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Pat Buchanan: It's All About Race Now
RealClearPolitics ^ | March 30, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 03/30/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested.

So assert those demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

And they may be right.

Yet if Trayvon had been shot dead by a black neighborhood watch volunteer, Jesse Jackson would not have been in a pulpit in Sanford, Fla., howling that he had been "murdered and martyred."

Maxine Waters would not be screaming "hate crime."

Rep. Hank Johnson would not be raging that Trayvon had been "executed." And ex-Black Panther Bobby Rush would not have been wearing a hoodie in the well of the House.

Which tells you what this whipped-up hysteria is all about.

It is not about finding the truth about what happened that night in Sanford when Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his SUV, and the two wound up in a fight, with Trayvon dead.

It is about the exacerbation of and the exploitation of racial conflict.

And it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the year 2012.

Zimmerman "profiled" Trayvon, we are told. And perhaps he did.

But why? What did George Zimmerman, self-styled protector of his gated community, see that night from the wheel of his SUV?

He saw a male. And males are 90 percent of prison inmates. He saw a stranger over 6 feet tall. And he saw a black man or youth with a hood over his head...

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To: Vigilanteman

Oh. My. God.

Absolutely unbelievable.

I wonder if he realizes Martha’s Vineyard might sink when Dumbo is on the island playing golf. It’s smaller than Guam.

And you’re right about the military guy——I don’t know how he kept a straight face. That’s discipline I guess.


51 posted on 03/30/2012 8:56:42 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Comments?”

Mr. Buchanan is exactly right, again.

His most cutting observation:
“...it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the year 2012.”

The “visions” are 180 degrees apart, and unbridgeable, now and forever. Fifty years of “fighting racism” has not only not improved the situation, but made it progressively worse.

What does this portend for the future?


52 posted on 03/30/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the hood was up the guy might not have known the kid was Black.

Either way we don’t need nuts running around playing police man. Whether it was legitmate self defense or not, Zimmerman started it by stalking the kid cause he thought he was “acting shifty”.

It’s a shame to see all this racial nonsense dredged up.


53 posted on 03/30/2012 11:02:26 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

If you think Zimmerman was stalking Martin or a “nut” running around playing “police-man”, you are either singularly ill-informed or have an unpleasant agenda. One of the two.


54 posted on 03/30/2012 11:15:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: spintreebob

Summer and Fall are merely an emphasis to the coming tide of discontent by no other than-—you guessed it-—The Unions. The crawlers will be emboldened.


55 posted on 03/30/2012 11:41:47 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: little jeremiah

I disagree.


56 posted on 03/30/2012 11:51:54 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: NoLibZone
I was there in the '50's. There was never the amount of suspicion and open animosity there is now.

Ever.

57 posted on 03/31/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by doberville
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To: doberville

Translated: If a cabdriver is going to be mugged or murdered in New York City by a fare, 49 times out of 50 his assailant or killer will be black or Hispanic.

Fernando Mateo of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has told his drivers, “Profile your passengers” for your own protection. “The God’s honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these guys are blacks and Hispanics.”


58 posted on 03/31/2012 10:54:47 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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