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WILL ZIMMERMAN GO FREE?????
I began with this…” In November of 2008, I very enthusiastically cast my vote for Barack Hussein Obama as President of this United States. That was after many months of stumping, making calls and knocking on doors to help this man get into office.
All that hard work myself and so many others put time and energy into paid off. We got our guy elected and I was and still am thrilled that he is our President.
What I am not thrilled about is my disillusion that this country had come farther than what I thought. I have seen and heard so many vile and ugly racial slurs on this man and his family including his beautiful wife and darling two young daughters. Not only were there slurs about them being people of color, but also slurs of our President not really being a citizen, what faith he practices in his choice of church, his “not being white enough” or “black enough”. I had thought that we as a country had come so much further than this and what an utter disappointment that has been.
What I have seen ramped up in fact is the hate and the ugly rhetoric that is being allowed to spew on national airwaves and the number of people who blindly follow that because it is easier for them to believe that this black man is bad, or that he is secretly a Muslim wanting to do harm to our country or that every wrong in this world is somehow his fault rather than accept that life can be hard and that we had 8 very long years of a train wreck that was in office before him. Why would these people accept responsibility for the awful choice of George W. Bush when they can just jump on the hate bandwagon? A simple fact is that if not even half of the ugly rhetoric had been spoken of Bush 2 when he was in office, those people would have been arrested and locked up. Something is very wrong with this picture.
Another disturbing trend that has become so popular among the blind followers is the acceptance of talk about class warfare, gender discrimination, sexual preference discrimination, religious discrimination, and the list goes on.”
What I have seen rise is the levels of hatred based on the above and it has to stop.
We have a Republican party hell bent on taking away women’s rights in this society and taking us back into an entire different time in history. We have a Republican party whose sole agenda is making sure that Barack Obama does not get re-elected again no matter the consequences of “We the people”. We have seen the ugliness come out in full form against gays, with the latest via Chick-Fil-A, We have seen a rise in hate crimes, and the worst….we have seen an acceptance of guns over the last few months and the lack of regulations that may keep a fifteen year old from being able to purchase an oozi on a street corner if they had enough cash.
There was a horrific tragedy on Colorado where a young man was able to “out smart” the system in Colorado by not only ordering ammunition on the internet, but waiting only 5 days before walking into another gun store and purchasing another gun without raising any red flags. Is it the new “norm” to purchase 100 round clips of ammo?? Really?? Then we have a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed 6 people and critically wounded 3 more. People are shaking their heads and saying “oh, how awful”…”My thoughts go out to the families”, etc.
There is more. I had mentioned in the last rant I wrote about a young woman named Shaima Alawadi, a 32 year old Muslim woman was brutally murdered in her home in San Diego, Ca. There was a note left saying “Go back to your Country, You Terrorist”. She was the mother of five young children, aged 8 to 17. And for what? There is no sane reason this should have happened. Yet another death threat at Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton’s Aide and wife of Former Rep. Anthony Weiner) . This was courtesy of rhetoric being spewed by an elected congresswoman, Michelle Bachman with false claims against this woman having ties with The Muslim Brotherhood, a part of one of the world’s largest controversial Islamic groups. She never bothered to fact check and she is still talking about it and what’s worse is that people are still listening to it.
That brings me down to an article I just read this morning about the killer of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman. They are now saying that he will have a new hearing that very well could clear him of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin IF the judge (no jury) finds that he was in “reasonable” fear for his life. They are going to hold it as a “Stand Your Ground” hearing which may very well let this man who has lied from day one go free. Let us not forget That he had no blood on him the first night when he declined going to the hospital to be checked out. He waited until the next day AFTER talking with his father, a retired State Supreme Court Justice to go to a family doctor. I don’t know about any of you, but if I have my head covered in blood and wait until the next day to seek “treatment”…but, .the first thing I would do is clean up. His story has changed more than once and I am afraid he will walk free and clear because these days it seems money is what talks….People be damned. Here is a link to the story about Zimmerman. http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/art...
What I want to know is when did we become quiet people in this country to allow this??
When did any of this become allowed by any of us??
It didn’t, that’s when.
I read, and agree completely that there is a chasm between American values of equality and non-discrimination and incidents of intolerance. I believe that we, as a people need to make our voices louder and stronger than those that speak of hate and violence on a daily basis. We are better than this and it’s time that we come together…stronger than ever before and put an end to these senseless and heart wrenching crimes.
My own belief is the best way to make our voices heard loud and clear is to VOTE out the haters and the liars. Start knocking on doors, talk to your friends, family, and neighbors. Make sure that these people are shut down for good. If we do not do our part in stopping this, then we are guilty as those who blindly follow the inciters. Write, call your Congress person and your Senators and let them know this in unacceptable and they will be held accountable in the voting booth come November.
It is up to us to prove that we are indeed the land of the free, and the home of the brave. The cowards and their blind followers will crawl away if we do our job right and make damn sure that every politician, every blind follower, every news outlet, radio show, etc. knows that we will not back down until this Country of ours lives up to its name. United States of America.
LOVE WINS ( To borrow a phrase from a friend ). HATE WILL LOSE EVERYTIME. We just need to stay on it and call it out loudly.
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