By Al Benson Jr.
In the wake of the results of the Zimmerman trial it was to be expected that the political left would seek, in some way, to compensate for the not guilty verdict by seeking to find another way to weaken the national fabric further.
They seem, possibly with the guidance and help of “Fast and Furious” Holder to have come upon a way that will help them accomplish this part of their agenda. Holder has questioned the “stand your ground” law in Florida that allows ordinary people to resist thuggery if they are attacked. His handlers will likely have him try to get it declared “racist” or some such thing so he can, in the name of protecting minorities, get it made null and void across the country.
According to an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com for July 18th, author Gary North said: “Attorney General Eric Holder stood his ground at a meeting of the NAACP. He said that ‘stand your ground’ laws are bad. He thinks black people, like all other people, should not carry a gun. They should not stand their ground when threatened.” In other words, tuck tail and run!
“Fast and Furious” Holder went on to say “…it’s time to question laws that needlessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.” After all, you wouldn’t want too many people, of whatever color, to get the idea that they have a right to defend their families, their lives and their property. We are all supposed to naively believe that it’s up to “the government” to do all that.
North noted that: “The main victims of violence from gangs and thugs in the United States are residents of the inner cities. Here, police protection is minimal. Here, people either stand their ground or get run over by thugs.” Holder’s solution—let the thugs run over you—you really don’t want to defend yourself. It might cause some “dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.” Sure it might. Some of the gangbangers might get shot or run off. Is that what Holder calls “dangerous conflict?” You have to wonder whose side he’s on—well, not really. If he can’t be bothered to prosecute the Black Panthers in Philadelphia for intimidating voters you already know whose side he’s on—and it ain’t yours!
Now lawmakers in some states, no doubt taking their cue from Mr. “Fast and Furious” are putting out feelers to see if they can start to get rid of or at least water down “stand your ground” laws in their various states. Look for a major push in this area. Lawmakers in Alabama, supposedly concerned over the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida are starting to tinker with the “stand your ground” law in that state. I can’t help but wonder if all this great concern would be there if Trayvon Martin had been white and his killer black. Somehow, in that scenario, I feel the silence on the issue would be deafening.
Senator Hank Sanders from Selma feels that the law should be completely repealed. Knowing Sanders’ far-left political persuasion that should come as no surprise. He and his family were among the foremost opponents of the Confederate monument honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest on Confederate Circle in Selma.
Leftist legislators admit they will have a hard time getting the “stand your ground” law changed or repealed at this point, but they will try anyway—and keep on trying until, by sheer tenacity and gall, they manage to find a state legislature somewhere that doesn’t have the courage to stand up to their political assault. This is a favorite tactic of the left. They take an unpopular issue and continue to push the envelope until they find someone that will cave in to their machinations and then it’s “Katie bar the door.”
Professional black race-baiters have played the race card with the Zimmerman-Martin situation, but they have not fooled all the black people.
A black preacher, Rev. Ken Hutcherson, was quoted on http://www.theblaze.com as stating: “I believe Dr. James Manning hit the nail on the head when he said that black people have a difficult time accepting truth simply because they are black. That’s right, black people are involved and it is impossible for the average black person to believe the truth. They refuse to believe that a black boy could be in the wrong when it comes to a white Hispanic. Blackness is the apex of victimhood and our blackness is above truth, above our Christianity, above our God, above our Holy Spirit, so that means if our blackness is above the Holy Spirit, then it is above Truth. This is so important for everyone to know this so they can understand why this Trayvon and Zimmerman case is where it is today and why blacks refuse to believe what really happened.”
Remember, it was a black preacher that said this, not a white man or an Oriental or a Hispanic—a black man. His testimony was born out by a missionary from South Africa that I talked with several years ago. He made the comment that, for all the talk about “racial equality” the blacks were the most ethnocentric people he had ever encountered. For them race was everything, race was the “way, the truth, and the life” for them. So it all has nothing to do with real equality and all to do with race. The black race-baiters who label everyone who isn’t black as a “racist” are the most racially-conscious people in the world.
Maybe it’s time people began to realize this and to quit back-peddling for these race hucksters in the name of “love and diversity.” Every time they don’t get their way they threaten riots and mayhem and if they do riot they usually end up destroying their own neighborhoods, which they then expect to have rebuilt for them.
Maybe the lesson here is that the rest of the country needs to start saying NO! Stand your ground laws are a good place to start saying no to black hucksters and that may be a big part of the reason “Fast and Furious” Holder would like to do away with them.