It has been a long time since I publish anything on this blog. Within the past two months, I decided to challenge the bigotry, the ignorance, and the child like attitude in the opinion page of the Victoria Advocate. I felt compelled to directly and publicly to let my voice be heard. The George Zimmerman case served as the primer, a catalyst to my righteous indignation and hopefully a “future plan”. The Crossroads area i.e.: Victoria and its surrounding counties displayed an atmosphere of ideological superiority and the belief that “might makes right”. This is a mentality depending on its political, social, and possible cultural supremacy without honest refection.
One writer, Joy, on the Victoria Advocate opinion page stated that Trayvon Martin was a thug and deserved to be shot. This was on the July 17 edition of the paper. As a young black man, I could no longer take it. On July 24th, I fired back if Trayvon Martin was a thug,” then what does that make Mr. George Zimmerman with a record of domestic violence and possible drug use?” With the logic of the woman name joy, I wonder if she would blame rape victim for being a party girl. I also wrote that this mentality of “Might make Right” breeds ignorance, misunderstanding, naiveté and hypocrisy. Since I clicked the “send” button to the Victoria Advocate, the response from local conservatives proved my point.
It is too easy to blame pimp preachers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for racial tensions. But I don’t see conservatives call out Sean Hannity for his ties to Neo Nazi leader Hal Turner, Glenn Beck attacks on the Obama daughters in August 2010; none of them challenge Michael Berry for his radio minstrel “Shirley Q. Liquor” nor they will touch Rush Limbaugh for his Barack the Magic Nergo parodies. This supremacist attitude can be display like Bill ‘O Reilly. This man launch a boycott of Pepsi over the Ads featuring hip hop artist Ludacris, but refuse to boycott the Pepsi ads starring Ozzie Osborne, who have a record of drug abuse and animal abuse. Who would you have? A black rapper from Atlanta, Georgia who raps about partying, sex, and women or a limey Brit who bites heads off of rats and bats? You tell me. The author Robert Wise is right there is such thing as “White Privilege”. Maybe I should buy his book ‘White like Me’.
Opps, I am going a bit off topic here. Back to the Local Conservatives, The writer s after me my letter proves my point. Mrs. Jeneal Jackson of Goliad, Texas, wrote something that was foolish on the August 2, 2013 edition. She said the biggest racial problem in America is President Obama. Wow. Maybe just maybe she should take a look at her County Commissioner Ted Long, who made racial voice messages. This can be reference on this paper’s January 25, 2009 edition. Then Mrs. Jackson moved on to the education system. She stated that liberals ruined the education system. True she is right because of political correctness and Teacher Unions, but her HYPOCRISY is showing. I highly doubt she said a word about the fail education system in Texas. State Rep. Geanie Morrison wrote HB 3015 hinders students in higher education. She and her Aggie Donors attempted a hostile takeover of University of Houston-Victoria two years ago.
Then here comes Rick Cortez (August 1st, 2013)who said the President of the United States should have no say in these cases and he sacred of people with hoodies. I would like to remind Cortez and Jackson something know what the hell you talking about. I wonder would these two would apply that to George H.W. Bush on the Rodney King beating case, Lyndon Johnson on the “Mississippi Burning” event, or even John F. Kennedy during the Alabama school case. Mr. Cortez, excused me, but Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie because IT WAS RAINING that night. How stupid, how dumb can you be? Better yet, how stupid do you think we are? Fall is near and students are going to wear hoodies. High School, college, or even grown folks in the fall or wet weather will wear a hoodie. Who do you get your news from that so called Hispanic on Fox News? At last and not least the bigot writer Paul Drake of Victoria Texas, I am going to save him for last in different blog. People who look or pray different shouldn’t be treated like children or a threat.
Let me say this you are going to have deal with us. You are going to make a choice. We will no longer allow people like you to get away with spewing ignorance without a firm and hard challenge. The result of this case is one thing certain that it enraged and motivates the young EDUCATED African Americans into action and offer solutions. I hope my letter will or would encourage those who are black, Hispanic, liberal, Muslim, and those others do not fit in that type of thinking to make their voices heard publicly and not in the Barber shops, Word Press, Facebook, or even Blogger. It is easy to be a soldier when there’s no war. As for myself, I believe solutions are better made not from the sidelines, but in the arena. It is time to fight.
A SEQUEL to this blog will continue this. It will be one of harsh self-reflection and harsh solutions to the problem