By G. C. Forsman
We all became witnesses to the unfolding travesty after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. The usual suspects led the way as the media circus ensued. Division and racial hatred were preached by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the New Black Panther Party. What had started as a plea for justice from a grieving family, became a scream for vengeance under the direction of those who seek to divide us- those who want us to fight among ourselves so we don’t notice what they’re really doing. Even the President failed to call for cooler heads to prevail, and added fuel to the fire.
News reports have been flooded with examples of hatred being put into action. In Illinois, a 78 year old white man was beaten and robbed by a group of black youths while they stated “this is for Trayvon.” A white visitor to Baltimore was beaten, robbed and stripped of everything (including clothes) by several blacks while groups of black witnesses looked on and laughed. In Phoenix, a Hispanic man was shot dead during a minor altercation at a fast food drive through with a black man.
So my question remains; Al, Jesse, are you happy now? Martin Luther King Jr. would be ashamed of what you have made of his wonderful civil rights movement. Remember ~ “I have a dream that one day a man will be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.” Instead of love and support for the grieving family, you have provided a new movement where people are judged by the color of their skin. The content of your character has been revealed, and it is not good.