On March 16, 2012 in Jefferson City Missouri, the “Reverend” Al Sharpton stated that Republicans had “declared war on black people,” and that it was “time to fight back” and time to “fire back,” because Republicans wanted to take away their right to vote.
The crowd cheered.
This isn’t the first time that MSNBC’s beloved racial terrorist has attempted to incite a racial conflict. He’s been successful in the past and people have died as a result.
This video shows him ramping up the rhetoric again, at the emotional height of the Trayvon Martin case, when mainstream media outlets were purposefully and deceptively editing audio (NBC has since fired 3 staffers) to portray George Zimmerman as racist, and were deceptively describing video (ABC, CNN) to claim that Zimmerman was not injured by Trayvon Martin, even though even un-enhanced police station closed circuit camera footage clearly showed open lacerations on the back of his head.
The very next day saw the beginning of a string of black mob attacks on whites that has, at last count, injured 15 people in 14 attacks. At least two of those injured will carry permanent injuries, and one of them may not even survive. Does Al Sharpton deserve the credit/blame for these attacks, as he has the Crown Heights Riot and the Freddy’s Fashion Mart killings? I’d say he does.
He’s doing the same thing he’s always done, fanning the flames of discord and hyping disunity, using inflammatory rhetoric to incite and justify violence.
Sharpton has always run away from responsibility for his actions, and has done so successfully, claiming he preaches non-violence. Claiming that the GOP is declaring a “war on black people” at the height of racial hysteria over the Trayvon Martin case–which he helped stir up, I must add–and stating it is time to “fire back” is not non-violent.
Al Sharpton is clearly inciting violence. He is arguably advocating domestic terrorism through racial mob actions, in messages designed to trigger the most racist of black Americans. Of course, he denies any responsibility for the fear and anger he whips up in his target audience, just as white supremacist leaders deny any responsibility for the acts of their deranged followers.
Sometime in the months ahead or possibly in 2013, George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara will address the judge in an open courtroom, and read aloud the definition of 2nd Degree Murder:
The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual, is murder in the second degree…
O’Mara will then argue that nothing in the prosecution’s case comes close to meeting the “depraved mind” standard required for a second degree murder conviction. He won’t even have to argue the shooting of Trayvon Martin was in self defense. The prosecution deeply overreached as nearly all legal experts have agreed, regardless of their personal politics.
The case against George Zimmerman will be thrown out.
Al Sharpton will rush to the nearest camera and microphone, of that you can be sure. He probably already has his speech written and rehearsed. He’ll whip up the same old hatreds he always has. If we’re all lucky, he won’t incite riots this time. Perhaps no neighborhood will burn, and no one will be injured or killed as a result of his rhetoric.
The thing about playing with fire, however, is that you inevitably make a mistake with it. Sharpton has danced right up to the edge of inciting a race war numerous times, and has emerged from each incident relatively unscathed. That may not be the case next time around.
For 3 1/2 years, Americans have grown to distrust the racial (sometimes literal) arsonists in charge of the Department of Justice, and a President that grew up on a steady diet of hate from Black Liberation Theology and Critical Race Theory, who surrounds himself with self-described communists, both Marxists and Maoists. Americans are right fear radicalism and tyranny from those that have proven themselves in love with such concepts, and the thought “they know better” than you how your life should be led.
A President desperate to remain in power might overstimulate a man like Sharpton, and he in turn may ignite something he cannot control.