April 1, 2012 in General
In his 1963 I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke with passionate eloquence: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Nearly fifty years later, The Reverend Al Sharpton said his National Action Network will “move to the next level” if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the tragic shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in February.
Sharpton is calling for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions, although he did not indicate precisely what those sanctions might be.
Like much of the mainstream media has already done, Al Sharpton has seemingly found George Zimmerman, who on voter registration forms identified himself as Hispanic, guilty of manslaughter before all of the facts in this complicated case can be gathered and presented.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of God and a man of peace. For everything that Martin Luther King Jr. endeavored to do to heal racial divisions and improve relations, Al Sharpton and his on-again off-again sidekick “Reverend” Jesse Jackson have appeared hell-bent to destroy.
Sharpton is an opportunist, a charlatan, and a race-baiter. Could it be that Sharpton believes that he can somehow profit from the “peaceful civil disobedience” that in this heavily-stressed economy and agitated culture of 2012 America could easily erupt into the searing flames of dangerous civil unrest?
Throughout the sum total of his activist history, does it seem that perhaps Reverend Al Sharpton has judged by the color of skin?
A considerable amount of time may pass before we know conclusively what events transpired that lead George Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon Martin. We may learn that this is a case of self-defense or possibly the aforementioned manslaughter. The point is, at the time of this writing we don’t know and the investigation continues…
…So, in summary, the wisest thing to do is to disobey Al Sharpton. Do not flick the Bic lighters of civil disobedience; as there are already too many gallons of metaphorical gasoline spilled into the streets of America.