With all of the dust that is being kicked up over the death of a young male by a neighborhood watchman in Stanford, Fla. by the Establishment Media, Congressmen, entertainment and sport celebrities, and even the president of the United States, one would think this youth’s death was the most egregious mis-carrage of justice, as well as an event so singularity tragic to warrant such extreme focus and attention. Is it mainly because the dead male youth was Black? One would think that the plight of the Black American youths was the primary focus of the federal government led by the first truly African-American. One would think that the economic environment of the nation was a primary focus of the Administration to help create fertile grounds to grow the youths of the nation, particularly Blacks, to be economically vibrant and healthy via the expansion of the private business industry and the replacement of a tried and failed government educational system with one that produces students who are actually equipped to be producers, not just consumers. And one would think that it has forever been the Democratic Party who has been on point with all of these issues to empower and the betterment of Black-Americans, and therefore the betterment of the nation as a whole. But, one would be so wrong.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said once, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” As I look around the country, listen to what is said by the politicians, particularly the Democrats, and I see what is being fed to us by the Establishment Media and the Entertainment Industry, I can only fear for the psyche of my nation. Because as my mom used to say, “There’s something in the milk that ain’t clean.”
Is Trayvon Martin the only youth killed by another man in America? No! Is Trayvon the only Black-American youth killed by someone of another ethnicity? No! Is the senseless and tragic death of Trayvon the most important issue facing America today? NO! But, to the intellectually initiated the fact that Trayvon’s death is being blown up to be front page news from the president to the school janitor is the bigger and more relevant question.
While the nation is spiraling down the economic rabbit hole with over approximately $31 Trillion in true federal government debt, members of the middle-class are nearly $4,000 lighter in the wallet, over 8 Million jobs have literally vanished, and nearly a million fewer Americans have permanent jobs through just Mr. O’s first term, there’s been barely a peep heard throughout the nation. Under the much herald anointment of the United States’ first actual African-American president a very good argument can be made that the plight of the Black-American community hasn’t become any brighter, if not in fact it has become even darker. According to Bloomberg 9/12 Article, Black-American unemployment has jumped to over 14%[officially], from 12.7% in ’09; and Black-American median annual households’ income has dropped to 11.1%, and that’s on top of the fact of the 30% total net worth lost between 2004 to 2010. Also lets not dare talk about the six thousand ton gorilla in the crystal room, that nearly 75% of Black-American children are born to single moms. Couple this with reports that just 47% of Americans have a full-time job and with the impending regulations of Obamacare, a whopping 74% of small businesses intend to either fire workers or cut full-timers to part-timers spells even more extreme challenges for young Blacks, and for America.
Ignorance is only bliss if one does not know of their alternatives. Recent reports state that the American government educational system is falling further and further behind the rest of the world. At the turn of the century American students in grades 1 thru 12 were the crème de la crème of education in the world. Today American students rank 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading, according to a 7/12 Huffington Post Article. And as for young Blacks in America, particularly males, the news is even more troubling. A 9/12 Huffington Post Article reported that, “more than half the young black men who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diploma in four years”…“At this rate it would take nearly 50 years for black males to graduate at the same rate as white males”. Coupled with the fact that a 2012 American Council on Education Fall Report stated that there was over 800,000 Black-American men are incarcerated indicates that there are factors that have created an environment of mistrust, fear, desperation, and anger amongst young Black men and all Americans. Not that I’m attempting to offer an excuse for what led up to what happens to someone like Trayvon, but nothing happens in a vacuum. Negative input usually produces negative output.
And what’s Mr. O’s stated solution to prevent more Trayvon-like deaths…..more gun control. Surprise! Never mind that in his stated hometown of Chicago, there were more than 500 murders last year [of the 443 gun-related deaths, 65 were 18 y/o or under] in a state with one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.
Aristotle said once, “The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold”. The Democrat Party as a whole, with the complicity of the Establishment Media and public acquiescence of too many Republicans, have been able to repeatedly regurgitate a grossly perverted facade that it has been the white knight for the Black community that has scant relationship to truth, fact, or reality. Lets not forget that the signer of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill, President Lyndon Johnson, did so with much reluctance and not with a gracious heart when was quoted as saying, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” He was also the signer of many laws under the so-called “Great Society” that prohibited the man from living under the same roof with his children and woman if the woman was receiving government assistance; The 1875 Civil Rights Act was passed with 92% Republican support and 100% Democrat opposition; In 1871 the Republican-led Congress enacted the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans; and these are just a very small sample of the severe injustices that has been inflected on the American Blacks by the Democratic Party since it’s inception. It is even with great irony that with reports of the Mr. O’s Department of Justice aiding to “foment unrest” in the wake of Trayvon’s death, not to quill it, as reported by Judicial Watch, since the D.O.J was established in 1870 under a Republican Congress to ensure the civil rights of Black-Americans against Democrats in the south. And though Martin Luther King is celebrated as the poster child of Democrat and Black-American unionization, he was a staunch Republican, as most Blacks were pre-Kennedy, and backed Eisenhower’s presidency. But, lets not let historical references and facts get in the way of an opportunity to divide a nation, eh. Shhh!…History doesn’t mean anything. The Democrats are much different today. A leopard can truly change it’s spots. Right?.
Any killing of a young person is tragic regardless of their ethnicity. But there are instances of Black on Black killings, Black on White killings, Latino on Black killings, and other ethnic or demographic groups killing another nearly every second in this nation that if given half of the coverage and whipped up emotional fury that Trayvon’s death has and with a truly blind justice system, an ethical Executive Branch and government, with a moral and truthful Media, and a politically literate and engaged populace, we may start to get some true and honest resolution and healing. But it can not happen if the majority of this nation’s citizens chose to be entertained rather than educated, takes presentation over substance, sees truth as a burdensome inconvenience, or willfully accepts ignorance, no matter how innocent, and stupidity, simply due to the unwillingness to question with boldness the intent and motives of their government and hold it accountable for it’s actions.