15 July 2013

Thoughts on the Whole Zimmerman Thing

I, for one, am glad this is finally over.  I can’t wait for something less obnoxious to dominate the news cy—

The NAACP, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who was acquitted by a Sanford, Fla., jury Saturday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin," NAACP President Ben Jealous wrote in a letter to Holder shortly after the verdict was announced. "We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation. Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today.”

Jesse Jackson has been so egregiously wrong about so many things so often that I now automatically assume he’s just wrong about everything.  Sure, you can remind me that even a broken clock is right twice a day.  But if that clock has a second hand, than that clock is also wrong 86,398 times a day.  Statistically, the clock is far more likely to be wrong than right, and that’s pretty much how I view Jesse Jackson.

Truthfully, I admire his tenacious and bull-headed tribalism.  However, I wish his tribe didn’t live in America.