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A mixed race Trayvon Martin is killed by a mixed race, and so far uncharged, George Zimmerman, and We the People are admonished to search our souls since the deceased looks like President Obama’s imaginary son.

Souls are searched.

Souls in Florida impanel a grand jury to determine if sufficient evidence exists to bring charges against a broken nosed-Zimmerman for the homicide and a U.S. Justice Department investigation is commenced to determine if Martin’s civil rights were violated.

Problem solved? Not according to the souls of New Black Panthers, certain non-Pastoral “Reverends”, and the director of “Do the Right Thing”.

New Black Panthers (only recently granted the right to wield billy clubs outside polling places on Election Days when Eric Holder, President Barack Obama’s attorney general, dropped voter intimidation charges against them)  post kidnapping bounties for Zimmerman, aided and abetted by inaccurate Spike Lee tweets that force an unrelated elderly couple to flee their home, as Revs. (without portfolio) Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton claim “blacks are under attack” and call for an escalation of civil disobedience, respectively; and the nation’s Chief Magistrate says…nothing.

Clearly, President Obama considers all souls to have been sufficiently searched and subsequent actions by so-called civil rights advocates to be appropriate. Could this be because neither George Zimmerman nor that elderly couple forced to flee from an angry mob look like any of Barack’s imaginary friends or relatives? Or is it because he is too busy making promises to appease Russia after the election and demonizing oil companies before the election?

Camel-Not vs. Camelot

Would that the present occupant of the Oval Office: had been steeped in Holy Scripture by a “reverend” other than Jeremiah Wright; didn’t refer to the nation’s #1 racist by the honorific “Minister”, when referring Louis Farrakhan; and considered racial discrimination against non-blacks to also be a moral issue.

We used to have a president, nominated by the Democratic Party no less, who appealed to the better angels of our nature to end and prevent riot in the streets and vigilante justice, respectively. The State of Alabama was aflame after Attorney General Robert Kennedy had directed federal troops to enforce 14th Amendment school integration against Governor George Wallace’s wishes, when President John F. Kennedy gave what may have been his finest and most important address to the nation when he said:

It is better to settle these matters in the courts than on the streets, and…We are confronted primarily with a moral issue. It is as old as the Scriptures and is as clear as the American Constitution.

How hard would it be for President Barack Obama on April 1, 2012 to utter the words that President Kennedy uttered on June 11, 1963?  Yet, instead of moral leadership from the Oval Office: police are determined at have acted stupidly before Beer Summit investigations (Professor’s skin color similar to Obama’s?); Americans are hectored as race cowards; and souls are searched based upon how many drops of “slave blood” have coursed through the veins of homicide victims and perpetrators.

And you thought Dan Quayle was no Jack Kennedy? Barack Obama presides over Camel-NOT!

Mike DeVine

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10 Responses to MonObamachromatic soul searchings miss JFK’s moral issue as old as the scriptures

  • Bruce says:


    “mixed race Trayvon Martin”

    So let’s start by defining what “Black in America is”. Less than nine months after the first slave ship landed on American soil there were mixed race babies. You might have to think about that for a moment. That fact means that unless you are 1st or 2nd generation African that has immigrated to America you are of mixed race. Trayvon Martin by definition is Black.

    ”if sufficient evidence exists to bring charges against a broken nosed-Zimmerman”

    It amazes me how people are saying that Zimmerman was attacked and therefore had the right to kill a kid who had skittles and a soda in his possession. Let’s look at it from Trayvon’s point of view, if he did even attack Zimmerman. You are walking down a street trying to get to your destination and a strange man starts following you and asking you what you are doing in this neighborhood. Do we know if Zimmerman clearly identified himself. Do you know if Zimmerman who is bigger older and was carrying a gun didn’t appear to be life threatening to Trayvon. If the law states if you feel your life is threatened then you have the right to use deadly force. Maybe Trayvon felt his life was being threatened. But I guess he is Black and had no right to feel that way. So I guess the girl he was talking to who said he was fearful of the man who was following him has no credibility. Nah she is probably Black too.

    You have no clue what it is like to be Black and in the wrong neighborhood. You have never been stopped by the police because you were a college student trying to make some extra money by working on a “rich white man’s fence” in a rich white neighborhood, and made to get out of the car and lay face planted in the pavement. You have never been in a liquor store and have police come running in with guns drawn and told to put your hands in the air, because someone saw 3 Black youths in the store and thought there was a robbery going on. I could tell you a few more stories. Yeah this was back in the 70’s but the same happens today.

    And what does the president saying he looks like Trayvon could be his son. I have a 21 year old son graduating from college this June and I could make the same statement. And this isn’t a federal problem it is a local problem which has caught national attention.
    And this thing about the “New Black Panthers” what is that. There are a lot of opinions about this on both sides just look at what Hannity has to say. If you haven’t heard it doesn’t take too much of a stretch to know what side he comes in on.

    Zimmerman should be arrested. I honestly feel if this were a Black man who shot a white kid there would be no questions about if there should be an arrest.

    I always say it’s about perspective and in this case you have none.

    Black in America Baby……..The revolution has been televised

  • Mike DeVine says:

    Bruce, wow. I think you are mainly ranting at things others have said concerning the issues raised by this incident and subsequent events related thereto, than anything I wrote and any fair implications therefrom. What I resent is that Obama played into the notion that this case has anything to do with race relations in America and that he essentially gave license to the extremists that say “Blacks are under attack!” rather than trying to be a advocate for calm. But I am going to reply in more detail tomorrow. Go Kentucky Wildcats for now! God bless.

  • Bruce says:

    “What I resent is that Obama played into the notion that this case has anything to do with race relations in America and that he essentially gave license to the extremists that say “Blacks are under attack!””


    What you fail to see is this case has everything to do with race. And what Obama said did not give extremist any license to do anything. The extremist were already saying that. Why do you think they are extremist. What Obama essentially said is “I feel your pain” and he could say that with perspective of a Black man which is something no Kennedy could do. If you think this has nothing to do with race then you are either naïve or just have your head stuck in the sand.

    And what fair implications were in your post. What is fair about Zimmerman having a bloody nose and a kid is dead. What is fair about a man with a gun who was given instructions by a 911 call attendant not to pursue Trayvon. Maybe if he didn’t have the gun he wouldn’t have been so hot to pursue and just made the 911 call like he was supposed to do. I wonder how this would be viewed if a Black man had shot a white kid for basically not being in the right neighborhood.

    Black in America Baby……the revolution has been televised

  • Mike DeVine says:

    Bruce, just because some blacks in the civil rights industry claims this case is all about race, doesn’t make it so. Just because the media edits the 911 tape to make it look like the shooter was obsessed with race and the NYT calls him a “white” Hispanic doesn’t make it so. Got no problem with the call for a grand jury investigation given that the victim was unarmed but after hearing more of the evidence the police has, I do see why a D.A. might conclude not to bring charges because he might not be able to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt given that no witness saw when the two of them actually commenced the confrontation (which is crucial to determining the aggressor that initiated a confrontation) and since what witnesses did see was Martin on top of Zimmerman.

    My experience after 20+ years a criminal defense lawyer is that shooters in this circumstance are charged and out to face a jury on these facts but reasonable people can differ, but to suggest that “Blacks are under attack” because of this case is vile to say. It is vile to suggest that “we” ought to soul search over it.

    And given that Obama is mixed race and that Trayvon would look like Obama’s son, then ipso facto, Trayvon must be mixed race.

    Wasn’t really ready to respond to your earlier post as I am in the middle of a trial between a black man and black widow spider, er ah, woman just now! more later

  • Mike DeVine says:


    This column was about one issue and one issue only, and that was to compare the reaction and leadership of this President in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing with that of JFK to illustrate what I see as poor leadership based on what he has said about the matter and a lack of leadership in remaining silent with respect to New Black Panther (NBP) bounty (violates federal and state law), Sharpton’s call for “escalation”, Jackson’s, “Blacks under attack” statement (which requires the listener to agree that Whites are racist to the core and so its fair to assume same in Sanford, Florida) and the Spike Lee aid and abetting of the NBP and anyone else wanting to do hard to Zimmerman and/or his family.

    Obama has done nothing but try and divide this country since Day One. But i know he comes by it honest given his raising.

    I did not address the substance of the shooting based upon evidence revealed to date at all in the column so all you said about that had to be in response to what otehrs have said, not me.

    But the most inaccurate statement you made (despite knowing: of my rearing in a very integrated hometown and state; and of my integration activism background, personally and on the line) concerns whether I have ANY “perspective” on a homicide case in which race is alleged to be an issue.

    Don’t you know how many murder and other violent crime cases as a criminal defense lawyer for more than 13 years?

    But any sentient human qualified to be a juror has a perspective that can understand the dynamic between how a confrontation occurs and what occurs so as to raise the proper use of self-defense law. And the average Joe also has enough perspective to know that the overwhelming majority of Whites do not want to invite allegations of racism.

    More later on the substance, decisions by Police and DA re sufficient evidence to win the case; Common Law self defense law; the very narrow addition via the No retreat Law; etc

    BTW, I actually was present in a robbed convenience store; and have reflexively knocked a gun out of a man’s hand.

    I do think that cases like this ought to be settled by a jury when the deceased was unarmed. Once the County agreed to impanel a grand jury, the reasonable demand of the community was met. People need to learn to know when to pocket a victory and be patient rather than treating the matter as a holiday/gift from God to preach racism against Whites.

    Everyone is tired of that s**t.

  • Mike DeVine says:

    Bruce, it appears that Shelby Steele has written the follow-up column/reply to your comments. See below an excerpt and link to whole column:

    …What is fundamentally tragic here is that these two young males first encountered each other as provocations. Males are males, and threat often evokes a narcissistic anger that skips right past reason and into a will to annihilate: “I will take you out!” There was a terrible fight. Trayvon apparently got the drop on George Zimmerman, but ultimately the man with the gun prevailed. Annihilation was achieved.

    If this was all there was to it, the Trayvon/Zimmerman story would be no more than a cautionary tale, yet another admonition against the hair-trigger male ego. But this story brought reaction from the White House: “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon,” said the president. The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, ubiquitous icons of black protest, virtually battled each other to stand at the bereaved family’s side—Mr. Jackson, in a moment of inadvertent honesty, saying, “There is power in blood . . . we must turn a moment into a movement.” And then there was the spectacle of black Democrats in Congress holding hearings on racial profiling with Trayvon’s parents featured as celebrities.

    In fact Trayvon’s sad fate clearly sent a quiver of perverse happiness all across America’s civil rights establishment, and throughout the mainstream media as well. His death was vindication of the “poetic truth” that these establishments live by. Poetic truth is like poetic license where one breaks grammatical rules for effect. Better to break the rule than lose the effect. Poetic truth lies just a little; it bends the actual truth in order to highlight what it believes is a larger and more important truth.

    The civil rights community and the liberal media live by the poetic truth that America is still a reflexively racist society, and that this remains the great barrier to black equality. But this “truth” has a lot of lie in it. America has greatly evolved since the 1960s. There are no longer any respectable advocates of racial segregation. And blacks today are nine times more likely to be killed by other blacks than by whites.

    If Trayvon Martin was a victim of white racism (hard to conceive since the shooter is apparently Hispanic), his murder would be an anomaly, not a commonplace. It would be a bizarre exception to the way so many young black males are murdered today. If there must be a generalization in all this—a call “to turn the moment into a movement”—it would have to be a movement against blacks who kill other blacks. The absurdity of Messrs. Jackson and Sharpton is that they want to make a movement out of an anomaly. Black teenagers today are afraid of other black teenagers, not whites….

    read it all

  • Bruce says:

    “This column was about one issue and one issue only, and that was to compare the reaction and leadership of this President in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing with that of JFK”

    This is like saying that the 1988 Chicago Bulls could beat the 2012 Oklahoma Thunder. It was a different time different situation, different game. You mention the “new Black Panther party, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. First of all the “new black panther party” is nothing but a loosely knit group of thugs which was only given a voice by the news media on both sides. Fox news makes them out to be a threat and the MSM makes them out as being someone who has something to say. Neither of which is true. Al and Jessie are like the horse and buggy, those of us who remember the horse and buggy days always talk about how nice it was but they really have no relevance today. In fact it was not Kennedy who took a stand against any of these groups or people it was J. Edgar Hoover who branded the Black panthers, Jesse, Al, Malcolm X along with Martin Luther King all as “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country”. Kennedy really didn’t lead when it came to race he just reacted to the situation. They riots were well underway under his watch when he finally decided to send the troops to Alabama.

    “Obama has done nothing but try and divide this country since Day One.”
    I don’t know you to make baseless comments but this is one.

    “But the most inaccurate statement you made (despite knowing: of my rearing in a very integrated hometown and state; and of my integration activism background, personally and on the line) concerns whether I have ANY “perspective” on a homicide case in which race is alleged to be an issue.”
    When I commented on perspective it was on your perspective of being a Black man in the wrong neighborhood. That and simply that.
    Black in America Baby……..The revolution has been televised
    I am on vacation in Santa Barbara Ca. this week so my answers are a little slow. I will read and answer you next post later

  • Mike DeVine says:

    So any time a black man is killed at the hand of another “non”-black? man or by any man?, in a “wrong” neighborhood, only black men have that identical perspective? Ok, but one doesn’t have to be black to understand that it is unusual for the shooter of an unarmed man not to be immediately charged, nor to understand that a wise leader doesn’t go off half-cocked based on very incomplete information to assume the case is about white racism and to inject race into a local police matter; nor for any person, even if “merely” a member of a “loosely knit group of thugs” to not be charged with a felony for announcing and posting a vigilant capture bounty (not to have charges of voter intimidation dropped by Holder despite the video of billy clubs being wielded at a polling place); nor should Spike Lee escape prosecution for aiding and abetting vigilantes and in the process harming innocent people.

    More later, enjoy your trip and check out that Steele column link in previous comment.

    Happy Easter, He is risen!

  • Bruce says:


    What if. What if Zimmerman had just stayed in his car and made the 911 call like a neighborhood watch is supposed to do. What if Zimmerman had not followed Trayvon questioning him about why he was in the neighborhood. What if Zimmerman had not been embolden by the fact he was carrying a gun. What if Zimmerman were not carrying a gun at all. Regardless of the actions Trayvon took (you see he may have felt his life was threatened) these are the things that lead to his death. The fact that Zimmerman pursued him was the start of the tragedy.

    “nor to understand that a wise leader doesn’t go off half-cocked based on very incomplete information to assume the case is about white racism and to inject race into a local police matter”

    Let’s get this straight the president didn’t go off half-cocked, he was asked the question. If you look at the interview you can clearly see he was troubled by what happened. I understand what he felt, you see that could have been him trying to get someplace “in the wrong neighborhood in a hoodie”, it could have been me. As he said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” I can make the same comment. He just told the truth.

    In his article Mr. Steele states “Black teenagers today are afraid of other black teenagers, not whites” this comment tries to make the conservative case that Black on Black crime is what we should be talking about. But if that is the case them white on white, brown on brown, yellow on yellow crime should also be looked at because most of the murders of any race are perpetuated by someone of the same race. I guess we should all fear our own race more than others.

    Black in America Baby……The revolution has been televised

  • Mike DeVine says:

    DeVine Law thinks the special prosecutor did the right thing. A jury needs to decide this matter.

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