Jun 13, 2013 - Issue 520

 BlackCommentator.com: George Zimmerman and all America Sits on Pins n’ Needles - Sharp n’ Blunt - By Desi Cortez - BC Columnist

A town, a state , a region, an entire nation... sitting on “pins n’ needles.”

Good God...

Paint if you will, a picture, a polarized-picture, in stark, naked Black n’ White of a stacked n’ packed Southern courtroom. In it a man, a White man, (White enough) - one George Zimmerman - son of a Virginia Magistrate, - who’s been begrudgingly and reluctantly arrested and charged with the murder of an innocent, but hooded Black mancub - Trayvon Martin - of course allegedly a hood.

Aren’t all of them...?

“The evidence is overwhelming,” said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Martin’s family. “Trayvon was yelling and screaming for help, and he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.”

Martin’s bereaved parents are saying, before the trial even begins, “we want justice, and we want everyone to remain calm.”

Remain calm?

Few wordsmith’s will want to focus on the parents plea for calmness to prevail over the land, but how can you not, I ask?

And of all the folks in America, over the next few weeks Blacks ought be focused in on this case, and not the Braxton Family Buffoons.

Let’s move-on and compare n’ contrast the defendants brother’s pre-fight statement; “I’ll be attending to support George and to support the truth,” George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman, told USA TODAY. “This trial will not just exonerate George. It will be an indictment of the people who deceived the public, filed a criminal affidavit and presented half-truths to get someone charged.”

Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, says he’s confident that once a jury hears the facts, they will realize the case that’s garnered the nation’s attention is a straightforward self-defense case.“My guy was trying to do what he thought was right when he got attacked,” O’Mara said “Trayvon Martin overreacted and got aggressive. That’s what happened. Color had nothing to do with that night.”

Well, talk about different versions of the truth. - as opposite and contradicting as Black and White, up n’ down, Left n’ Right.

For me to characterize this legal bout as anything but a good ol’ Southern slugfest, a well-below-the-Mason-Dixon-Line, back-alley brawl would be to ask I write a fictional Disney tale.

I was in my local suburban Wal-Mart a few days ago buying paint - my endless summer honey-dos. The guy mixing my paint was also manning the guns n’ ammo counter, and he was informing a customer on the phone the store was out of bullets...

Not butter, milk or bread... but lead - it’s flying off the shelves in South suburban Denver...

Attribute the bare Mother Hubbard shelves to White America’s “Hillbilly Fever.” Set aside the pins n’ needles - we’re sittin’ atop a powder keg, a bomb, a.k.a., - T N T.

Trust me, it’s not Blacks and Mexicans buying up all the ammo, turning their homes into individual little Alamos and Fort Apaches; it’s White men who fear the sky is falling, or at least the demographics are inverting and their clearly dominant majority, which became the silent majority is, as we speak, morphing into the angry minority.

The Trayvon Martin case may serve as a Canary in the mine case.

Please, lest we forget, America was once a place where a White man could kill a Black person on a whim. - today it’s a crime, thanks to “progress” men like Rand Paul deplore.

If there’s a conviction, there could be a White backlash, an eruption of sorts,    between the laundry list of scandals the Right is trying to drape around this President’s neck and the talk of tyranny instead of liberty coming out of Washington, Secession is on the table in more than a few states, and now White men are forced to go to jail for just killing a...

On the other hand...

I can’t speak for the millions of Black, Brown, Red or Yellow folks, but if George Zimmerman walks, some might suggest George Zimmerman is a dead man. If George walks, it had better be to Peru, from where his mother’s family hails, or some place like Idaho or Mississippi. Zimmerman’s release would incite the masses of 3rd class American citizens... which I think is precisely what a large chunk of the Right in this country is waiting for, preparing for.

It’ll be “Open Season On Niggers!”

No, they - won’t be - saying - “Blacks.”

If Mr. Zimmerman is found not guilty, somehow justified in the murder of a kid... by a jury strictly of his own peers.... that verdict will go down like the Rodney King verdict went down.

Burn Baby Burn.

Now please note - it won’t - be merely - locally-centered and situated in Sanford Florida. No, instead the verdict will go national, coast-to-coast... global instantly. Instantly - mind-you.

Cities of all sizes across the nation will be sittin’ on pins n’ needles - their White population sitting in fear, locked n’ cocked, “don’t shoot till you see the Black of their skin Betsy...!” Anywhere there’s a significant Black population which has been treated in the customary disrespectful form n’ fashion by police and the legal/judicial system, you’ve got a potentially combustible situation on your hands.

Gee that means... everywhere?

What seems inevitable, probable and even Mickey Mouse Clubhouse logical is conflict - a little people’s rebellion will be met with overwhelming violence - a widespread force.

Don’t fool yourself, there’s a slice of the White Establishment as eager as their forefathers were (so it’s no great leap on my part...) to “cleanse” America, to purge from its ranks those who remind them of just how far their forefathers went to build a bloody empire... We are the malcontents and ingrates who keep complaining and aren’t grateful we were allowed to stay after we were freed.

I well understand I’m consistent with this theme of Rosewood or Tulsa... on a national level - but only because, my friend, it seems to be obvious to those few of us who, let us say, have our fingers on the pulse of Rush Limbaugh.

Burn a few businesses down, flip some cop cars... and between the US Air Force Drone force and the Para-Military police, National Guard and Redneck Vigilante Militias... you’ve got an out-of-control, bloody mess.

No, we scouts aren’t glued-to-the-tube watching the Sapphires from St. Louie or King James being anointed, we’re over at the big table, listening in on the decision-makers plotting n’ planning... creating history. As the Last Poets told us all a half-century ago, Wake up Niggers, the revolution will not be televised...

My serious suggestion to my fellow Afro-Americans, Latinos, American Natives, and even the idea minority group – Asians: in the shadow of the Trayvon Martin case and the racial hostility it could release, either get a passport for everyone in your family, or make sure each has their fair share of bullets.

Young Mr Martin is dead; Zimmerman’s conviction won’t bring him back. Martin’s killer is a folk hero, and his imprisonment - or death - will only endear Zimmerman to millions. He’ll be a martyr, so understand I see no good coming out of Sanford Florida...

BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. "Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way." Click here to contact Mr. Cortez.