Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Zimmerman Gets Railroaded

Justice?  Or Race relations disaster?
George Zimmerman is getting screwed.   And our country is getting set up for a fall that will damage race relations for years to come.

The facts are pretty straight forward.  Trayvon was wandering around in the rain, smoking dope, and generally looking like he did not belong in the neighborhood.   George Martin noticed this and called the police.   Before the police could arrive, an altercation began that ended when Zimmerman shot Martin at point blank range.

Zimmerman was not charged with a crime in the immediate aftermath of the incident, and all the facts and evidence seemed to support Zimmerman’s story.  He was in fear for his life because Trayvon Martin was on top of him and pounding his head into the concrete.   There is absolutely zero evidence that Zimmerman has told anything but the whole truth.

It was only months later after a firestorm of controversy was manufactured by the professional race-baiters that charges were brought against Zimmerman.

It has been pretty clear from the beginning that George Zimmerman was being set up as a fall guy by media.  A few examples:

·         The entire incident happened months before the controversy came to light.  The outrage and indignation were not spontaneous.  It was a manufactured crisis that was dredged up by the race baiting industry, not a real grass roots reaction to the incident that was treated as though it was breaking news.

·         The charges against Zimmerman are clearly politically motivated, and not a result of police work.  No new evidence has been introduced.  There has been no change to Zimmerman’s story.  The government has simply decided to charge him with a crime based on the nasty things being said about him on the news.

Bing Search Results still using the 13year old picture
·       The Media is making Zimmerman into a villain. MSNBC deliberately edited the transcript of his call to 911 to make him sound like he was profiling based on race.  Zimmerman gave a description of Martin that did not include any reference to skin color.  The 911 operator asked about skin color.  Martin then replied “He’s black”.  MSNBC cut out the 911 operator part, making it look like Zimmerman was volunteering the skin color.  The most commonly used picture of Zimmerman was in a prison jumpsuit, reinforcing the image that he is evil.  The picture that has been painted of Zimmerman is very unfair.

·         Trayvon Martin was portrayed an innocent young teen who went out to buy skittles.   The pictures that the media used were of Martin at age 13.  In reality, he was a full grown 17 year old standing at 6'2".   There are a number of menacing ‘gangster’ photos that are much more recent than the 4 year  old “St. Skittles” picture.  The only pictures that the general public ever saw, however, made Martin look like a sweet little boy.  There is no discussion of the huge gaps in the timeline between when Martin left the house until he was spotted lurking about in the rain. Taking a long walk in the rain is not normal behavior.

·         By all accounts, Trayvon Martin was a troubled youth, with drug use, guns, and school suspensions on his record.  His phone and Facebook profile have many 'gangsta' photos including someone brandishing a gun.  None of this is being widely reported, and some of it, like the pictures on his cell phone, are being actively suppressed.   Martin is being portrayed as a saint but the truth is more menacing.

·         Photographic evidence that supported Zimmerman’s story  (blood running down the back of his head, etc.) was ignored, while great emphasis was given to pundits speculating that he was some sort of racist vigilante.  They even lied about Zimmerman’s race, referring to him as white when he is actually Hispanic. The media has grossly distorted the facts through unbalanced and fraudulent reporting.

·         President Obama gratuitously volunteered that “if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon”.  It is an interesting use of the bully pulpit that can only inflame this situation by making it about skin color.  This is grossly irresponsible and will results in bloodshed when Zimmerman is acquitted.

The pattern is clear.  Zimmerman is being set up as the racist murderer, and Trayvon Martin is portrayed as St. Skittles, an innocent youth gunned down for no reason.
This narrative is not supported by the facts.   Martin may or may not have been up to no good, and Zimmerman may or may not have confronted him.  This does not give Martin the right to attack Zimmerman and pound his head on concrete.   The attack alone justified the defensive use of a firearm.

Zimmerman was within his rights and within the law that night, and the police were correct in not charging him with a crime at that time.

To make matters worse, the prosecutor in the case has wildly over-charged Zimmerman.   A jury may conclude that Zimmerman aggravated the situation and therefore is guilty of Manslaughter.  .  But the DA has charged Zimmerman with Murder 2 – murder with a depraved mind.  This is the most difficult murder charge to prove, and has made it even more likely that Zimmerman will be acquitted. 

Now we have a trial going on that will have a disastrous outcome no matter what the verdict:

If George Zimmerman is found not guilty:

·         The minority community will be outraged and there will be the potential for rioting.

·         There will be ‘revenge’ attacks and murders on white people to avenge Trayvon.  (In case you doubt this, think again.  It has already happened in a number of cases)

·         Minorities will have the perception of injustice and racism reinforced.

St. Skittles in a more natural pose

If George Zimmerman is found guilty:

·         An innocent man will have his life destroyed (or more destroyed than it already is given that he has been in hiding or jail for the past year)

·         It will have a chilling effect on people’s willingness to get involved in Neighborhood Watch or otherwise try to reduce crime and violence.  You would have to be crazy to call the police on suspicious characters if the downside is that you end up in prison. The Kitty Genovese factor will get worse when you run the risk of public humiliation and prison.  

·         The Rule of Law will have been further eroded.  Zimmerman is clearly being prosecuted for political reasons, not because he violated the law.

Either way the race baiting industry has created a win-win situation for themselves.   If Zimmerman goes to jail, it is a victory for them and will embolden their efforts to make minorities a special untouchable class of citizen.  If he is found not guilty, Martin becomes a martyr for race, and a grievance that the race hustlers will use to invoke the idea that America is a hopelessly racist country.

It is a lose-lose for the American people and the concept of equal justice and the rule of law.  Our feckless President has managed to turn a tragedy into a racially charged flash point that will damaged race relations for years. 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Moral Depravity Redux: Bloomberg's Movement Hits Rock Bottom

The Left is depraved. 

Morally bankrupt, intellectually stunted, and incapable of reason.

Here is the latest example.

At a recent anti-gun rally, one of the speakers was listing off the names of some of the victims of gun violence.

They listed the Boston Bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

As a victim.... 

Of gun violence....!

I will state it clearly for those of you who might have missed this part.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a terrorist that murdered a police officer, shooting him in the face at point blank range.  He then charged at the police with guns blazing and was shot down in the street like a mad dog.   All reports indicate that he was still alive after being shot, only passing into Hell after his brother ran him over in an attempt to escape.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is not a victim.  And he is certainly not the victim of gun violence.  He is a perpetrator and a terrorist.

This is not some fringe-whacko gun control group that is vomiting this stupidity, either.  This occurred at an event that was sponsored by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement, founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reading the names of those “killed with guns” since the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary outside their “No More Names” bus.

The inability of the Loony Left to make a distinction between the murderer and the victims  is one of the many signs that Progressivism and Socialism are mental disorders.

15 Columbine crosses for 13 victims and 2 killers
This is not the first time that anti-gun zealots have advance the shooter-as-a-victim ideology.  After the Columbine shootings, several memorials were erected with 15 crosses or trees planted.  15 to represent the 13 victims plus the 2 shooters.

Sanity prevailed.  The father of one of the real victims angrily chopped down the 2 extra offending linden trees while the crowd looked on in silence.  And the entire row of 15 crosses was removed amid the hue and cry.   Better that that there be no memorial at all than to honor the killers as victims. 

This is the equivalent of posting the pictures of the SS guards at Auschwitz claiming that they, too were victims.

The Gun Control movement is deranged. They should not have a place at the table in civil discussion until they renounce their absurd idea that the killers are victims too.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Quelle Surprise!

Apparently, being a Liberal means being in a state of perpetual surprise.  Having a fact and logic free agenda also means that you have to be ignorant of history and unable to make the simplest predictive connections.

Take for example the recent violence here in Chicago.

We have the first warm weekend where gang bangers, drug dealers and assorted ne’er do wells can hang out on the street corners without getting chilly. 

We also have the strictest gun control regime in the nation, thus ensuring the general population is disarmed and defenseless.

Naturally, the confluence of events over the weekend turns Chicago into a free fire zone, with 7 murders and 31 shootings.

The Liberals gasp “Quelle Surprise! How can this happen??  Who could have known?!?!? Mon Dieu!”

This is only a surprise to the feckless, the daft and the ignorant.

Anyone with a 3rd graders grasp of facts and logic could have predicted that gun control only disarms the victims and creates more crime, and that warm weather brings increased trouble on the streets.
Gun Control backfires every time is it tried.
The fact that Liberals are perpetually surprised by the facts indicates that they are unable to function as adults and are not fit to hold public office.



Rise of the Caliphate

Muslims believe that the end of the world will come with the return of the 12th Imam and the rise of the Caliphate.  The Caliphate is understood to be a Islamic super-state that unites the Muslim world in a single political entity.

The rise of the Caliphate has seemed like a distant and far fetched dream over the past few decades.  The most recent attempt at a unifying political state fell apart with the collapse of the UAE, and the many Muslim states throughout the Middle East were constantly bickering and fighting.

It would take a great Muslim leader to create the conditions for the unification of Islamic Caliphate.  A leader that could destroy the status quo and provide a unifying theme for the Muslim world.

Islam has finally found such a great leader and a great cause, and the domino's are falling in a way that virtually guarantees the rise of the Caliphate.

That man is Barack Obama and the theme is Jihad

Let’s take a look at the accomplishments of Obama over the past few years:

Iran:   A popular uprising of students against the radical Islamic state threatens to overthrow the jihadist regime in Tehran.  Obama remains silent and offers no support to the protesters.  The Iranians violently suppress the protesters, and the radical government presses onward to build nuclear weapons.  Obama’s inaction protect a radical Islamic regime.

Tunisia:  The moderate government is struggling to control a burgeoning radical element that is orchestrating street protests.  Obama refuses to intervene, and the government falls to radical elements, setting up a pro-Jihad regime in North Africa.

Libya:  The Gaddafi's regime is no friend of the US, but it has been largely quiet since Reagan bombed them in the mid-80’s.   Radical Islamists, encouraged by events in Tunisia, take to the streets and start an open civil war.   When it looks like Gaddafi will successfully battle back the al-Queda led rabble, the US intervenes with air strikes and weapons.    Radical Islamists take over the country and it’s stockpile of anti-aircraft weapons.

Egypt:  The Mubarak regime is stable and largely pro-US.  (or as pro-US as Arab nations get).  The Muslim Brotherhood, a known radical Islamic political organization, incites a street revolution.  Unlike Iran, Obama announces our support for  the rebels.  The moderate Mubarak government falls, and the radical Jihadists take control of the largest and best equipped military in the Middle East.  And then we ship them hundreds of additional tanks and advanced aircraft.

Syria:  A vicious civil war is being fought between the despicable and oppressive Assad Regime and the Islamic Radicals.  The war has raged for months with no clear winner.  The outcome hangs in the balance, with no clear benefit to the US if either side wins.  So, naturally, Obama is poised to intervene in support of the Radical Jihadists that control the al Nusra Front. 

In every case Obama and his State Department have intervened (or not intervened) in a manner that has supported the radical Jihadists. 

Mere incompetence would suggest that at least some of the policy decision would favor US interests.

I personally don’t believe that the 12th Imam will usher in the Islamic Caliphate.  But Obama is certainly making an excellent case that he should be considered for the job.

What's a Fella Gotta Do??

What’s a fella gotta do around here???

I have blogged.  Tweeted.  Facebooked. Commented on other people’s blogs...

I have written Letters to the Editor, to my representatives, and even the White House.

And, nothing.

Not a single damn thing.

What does a fella have to do around here to get raided by the Secret Service?!?!?

I mean, really. 
Tom Francois posts a few lousy tweets, and he gets the Secret Service coming to visit to attempt to intimidate him and shut him up.  
Some people have all the luck!

I mean, what’s this country coming to when a guy like me I can’t get a little respect from the totalitarian Obama regime?
Where’s my fair share of raids and intimidation?