A Most Comfortable Lie

Eddie: Now I probably wouldn’t say this in front of white folks but in front of y’all I’ll speak my mind

Barbershop 2002

Taylor:  He knew all the time. Long before your discovery, he knew. Defender of the Faith. Guardian of the terrible secret. Isn’t that right, doctor?

Planet of the Apes 1968

I see an awful lot of people on the net Ann Althouse Smitty, Neo Neocon to Richard Epstein to pointing out the obvious weakness in the arguments of the Al Sharpton, the Jessie Jacksons and the various democrat race pimps who spent this weekend in rallies (rallies, I suspect much smaller than anyone in the media want to admit) and still trying to sell the story of the George He doesn’t count as black or hispanic, really he doesn’t Zimmerman killing a young black man over race.

But while it is vital to keep pointing out these truths and making sure that people who aren’t paying attention know these facts there is one very important thing that has to be understood. Their target audience is not the black community.

Now that might seem counter intuitive in doing when doing this. If you are looking to change the media meme, to counteract the power of the meme police it would seem necessary to make the sale to the black community to, as Bill Whittle does present the evidence that can’t be disputed:

Even so if you are choosing to make this case to the black community you are wasting your time.

The vast majority of the black community already know it.

Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Joan Walsh may like to pretend that the Black community in 2013 is being held back by the Bull Connors of the 50’s.  They will pretend there are rednecks stopping their community at the voting booths, and may can paint a picture of intact black families cowering in their homes and apartments as the Klan, Confederate flags flying proudly drive through their neighborhood looking for black teens to kill, and some liberals and low information voters might actually believe it.

The Black community doesn’t.  They live in those cities, they vote in those neighborhoods and know who is pulling the trigger when their children are killed.  They live these realities every single day.

Then why do they put up with it?  Fairly simple

They find the message of the Jacksons, Sharptons and Walshs a most comfortable lie and that official lie endorsed by the media elite remains more palatable than admitting the truth, at least in the hearing of the wrong people.

And as long as that is true, they will continue to be silent in the face of it, and nothing will change.