Tuesday, July 9, 2013

America needs to do some soul searching, according to Obama

On May 23, 2012 President Obama stood in front of the American people and addressed the Trayvon Martin shooting.  Here are some of the things he said:

"Well, I'm the head of the executive branch and the attorney general reports to me, so I've got to be careful about my statements to make sure that we're not impairing any investigation that's taking place right now.
But, obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. And, you know, I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together -- federal, state and local -- to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.
So I'm glad that not only is the Justice Department looking into it, I understand now that the governor of the state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what's taking place. I think all of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.
But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. And, you know, I think they are right to expect that all of us, as Americans, are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."
I hope the President is ready for the soul searching America has done since the trial of George Zimmerman has got underway.  Unlike the juror's in the case who are basically sequestered from all external news about the trial as well as investigative journalism who paint a drastically different picture of the "boy who would look like a king".  
While the neighborhood watch volunteer fights for his freedom after fighting for his life we know just who Travon Martin was and what he represented.  He represented drugs, thugs and guns.  The prosecution took 9 days to parade their tarnished witnesses in a manner that was reminiscent of the "Duke Lacrosse" case and prosecutor Mike Nifong.
"From the beginning of the affair, other observers voiced strong, often harsh, opinions about the players, the district attorney, the university and nearly every other aspect of the story. Initial criticism focused on the players, with protesters assembling outside the house where the party occurred, banging pots and shouting their concerns. As doubts grew about the charges, criticism shifted to Nifong and his team, as well as to some administrators, students, community members and others – including a group of faculty members who published an ad in The Chronicle – who were accused of prejudging the players or of using the case to promote their own agendas."-- Duke University
The government, yes all the way to the White House, all rushed to paint us a picture of an incident that didn't really happen.  If we were to believe them, we would be angry that a White man shot and killed an unarmed cherub faced black teenager innocently on his way home with his skittles for nothing more than his hatred.  We watched the disgusting prosecution witnesses lie and weave their tales to fit the narrative of a racial hate crime when in fact the true narrative is something more nuanced.
The soul searching we are now doing is how do we rectify this travesty of wayward justice that is vengeful and wrong.  How do we hold accountable those who jumped, and mugged Zimmerman more than Travon Martin could have because once the trial is over and an innocent verdict is read do you for one minute believe that Zimmerman's life will go back to normal?  He has, and continues to receive death threats across the internet by true racist believers in the kool aid that Obama, Sharpton, the New Black Panthers and the Main Stream Media have been serving to a nation currently underway in its soul searching.  

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