Sunday, July 14, 2013
Injustice in the world
I am enraged at this present moment. As I’m sure many of you are. For the longest time I’ve been trying to figure out this thing called the American Dream. People have always described our nation as “The Land of Opportunity” or “Home of the free Land of the Brave.” I have a few names for America myself:
The Land of persecution. The Land where children come to die. The Land of injustice. Right now I feel sick to death about this place that we come from, and I wish that I was anywhere but here. I say this because when I watched them give the verdict on the Zimmerman case, I literally was sick to my stomach. One, because a man killed a child and the system in which we trust to govern our country, let him walk. Two, that poor family that will never get to watch their son grow up just breaks my heart.
People think once again that I am mad because it was a black kid that got shot. I’m sorry, but that’s not it. I would still be mad either way if the kid had of been black, white, or purple. A child’s life is a life no matter what the color. Let’s take race out of it for a minute. A lot of you out there have children, and you love them for who they are not what they can or can’t do. If someone did exactly what Zimmerman did to your child, you all would be singing a different tune. All of you saying that you have to get off of face book because you don’t want to deal with the injustices of this world. It’s weak.
The world we live in has changed from what we once knew. It is a more savage place. A lot of you are thinking “So what another black kid got killed, it was bound to happen to him anyway right?” Why does that have to be the mantra for black people, that we are destined to die? We have futures when given the chance. A few months back some crazy nut shot up an elementary school and the whole world felt sorry about all the people that were murdered. If I may point out not all of those children were white. People of all races tweeted about how pissed they were, those children were victims cut down too early in life. If that psycho was still alive to be prosecuted and he walked everyone would be pissed. So how is it ok to just pick and choose injustices?
The defense tried to paint Zimmerman as a model citizen. They said that he had awesome grades in school, and that he was a member of a lot of clubs. Ok, what the hell does that have to do with anything? You could be the smartest person in the world and still be a murderer. Last time I checked it wasn’t an academic requirement for your level of humanism.
Since I’ve made that point now, I would like to give a shout out to our judicial system and say thanks for being such a monumental disappointment. In this particular case you basically stated that it was ok to shoot an unarmed child, and still get to walk around free. This is one of the reasons why President Obama is trying to advocate for gun control. It’s apparent that not everyone should be able to own a fire arm. I just want to say that my heart goes out to the Martin family. It’s not fair that they don’t get to take their son home and get to watch him grow up into a man. Instead they had to put him in the ground, how do you as a parent move on from that? One thing is for sure, No matter what race you are. Losing a child still hurts and it’s a pain that you’ll carry forever.
Zimmerman may be walking around free and smiling that he literally got away with murder. But it’s not over. Someone out there who does not care what happens to them will take it to the streets and then people are going to see what happens. Just remember that not everyone is a god fearing, law abiding citizen. But hey everyone has their own definition of justice, and it’s not always right. I for one have never been one for vigilant justice but, to each his own.
Now you know why America is now known as what it is. This place just lets these bad parents, rapists, child molesters, and murderers just walk free, and they don’t have to pay for what they’ve done here on earth. I don’t want to be a part of a country that would allow something like that. I am a god fearing woman and I do believe that when we pass on that we sinners will have to answer for everything that we have done. Some of us have more to answer for than others.
In closing, a great person by the name of Rev. Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. once said:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
I think that we as people need to be reminded of that.
Peace be upon you