The View From 1776
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Obama Exacerbates Racial Relations
Paradoxically, election of a black president and appointment of a black attorney general have rekindled blacks’ feelings of discrimination and persecution. Both the president and the attorney general pander to main-stream-media’s reflexive assumption that the white person is always the one at fault.
The Zimmerman trial in Florida is the latest example.
Obama made clear long before the recent trial that he considered Zimmerman guilty of murder, and Attorney General Holder, before evidence was presented at the trial, announced his intention to have the Department of Justice target Zimmerman for civil rights violations. Both the president and the attorney general since 2008 have harped repeatedly on black vs. white. In a notorious Philadelphia case they refused to pursue charges against black thugs who threatened whites coming to a polling station to vote. But both have been quick, following the lead of the NAACP or rabble-rousers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, to make public statements condemning whites who had run-ins with blacks.
With regard to the Zimmerman trial, Arnold Ahlert (Eric Holder’s Reign of Racial Terror) sums it up.
Many commentators have noted the “Alice in Wonderland” nature of the Zimmerman-Martin farrago (the Red Queen shouting, “off with his head first, verdict second”). Under the liberal-progressive scheme of justice, a trial wasn’t necessary. Obama, Holder, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson had already announced that Zimmerman was guilty. Their minds were made up, and they refused to be confused with facts.