MY ESSAYS

“THE SYSTEM DIDN’T WORK FOR US”

  • “The system didn’t work for us”.
  • The system wasn’t supposed to work for “us” the black community of America. The system was supposed to work for Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman–only two people–not their parents, siblings, friends nor groups with agendas to raise social issues.
  • Black parents are now worried about what to tell their teenagers about wearing hoodies and buying Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea, according to one of the black community’s many spokespeople.
  • You tell them not to punch people, not to beat people up that they racially profile as (pervert) creepy ass cracker (white old man) (dirty fuckin) nigger (my slave). Do the math. The only ones with hate in their hearts that evening were Trayvon Martin and Rachel Somebody.
  • ‘If you don’t hate white people you’re not one of us’ is the racial underbelly of the black community toward individuals within the black community.
  • You don’t get to use an innocent man to advance your social-political agendas. You picked him because he was meek and looked white. The black community wouldn’t have gone after a big Rambo-type in your own face with your own prejudices type guy. They would have backed off, found somebody else, somebody like George Zimmerman.
  • The prosecution, the US government, played on every prejudice they thought the six member jury panel may possibly privately harbor instead of trying the facts of the case based on the evidence presented. Their never-ending attempts to prejudice the jury in favor of their client, Trayvon Martin, by using what they perceived as the individual jurors prejudices just didn’t work–not this time–not this day.
  • Jesse Jackson complained that there wasn’t a man on the jury, not enough blacks. That’s prejudicial coming from him–the prism white people are supposed to look through to do their daily check on their own prejudices. The prosecution wanted all women in order to get the sympathy vote. The judge instructed the jury not to base their verdict on sympathy, but that didn’t stop the prosecution and the talking heads on T.V. from trying to convince the world of Zimmerman’s guilt by using poor, grieving mother scenarios. Those prejudices didn’t work either–not with this jury–not this time–not this day.
  • Thank God that this time–for this trial–the jury was sequestered so they couldn’t hear all the distorted interpretations of the testimony spewing from the mouths of these so-called well-educated, intelligent talking heads. Night after night Steve and I repeatedly remarked that they couldn’t have watched the trial, yet they all claimed they had. “That wasn’t the testimony, that’s not what she or he said”, is what we said repeatedly night after night. We knew exactly what the witnesses said and remembered it (not bad for two “creepy ass crackers, fuckin niggers” living in a senior residence).
  • The jury being sequestered didn’t stop Sunny Somebody, on CNN’S Anderson Cooper Show every night, from using her psychic powers to channel the jury as she sat beside them every day of the trial. She read them, down cold she said. Guilty, guilty, guilty. She knew beyond a doubt that the mothers on the jury would find Zimmerman guilty, simply because they were mothers. She insulted every mother in the world, thinking  they would think and do as she would think and do–disregard the evidence and go straight for the jugular of Zimmerman, because he murdered their son. That may be what prosecutors do, disregard the evidence, skew the evidence, lie about the evidence to convict those they’ve charged. That’s not what mothers do–not on this jury panel–not on this day–not in that way.
  • It’s not racial profiling when people in your neighborhood have been robbed by black youth, and you see what looks like maybe a black youth hovering about between houses, looking in windows in the rain, in the dark. Dark matters, that’s when people are most fearful because everybody’s inside. Robbing is not just called robbing, by the way, it’s called  breaking and entering and terrorizing the people inside. A teenager couldn’t have been thinking about doing that though, because he bought Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea? What kind of fuzzy logic is that?
  • Martin didn’t drink his tea or eat his bag of Skittles. Guess he wasn’t thirsty or hungry. I know what teenagers do with a can of tea and a bag of Skittles. They put it in their pocket to make it look like a bad ass gun.
  • The black leadership keep saying they want a dialogue. With whom? White people don’t have a leader, no NAACP counterpart. All I hear is a one-sided argument with one-sided demands. President Obama and the Justice Department met their demands of an arrest which turned into demands for a trial, which turned into demands for a murder charge, which turned into demands for a guilty verdict. Contrary to what anybody thinks, including President Obama, you can’t demand a verdict–at least not this time–not with this jury–not on this day.
  • George Zimmerman had as much right to leave his car, to walk in his own community as Trayvon Martin had. He had a right to look to see where Martin was going. And he had a right to have a concealed weapon on his person. Unless the rules of concealment have changed, a person isn’t required to leave their gun in the car when they leave the car.
  • I live in Cleveland. My husband and I care about our security. We care about the people in the building where we live. People slip in the building behind me as I use the buzzer system, then they run ahead of me. And yes, so far all of them have been black. Daytime not so concerned. Nighttime always concerned. When nobody else is around, I’m on high alert.
  • I often have asked people who weren’t supposed to be in the building, who were delivering flyers, which is not allowed, if they lived here. They always say yes, even though this is a senior building, and they’re young. Once somebody knocked on my door, two young black females with strings around their necks with identification cards said they had authorization to be in the building and talk to me. Turns out they didn’t. I called the office, the office tracked them down and escorted them out of the building, or so they said. At night I wouldn’t have that call option. If they were at lunch or showing an apartment I wouldn’t have that call option.
  • The media and black community are simultaneously claiming that Zimmerman was negligent in getting out of his car. What this presupposes is that Zimmerman (and obviously all of them) knew that Martin, because he was black, because he was walking between homes looking in windows, because it was dark and raining and he seemed to be not going in any particular direction that he was dangerous, that he was violent. Zimmerman was supposed to assume that, according to them. Yet, Zimmerman didn’t assume what the media claims his responsibility to assume. Zimmerman only stated that he thought he might be up to no good. Zimmerman didn’t profile him as a killer or a potential killer. Nobody yet had been killed in the commission of a break-in in that gated community. For all we know now, maybe Martin was one of those children (they keep calling them children) terrorizing the neighborhood with breaking, entering and stealing.
  • Social issue concerns need to be raised in social forums, not in a court room where somebody is on trial who could spend the rest of his life in prison.
  • I kept wondering why all the cable talk and network news shows were pro-prosecution. Everyone on T.V. that night skewed the testimony given that day in trial. I know because I watched the trial. Guess we know now that a lot of people didn’t watch the trial day to day, they were working, they had jobs to go to, so they relied on the nightly news and their favorite cable news talk shows to fill them in, at the end of their day, on what they missed. Well they didn’t get the real story, the accurate testimony. The media all failed miserably. Talk about prejudice! Who wrote their scripts? If you need more than one guess, then you’ve allowed yourself to be brainwashed.
  • One must wonder if all the news outlets are favoring the prosecution, then somebody, somewhere isn’t giving the real story, or at least the other side’s perspective. Why is it that the country is divided, but the media and the government aren’t? Sounds like media-fixing to me.
  • People in prison are being released almost daily based on DNA evidence which proves they didn’t commit the crime for which they were charged and convicted. A lot of these prisoners being released are black. If the government, the media and the black community had their way and got their conviction, then one more innocent person would be entering that prison system. But he’s white–at least that’s how the media, government and black community are forcing us to see him, and we don’t care if an innocent white man goes to prison, we just don’t want any innocent black men to serve any time for crimes they didn’t commit. Well that’s your prejudice now isn’t it?
  • So why are so many young black men, and yes there is not a seventeen year old male teenager anywhere in the world who would refer to themselves as a child, in jail for drug related offenses? More blacks go to jail for drug related offenses than whites because blacks aren’t as careful in their transactions. They make a lot of bone head mistakes. They don’t know how to be discreet. It doesn’t matter their age, they think they’re invincible, they won’t get caught or if they do they won’t be charged, they’ll be let go–and often they are let go in a sweep. Whites fear getting caught, blacks don’t. Fear keeps you cautious.
  • Trayvon Martin didn’t fear George Zimmerman. He was experienced in throwing down a person and pounding them (ground and pound). Even Rachel said he thought it was just a fight, meaning Martin had been in fights before. He was obviously experienced in overcoming a target, a weak target, a meek target, because that’s what he did. But Rachel lied so many times on the witness stand, changing her testimony minute to minute, that it’s hard to decipher which of her answers were true. Maybe when Martin was telling her to ‘get off’, he was telling her to hang up.
  • I saw Martin’s mother watching Rachel as Rachel testified. She grabbed the white string around her neck and brought it up sharply to her right–like a noose. Shocking that a grieving mother had the presence of mind to remind Rachel who she was, where she came from and who Zimmerman was by that one gesture.
  • At some point Trayvon Martin knew George Zimmerman had a gun. He had him straddled tightly, it had to be tightly in order to keep Zimmerman on the ground. Trayvon’s inner thighs could feel the gun. But even before that, you mean while Martin was throwing Zimmerman to the ground Zimmerman’s outer clothing stayed neatly in place? Maybe it did. But Martin felt that gun with his legs before Zimmerman was able to shoot him. Of course Martin was reaching for it.
  • Hold your ground? Learned or not learned from an online course that Zimmerman took. The Castle Doctrine is what it’s called, originating from the premise that a person’s home is their castle, anybody not invited who enters to do no good is subject to being shot.
  • Why do black people think it’s okay to break and enter and steal other people’s property? Why do black people think it’s okay to steal somebody’s car because they don’t want to take a bus? Why is every American to assume that if somebody breaks into your house while you’re there that the intruder won’t shoot you? I would always assume they had a gun and would always assume they would use it.
  • How about destroying evidence? That used to be a crime. How about Martin’s father deleting all of his son’s text messages from his phone? How about Rachel doing the same, passing  herself off as somebody else, not once, but often? What is she hiding? What unemployed, expelled from school seventeen year old has forty dollars in their pocket, hanging around in the rain with a bad ass looking gun in his pocket? Who’s he waiting for to show up? Not the white guy. Rachel profiled the ‘cracker’ as an undercover cop. That’s why she told him to run.
  • The black community and the United States government supported by the media used Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman as a platform to address the black community’s greater social equality gripes, that had nothing to do with the events surrounding this loss of life.
  • If the black community can’t raise their social issues without sacrificing a person of a different race to do it, then they are no better and every bit as prejudicial and discriminatory as the people and institutions that blacks claim discriminate against them.
  • President Obama destroyed George Zimmerman’s life and the lives of the Zimmerman family–forever. He tried to put an innocent man in prison so that black people could get on T.V. and tell the world once again about all their pains and sufferings and love for their children who are unjustly treated by the criminal justice system. Obama tried to fight a prejudice with a prejudice, just like he fights terrorism with terrorism. If President Obama has a problem with the justice system then he needs to address that system. He’s the only one with the power to affect change from the FBI on down to the local police. The FBI profiles people. That’s what they do. There won’t be any changes there.
  • Somebody named Cuomo, another talking head, who likes to use trigger words to incite white people or to shame them, says okay, we are where we are, so lets make this an opportunity to open a dialogue and bring people together. What people? Are you, the white talking heads of T.V., going to be the self-appointed leaders of the white people and talk on our behalf? Are the black talking heads going to be the self-appointed leaders of the white people and talk on white people’s behalf, telling the white story through their black prism?
  • You already indicated that you had to be a lawyer to understand the evidence presented at trial. You insulted the intelligence of every thinking American. You insulted the jurors. What, we have to accept your prejudicial interpretation, because we’re not smart enough to interpret it ourselves? No thank you. We’ve seen your skewing of the facts. That will never work, no matter how many experts you parade in front of us, speaking on our behalf. We don’t trust the media to be our spokespeople. We don’t trust the government that tried to hang an innocent man on behalf of the American people, simply because he looked white–not today–not on any day.
  • JUSTICE OR NO PEACE! Really? Convict the guy or we’ll make war against the entire country? There’s nothing peaceful about that message.
  • Oh, no, we don’t mean that. No, we just want a dialogue. Then say what you mean. Stop threatening white people with threatening words and gestures. Every politician in America is taking the black community’s side. Why do you think they’re doing that, because they think you’re right? No, because they fear what you’ll do to them if they don’t.
  • Stop fearing black people? Are you kidding? Black people act aggressively for the purpose of frightening people. But white people are to believe you don’t really mean it? Then stop doing it and maybe that fear factor won’t be an issue. Stop making white people fear you.
  • Bring together? Stop calling white people racists who don’t agree with you. That’s racism in itself. Stop excusing your own racism against white people as justified, while you scream racism at everybody else. Black people need to admit their own racism before any substantive dialogue can occur. White people are weary from being demonized by black people for being born white. Strange isn’t it how black people wanting their equality became those they once demonized as stripping them of theirs? The oppressed become the oppressor. Strange isn’t it how now white people are calling other white people racists for not wanting a guilty verdict for Zimmerman?
  • No amount of manipulating by the CIA via the media is going to change anything, because everybody sees the manipulation. Maybe the CIA should start with themselves and fix their own prejudices. Maybe Obama who is reported to love the CIA (the largest terror organization in the world) can start there. He’s got the power. Obama should shut down secret CIA prisons. He should shut down Guantanamo Bay Prison. He said he already did, but they’re still open. Do you really think that Obama cares about prison reform in the United States? Not a chance.
  • George Zimmerman didn’t violate anybody’s civil rights. Trayvon Martin violated George Zimmerman’s right to leave his vehicle. That wouldn’t come under the heading of civil rights though, because of Zimmerman’s skin color. Only a black person can claim civil rights violations, which means that white colored people don’t have any civil rights or they’d be laughed out of court, so it would never get to court–any court.
  • The same is so for hate crimes. Hate crimes can only be committed against Jews and blacks. When a Jew commits a crime against a non-Jew it isn’t called a hate crime, even when it is. When a black person commits a crime against a white person it isn’t called a hate crime, even when it is, nor is it ever even considered.
  • Hate, like prejudice works both ways. I believe Trayvon Martin violated Zimmerman’s civil rights in the commission of a hate crime. Of course that would have been laughed out of court too, had Martin lived. How about crimes against cops. Are those considered hate crimes?
  • Since when does it become the responsibility of George Zimmerman and his brother to bring blacks and whites together whom the President, the justice department, the black community and the media divided for the purpose of political gain, preferential treatment and  T.V. ratings? Do it yourself. Fix what you broke, don’t expect somebody else, whom you grossly offended, to clean up the result of your dirty tricks.
  • Experts on T.V. are cautioning the Zimmerman family on whose money they can accept and against showing any perception of having won something. The Feds are worried they might inadvertently accept money from an anti-black organization which in any court of law would make them guilty of racism. They’re afraid if Zimmerman is seen whooping it up after the court declared him not guilty that that action could rile blacks to the point of burning cities.
  • Nobody gave the blacks that instruction after the O.J. verdict, because the blacks won, or at least they saw it as their victory against white people oppression. Whites can’t on the other hand, when the shoe is on the other foot–aren’t allowed, based on some unwritten law and prejudice that makes everyone born white an automatic racist–think of the Zimmerman verdict as a victory for all white people. Yet, when a black person is exonerated  from a crime he/she didn’t commit the party begins. No mention is made of the person who lost their life and the killer who is still at large in somebody’s community somewhere.
  • It is this writers opinion that resentment fosters where what is allowed for one isn’t allowed for the other, simply based on their skin color and the degree to which they feel oppressed.
  • Note: Going to school in the United States is mandatory. It is this writer’s opinion that anybody facing expulsion from school should not be expelled unless and until such time that an alternative school setting is arranged for that person.
  • Regarding school, may I suggest that every talking head, including President Obama, the biggest talking head of all, go back to school and learn how to communicate accurately absent your own personal prejudices. All jurors are required to do that. Despite pressure–from the President, the black community, the Justice Department and the media–put on potential jurors and then the actual jurors, to act on the very prejudices the court, at least on paper instruction and in principle doesn’t allow–it didn’t happen–not on this day–not with this jury panel. Bravo.
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