Zimmerman Verdict Revives 'Grievance Guru' Industry
As expected, George Zimmerman's acquittal is being exploited by the usual "Grievance Gurus" to forward personal agendas. In buzzard-like fashion, they continue to figuratively rip pieces from Trayvon Martin's carcass to satisfy their insatiable, race-fueled appetites, while ostracizing free-thinking Blacks who avoid the feeding frenzy. In fact, the President of the NAACP's Norfolk, Virginia chapter is facing resignation calls for posting (on Facebook) an independent thought about Trayvon that differed from the NAACP franchise's official position. He observed, "As I look at this George Zimmerman case... I wonder why is it that we are always willing to say someone who clearly had a shaky past, was the victim. Are we blinded about why Trayvon was at his dad's house in the first place, and why he wasn't at home at the time he was shot? Please think logically and not racially..." Undoubtedly, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Complaining People) will persecute him for the treasonous act of placing logic over race. Moreover, he jeopardized their revenue stream, which is based on victimology not responsibility; therefore... off with his head!
Even in Booker T. Washington's day, when claims of institutional racism had legitimacy, the "Grievance Gurus" exploitative mission was a reality. Washington recognized, "There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well." Sadly, in 2013, as evidenced by the abundance of race-peddling (post Zimmerman verdict), this "certain class of race-problem solvers" are still channeling the long-gone era of institutionalized racism to keep their jobs.
One unintended consequence of this lawful acquittal is that the Grievance Gurus found another platform to maintain their relevancy... the Stand Your Ground Law. Despite the fact that this law has existed for years without issue, and was mostly invoked by Black Floridians (nearly double the rate of their 16% Florida population), this was simply another opportunity for the Gurus to extend their livelihoods. The Daily Caller noted,
"Approximately one third of Florida "Stand Your Ground" claims in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population at large and at a higher rate than white defendants."
Regardless, the Grievance Gurus will characteristically dismiss any statistic that challenges their race-based narrative as racist.
The Chief Grievance Guru, Al Sharpton, scheduled "Justice for Trayvon" rallies outside federal buildings across the country. Speaking in NYC, he told the supporters that Stand Your Ground invites racial profiling, and even compared its impact to slavery and segregation. In the nation's capital, comedian/activist Dick Gregory instructed the hoodie brigade to boycott Florida's tourism and agricultural industries (specifically Disney and Orange producers) to help eliminate the Stand Your Ground Laws. Another Chief Grievance Guru, Jesse Jackson, told the press, "No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state."
Of course, Attorney General Holder couldn't avoid the feeding frenzy. However, his angle is to disarm law-abiding citizens while empowering criminals. He stated, "Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation's attention, it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods." Surely, I'm not the only citizen who believes that the Bureau of Justice statistics should be a required read for the head of the Justice department.
As expected, Holder's boss (Obama) added fuel to this manufactured inferno. He chimed, "If we're sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there's a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we'd like to see?" Ironically, this anti-gun stance comes from a man who has heavily armed, James Bond-like agents providing twenty-four hour security detail. Go figure.
To stay employed, Grievance Gurus will even cut off their noses to spite their faces. Well, not their own noses... they would never harm themselves. I'm talking about the noses of their gullible followers. The Grievance Gurus aren't concerned that their promoted boycotts would ultimately hurt the very people they claim to serve. As preached in their victimology gospel, poverty is a main reason for the disproportionate amount of Black crime and anti-social behavior; yet, they're encouraging a boycott of Florida State that will exacerbate those conditions.
Don't be fooled by the Grievance Gurus' angry facade that's currently being marketed post Zimmerman trial -- the verdict was actually a victory for them. Even though George Zimmerman was intentionally categorized as "White Hispanic," he had enough exploitable Whiteness to prolong their careers.
IJreview.com reported that in the 503 days between the Trayvon shooting and Zimmerman verdict, 10,865 Blacks were murdered by other Blacks. Even so, there were no hoodie marches, boycotts, or calls to repeal Stand Your Ground in any state because thousands of Black-on-Black homicides aren't as profitable as one White-on-Black homicide. Moreover, this harrowing statistic remains unmentioned by the Grievance Gurus because the shooters were Black. Inconvenient truths, such as these, reflect the race-based hypocrisy that's practiced in the Black community; even a Kermit Gosnell is preferable to a George Zimmerman.
Black-on-Black genocide is so common that Pittsburgh's Black press openly celebrated when June yielded no Black homicides. The New Pittsburgh Courier rejoiced, "The past few weeks have been loaded with news, with the most popular being the Supreme Court decisions on Affirmative Action, Voting Rights, and Gay Marriages. But there was an even bigger news story that occurred that most of the media missed. It was huge. No Black homicides in the month of June. Yes you read it right. No Black homicides in the entire month of June. Zero."
The Grievance Gurus would say that this anomaly only occurred because Zimmerman was on a strict, court-imposed curfew during June, and couldn't make his way to Pittsburgh to kill any Blacks.
Taleeb Starkes is the author of a controversial book that confronts the subculture within the BLACK community titled, "The Un-Civil War: BLACKS vs NI**ERS." Follow Taleeb on Twitter.