Trayvon Martin/ George Zimmerman
The animal of hate is alive. The animal of hate has been fed and it is growing. The animal of hate grows from fear and mistrust. It was thrown a big bone with meat on it from the Zimmerman acquittal. I have received many emails and request to speak about Trayvon Martin’s death. I was on Cam & Co.’s NRA News show earlier and just got back from being in studio with NPR with Michel McQueen Martins show, “Tell Me More.” I don’t think I said what she expected. She asked a person of faith did I preach on it and I said no. I don’t do commentary in the pulpit. I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here is my take on this whole cabal.
Second-degree murder is defined as a killing carried out with hatred, ill will or spite, but is not premeditated. To convict Zimmerman of manslaughter, jurors would have had to believe he “intentionally committed an act or acts that caused the death of Trayvon Martin.” The prosecution didn’t prove it. That is just our system of justice. It doesn’t have to make sense, that is just how it is.
An immature man killed another he had racially profiled and then got into a fight with. Using everything he could and knew he got out of going to jail for second-degree murder or manslaughter. Every black and Hispanic mother that has lost a child to violence, gangs and whatever since Emmitt Till is feeling this loss. Black America that isn’t a part of the gun community sees this as an open season on black people. To them, Michael Vicks dogs were of more value in this society than the life of a black male. Others are trying their best to tie the NRA, gun owners and Castle doctrine with this tragedy for their own benefit. Some are just racist using the opportunity to fan the flame.
Race is very much at the heart of every argument concerning this case. Why, because it is easy. Why because it never died. It is an animal. It gives the Sharptons/Jacksons, NAACP types a platform. The gun grabbers have successfully connected the tragedy of the Zimmerman/ Martin shooting with gun control in many of the minds of the city. Now gun owners have to or think they have to defend their right to self-defense, and try not be branded a racist for it. Black gun owners are caught in the middle because people they know are saying crazy stuff in response to pain, fear and social media. The uninitiated in the black community, because of entertainers and personalities are banding together to boycott Florida, as if self-defense does not apply to all people. Some are blaming the “Stand Your Ground law, which is as old as Rome. That basically means you have the right to defend yourself in your castle/home. Zimmerman used that thing like a “hail Mary” pass. It didn’t even score but it got your attention and folks are dwelling on it.
All creatures on earth will defend themselves if threatened. It’s not about that. Black people that think that we should still allow someone else to protect you are living with a slave like mentality. Our government is not capable and is unwilling to save us. Want proof?Young men are dying daily in Chicago. We have moral issues. We have community issues. It is just too convenient to blame someone else. It ain’t about Zimmerman. We have been strategically placed in a pit. It is not a valid fight. Every opportunistic politician and ambulance chasing race baiter is using this to breathe life into his or her campaign for their personal interest. Others are feeding the fears and teaching racism to a new generation.
In America, if you have a good lawyer you can get away with just about anything. Right and wrong are not decided in a court room.
We need to step back, turn off the hate mongers, and dividers. Where am I on this? I am with the people confused and angry, fearful and lashing out. I am trying to help heal the hurt by sharing the message that this isn’t the end. This isn’t new. Your enemy is not each other but a monster thought dead or sleeping called racism. Don’t let it make you think it is not there.
If you can’t increase the peace don’t add to the noise. And speaking of piece; keep yours close and watch your back.
more on episode 331 of the Black Man With A Gun’s Heart and Soul Podcast.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders. http://blackmanwithagun.com