights, access to decent jobs, homes etc. endured unimaginable criticism, hatred and intolerance along the way during their journey for justice. Fifty-years later, according to misinformed, mentally malnourished miscreants of continued conservative craziness=”They are now the ones being discriminated against.”
Anyone smarter than 5th grader can see through the ridiculous analogies(Accusations of Reverse Racism) brought forth by the insane hallucinations of those who have recently tried to play a game of racial Tic-tac-toe with recent tragedies. Trayvon Martin was stalked and murdered at the hands of dickless eunuch, that thought he was playing a role in a Mall Cop sequel. Racist pricks turned the case around by insisting that it was Martin, who was the real thug, and George Zimmerman was in the “fight for his life” against an unarmed kid that was “suspect” because he had the utter gall to be unarmed with a bag of Skittles, and a bottle of Iced Tea, while RIGHTFULLY walking to his father’s place of residence. It wasn’t about WHY Trayvon pounded out what little brains, that the gutless bastard better known as George Zimmerman possessed-It was more about WHY he reacted so “violently?” They turned an innocent child into a thug, that died, according to his killer and his supporters=because it was “God’s will.”
His background was delved into deeper than any CIA investigation of MLK. After all, this young African-American CHILD must have been prone to unmitigated violence because he smoked marijuana all of the time…despite only traces of THC being found in his system. Why in the hell wasn’t the “White when he want’s 2 be” Zimmerman drug tested?-Oh, I forgot they let him go after he was barely fucking handcuffed and questioned. The racially driven hoopla over a hoodie literally hoowinked a nation of Fox News influenced morons to believe that it’s alright to be profiled for eventual homicide based on appearance. According to these spineless spits of shit= “THERE WAS/IS NO EVIDENCE OF RACISM”= in an obvious case of racial profiling-Yeah Right!
Since the bullshit verdict in the Martin case, every demented dumbass under the sun has attempted to draw comparisons to other cases of insanity and downright pure evil. Australian college student Christopher Lane was murdered simply because some punk-ass sons of Satan were “bored.” The reich-winged fringe of fools couldn’t wait to inject racism into the case because “some” of the perps were black,despite the lead prosecutor publicly stating that there was no evidence of race as a motive. If the criminals are black, and the victims are white=of course, race is involved, but NOT the other way around-Right?
Unlike Zimmerman, these dregs of humanity were immediately arrested and charged with murder=False Equivalency. There was no wait for public outcry to bring about not only an arrest, but also a trial,=False Equivalency. There were no marches of protest led by supposed “race baiters” like Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton=False Equivalency. Lane was more a victim because of his race than Martin=DEFINITIVE FALSE FUCKING EQUIVALENCY!!!!! Stupid asses wanted the likes of Sharpton and Jackson to disappear before, but now they are questioning their silence which makes as much sense as trying to repeal Obamacare 40 times.
This false comparison nonsense is mind-numbing as well as disgustingly insulting. If black criminals are involved in anything from now on, especially if the victims are white, the Tea-Party based mental illness will inject their twisted version of “just-us” into the very heart of it. They will still insist on comparing MURDER VICTIM Trayvon Martin, not to the innocent victims of those new crimes, but rather to the black “thugs” who are the victimizers. MLK and thousands of others didn’t march on Washington, or the streets of Selma and Birmingham for justice for some-They marched for the future vision of a racially unified America that certainly did not exist then, and sadly, a vision that over fifty years later, is still blinded and bound by modern-day ignorance and intolerance. Cry me a deep fucking river concerning the term “Reverse Racism” because at The GetReal…we don’t carry Kleenex for phony and misplaced Tea-Party tears.~Daryl
- Trayvon Martin, Chris Lane, & What Those Reactions Say About Conservatives’ Racial Impotence (thesterlingroad.com)
- The Hunt for the White Trayvon Martin (theatlanticwire.com)
- Murder and racial clichés (cnn.com)
- Go away, George Zimmerman! (salon.com)
- Are Conservatives Really This Ignorant About Racism? (crooksandliars.com)
- MSNBC perfects playing the race card (bostonherald.com)