Skip to comments.Crackers, please…
Posted on 06/28/2013 8:02:10 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Who cares if Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a creepy ass cracker? White grievance-mongers, thats who
Finally people on the right have begun to see that there may be an aspect of racism at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case and predictably, its against accused killer George Zimmerman.
On Wednesday prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel, who was on her cellphone with Martin while he was being pursued by Zimmerman, actually testified that Martin told her he was being followed by a creepy ass cracker. But it wasnt until Thursday that it blew up the right wing of the Internet when Jeantel offered the badgering defense attorney Don West her opinion that the term isnt racist.
From Glenn Becks the Blaze to the Breitbots to smaller right-wing shriekers to Twitter trolls everywhere, white grievance-mongers seemed less bothered by the fact that Martin allegedly used the term, than by Jeantel saying it wasnt a slur.
For the record: I have been known to say Jesus Christ on a cracker, and I want to make clear I am not praying for the Son of God to jump a white person.
My God, dont these people get tired of themselves? So much of the trumped-up racial upset on the right, generally, is about language: If black people can use the N-word, why cant we? (Even Paula Deen tried to use that as self-defense at first.) Now were moving on to: If the N-word is racist and forbidden, words like cracker should be, too.
But cracker has never had the same power to demean, or to exile, or to sting. No social order has ever been devised whereby African-Americans oppress people they deride as crackers.
We dont even really know where the term comes from. Ive seen it suggested that enslaved black people invented it because of the crack of the slavemasters whip, but it was used by planter class elites to describe the hardscrabble Scots-Irish dating back to the late 18thcentury. (Both meanings could be true.) If its demeaning at all and some white Southerners have embraced it it derives from white-on-white snobbery. But like most discussions of white class distinctions in this country, this one will be preempted because black racism!
Still, Im not sure why Zimmerman defense attorney Don West zeroed in on Martins use of the term, or even less relevant, what Jeantel thought it meant. (For the record, she seemed to focus on the crazy ass part and said she thought Martin was trying to describe a pervert pursuing him, which is why she said she told him to run away.) Those shocked by the fact that she didnt see a racial slur in Martin calling Zimmerman cracker might note that she also said her friend told her the nigga is behind me, right before Zimmerman caught up to Martin. Maybe that proves Martin is the real racist!
On the week that the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act because weve supposedly come so far in eradicating racism, theres a perverse kind of political poetry in the outcry on the right over the use of the word cracker here. Lets remember: a white and Latino man is on trial for killing a young black man, in a clash that began because the white/Latino man thought the black man was hanging around someplace where he didnt belong, looking like hes up to no good. But lets freak out over the victim reportedly describing the accused as a cracker. Crackers, please
I saw it from the beginning when the half white guy squatting in the White Hut said Trayvon looked like his son if he were to have one.
she lied on the stand andthey could have proved it.
they could have ot her to explain who does and doesn’t qualify as a cracker, and it would have been shown only whites get called that, because they are white. and that it isn’t a friendly term or term of endearment.
if they riot there’s gonna be a lot more george zimmermans out there ready to keep the peace.
< Who cares if Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a creepy ass cracker? White grievance-mongers, thats who >
Why should black grievance-mongers like Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Kanye West have a lock on the market in peddling grievances? It’s such a lucrative gig after all, and it’s time to spread the wealth around according to the current grievance-monger in chief who helped to kick of this episode and the resulting show trial, half-black BO. So, monger away, and ignore caviling members of the in-the-tank-for-BO punditocracy like Walsh. They’re just jealous that the field is not left to them in an increasingly crowded market place as their market share dwindles to the vanishing point.
I gotta tell ya, Liberty... for a man I shot, you only steal from the very, very best!
And it's good thing da Duke gave you a pass on dat thievery... or I'd have to talk to ya the old school way--
I only steal from the best Bendy!
Now that’s a creepy ass cracker.......(uh ..sorry...cracka).
Rest assured that 19 year old drug addled punks aren’t referring to the pioneer settlers of Florida when “cracka” is preceded by “creepy azz.”
Well, Joan Walsh is still a crazy ass.
Y’all gonna do a song about Freddie’s Fashion Mart?
I don’t think so.
Ever see her? She’s *fugly*.