Blacks see the Martin affair as a chance to regain the moral stature they have trashed

David G. writes:

Just a general thought or two. First off, thanks for your effort on the Trayvon Martin story. It is yet another great job on your part of cutting through the propaganda to get to the truth.

I recently came upon these prescient lines written after the Civil War by Ambrose Bierce, in his poem, “The Hesitating Veteran”:

The Black chap—at the last we gave
Him everything that he had cried for …

I hope he’s better off now—I trust,
That his society and his masters
Are worth the price we paid, and must
Continue paying, in disasters.

Do blacks not see their behavioral sins? Do they really not see what they have done to this society since the Civil Rights movement? I suppose not. After all, if most traditional Europeans and Americans don’t recognize the decline of the West, why should an alienated destructive minority recognize their particular role in that decline?

The Martin case, like the Jena Six case, shows blacks engaged in a collective nostalgia toward a vanished time when they could be seen as innocent. Namely it provides them an opportunity to deny any moral progress on the part of whites, while reclaiming for themselves the moral high ground which they have long since lost through their own atrocious behavior.

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March 29

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