Open Season?

 

Last Sunday, 16-year-old Joseph Brewer Jr., was out for a stroll in Chicago. Friends say he was on his way to visit his 5-month-old daughter. If Barack Obama had a son, he would look like Joseph. Joseph’s brother, 20-year-old Stenson later said, “I just heard some shots and I came running.” Joseph was shot multiple times. He wasn’t pounding anyone’s head into the pavement or punching them. He was shot in the back while going to see his daughter. Now he’s dead. I await Al Sharpton’s eruption.

Then again, perhaps there’s no report of a racial angle to young Joseph’s story and so the Reverend Sharpton has elected to conserve his outrage. How about this one then: Down in Georgia, Cobb County police have arrested four gang members for beating a 36-year-old-man and then pushing him into oncoming traffic where he was struck by a vehicle and killed. This murder had a racial angle to it, so I expect Eric Holder will try the case repeatedly until he gets some sort of conviction, no? No. The victim was white, his attackers black and so the incident is greeted with the silence that passeth all understanding from those whose ostensible mission in this life is to foster racial harmony. Then again, maybe Nancy Grace is warming up in the wings.

On the evening of July 1st, 18-year-old Lorenzo Young and 18-year-old Troy Stevenson were bored. They were both awaiting trial down in Walterboro, SC, on charges of everything from first degree burglary to assault and armed robbery. A circuit judge had let them out on bond though, and there wasn’t much to do. Thugs need adrenalin after all, and so they went to rob a bar, but the back door to the place wouldn’t open. In a nearby bakery, 33-year-old Kelly Hunnewell was preparing bagels. She became Plan B for our enterprising villains, who entered the kitchen where the mother of four was working, shooting her multiple times and killing her before realizing there was no money in the place. They, along with an unidentified 16 year old accomplice, fled. If Barack Obama had three sons, they would look like these young men. The deceased was white. I await Jesse Jackson’s sober admonishment, and his rhymes too.

During the trial of George Zimmerman, four children were shot to death in Chicago. Five-year-old Sterling Sims died in a murder that also killed his 31-year-old mother. Police think it was a robbery. On July 1st, 16-year-old Antonio Fenner was shot and killed, his body next to that of a man who had gang affiliations. Damani Henard, 14, died on July 3rd, his body next to a bicycle. On July 9, a man got out of a black van in a neighborhood park and opened fire at some boys. Ed Cooper, 15, was hit. He continued running to a vacant lot, where he collapsed and died, his civil rights eternally unquestioned by the NAACP, his visage never gracing the screens of MSNBC, CNN, or Barack Obama’s catalogue of lookalike sons.

But see what has happened since the verdict? A gang of black youths chased down an hispanic man in Baltimore, beating him and kicking him while yelling, “This is for Trayvon.” I hear the Department of Justice is in the market for hate crimes these days, so I hope this will stir their excitable curiosity. I hope it. But I doubt it. Meanwhile, in California, the forces of tolerance took a hammer to one man’s head, stormed a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles, punched people at random, briefly blocked Interstate 880 in Oakland, and otherwise engaged in behavior not seen since winning some sports championship.

Of course, the odds of President Obama or Eric Holder taking on these lawless, semiliterate goons are roughly the same as the odds of them standing up to the goons in the Muslim Brotherhood. But there does seem to be a synthesis of two things happening here:

First, the definition of Justice in Barack Obama’s America has been fundamentally transformed into a doctrine of comeuppance. America, in the view of the President, the Attorney General and their enthusiasts, has not sufficiently paid for her sins, and so a dose of revenge is in order. This is done chiefly through classifying certain criminal elements as untouchable. Members of the New Black Panthers for example, decked out in military regalia and wielding a club so as to intimidate voters at the election polls are, simply, untouchable. And you’ll die of old age before Messrs Obama, Holder, Sharpton, or Jackson hold a rally in support of Sherry West, whose 13-month-old baby was shot in the face and killed by a black teenager in Brunswick, Georgia.

Secondly, looking over these horrific murders, a certain trend emerges. In each of the incidents listed above, none of the victims fought back. They were unarmed, and so they died with their reputations intact, unmolested by charges of racism. It appears that only when someone declines to supinely submit to his beating that the hackles of the racial antagonists are raised. One deduces that it was the sacred duty of George Zimmerman, a member of a neighborhood watch program, not only to refrain from monitoring the activities of someone he did not recognize following a string of burglaries in the neighborhood, but to politely acquiesce in his own beating, blithely permitting a 5’11’ young man to pound his head on the pavement like a cantaloupe. Apparently, it is only in this way that one can show tolerance and diversity in a post-racial nation. In which case, you may count me as intolerant. I fight back. 

There is much that is lamentable in our society. An education system that produces people incapable of reading their own diplomas or uttering a single sentence in comprehensible English has yielded little more than lethargic wards of the state. From young women who are abused by, and yet still swoon to, half-witted thugs, to a music and culture that affirms aberrant and evil behavior, something has gone terribly awry. After the Zimmerman verdict, one reporter remarked on Twitter that it is now open season on black children, breezily overlooking the fact that the season has been open ever since Margaret Sanger labored and brought forth Planned Parenthood whose abortionists have slaughtered black children by the millions.

It is horrendous and tragic that from Chicago to virtually every other major city where politicians conspire to restrict the right of law abiding citizens to defend themselves, every day is open season on black children. The sad and inexcusable truth is that if Trayvon Martin had been shot in Chicago, he would have died in obscurity, his death registering not so much as a moment’s distraction from a Presidential golf game, nor a blip on the radar screen of the peddlers of racial grievance.

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  1. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
    Keep_the_Change: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

    I think we’re missing the forest for the trees. Homicide rates haven’t been this low since the mid-1960’s. The rate has been dropping steadily for whites, blacks and Hispanics, including in Florida since 1991. I know that (relative) peace and harmony don’t get ratings, but isn’t this trend worth acknowledging? · 3 hours ago

    What irony–someone completely misses the point of the article and then suggests that its author is missing the forest for the trees. 

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    • July 17, 2013, at 1:23 AM PDT
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  2. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member

    The story about Sherry West is really upsetting. 

    On the other hand, the case could end up being more complex. Apparently, when she was telling her daughter about her son’s death, she asked how long it would be before she got the insurance check. 

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    • July 17, 2013, at 2:20 AM PDT
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  3. Tommy De Seno Contributor

    I long for the good old days when the left’s spontaneous reaction to social issues with which they disagreed was free TVs for everyone. 

    They have changed their civil rights focus from random violations of the 10th and 7th Commandments to violations of the 5th Commandment.

    Evidence of their lack of diminishing values is the hypocrisy of being so outraged by a killing that they immediately respond in kind.

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    • July 17, 2013, at 2:28 AM PDT
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  4. PsychLynne Inactive

    A sadly beautiful and brilliant post, Dave.

    …the definition of Justice in Barack Obama’s America has been fundamentally transformed into a doctrine of comeuppance. 

    This phrase will be repeated by me in multiple conversations.

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    • July 17, 2013, at 3:25 AM PDT
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  5. BrentB67 Inactive
    Colin B Lane: EJ, how about a poster that says JUSTICE 4 THE 2,236 BLACK YOUTHS MURDERED MOSTLY BY OTHER BLACK YOUTHS IN OBAMA’S HOMETOWN SINCE 2007? You’re good at posters. · 6 hours ago

    Unfortunately it would be quickly exploited into a plea for gun control. But I commend your idea.

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    • July 17, 2013, at 3:37 AM PDT
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  6. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Dave Carter
    Bryan G. Stephens: The Left does not care about anything but power. If you support the Left you are one of two things:

    1. Dupe playing into giving others power over you

    2. Evil participant in getting power over others.

    There is no other way to look at it. · 22 minutes ago

    Bryan, I had a discussion with someone recently on whether the President is a true believer in utopianism, despite it’s manifest failings throughout history, or whether it is a tool for him to settle a grudge. What say you? · 9 hours ago

    Behavior is multi-motivated.

    I think he has dank deeply from the well of anti-Americanism, and Post-coloninalism. Thus America must be punished. It is more than just a grudge. And he buys into the lefty utopianism with a special page for just how great he is.

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  7. Daniel Jeyn Inactive

    Great stuff, Dave. I thank you for highlighting the murder of Joseph Brewer, Jr. I also have been asking about that, because the facts are so heartbreaking and infuriating. 

    My thesis is that the Left is a coalition of various tired cliches of misanthropy and utopianism. When they are in power, they always destroy themselves, ALWAYS. I thought it had happened by 2012, but to all of our misfortune, not quite yet. But they are running on fumes with the “Trayvon” rage. It’s inarticulate and totalitarian. It is a hollow agenda.

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    • July 17, 2013, at 5:20 AM PDT
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  8. Daniel Jeyn Inactive
    Keep_the_Change: 

    I think we’re missing the forest for the trees. Homicide rates haven’t been this low since the mid-1960’s…

    I think this is the wrong approach. This is what the Democrat time-serving bureaucrats who run Chicago keep quoting, which is outrageous as it is suggesting that we should somehow be okay with clear social breakdown and and epidemic of gangland murder in certain areas.

    Black kids are being murdered on the streets of the country at alarming rates. And not by the KKK. There is something here, which, as an American, I find indictable about the decades long failure of an inflating welfare state that has failed its clients, has segregated the “poor” from the rest of the country, and left whole segments essentially outside.

    The Left has no problem pointing this out and indicting Republicans, or Capitalism, or whatever. Don’t let them get away with that.

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  9. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Welcome to Obama’s “post-racial” America.

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  10. D.C. McAllister Inactive

    Perfectly expressed. But alas, we live among a rebellious people who have eyes to see but they do not see and ears to hear but they do not hear (Ezekiel 12:2). God help us.

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  11. cdor Member

    If this has been stated already, then please forgive me, but the statistics of Black on White homicide are at least twice as high as White on Black. No big deal though…look there’s a squirrel. 

    On another angle, I have a pet peeve. I am not WHITE and I have never known a person who is BLACK. Just using these opposite descriptions, especially since they aren’t even accurate, creates an artificial polarity. It says I am divisively different and you are my enemy. What happened to the actual racial names Caucasian and Negro?

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  12. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    The Left does not care about anything but power. If you support the Left you are one of two things:

    1. Dupe playing into giving others power over you

    2. Evil participant in getting power over others.

    There is no other way to look at it.

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  13. Flapjack Member

    For the Left, murders (along with all other events, real or imagined) matter only when they need to matter and while they need to matter. Remember, Benghazi was a long time ago and will always be that way, unless the Left needs to recall it. The Martin / Zimmerman incident (that is, the confrontation and shooting itself) is darn near in the present tense it happened so recently. At least as far as the Left is concerned.

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  14. Grey Lady Inactive

    Excellent post, Dave. Just excellent.

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  15. Scott Abel Member

    Great post. Where’s the like button?

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  16. Profile Photo Member

    If a race card falls in the media forest, do any of the news channels call out the demagogues dropping it?

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  17. Pencilvania Inactive

    How do we get the general populace to become as thoughtful as a Dave Carter post?

    I also feel Canadian Cinncinatus’ post is very worth pondering.

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  18. Dave Carter Contributor
    Dave Carter Post author
    Keith Preston: If a race card falls in the media forest, do any of the news channels call out the demagogues dropping it? · 0 minutes ago

    Not so far as I can tell.

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  19. Dave Carter Contributor
    Dave Carter Post author
    Mike LaRoche: Welcome to Obama’s “post-racial” America. · 28 minutes ago

    From the implosion of Obamacare, to increasing polarization on multiple levels, this is what “fundamental transformation” looks like.

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  20. Dave Carter Contributor
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    Bryan G. Stephens: The Left does not care about anything but power. If you support the Left you are one of two things:

    1. Dupe playing into giving others power over you

    2. Evil participant in getting power over others.

    There is no other way to look at it. · 22 minutes ago

    Bryan, I had a discussion with someone recently on whether the President is a true believer in utopianism, despite it’s manifest failings throughout history, or whether it is a tool for him to settle a grudge. What say you? 

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  21. Dave Carter Contributor
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    Aimee Jones: Excellent post, Dave. Just excellent. · 14 minutes ago
    EstoniaKat: Great post. Where’s the like button? · 13 minutes ago

    Thank you both very kindly!

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  22. Dave Carter Contributor
    Dave Carter Post author
    Pencilvania: How do we get the general populace to become as thoughtful as a Dave Carter post?

    I also feel Canadian Cinncinatus’ post is very worth pondering. · 4 minutes ago

    Truck stop coffee in the morning, and Chips Ahoy cookies at night.

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  23. The Mugwump Inactive
    Dave Carter: Last Sunday, 16-year-old Joseph Brewer Jr., was out for a stroll in Chicago. Friends say he was on his way to visit his 5-month-old daughter. 

    You could have stopped right there, Dave. You have identified the problem in two simple sentences. The irony is that Barack Obama is uniquely qualified as a president, a husband, a father, and a black man to address the real issue. The mayhem in our streets is a direct result of children growing up without a father in the household. Of course, taking the bull by the horns would require truth, courage, and a great deal of hard work, all of which are in short supply when it comes to the man in the White House.

    The angels look down from their perch in the heavens and weep.

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  24. Nick Stuart Inactive
    Aimee Jones: Excellent post, Dave. Just excellent. · 14 minutes ago
    EstoniaKat: Great post. Where’s the like button? · 13 minutes ago

    Heartily concur.

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  25. Robert E. Lee Member

    It’s not about race, it’s about race baiting.

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  26. Flagg Taylor Member

    Of all the things written about Zimmerman/Martin, this is far and away the best.

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  27. DocJay Inactive

    Great post you creepy cracka. I think it’s time to encourage our politicians to vociferously denounce the racist democrats. Most people here seem to think it’s too soon, but just I’m sick of the discrimination.

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  28. Mike H Coolidge

    The story of the teen Dad is just horrific! Who gives a [CoC violation] about the race angle of any of this? It’s soul crushing.

    That kid’s daughter is the same age as mine. Probably has something to do with why I’m crying now…

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  29. Spin Inactive

    Democrats learn how to fish at the race bait shop?

    Robert E. Lee: It’s not about race, it’s about race baiting. · 18 minutes ago
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  30. Profile Photo Member

    Dave:

    Wow. I’m sitting here a bit stunned by your vehemence and eloquence. What can you say to such personal and societal tragedy? We are certainly up the creek. Thanks for taking the time to research the facts and channel your anger and concern into such a righteous plea to sanity. I pray we can find a way out of this.

    Gil Martin

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