Our President is trying to emote in a popular direction, giving a "surprise speech" about how "Trayvon Martin could have been me thirty-five years ago." Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and accept his claim he used to sit on top of men pummeling them while they cried for help. I must say that, myself, I'm sceptical. But again, let's give him the benefit of the doubt.
Honestly, though; while he's at it, why doesn't our president emote over the 1,350,000 defenseless infants torn to shreds last year who never pummeled anything other than their mother's womb. From inside. With their feet.
This is not to defend George Zimmerman. I pity him. But not as much for the lifetime of hostility he will endure as the lifetime of bloodguilt he will suffer. A regular bad dream I've had for years is that I've murdered a man and can't bear the guilt.
George Zimmerman didn't kill a man of similar age who was also armed and present on the field of combat. He killed a young boy who was unarmed and was only punching him... which is what many teenagers would end up doing if they were followed, called out, and felt threatened. As my barber said yesterday, "the best defense is a good offense."
But again, if our president can channel the death of Trayvon, why can't he chanel the suffering, torture, unbearable pain, and death of the unborn, also?
Aaron and Adam and Ahmed and Alison and Alyssa and Arianna and 1,349,994 other wee ones, red and yellow, black and white, are also dead. If President Obama had any pity or compassion or desire for justice in him, he'd never stop emoting over the torture and murder of these little ones.