Here are some of my thoughts for today, Thursday 17 July 2013….
After some reflection, and make no mistake I am as just as tired of listening to statists and racists attempt to start issues with the Zimmerman/Martin incident as you are, but I feel it would be remiss to not state the obvious…
While I am not a lawyer, and while I do not think that Mr. Zimmerman broke the law, I firmly believe that he was perfectly within his rights to defend himself. Trayvon Martin was sitting astride him, pummeling his face (remember he had a broken nose and the back of his head was bloody and torn), Mr. Martin had no injuries except the bullet wound. Logic dictates that whether we like it or not, Mr. Zimmerman’s version was and is closer to ‘ground truth’ then any fantasy version fostered upon the public by people with an agenda.
Now think about you being in that position,
it is dark,
it is raining,
and a stranger is on top of you,
he is bigger than you,
stronger than you,
younger than you,
your pinned to the ground,
no escape possible,
beating your face in,
your nose, already broken,
your eyes, swollen and black,
the back of your head, already hurt and bleeding,
you don’t know what to do,
you are screaming for help,
no one has come,
maybe no one is coming,
you are not sure if you will live to see the morning…
what would you do?
No sane person, (not Eric Holder, not Revered Sharpton, not Stevie Wonder, not You, not me) would have allowed Trayvon to continue beating on him, that is illogical. No one will ever convince me, that they if they were in that position would do anything different. NO ONE. EVER.
If this is the first time that Attorney General Eric Holder has talked to his son about interacting with police and others, Child Protective Services should be investigating him, because that is straight child neglect. What kind of parent has not talked to their child about being respectful and courteous, aka polite?
I do want to congratulate Rolling Stone magazine, for becoming the latest subject for a boycott. Rolling Stone in their infinite wisdom, decided to do a cover with terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in the classic bad boy-heart throb pose. At best that is a poorly thought out marketing scheme, at worst, some pathetic appeal to being ‘cutting edge’ either way…FAIL.
If you are of the same mind, take a few minutes, say a prayer, for everyone else out there, then arm yourself with knowledge, and educate others. Knowledge is power.