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As a society are we heading in the same direction as the ancient Romans? If so the question becomes.......

Are our leaders fiddling while civilization burns?

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Monday, April 9, 2012

The race hustlers have been busy lately

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last month you will have heard the name Trayvon Martin. Trayvon is the youth who was shot and killed in Florida by a neighbor hood watch individual, George Zimmerman.When Zimmerman was not arrested or even charged with a crime, the story took on a life of its own and went national.

An example of fair and honest reporting
by media outlets. Until recently the
  majority of them used the top 2 photos.
Now I am not about to make any judgements about the motivation or guilt of the shooter, that's the job of the judicial system. As well the last thing the case needs is one more voice weighing in an opinion based on nothing more than innuendo and bias. In fact the noise level on this one has gotten to the point that it's hard to discern fact from fiction. Case in point, attempting to research the incident I found literally thousands of articles and at least 3 spellings of the name Trayvon (sometimes all within the same article!). So apparently everyone has an opinion, many of which I suspect are based on second or third hand information derived  from God knows what source (ahhh, the wonders of the internet). So, I will wait to form my opinion on this one until it has played through the actual judicial system, and I would hope that readers of this blog would do the same. After all, lets keep in mind the underlying premise that a man is innocent until proven guilty.

However, that does not mean I have nothing to say about the events surrounding this case. The events I refer to have nothing whatsoever to do with the actual case itself, but everything to do with how the case is being exploited by many for their own benefit.

They say that 'justice is blind", and I believe for the most part in today's world it is. However, as I have stated before there are savvy individuals out there that "never let a good crisis go to waste" in the interest of self promotion. The Martin shooting was the ideal opportunity for the Race Hustlers to rally around and get in front of the cameras, (their real mission in life). Oh, did I neglect to mention that Trayvon Martin was African American and George Zimmerman is Hispanic with a Jewish sounding surname which apparently that makes him as white as Wonder bread in the eyes of the Race Hustlers. In fact the media has taken to referring to Zimmerman as a "white Hispanic" (that's a new one for me) due to his mixed heritage. Interesting, would this make President Obama a "white African American"?

trayvon martin, george zimmerman, black panthers, race hustlers
Wanted Dead or Alive, George Zimmerman Poster
Produced by the New Black Panther Party
in conjunction with a $10,000 bounty
What's a race hustler? In simple terms, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Frederica Wilson, the "New" Black Panther party, Spike Lee and even President Obummer himself. These individuals are drawn to situations such as this one like flies to feces, and they always bring their jerrycans of gasoline to fuel the fire. But it doesn't end there, the media views these situations as opportunities to grow ratings, and they don't miss a beat. Over the last weeks we have seen interviews conducted with family members of both the Martin and Zimmerman families, ex law enforcement, Hollywood celebs, you name it they're on camera. Even Congress has jumped into a local case where they have no business whatsoever, to the point where Congressman Frederica Wilson has publicly stated  that George Zimmerman hunted down young Trayvon like a dog and is guilty of murder, despite the fact he has not been charged.

Here's a classic from another Congressman, Corrine Brown who
states that she cares about all young people, Black or White.
You be the judge of her sincerity


While it's bad enough that an elected members of Congress are making statements like this, it doesn't stop there, it goes right up the steps to the White House. "De Man" himself President Obummer chimed in on this one with a personal message delivered from the White House, the US president likened Trayvon Martin to his own children, and said: "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon". Now folks, accuse me of being a cynic if you want, but that comment is almost too ludicrous for even me to comment on.

Obama vowed that authorities would look into "every aspect" of the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old by neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, and called on federal, state and local authorities to work together as part of the investigation. Doesn't this guy have a country to run, or does he plan to intervene in every local shooting investigation? Oops, almost forgot, he is too busy campaigning for re-election.

Now what makes this so disgusting is that young black men (pardon my use of the word black, its easier to write than African American) die every day in America and none of these people generally give a damn. In fact, the administration defends the very type of thugs (rappers) that promote violence in the communities where a young black man is likely to meet his demise. But violence against blacks isn’t the issue with these people, particularly when it is black on black.The real issue for these folks is fueling the fires of racial strife so that they can elevate their own level of importance in the battle against it.

Now to be fair about this I do have something positive to say about Al Sharpton, he certainly can be a wordsmith when he sets his mind to it. Here's a great example of him at his best, and where he is intentionally (versus the humor we generally find in what comes out of his mouth) trying to make all of us laugh.

On last note, amongst this insanity I will leave you with a clip of an interview from a man whose beliefs echo those of many of us (to varying degrees), the great Ted Nugent. “The only time a black life matters to Al Sharpton is when a black person is killed by maybe – not a Hispanic, but a white Hispanic. You and I couldn’t make this stuff up,” Nugent thundered in recent remarks regarding the Martin case on the Mike Broomhead show. As well I am a fan of the man's music, so here you go the musings of Ted Nugent.


  1. "Race Hustler", that's the first time I have heard that term, but its fitting. It's unfortunate that there are those who would use the death of a young man (of any color) to further their own personal agenda. But I guess it is the day and age we live in.

    What's a race hustler? In simple terms, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Frederica Wilson, the "New" Black Panther party, Spike Lee and even President Obummer himself. These individuals are drawn to situations such as this one like flies to feces, and they always bring their jerrycans of gasoline to fuel the fire.

    I SAY: "What is a race hustler? This blog article does a fair job of race hustling if you ask me. Is the pot calling the kettle black here?

  3. Not at all, the reality is that the above individuals are at the constant forefront any time that they perceive that an African American has been mistreated, harmed, or killed in a situation where someone of another race (particularly white) may have been at fault.

    By the same token they appear to be non existent when it comes to black on black crime. Take a look at their records if you have your doubts.

    The purpose of my article was not to fuel race differences but to point out that there are those that make a career out of taking advantage of these situations for political or monetary gain.

    Lets keep in ind that at the time these individuals were parading around and demanding justice for a murder committed there had been no charges laid.

    The question I would ask of you Mr "THIS BLOG SAYS" is can you honestly tell me that their actions helped the situation or racial relations? As leaders in their individual communities and recognized national voices they should know better.


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