I do not expect the house to fall --
but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
It will become all one thing, or all the other.
- Abraham Lincoln, 1858
Because I "liked" it (along with 2.6 million other people), I get posts on my facebook page from Conservative Daily.
One of their posts today linked to this article at IJR:
... in the Florida State Capitol Building ... a 10-foot mural was unveiled. It carries the message: “We are all Trayvon Martin.”
As reported by clickorlando.com, the mural shows a man who looks similar to George Zimmerman, with gun blazing, shooting a person wearing a hoodie – in the back of the head. Trayvon – er – “the person wearing a hoodie” – is standing next to Martin Luther King, Jr.
In place of the (Trayvon) face is a mirror. You know, so we can all be Trayvon. There are also blank spaces where members of the public can share their thoughts. Oh,and MLK has blood flowing down his head.
I think this is really disgusting, so I commented accordingly:
Let us me be clear.
I am fine with not calling myself Trayvon and I don't want anybody else calling me that either. And I don't give a damn what Adam Weber thinks about me or what he thinks I do or do not "deserve."
It does remain a mystery to me, however, that Trayvon Martin could be seen as some kind of martyred victim to a professed "white privilege" that is about as real to me as global warming or the "population explosion" that preceded it.
But Oh Well. As Americans, we can still disagree. I don't have to think Trayvon is important, just like I don't have to follow every memo out of the DNC or Organizing for Action. I don't even have to like or agree with the First African American President.
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A house divided against itself may be not be able to stand - and if and when it does fall, I may get out - but in the meantime I'm going to say what I think. And nobody has to "like" it.