Many people much smarter than I (but not nearly as sexy, in a Lance Hendriksen kind of way) seem to believe the arrest affidavit in the Zimmerman case (and it is the Zimmerman case, not the Little Trayvon case) is so thin as to constitute possible perjury on the part of the state attorney's office. The thought process being a series of mistrials will result in an eventual hung jury, and the Riots Shall Commence.
Barack Obama and Eric Holder, among others, have done nothing whatsoever to assuage the situation, and much within their power to aggravate it. When the only card you hold is the race card, well, folding ain't an option.
This outcome may be true. My thought that the jurors and judge will bend over backwards to assure a murder conviction on Zimmerman may not be the slam dunk I assumed. We shall see. Already we see black pundits insisting justice will only be reached by a plea bargain by Zimmerman, regardless of the evidence, lest his black brethren start killing you.
Here's another thought, perhaps equally erroneous, but we shall see. Blacks comprise 13% of the population, but control 100% of the supposed conversation. I see this influence waning. Perhaps, if Zimmerman is acquitted, or walks on a hung jury, parts of Detroit and Los Angeles will predictably burn. But this scenario will not play out across the nation.
Concealed carry permits are up astronomically under the Obama Administration, in part due to the Department of Justice's unmistakable motions that show race will be the only obtaining factor in any dispute or disagreement. People are starting to feel the fear. There are now nearly one million concealed-carry holders in Florida alone. Ammunition and firearms continue to fly off the shelves.
There are a lot of permitted soccer moms out there, well-meaning folks, who in a climate of fear will shoot first, and beg indulgences later, should the unspeakable occur. People with no skin in the racial-grievance game have played along for years out of a sense of displaced guilt. Now that they understand their government will not only refuse to protect them but will actively advocate violence against them, their survival instincts will kick in.
Don't believe me? Go give a toddler an unsolicited pinch on the cheek at the mall. If you are lucky you will only be beaten with a handbag with 2 pounds of .357 in it.
Tolerance is unfortunately the rotting corpse of a prior age's civic sensibility. Even the benign among the populace smell war in the air, and the generals on the enemy's side aren't too hard to find. LA and Detroit may burn, but in Atlanta and Cincinnati and Phoenix you are going to see a lot of gullible young people, fed a toxic broth of hatred for decades, shot in the face by people afeared for their lives. Not by me, of course. I know how to avoid tense areas, and conflict. But many people will find themselves in a bad moment, and instead of kicking themselves in the ass for lack of situational awareness will opt instead to shoot that aggressor.
Perhaps Obama should just keep his mouth shut for the remaining months of his tenure. Here's an idea: PETA kills 90% of the animals it rescues. Because to have an animal adopted would be to condemn it to servitude, and death is, of course, preferable to that. I'd rather they donated the animals to the master chefs at the White House, so that Obama could crack their poor bones, and suck their benighted marrow, and otherwise keep himself occupied while the rest of us grab blankets and attempt to beat down the flames engulfing our community home without his help.
Posted by Velociman at April 22, 2012 1:06 PM