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“CUT FROM THE SAME BOLT OF CLOTH”
by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2013
(Jul. 27, 2013) — Watching the mindless reaction to the Zimmerman verdict among black racists and their white liberal cheerleaders, I was struck by an idea for what could be a new rap hit by Jay-Z or another of Obama’s show biz cronies. The first line of the rap lyric would be, “The Klan is back, and they be black.” We’ll leave it to Jay-Z or Lil’ Wayne to add the remainder of the lyrics.
Sadly, Trayvon Martin was killed in the commission of a crime, just as much as if he’d been killed while robbing a convenience store with a “hoodie” pulled over his head, his hands thrust deep into his pockets as if holding a concealed weapon.
When he accosted George Zimmerman on a sidewalk in Sanford, Florida on the evening of February 26, 2012, he had every opportunity to tell Zimmerman to “bug off” if he thought he was being surveilled. If he’d done that and then turned and proceeded to his final destination… what any prudent man would have done… that would have been the end of it. But that’s not what he did; he took the confrontation to the next level. He took his fist and struck Zimmerman in the face, breaking his nose and knocking him to the ground. He didn’t stop to think… or perhaps his parents never taught him… that his rights ended at the tip of Zimmerman’s nose.
At that point, Martin was guilty of assault, which would have resulted in a small fine and another line item on his growing rap sheet. But when he jumped on top of Zimmerman, sat astride his chest and abdomen, pounded him with his fists, smashed his head against a concrete sidewalk, and threatened to kill him, his crime then became one of attempted murder, a crime that could have put him behind bars for many years. Instead, because Zimmerman had every right to self-defense, Martin’s aggressive action cost him his life.
And now that George Zimmerman has been tried by a jury of his peers and found not guilty of 2nd degree murder, the night-riders of the black Klan have taken to the streets and the airways to denounce the verdict as “racist.” Unfortunately, not a word of what they say is true; it’s all racist claptrap. The members of the Kongressional Black KauKus, the Washington chapter of the black Klan, have gone so far as to suggest that, in defending himself from grievous bodily injury or death, George Zimmerman somehow violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.
So exactly what are they saying? Are they contending that young black men commit so many crimes and commit so many murders that to prevent one of them from committing yet another murder would be a violation of his civil rights? They demand that Barack Obama and Eric Holder use the justice system to conduct a legal lynching of George Zimmerman… for no other reason than that he’s not black. During the period of the Zimmerman trial, sixty-one young black men were murdered by other young black men on the streets of Chicago… none of them claiming self-defense. Are we to assume that the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin would have been okay with black racists if George Zimmerman had been black?
And what of Trayvon Martin? Was he the innocent black “child” as he’s described by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? There is reason to believe that he was not. The mainstream media have promoted the fiction that Martin went to a local convenience store to purchase ice tea and Skittles, two relatively innocuous items. As it turns out, the items found on the ground next to his body were a package of Skittles and a container of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. These ingredients, when mixed with Robitussin cough syrup, combine to make a recreational drug, popular in the hip-hop culture, called “Purple Drank” or “Lean.”
There was a time in our history, beginning with the founding of the KKK in 1866, when it was white Democrats who roamed the countryside, terrorizing black people and white Republicans. The Encyclopedia Britannica tells us that, “Democratic resentment led to the formation of secret terroristic organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Knights of the White Camelia.” Their sole purpose was to use fraud, violence, and intimidation as a means of helping Democrats regain control of their state governments. Is it fair to say that some things never change?
According to the noted historian Prof. Allen Trelease of the University of North Carolina, “Klansmen in disguise rode through Negro neighborhoods at night warning Negroes either to cast Democratic ballots or to stay away from the polls… Republicans of both races were threatened, beaten, shot, and murdered with impunity. In some areas Negroes stopped voting or voted the Democrat ticket as the Klan demanded.” The Klan’s “turn-out-the-vote campaign” must have made a lasting impression because blacks are still voting Democratic to this day.
Trelease went on to say, “Democrats, by a kind of tortured reasoning, sometimes accused Negroes and Republicans of attacking and even killing each other so that the crimes would not be blamed on the Democrats.” This tactic… blaming the opposition for what you, yourself, are doing… remains, to this day, a first principle of the Democrat Party playbook.
During the first sixteen years of the Klan’s existence, no statistics were kept on the number of lynchings carried out by Democrats. However, Tuskegee Institute archives tell us that, between the years 1882 and 1951, some 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites, nearly all Republicans, were lynched by the KKK, acting as the paramilitary arm of the Democrat Party.
But now the shoe appears to be on the other foot. In the late 20th century and early 21st century it is bands of black Klansmen who roam the streets of our major cities, searching for victims. But instead of assuaging their wrath by seeking revenge against Democrats… descendants of their former slave masters and KKK tormentors… young blacks in major cities across the country either kill and maim each other in staggering numbers, or attack randomly-selected whites and Asians in what has come to be known as the “knockout game.”
A 2007 special report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, reveals that approximately 8-9,000 African-Americans are murdered each year in the United States, with 93% of those murders committed by other blacks. To put those statistics in perspective, it should be noted that just over 6,400 U.S. servicemen and women have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined, in the nearly twelve years of war in those two nations.
Now we hear talk from Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, calling for a full-scale investigation by the Department of Justice to determine whether or not Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated. One wonders who will be asked to conduct such an investigation. In the weeks following Martin’s death the FBI conducted a thorough investigation into George Zimmerman’s background to determine whether or not he had a history of racism. They interviewed more than forty people who knew Zimmerman well and came up empty-handed.
If anyone has had his civil rights violated, it is George Zimmerman. Under 42 USC §1983, it is illegal to violate the civil rights of any American citizen “under color of state law.” That is precisely what the State of Florida did to George Zimmerman when Florida State Attorney Angela B. Corey, in the absence of any evidence of willful intent, ignored a sitting grand jury and instead filed 2nd degree murder charges against Zimmerman.
It is unlikely that Eric Holder will ever bring civil rights charges against Zimmerman because he knows, as everyone knows, that he’d be laughed out of court. However, Zimmerman’s libel case against NBC for purposely altering the content of his 911 conversation with Sanford police to make him appear motivated by racism, as well as any 42 USC §1983 charges he might bring against Angela Corey and her prosecutors, have a high probability for success. The decision to file 2nd degree murder charges against Zimmerman was clearly motivated by political pressure exerted by Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and others.
The reaction of many blacks to the Zimmerman verdict is an absolute disgrace. Day and night they regale us with complaints that an unarmed 17-year-old black “child” was killed while walking down the street in a largely white neighborhood. The fact is, Trayvon Martin could walk safely through any predominantly white neighborhood in America without fear of being physically harassed or accosted. The reason he didn’t make it safely to his destination on the night of February 26, 2012 was that he made the conscious decision to confront and physically assault a neighborhood watch captain whom he thought was surveilling him.
Conversely, what appears to be totally lost in all the sound and fury created by the professional race-baiters is that it would be sheer folly for George Zimmerman, or any other non-black person, to take a nighttime stroll through Al Sharpton’s neighborhood in Harlem, or any other predominantly black neighborhood in America. It is a fact of life in what columnist Ann Coulter has referred to as the “Golden Age of racial demagoguery,” and anyone foolish enough to try it would have less than a 50-50 chance of surviving unscathed.
The black Klansmen of today… Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Kongressional Black KauKus, and the leaders of the NAACP, all Democrats… are, under the skin, the blood brothers of Lester Maddox, Bull Connor, George Wallace, Orville Faubus, and the nightriders of the KKK. They are all cut from the same bolt of cloth… a different colored bolt of cloth, to be sure, but all of the same fabric.