Trayvon Martin

Thursday Thoughts (29 Aug 13)

Thoughtful Wolf

Thoughtful Wolf

 

Here are a few of my thoughts for today, Thursday, the 29th of August 2013….

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— Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is pathetic how the organizers turned what should have been a wondrous event celebrating the greatness of America, the turning point in a very nasty part of our history, and the inspirational words of one of the greatest Americans into a petty political whine fest.

This dishonors the millions who supported the civil rights movement, the thousands who were beaten and jailed and the hundreds who were murdered, including but not at all limited to Dr. King.

Where was the only serving American of African descent on the US Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas (only the 2nd in the entire history of the Supreme Court)?

Where was the only serving American of African descent in the US Senate, Tim Scott (one of only eight, ever)?

Where was Condoleezza Rice or Colin Powell the only two Secetary of State, who were of African descent?

I failed to see Dr. King’s own niece, Reverend Alveda King, I wonder why.

How many times was the name Travyon Martin mentioned as if he was some martyr who died for a greater cause instead of his lack of discipline, lack of proper role models as parents, and because he bought into a tragic victim-hood/thug mentality that Dr. King would have been horrified to see.

It truly breaks my heart to see what has become of the legacy of this great man, especially by so many who claim to have known him, they may have been around him, been related to him, even been his friends, but they did not know Dr. King’s heart.

 

— Where are the anti-war protesters?  Where is Code Pink?  President Obama is about to launch an attack against Syria (seemingly at the command of the Saudi King).  If he does that then he has started the same number of wars as that ‘warmonger’ George W. Bush.  Just saying.

Stacey Dash

— If you have a twitter account, you should check out Stacey Dash’s feed.  She isn’t just another pretty face, but she has some serious thoughts and she has provoked more then her fair share of idiot haters.  Yesterday she was tweeting MLK quotes, and, well the idiots came out of the woodwork or should I say out from under their rocks.  So give her your support.

 

 

 

Tuesday Thoughts (20 Aug 13)

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Here is today’s actual post, as opposed to a late post from yesterday…

 

I was going to let this one slide by, but this one got stuck in my paw like a thorn, so…

 

Don’t you just hate it when a celebrity starts losing their popularity so they decide to make some asinine statement about one current event or another, well last week, former Queen of the World, Oprah Winfrey made a statement about her experience with racism (poke me in the eye, I surely wish I could get upset because someone allegedly thought I could not afford a $35k purse, hell I can’t even afford a $35k car), she later stated that she did not want to make it a big deal….

So going to the media, and whining about an incident wasn’t going to make it a big deal?  NOOO never.  (cough BULLSHIT cough)

Oprah and entourage

Oprah and entourage

Well her latest desperate attempt to get some media coverage (btw her movie came out yesterday, I know SHOCKED FACE, right?) was comparing the Martin/Zimmerman incident with the Emmett Till atrocity.

 

If you don’t know what happened to young Emmett, go Zeekly it, read what happened, and you tell me, how on earth, any sane person would compare the two?

 

Emmett Till’s heart breaking torture and murder have far more in common with the rape, murder, and torture of Channon Christian.  Yet I have not seen Oprah come out and talk about young Channon or her boyfriend Christopher Newsom.

 

Well Oprah, good job in showing your ignorance and hate, and congratulations on joining the idiots who are officially boycotted here on Daks Bays.

Thursday Thoughts (17 Jul 13)

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,

he is

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.

Knowledge is Power.

Knowledge is Power.

Sunday Contemplation (14 Jul 13)

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Today’s Sunday Contemplation:

In case you haven’t heard, George Zimmerman was found Not Guilty last night.  No incidents of violence although some broken glass and small fires in Oakland (not sure if that even rises to the level of unusual in Oakland) were reported.

 

First off anyone comparing this incident to the Emmett Till murder is either a liar, delusional, or both.

 

I have looked over the case as much as one can without access to all the evidence, and it looks to me like this was a tragic accident that had escalated by a series of poor decisions by both Zimmerman and Martin.  [SidenoteRumors have stated that the Department of Justice is gong to file federal charges against Zimmerman for violating Martin’s civil rights]

 

Are General Practitioners obsolete?  We all realize the benefits of a well-trained physician when it comes to things like pharmaceuticals and surgery, but with the exception of diseases more likely seen on House, then in real life the preliminary diagnosis could be handled by an intelligent user on Web MD or some other similar site.  (I’m not advocating not going to the doctor btw)

 

Why is there so long between seasons on TV shows now a days?  I meant to mention this earlier, after watching the season finale of Defiance, I get the whole cliff hanger thing, but season starts in June of 2014, so a year away.  In that time I won’t even remember the show.

 

On a more personal note, I started Sunday Contemplation, to write down my unfiltered or at least less filtered thoughts on Saturday evening/Sunday morning, as time passed I have gotten away from that, I hope to get back to more contemplative Sunday Posts, focusing more on ethical dilemmas rather than worldly events.

What if…

In place of our normal Friday Freakout, today I present a few questions, you should ponder, as you read this.

What if, our government or elements within our government used the unfortunate incident concerning Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, as an excuse to inflame inter-race relations?

What if, those same elements used the Department of Justice to organize and oversee demonstrations in Florida to press for an arrest, even before an official investigation had been completed?

What if, the sheriff in the jurisdiction where the above mentioned incident occurred was fired for not arresting George Zimmerman, without so much as an accusation of misconduct?

What if, the media, manipulated the transcripts of the call George Zimmerman made to the emergency services, that took Mr. Zimmerman’s words out of context, in order to make Mr. Zimmerman look racist?

What if, a highly ranked and admired politician, stated that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”, before any investigation had been complete?

Have you contemplated those questions?

Now, ask yourself one more question.

Why did you even have to contemplate them?

Should not our government (you know the one, the one WE formed with the words “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”) ensure that Justice is served?  Tainting the jury pool, public opinion, and the entire justice system does not serve justice, EVER.

I do not know if George Zimmerman should be convicted of a crime, but I do know, that justice has NOT been served in his case.  The New Black Panther Party put a price on his head, yet did the DoJ investigate?  no.  What about the case of Antonio Santiago, no public outrage, no mass media exposure/exploitation, no politico leach claiming that baby Antonio would look like their child.  What about the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom?  Have you even heard of it?  Justice is the equal application of the law, and while I realize the media is under no obligation to uphold any principles whatsoever, the government is under certain obligations.

So I for one, am for Justice in the Martin/Zimmerman case, I call for a full public investigation of all aspects of this horrendous incident, including the DoJ to see if Zimmerman’s civil rights were violated, to see if Zimmerman was justified in his claim to self-defense, as well as any and all other aspects of this case.  Justice must be served, lest we become a country of lawlessness or at least in a country where some being more equal than others.