High Sierras wrote: Glimmerjim wrote: High Sierras wrote:
How can what be true... that 'Maddy' was actually able to put her bleeding heart aside and judge George based on evidence
I love how the journalist in your article just had
to classify her race as "...the only minority juror...", and felt compelled to explain that she was a Puerto Rican mother of 8, and just fresh in from Chicago. More of the main stream media having to try and define her by the color of her skin and not the content of her character.
Perhaps because in spite of the lady being 'a minority', she is able to separate her emotions from her ability to think, and maybe she doesn't have quite the bleeding heart in the first place (you know, a conservative
I know, I know, it's probably got your little mind all twisted up knowing that there could be a minority out there that hasn't drank the liberal koolaid. You should pigeon hole her into the same cubby as Alan Keyes, Marco Rubio, or Walter Williams. Try to think of the trillions your president has been able to squeeze out of the working class and future generations of taxpayers for all his fantastic social engineering programs and you should stop hyperventilating in a few minutes.
It's frankly fascinating to me HS that you are handed an example of a juror, one as a member of a minority group debating the merits of a racially divided trial, that you go out of your way to make an issue of a minority member that follows the law as dictated, as opposed to what I fervently believe are your skeleton issues and desires to see minorities acting in such a manner as to consider them as "the takers" nd the instigators.
But Jim, I didn't... the journalist
decided that it was important enough to their audience to define this lady by race, age, parental status, and even her last known address. Who gives a squat where she lived before she moved to FLA? Who gives a squat what her race was? Who gives a squat that she has 8 children? Who cares that she's a nursing assistant? How is that relevant to the story that she 'felt' George was guilty, but the State prosecution could not prove it?
I may have skeleton issues... but it certainly isn't about seeing minorities as 'takers' and 'instigators'. I see lazy people taking from the system, but where I'm from that's way more likely to be white folks than ‘minorities, and the perps in the crime logs up here have way more anglo sounding names than not. If I have a bias, it’s directed more towards the whole druggie culture, not a particular skin color.
And 40+ years after MLK said he hoped for a day when all
people would be judged by the content of their character (their actions) and not by the color of their skin, why did the journalist feel compelled to make what... 20%-30% of this article about defining this lady demographically? Perhaps it's more of a comment on what skeleton issues the writer has about how Maddie 'should' have arrived at her verdict. The prosecution's case had nothing to go on except emotions, and yet this lady was able to separate her emotions from the facts presented to her... and came to a unanimous conclusion with 6 other Americans of various backgrounds that did not jive with what the liberal agenda defined as the 'right' verdict. I would hope that anyone, regardless of the color of their skin, would be able to do that for any of their fellow Americans when they’re on trial.
Unfortunately we have become a country of hyphenated Americans, each group looking out for ‘their’ tribe, instead of all of us living peacefully as a nation. And the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons are doing everything they can to keep the hyphens there because racial division makes a living for them and keeps them relevant.
Glimmerjim wrote:Your post reflecting your position on the MSM, is not directed towards the MSM, regardless of how you would like to self-righteously portray it. You are amazed a person of minority position in this country did not follow the Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton perspective and you are trying desperately to place the profligation of an improving attitude towards a capitulation in the MSM. Sorry buddy, but at times things ARE as they seem.
Jim, you’re wrong. I’m not amazed a person of ‘minority position’ did not follow the race baiter perspective, I’d like to think there are more Americans (of any and all races) that denounce the separatist hate speech of Al and Jesse (and similarly the white pride spokes persons) than the dumb ones who mindlessly believe their crap and are ready to riot and protest as soon as Al and Jesse say 'burn baby burn'.
About the only part of your comment I’d agree with is the last sentence… things ARE as they seem. The journalist in Slow’s link tried to define this lady based on the color of her skin, and tried to juxtapose what that is supposed to mean in the journalist’s leftist, race-baiting culture to her actions (the content of her character) that did not follow the journalists’ apparent philosophy of how she should have behaved (otherwise, there was no story there).
I also thought Slow’s feigned disbelief that Maddie could possibly find George innocent separate from emotion was ironic and funny on several levels.