I’ve been monitoring relevant Twitter hashtags for weeks, and as a result am well aware of the self-serving outrage being manufactured to justify irrational hatred and violence.
A long-time observer of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I’m seeing shameful, unwarranted, and purposeful Balkinization of America as African-American politicians and race hustlers attempt to cash in on the death of Trayvon Martin, using the late February shooting to reignite deep-seated anger against whites.
The fact that Zimmerman is of mixed White, Hispanic, and Black descent, and that he self-identifies as Hispanic, is as irrelevant to those who are fomenting violence, as it is to those carrying out the attacks.
We live in a country were guns sales and the number of people carrying concealed weapons is on the rise. How long until one of these groups of thugs attacks someone who has a means to defend themselves, and uses a gun to stop a brutal beating?
Can we expect the same people who ginned up the hysteria to suddenly seek reason? Or can we expect the next batch of shot-up thugs to be the new Trayvon Martin?
There are angry blacks on social media sites clamoring for an excuse to riot or take part in a race war. Fortunately these don’t seem to be representative feelings, for such a conflict would be one we would all assuredly lose.