Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonoured and unsung.
- Walter Scott, Scottish Novelist and Poet (1771-1832)
No matter what the color of your skin or what you think of the jury’s verdict in deciding that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense, the real travesty is in witnessing the race hucksters in the media baiting people into believing that Trayvon’s tragedy represents the great story of our time when 9,000 blacks are murdered every year!
It is disgusting to watch the hustlers who make their livings stirring the pot and spreading the racial divide, it is despicable to see people like Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Al Sharpton trying their best to inspire mobs to riot over one tragic incident of a Hispanic killing an African-American when 94% of those other 9,000 killings each year involve black on black murder.
When you look above at my representation of the ridiculous imbalance of outrage in America, realize that I could only fit 900 skulls on the page, so imagine that for every skull pictured in that graphic, for every one of those skulls, there were actually ten blacks that were killed, and that more than nine out of each ten that were killed were killed at the hands of another black.
The imbalance of outrage is so unfathomable to me that I finally tried engaging in a mental exercise: How would I respond if black was white?
Here’s what I think I would say:
WAKE UP, WHITE PEOPLE! Are you going to listen to these sleaze merchants in the media who would have us focus all our outrage on one tragic case of a white kid killed by a black man? Are you going to let idiots like David Duke and his ilk focus all our outrage on the other races when 94% of our people are being killed at the hands of our own people!
Turn a deaf ear to all those race baiters and hate mongers! If we’re going to scream in outrage, we need to scream in outrage that we are killing our own damn selves! Stop pointing the finger at everyone else, stop playing the victim and take some pride in being white. Don’t worry about the other races, we need to worry about cleaning our own damn house!
Interestingly enough, I can think of a lot of great black men who preached much the same message of accountability and self-reliance to their own communities: Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Bill Cosby . . . too bad that today, their voices are drowned out by the peddlers of victimhood.