“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Barack Obama told reporters last week. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
That’s certainly true – if Obama had jumped an armed neighborhood watch captain, pummeled him to the ground and beat him in full view of witnesses 35 years ago.
It could have been me, too.
Obama’s unstated insinuation here is that Trayvon Martin did nothing wrong, was an innocent bystander who is now dead because he was black.
A jury of George Zimmerman’s peers, including people of multiple racial backgrounds, found him not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges. They looked at the evidence presented and came to what appears to be the correct conclusion.
So what is Obama saying? What does he mean?
He is still beating the war drums of racism as he has from the beginning of this case. I don’t mean that he is fighting racism. I mean he is inflaming the passions of anti-white and anti-Hispanic black racism. He’s doing it knowingly. He’s doing it intentionally. And he’s doing it for the worst of all reasons – political gain and manipulation of his constituency, those Rush Limbaugh describes accurately as “low-information voters.”
There is not a scintilla of evidence that George Zimmerman was motivated by racism. There is nothing in his past or present to suggest it.
So what is Obama’s point?
Obama added that if Trayvon had been white “from top to bottom both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.” Again, there is no evidence to suggest this is true.
If a white youth jumped George Zimmerman and banged his head on the ground mercilessly, I suspect he would not have acted any differently. Why does Obama suggest he would have? Obama’s own racism is the only answer I can come up with.
Let’s look at some facts:
George Zimmerman voted and campaigned for Barack Obama. Do “white Hispanic” racists do that?
George Zimmerman opened an insurance company in Florida with a black friend. Do “white Hispanic” racists do that?
George Zimmerman has black family members, some of whom lived with him. Do “white Hispanic” racists do that?
George Zimmerman launched a campaign to help a homeless black man who was beaten up by a white kid. Do “white Hispanic” racists do that?
George Zimmerman dated a black girl and took her to the prom. Do “white Hispanic” racists do that?
George Zimmerman mentored young black males. Do “white Hispanic” racists do that?
I don’t think “white Hispanic” racists do any of those things.
In fact, I don’t even believe in “white Hispanics.” That’s an appellation invented by racists for the purpose of exploiting Trayvon Martin’s death for political reasons.
There was a victim and a perpetrator in the events surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death. The victim was George Zimmerman and the perp was Trayvon Martin.
So what is Obama saying about this case?
Why is he still suggesting that the perp was the victim and the victim the perp?
He’s doing it because he must.
It’s part of America’s white racist narrative that is so politically important to Obama. He can’t give it up – no matter what.
Facts don’t matter. Truth doesn’t matter. Reality doesn’t matter. And even consequences like an explosion of black on white violence doesn’t matter.
I don’t believe Obama has any sympathy for Trayvon Martin. If he did, where’s his sympathy for the dozens of black youths killed daily and weekly in this country by mostly black perps? Why is a black death at the hands of a white or Hispanic man more appalling to Obama than a multitude of black deaths at the hands of blacks?
There is only one answer: Racism.
Am I saying Barack Obama is a racist? Yes I am. And as he continues down this path, I will continue to say it.