by Ashley Murphy
I'm getting really tired of always repeating myself on certain issues. But when they get me this angry over and over and over again, because people refuse to change, I can't help but bring them up, again. Mister President, sir (much sarcasm intended), please just shut your mouth. Stop speaking. If you have nothing relevant to say about how to turn this country around for the better, then that hole in your face should not be opened.
First of all, let me start by saying, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman do not need the attention of national media. It was one man shooting to death another man. Harsh words? Harsh reality. Don't like it, then stop reading and bury your head back under your little rock. What makes this incident so much different than the other incidents that happen every single day. Because he was a minor? No. Because he was black. Everyone is calling to end racism, but this nation is, in fact, promoting it! Even our own President. It makes me sick.
Here in our own little corner of Tennessee, we have shootings almost every day. I'm sure you've read all the wonderful stories out of Chattanooga. According to an article in the Times Free Press back in March of this year there were multiple shootings every single week since the beginning of January 2013. In those first 3 months there were 25 shooting incidents with a total of 30 victims, 6 of which resulted in death. And at least half of those victims were in their teens! Looking at maps that have been updated more recently, it looks like all of those statistics have doubled! AND from the stories I've read, they are all black on black crimes. Gang related they say. This much is going on in our own city, but someone with white in their race background shooting a black male in self defense is clearly more important to our President and national media. It's so frustrating to me that people are so idiotic.
What's even more frustrating is having a president who fuels the race fire and says idiotic things in a press conference like, "when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."
Well, Mr. President, it's so nice to know that you would have let your son smoke pot and slam people's heads into pavement. Or that you yourself would have done such actions. But by saying this, you are also saying you don't believe the accounts of eyewitnesses saying that Martin was on top of Zimmerman pounding away at his face. My understanding is that, just because he is the same race as you, that he couldn't possibly have done such an awful thing. That's about like me saying that, because he is white, the Aurora theater killer must be innocent. That is the most preposterous thing anyone could possibly think. And if I actually believed such nonsense, I probably deserve to die. Again, harsh, but I don't care. Not when it comes to something such as this.
Our wonderful, great, amazing leader (again, dripping with sarcasm), then went on to say that "And when you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there's a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it's important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that -- that doesn't go away.
"There are very few African-American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. And there are very few African-American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me, at least before I was a senator. There are very few African-Americans who haven't had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often."
If that isn't fuel on the fire, then I don't know what is. I mean, I've been followed around a department store by management or loss prevention! I lock my doors as soon as I get in the car because you never know what kind of psychos you may encounter on the streets. Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Male or Female! And I always hold my breath and clutch my purse in close quarters such as elevators. In case you didn't know, those places usually stink and you are in such close proximity to people that anyone could easily pickpocket you. This world is so screwed up nowadays that I use caution with every one I come into contact with. That's no lie.
As for the president reiterating to the "African-American Community" of the history that most of their ancestors probably endured....you are a moron. History never goes away, no matter what color you are. But you don't have to bring it up every single freaking time something doesn't go your way! It's exhausting! And I guess you should really start by thanking your ancestors black acquaintances that sold them to the white man in the first place. Why don't you go back and start there. It was your own race that began your ancestors oppression. As in my last article, that doesn't make it right, but you blame everything on the white race. Just stop. I don't owe you a single scrap of anything. Nothing!
Times have changed. The majority of this country is trying to make life better. For everyone. But some people just can't let go. It seems our president is one them. He should be letting these people know that respect is earned, based on appearances, actions, language, etc. He should be helping kids of all races that grow up without the appropriate discipline, passion and role models that some other children have access to. And Lil' Wayne isn't an appropriate role model. Stop blaming people who have no reason to be blamed and start working on the things that actually need to be worked on.
I don't care what color you are, if you're walking around in pants hanging down past your butt crack with a wife beater on saying things like, "tru dat, mah n****," or "cain't nahh m********** tells me mah Trayvon do dis to dat white devil, mah boy inn-o-cent! He a good chile!," or maybe "ay shawty, come ova ere and gimme a lil sumin sumin. You alone gurl? Where yo ca be at?," then I may have a tight grip on my gun when passing your retarded butt on the street for being so stupid. You want respect? Then earn it!! It's really as easy as that. And until people learn that, no respect will be had. I definitely won't be handing out my respect to people who act foolish and don't do a darn thing except sit on their but and complain about what the white people, rich people and everyone else who actually has a job and pays their bills, owe them!
Just like this president deserves for his ratings to drop and the lack of respect from this country's citizens. Just because you are in a position of "power" does not mean that everyone MUST respect you. No. It's earned, as well. And until this president starts respecting my country and my freedoms and the people who are helping to defend those freedoms and pay this country's bills, then he deserves no respect. None at all. He definitely doesn't have mine. And no, that doesn't make me some uneducated, southern, white trash, racist redneck. It makes me an American who believes this country deserves far more than what this sorry-excuse-for-a-president has done with it.
Bottom line, the president needs to stop fueling the race fire and acting as head honcho of the ACLU and start acting like President of the United States of America and try to make this country better. If he can't do that, he needs to leave that office. Now.