On Monday's episode of The 700 Club, Robertson complained that the media had mostly used photos of Trayvon Martin when he was younger.Well of course you'd shoot him if he was a "fully-formed African-American." Ye gods.
"He was 17 and he was a fully-formed young African-American male," he explained "They've showed him as a little boy, like 12-year-old pictures."
["]This thing was not Emmett Till. This was a young man, who apparently jumped on a man who thought he was a quasi-policeman. And the two had a scuffle, and one of them shot the other one."Did Martin think he was a "quasi-policeman"? It doesn't seem so. From what we know, Martin thought he was a creepy, possibly violent man following him around the neighborhood. Zimmerman wasn't black, though, so apparently Martin doesn't get the same freedom to think that.
"Well, that's the way it was. So, why do we make such a big thing out of it?" Robertson asked. "Why don't we just chill out and say justice has been served, justice has been done?"
"We don't need to exacerbate the racial tension. What we need to do is love each other and live in harmony in this land and respect the rule of law."
If you're beginning to notice that all of these people have the same reaction to the verdict—noting that Zimmerman had every right to suspect Martin because he was black and was wearing a "hoodie," and cheering that justice has been done because shooting an innocent black teenager is an understandable accident, nothing people shouldn't "chill out" about—you're right. The theme is pervasive. Zimmerman had an implicit right to "stand his ground" that Martin, as a black teenager, didn't.
Nugent, Robertson, Limbaugh, Cohen; the list goes on and on. This is how the law was intended to work. Certain classes of people getting shot on the sidewalks in the name of "justice" is the intended effect.