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Zimmerman and the Jewish Question
Times of Israel ^ | July 16, 2013

Posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:11 PM PDT by SJackson

ispanic man in America and black youth get into an altercation. Hispanic fatally shoots black. Jury finds him not guilty of both murder and manslaughter because he was acting in self-defence. What has this got to do with the Jews?

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So far nothing. But there are some worrying aspects.

I’ve been following this issue closely; the issue being George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla. killing Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black youth who happened to wander into a neighborhood one night that had been hit by a flurry of robberies entirely attributed to black youths. One was caught and others were seen by witnesses.

The not guilty verdict triggered an explosion of reactions. Those coming from the side who felt it was unjust, driven mainly by black people, liberals, and celebrities, were unrestrained in their condemnations damning the system, whites including the six women on the jury, and not the least Zimmerman.

One expression keeps popping up all over the place from the Zimmerman haters. The “Jew-Hispanic” Zimmerman. The father is a Catholic who was a career soldier and saw action in Vietnam. The mother is a Peruvian immigrant. Her grandfather was black, so technically as the Germans used to say, who were as big in describing things in racial terms as is the American mass media, Zimmerman is not “white” but a mischling or crossbreed. He speaks Spanish fluently, a true Hispanic.

Zimmerman’s record is not perfect; he had a few minor scrapes with the law along the way. But he is not a racist. The family used to take care of two African-American girls his age when he was younger and they were like sisters to him. His partner in a failed business enterprise was an African American. The neighborhood he was watching was 60 percent white, 20 percent Hispanic, and 20 percent black. Several of the African-American residents there spoke nothing but praise for him.

When the district attorney and police investigated the incident they came to the conclusion it was self-defence and no crime had been committed. The facts they had, and nothing new has been added, speak for themselves. Zimmerman spotted Martin, a tall gangly black kid, in the neighborhood on a dark rainy night who aroused his suspicion. He called in to emergency services and they told them that they would send someone. He got out of his car, he says, to verify an address. He had no idea where Martin went. Four minutes later Martin appeared, slugged him in the nose, drove him to the ground, and pounded his head on the concrete. Zimmerman says Martin threw several blows, but they were both moving and squirming so how many landed no one can ever say.

Zimmerman screamed for help multiple times. He told the cops that when they first went to the police station. Eight witnesses testified it was he that was screaming. One eye-witness testified it was the black guy on top doing a “pound and ground” MMA style on the white guy on the bottom.

In a bare-knuckles fight you have no idea what is coming next. One blow may glance off a cheek; the next one may break an orbital bone; the next one may be fatal. Zimmerman got hold of his gun and shot. He felt his life was in danger and it was. That’s self-defence.

Who was the victim? Martin had been caught at his school in Miami in possession of several pieces of stolen jewellery, most of them belonging to women but also men’s watches. He also had a burglary tool in his possession. At the point the system let him down. Instead of reporting him to the authorities, in which case he would most likely have been put through the juvenile corrections system and it would have saved his life, the school marked the goods as lost and found because they did not want to record a criminal incident that would look bad on their yearly statistics. He later was suspended on suspicion of using drugs.

Martin’s mother abandoned him when he was 3. The father took a new wife and she nurtured him for the next 12 years. Then the father tired of her and took a new woman and dumped Martin back with his natural mother. It was this woman, presented to the public as the saintly mother of a martyr, who testified that it was Martin who was screaming. How could she know? She hadn’t been with her son all the time he was growing up. His behavior deteriorated, according to the step-mother, when he was taken from her. The step-mother could have talked about that scream. But she was never asked. She was kept far from the family. Her presence would have exposed the natural mother for what she was: a fraud. And that would have meant no case at all.

Zimmerman had a problem with obesity which he got under control by working out at a gym for a year. He also tried to learn to box. But as his lawyer O’Mara said he only got as far as shadow boxing and he still couldn’t beat the shadow. He was no match for a tough Miami street kid running with burglars and drug users.

The district attorney knew all this; the police knew all this. There was no case.

Enter the racemongers, all the usual suspects: the Black Panthers, Sharpton, and the slimiest attorney-general in US history, Holder.

The Black Panthers were first off the mark and set the tone. One Mikhail Muhammad, self-styled minister for Jacksonville, in a TV interview said that they had discovered that Trayvon had been “assassinated by a wicked white beast” who is claiming now to be an Hispanic but is really “a no-good Jew.” He went on to announce that they had put a $10,000 bounty on the head of Zimmerman. He said they had mobilized 10,000 men dedicated to seeing that Zimmerman and his family will never sleep peacefully again and had received wide financial support for their effort from “athletes and celebrities.”

Given the alacrity after the verdict of “athletes and celebrities” to call for the head of Zimmerman, what Muhammad said may not all have been in his sick imagination.

Next into the mix jumped Al Sharpton, who has long since replaced Bull Connor as the number one racist in America. He enjoys a respectability not afforded to the Black Panthers since he’s given a platform on the far left-wing channel MSNBC.

Sharpton never misses an opportunity to stir up hatred. First there was the Tawana Brawley hoax in 1987 in New York state. An African American girl, aged 15 at the time, claimed she was raped by six white men including a cop who wrote KKK on her body. The problem was that there was no evidence supporting her claim that a sexual assault had occurred.

Not to be discouraged by a total lack of evidence Sharpton jumped in and identified Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor, as one of the rapists and whipped up sentiment against him the way he would later do against Zimmerman, although Pagones was totally innocent of doing anything in a crime that never happened.

In 1991 a Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn ran over a seven-year-old black boy. It was an unfortunate car accident. At the funeral Sharpton seemed to blame all Jews for the accident calling them “diamond merchants.” Riots broke out punctuated by calls of “kill the Jews.” Yankel Rosenbaum, an Australian doctorate student, was stabbed to death by a crowd of 20 blacks. Only two of his killers were ever brought to justice. An Italian tourist, thought to be a Jew, was shot dead.

In 1995 a corporate landlord controlled by black people raised the rent on Freddy’s Fashion Mart in Harlem, owned by a Jew. He in turn raised the rent on a sub-tenant, a music store owned by a black man. A dispute erupted over the rent raise. In jumped Sharpton with a mob to picket Freddy’s Fashion Mart, spitting on customers crossing their lines. Under Sharpton’s incitement, the mob threatened to burn down the store. Finally one of the protesters ran into the store and shot four employees point-blank. He then set the store on fire for a total of seven deaths.

Fast forward to Sanford after it sank in that the authorities were not rushing to judgment.

Neither Sharpton nor the Black Panthers would have had the clout to stampede the authorities into charging Zimmerman with a crime that could not be supported by evidence had not Holder gotten involved. J. Christian Adams, who left the justice department when Holder refused to prosecute Black Panthers who had intimidated voters I Philadelphia in 2008, wrote: “the justice department’s Community Relations Service was deeply entangled in New Black Panther-led rallies and protests in Sanford, Florida, against George Zimmerman. These are the same rallies during which the New Black Panthers called for a bounty on George Zimmerman, and released “dead or alive” posters. The New Black Panther leading the rallies was the same New Black Panther Holder sprang free in the voter intimidation case in Philadelphia.” These are the rallies in which the Black Panthers identified Zimmerman as a Jew and it was Holder’s department that worked hand in hand with them to spread this anti-Semitic falsehood.

The FBI was sent in to determine whether racist motives were discernible in any part of this whole sorry affair not just on the part of Zimmerman but among policeman and prosecutors. Racist motives were found nowhere.

Today those who still want Zimmerman’s head and that seems to include a lot of Democrats are pressuring Holder to bring a federal civil rights charge against Zimmerman. If it were anyone else occupying the office of attorney-general he would swiftly explain that there is no evidence to bring a civil rights charge. The FBI did an investigation. But Holder is man devoid of integrity; he’s looking for a way to railroad Zimmerman and given his devious background, don’t underestimate his ability to find one.

Holder burst on the scene as deputy attorney general in 1997 and it wasn’t long before his actions were condemned by a 95-2 vote in the Senate. He had finessed the clemency of the FALN terrorists from Puerto Rico after talking only to proponents and ignoring victims and law enforcement for two years. Congress incensed demanded answers; Clinton invoked executive privilege; and the Puerto Rican constituency was assured for Hillary seeking election to the Senate.

Next with Janet Reno ill, Holder finessed a pardon for Marc Rich (who died last month), a major tax evader still a fugitive on the lam. For that Holder was hauled before a congressional hearing where his actions were described as “unconscionable.”

What would have happened if Janet Reno had not been ill? There is no Rich pardon. The Israelis such as Ehud Barak pushing it would have switched to Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy, whose release had been promised to Netanyahu by Clinton two years earlier. From Holder then as now you don’t get Pollard.

I’m not going into the unending list of scandals Holder has been involved in since his appointment as attorney general under Obama. But in his Fast and Furious gun-running program to criminals he’s created a personal My Lai; there are 211 victims so far and there are still many bullets to come. Like Clinton Obama had to invoke executive privilege to protect Holder. He then became the first cabinet member in US history to be voted in contempt of Congress for stonewalling. His indifference to providing information on how border patrol agent Brian Terry was killed, and his indifference to the anguish of the family, contrasts sharply with the ocean of crocodile tears he has shed publicly on behalf of Trayvon Martin.

Perhaps the greatest failure of Holder will only be ferreted out by historians or even anthropologists still trying to measure it a century from now. In 2008 there was a major financial crisis in which tons of money was stolen. Holder decided not to allocate resources to bring some of the crooks, many of the biggest in history, to justice. These are donors to the Democratic Party it appears. His excuse stated this year is that charges could threaten the existence of big banks and the world economy. He has personal ties to one corporation benefitting from immunity. Prosecutions of white collar criminals working in financial institutions are at a 20-year low.

You can’t tell me that with the ease technological advances have made for stealing in financial institutions compared to 20 years ago that there are fewer crimes being committed in that sector.

This is the kind of guy Holder is. Unconscionable. Slime. He is letting a crime wave of monumental proportions go without response and concentrating on persecuting George Zimmerman so like Mussolini he can stand on a balcony and bask in the adoration of the mob. What does this mean to the Jews? Probably nothing. But he’s thrown in his lot with the Black Panthers who are out on the streets rioting trying to portray Zimmerman as a Jew and stirring up racial hatreds in general. Genies once they are out of the bottle sometimes take on a life of their own.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: blackrage; holder

1 posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:11 PM PDT by SJackson
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Perhaps a little off topic. Thanks to Gumdrop for bringing it to my attention

2 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SJackson

Interesting viewpoint; although crazy accusations about misdeeds of Jews apparently did not carry most of the public uproar over George Zimmerman, it looks like one managed to get the uproar off the ground at the start.

But to “dispensational” Christians like me, this is a familiar story. The Jews are a covenant people and the covenant was not discarded with Jesus Christ. The worst devil in the creation, i.e. Satan, will focus his hatred upon anyone in the Jewish line, whatever religion that person may actually happen to practice. And he sweeps whoever he can up in his hatred.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 6:42:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: SJackson; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; Marcella; ...
Superb summary of the Zimmerman case. Well worth the read.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 6:45:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Well said!


5 posted on 07/17/2013 6:46:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SJackson

It’s interesting how the media made George white and Hispanic, but never really made him Jewish. I’m sure it has nothing to do with who sits at the top levels of many media outlets.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 6:55:56 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Amen!


7 posted on 07/17/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Many years from now, perhaps, many people will look back on the GZ furor and realize “We were had.”


8 posted on 07/17/2013 7:02:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: doc1019

We dispies get a lot of flak from spiritualizing Christians... which is not a point of their personal salvation but is a definite theological disagreement between us.

Anyhow... newness or not of the theology, and it does jibe rather well with the Bible, I have never seen a better explanation in a Christian context for why such evil falls upon Jews while at the same time they produce so much goodness. Clearly the black hate mongers who first screamed about George Zimmerman were not protesting the participation of Jewish people at the crucifixion scene! (For which Jesus Christ very notably begged their forgiveness, not so incidentally.)


9 posted on 07/17/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: SJackson

Great article...!

Pollard? I hope he freaking ROTS.

I hope he really, really suffers —forever.

SPIED FOR PAKISTAN (too).


10 posted on 07/17/2013 7:23:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I have my issue with the nature of his plea bargain and sentencing which history can deal with, but I don’t much care if he rots.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SJackson

From what I have read his family is Catholic.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 7:30:36 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: SJackson

I rather wish him repentance than rotting. He pretty clearly wasn’t thinking about God, Israel, the Jews, or America. Nor did he seem to have much of a reason to be fond of the USSR, to whom he leaked the secrets. He was pretty clearly thinking about himself.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

One doesn’t have to be a dispensationalist to accept the biblical teaching of the Jews as God’s convenant people generally, and that they should be protected and helped in the face of injustice.

However, the New Testament clearly teaches only those who trust in the Jewish Messiah, Jesus, will be saved.

Therefore there is one covenant people ultimately, and gentile followers of Christ are grafted into that covenant people—the Jews—who go all the way back to Abraham.

According to all forms of orthodox Christianity though, Jewish people, just like gentiles, are only saved by faith in Jesus...so there is one covenant that saves, that sealed in Christ’ blood, and finally one covenant people.

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile...for you are all one in Christ Jesus. “ (Gal. 3:28)

A covenant is like an offer with a promise: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”(Acts 16:7), and that offer with a promise, that covenant, was made (and still is made) to the Jews—and since Jesus came—has been extended to the Gentiles. Hence are Jews the covenant people? Yes...and so is anyone who hears that offer—including gentiles.

However, covenants, in the ancient near east form, ALWAYS have not just blessings—if you accept and follow the terms—but CURSES, if you refuse. Hence being “God’s covenant people” doesn’t save an individual—rather it makes him in a position to accept or reject God’s terms...and those terms for 2000 years...are faith in Jesus Christ.

This is why non-dispensational types like I am, get nervous when dispensationalists push the Jews—most of whom now reject Jesus—as God’s special covenant people, because, so what? If they don’t turn to Jesus, that special status just makes things worse for them at judgement day.

Radical dispensationalists like Rev. Haggee even go so far as to say non-believing (in Jesus) Jews are somehow saved by their covenant status...something Peter would be very surprised to hear—given his preaching in Acts 2 and forward.

Should Christians especially respect the Jews and help Israel...praying for the peace of Jerusalem? Of course! They really are special to God—none the less, so are followers of Jesus, Christians, as God has extended His covenant in Christ to gentiles as well....and is creating one people to follow Jesus, not two....


14 posted on 07/17/2013 10:16:06 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: SJackson

“Zimmerman’s record is not perfect; he had a few minor scrapes with the law along the way. But he is not a racist.”

Racist, defending a racist./s

” The family used to take care of two African-American girls his age when he was younger and they were like sisters to him.”

Ahaa! So they wouldn’t put out and now he’s taking it out on all blacks. Typical Jooo!/s

“His partner in a failed business enterprise was an African American.”

He blames blacks for his father’s business failings. That proves he’s a Jooo!/s

” The neighborhood he was watching was 60 percent white, 20 percent Hispanic, and 20 percent black. Several of the African-American residents there spoke nothing but praise for him. “

He has them cowed./s


15 posted on 07/17/2013 10:16:13 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: AnalogReigns

Well when they believed directly on Jehovah for personal salvation they believed in the Son too, before the Son was revealed as Jesus. They won’t be saved by law keeping, something that the Jewish people were already warned that they couldn’t do... at the time the law was given! The covenant pertains to earthly existence as a race not to eternal salvation, to which some will fail to attain because they won’t believe directly on Jehovah (revealed as Jesus or otherwise) for personal salvation. Also the biblical pattern strongly suggests, and I believe it is a truth, that Jews who believe on Jehovah for salvation will — not might, will — recognize who Jesus is at some point, which solves the conundrum of supposed Jesus-less salvation.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 10:42:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: AnalogReigns

Also... I’ve noted from a spiritual point of view that a lot of Jews never see the need for accepting a salvation offer directly from Jehovah. Some Jews did. David was clearly one of those that did, as he wrote inspired psalms about it. But that requires getting past the idea that one can be saved by keeping the law, or even that the law itself is somehow charmed to be self keeping if a Jew tries hard enough. That glorifies man and does not glorify God (who gave fair warning that the law was unkeepable). You will even find a lot of Jews today that take a kind of pride in saying their faith does not depend on a heaven unlike Christians who always are hoping to get there. Well, heaven really begins to move in right on earth, and some of the more spiritual parables of Judaism do confess that truth.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 10:55:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: SJackson

interesting. Z has been called white, white latino and now Jewish... No one ever mentions that he was (maybe still is) a Democrat....


18 posted on 07/18/2013 1:35:09 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: MestaMachine; HiTech RedNeck

It seems like the Jews, like the Hispanics (both major Leftist voting blocs) are both saying the same thing:

“We ain’t got no dog in this hunt!”

Since GZ is a “white Hispanic”, the Latinos are absolved from black rage. The Jews are simply denying the black slurs.

The drumbeat of “We Must Overturn Stand Your Ground For Trayvon©” is getting louder with each passing day. There are a few on FR who have stated it wouldn’t happen; they have been proven wrong. This trial was all about Back-door Gun Control, legislated from the bench, and that’s all there ever is or was to this case.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 3:34:27 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Also the biblical pattern strongly suggests, and I believe it is a truth, that Jews who believe on Jehovah for salvation will — not might, will — recognize who Jesus is at some point, which solves the conundrum of supposed Jesus-less salvation.

Indeed.

Look at Hosea 5:15. It states:

I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

First, this is in the Old Testament. Second, just who is this person who says he will return to his place? It's Christ Himself! Third, you can't return to a place that you hadn't left. Fourth, what offence is acknowledged and who's acknowleging? Christ's crucifixion, and a remnant of the children of Israel is who.

Yes, the time is soon coming where they will seek His face in dire affliction. When they do this, He will return.

Now, this is truly why Satan has it out for the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Satan does NOT want their petition to be raised.



20 posted on 07/18/2013 10:06:37 AM PDT by rdb3 (Be aware that when it hits the fan, it won't be evenly spread.)
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To: AnalogReigns

” There is one covenant people” . . .and there is only one covenant.

God’s eternal singular covenant is with the Jewish people, Christianity, an offshoot of Judaism, has done a good job of spreading Judaism’s morality and belief system. Jesus was a teacher of Judaism.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 4:51:01 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: AnalogReigns

” There is one covenant people” . . .and there is only one covenant.

God’s eternal singular covenant is with the Jewish people, Christianity, an offshoot of Judaism, has done a good job of spreading Judaism’s morality and belief system. Jesus was a teacher of Judaism.


22 posted on 07/19/2013 4:51:01 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: SJackson; P-Marlowe; American in Israel; onyx; blue-duncan; Gamecock

ping to excellent article


23 posted on 07/19/2013 5:05:49 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SJackson

American law enforcement is being run by an organized crime boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, who behaves like he’s above the law and simply ignores and supports criminals. We are officially now in the Third World. Those who elected Obama will have to answer to their children and their incredulous grandchildren about how little attention they were paying to the safety of their own country in 2008 and again in 2012. Pray for the possibility of turning around the damage on all fronts that has been done under Obama.


24 posted on 07/19/2013 5:27:06 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: xzins

Indeed it is an excellent article. But in reading the responses, most of those posting on this thread seem to have missed the point. Although Zimmerman was neither white nor Jewish, the firestorm started because some Black racist rabble rousing preachers were able to drum up rage based on Zimmerman’s traditionally Jewish name.

Personally I’be never met a Zimmerman who wasn’t Jewish, and I’ve never seen a race baiting black preacher who didn’t hate Jews.

So in essence it was the fact that Zimmerman had a Jewish last name that sent the mob into lynch mode.

Then you add into the mix a Cowardly RINO governor and state attorney general who chose to placate the Jew hating black mob and then mix in a couple of sociopathic win at all costs prosecutors and you have the Zimmermam trial circus.

The whole thing is an indictment of how far our society has drifted from its founding principles.


25 posted on 07/19/2013 6:17:51 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe
the whole thing is an indictment of how far our society has drifted from its founding principles

It's far worse. People who think about it and understand that the implications of "ginning up" black rabble rousers can't lead anywhere good are speaking out. But most people just follow their marching orders. There can't be freedom if people won't learn the facts and not let others decide their conclusions.

We've got a president who openly comdemns Snowden and praises Trayvon. Have we ever had an administration before that asked for chaos instead of calm? And the opposition is a bunch of near-traitor Republicans who are unwilling to defend and speak for that's probably a majority of US citizens.

Is this whole demise of the US population except for the elite manipulated by puppet-masters? I suspect so.

26 posted on 07/19/2013 6:33:57 AM PDT by grania
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To: P-Marlowe

I do think that Holder threatened everyone with the “anonymous tip line” regarding Zimmerman. The more I think about it that is exactly how to justify coming up with obscure personal items about people that you’ve actually found in the NSA databases.

“It was an anonymous tipster sent it to us.”

So, who was Holder threatening? (Besides the obvious Zimmerman)


27 posted on 07/19/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

“Jesus was a teacher of Judaism.”

Of course He was—and more, as He claimed to be the Jewish Messiah—and rose from death after crucifixion to prove His claim.

The Covenant sealed in Jesus blood was with the Jewish people....AND extended to gentiles. The New Testament ( = “New Covenant”) book of Acts explains the integration of gentiles into the Jewish sect started by Jesus & His disciples (and that integration of gentiles was a profound struggle). The first part of Acts is almost entirely about Jews—taking place in Jerusalem, with Peter as the main figure.

Then a Pharisee named Saul—who violently oposed the Jesus-sect—was dramatically converted—and Acts (written by a physician named Luke) then follows his very adventurous missionary trips to gentiles in Asia Minor and Greece—explaining the good news of Jesus.

The end of Acts leaves Paul (Saul) under Roman house arrest, and the writer mysteriously quotes the book of Isaiah ch. 6:9-10 saying:

Go to these people and say:
You will listen and listen,
yet never understand;
and you will look and look,
yet never perceive.
27 For the hearts of these people
have grown callous,
their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their heart,
and be converted,
and I would heal them.[h]
28 Therefore, let it be known to you that this saving work of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen!” (Acts 28:26-28)

It is clear from Acts that even at this early time (before 62 CE, when Paul was executed by Nero) — probably due to Paul’s spectacular missionary successes—that the Church was becoming more and more dominated by gentile believers—and the majority of the Jewish people had rejected the Jesus-sect...


28 posted on 07/20/2013 10:44:21 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns

Teachers of Judaism would never claim to be moshiah. A teacher steeped in and teaching torah would know from the get go that he did not meet the criteria for being moshiach.


29 posted on 07/21/2013 1:23:19 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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