You want “Justice”? I don’t think that word means what you think it means

20120402-142252.jpgSee, you’re confusing “justice” with “vengeance” -

The New Black Panthers made news last week when they released “Wanted: Dead or Alive” posters for George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, and then offered a $10,000 reward for his capture.

“We wanted, and want, and demand that Zimmerman be brought to justice and brought to trial immediately,” Shabazz said, “and if that had been done we wouldn‘t even be discussing the ’reward’ topic.”

See, a “Wanted – Dead or Alive” order is about as far from actual justice as I can imagine anyone being. That is the topic. “Justice” doesn’t mean a lynching today, does it?

In fairness, I was all for the same form of “justice” for Casey Anthony, and before her, OJ Simpson. Both were found “not guilty” contrary to the evidence, I thought anyway. I was wrong then, and these people are wrong now.

If you think a bad law is behind Zimmerman not being brought properly to trial, fine. That’s a valid point. Change the law.

The legal system doesn’t exist for people to get even, though that’s exactly what the left seems to want in this case. Stay tuned for next week; someone they identify with socially will be arrested and again, these same people will demand the perpetrator be set free, be he a cop killer or alleged of a hate crime.

Crossposted to Unified Patriots

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5 Responses to You want “Justice”? I don’t think that word means what you think it means

  1. strangethoughts101 says:

    Regardless of the etymology and meaning of the words “justice” and “revenge”, rampant violence and hate crimes have been committed against the non-white communities, quite often by public “white” officials. The beating of this 15 year old in Houston, Texas didn’t make the news like Trayvon Martin. http://youtu.be/JlKmiPCVStc
    Now think for a minute. Even as recent as the 60’s and 70’s, if that kid was white, and the men beating him were black, shit would be over. Done. The mother would be screaming the n* word, the surrounding communities would look into getting the men killed, and if they weren’t brutally murdered, then they’d have a lifetime sentence. People would call it “justice” either way.
    The Militant Black Panthers pursue what they call “justice” in a different manner, outside of the law. They see the law providing well paid, high quality education to children in better neighborhoods, which “happen” to also be white. The children in the lower quality schools get teachers who do not give a damn, which in turn stops the children from learning, and they drop out. These “drop-outs” or “low-lifes” as people call them, can’t get a job with only high school education. They see their friends having the time of their lives and making lots of money doing things the law condemns. They get caught. They go to prison. Meanwhile the racist neighborhood cop beats or shoots a non-white kid in broad daylight, yelling “drop the weapon”, but in fact the weapon was a bruised banana. The local authorities sweep it under the rug, in light of the so called “Cop Brotherhood”. The community is outraged, and the mother buries her only son. They try to appeal to the nation, to national authorities, to local, state, and national politicians. But no one heeds their call for state approved justice, or flirts with the idea and drops it soon after. Its also quite hard to change “some law” allowing the covering up of ethnic injustice… because there are already laws prohibiting it, and yet it happens still. This happens more than they would have you believe.

    The demographics of the 112th congress:
    U.S. House U.S. Senate
    White 361 96
    Black 44 0
    Hispanic 25 2
    Asian 7 2
    American Indian 1 0

    Sooner or later someone is going to call for blood. Regardless of law.

    Source: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/demographics.tt?catid=ethnic

    • The Militant Black Panthers pursue what they call “justice” in a different manner, outside of the law.

      Which is the whole point of my post. If you believe in the rule of law, then lynch mobs aren’t justice. They can reach back 5 years or 500 years for past wrongs, and it still won’t make it that brand right, nor the pending “call for blood.” In fact, that makes us no better than warring clans or tribes, seeking to get even at every turn.

      And if/when the call is for blood, most of the ones hurt by both sides will probably be the innocent, like in the Middle East. Rhetoric from Sharpton isn’t exactly helping quell that, either. He seems to want it.

      • strangethoughts101 says:

        Well spoken. But I do not believe in the “rule of law”, for law is mearly what the “represented” majority holds to be the moral high ground (which can be interpreted in many different ways). And if the law does not do what it was designed to do (because enforcing law is carried out by humans), then who “deals out” justice? It is a deeply flawed system we live in today. And, true: nearly every system theorized has marginal flaws that are very hard to cover.

  2. strangethoughts101 says:

    Reblogged this on strangethoughts101 and commented:
    My response to “A TowDog”‘s post:
    Regardless of the etymology and meaning of the words “justice” and “revenge”, rampant violence and hate crimes have been committed against the non-white communities, quite often by public “white” officials. The beating of this 15 year old in Houston, Texas didn’t make the news like Trayvon Martin. http://youtu.be/JlKmiPCVStc
    Now think for a minute. Even as recent as the 60′s and 70′s, if that kid was white, and the men beating him were black, shit would be over. Done. The mother would be screaming the n* word, the surrounding communities would look into getting the men killed, and if they weren’t brutally murdered, then they’d have a lifetime sentence. People would call it “justice” either way.
    The Militant Black Panthers pursue what they call “justice” in a different manner, outside of the law. They see the law providing well paid, high quality education to children in better neighborhoods, which “happen” to also be white. The children in the lower quality schools get teachers who do not give a damn, which in turn stops the children from learning, and they drop out. These “drop-outs” or “low-lifes” as people call them, can’t get a job with only high school education. They see their friends having the time of their lives and making lots of money doing things the law condemns. They get caught. They go to prison. Meanwhile the racist neighborhood cop beats or shoots a non-white kid in broad daylight, yelling “drop the weapon”, but in fact the weapon was a bruised banana. The local authorities sweep it under the rug, in light of the so called “Cop Brotherhood”. The community is outraged, and the mother buries her only son. They try to appeal to the nation, to national authorities, to local, state, and national politicians. But no one heeds their call for state approved justice, or flirts with the idea and drops it soon after. Its also quite hard to change “some law” allowing the covering up of ethnic injustice… because there are already laws prohibiting it, and yet it happens still. This happens more than they would have you believe.

    The demographics of the 112th congress:
    U.S. House U.S. Senate
    White 361 96
    Black 44 0
    Hispanic 25 2
    Asian 7 2
    American Indian 1 0

    Sooner or later someone is going to call for blood. Regardless of law.

    Source: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/demographics.tt?catid=ethnic

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