February 11, 2014
Trayvon, Trayvon, Trayvon…………..Jordan Davis
What’s new? Here we go again…. I tried not to get into this case because it is imminently clear that we have another innocent black young man murdered by the hands of a white person, be it police or otherwise, based on racial profiling, “stand your ground laws”, and lax gun laws that allow weapons of mass destruction on the hips of these predators.
How long must we endure Fruitvale Station’s Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, and Delroy Henry’s untimely massacre? If I listed them all this piece would be too long and agonizing. The politicians, state and federal, don’t seem to get the message. These are senseless and dangerous murders.
It’s nice that we no longer, in our new governments, just catch ‘em and hang ‘em; we have juries of our peers (a farce, if you ever gone on jury duty) and deliberate on defendant’s guilt or innocence and take three days if the defendant’s white and fifteen minutes if he/she‘s Black or Latino. Most times, white guys walk but I think Mr. Dunn, in this case, Jordan Davis may be the exception to the rule; well, let’s hope so. We shall see.
We need a national law against “stand your ground” and a moral conviction that says you do not kill young black men just because they are black and you have the right to do so via your gun. The old guard white folks who are the followers of “rash limburger”, still whistling “dixie” and limping along dreaming of their old southern values are not long for this world. It’s an uphill fight against huge amounts of money but perhaps the new democratic generation will change this dynamic.
Quickly, look up the piece in the New Republic about c christie’s tactics as he rose to power in New Jersey. You’ll see he has to take no back seat to the old Tammany Hall shenanigans of the 1920s in New York. Watch for the new round of subpoenas regarding the cancelled Holland Tunnel project and…Hurricane Sandy money. I told you guys to be careful who you put in office…. Now look!
Has Ben Carson lost his mind? They say you have to be crazy to be a genius. How the hell did he turn out to be a nut for the republicans? He sounds like a clone Allen West! He’s spouting his ridiculous rhetoric and acting a fool. West had a reason, PTSD, Carson, perhaps, too much oxygen in the operating room, I do not know but he needs a cure.
Which brings me to c thomas, our unqualified Supreme Court Justice, who continues to think he’s white; surely on the inside, but definitely not on the outside! He is also delusional about his youth, when he talks about not experiencing Jim Crow, in the rural south of Georgia. He thinks we Black folks are too focused on race, since” he’s not and he got to be a judge because he did not have racism to deal with, because it was simply not there.”
Here is a Supreme Court justice that asks no questions on any case, falls asleep on the bench and is ultra conservative about every civil right. Unqualified and delusional….