I can’t help but laugh at this picture every time I see it. This guy is a classic example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ouch.
But this is just humorous (well, ok, it’s probably not very funny to the poor lad who now has to swallow to return his manliness to its original position). What happens when it’s not funny?
Take the recent Trayvon Martin situation. Spike Lee retweeted an address which was purported to be that of alleged shooter George Zimmerman. The only problem is, it was the wrong address.
So what happens when an angry mob shows up in front of your house?
That’s exactly what happened to an elderly couple, aged 70 and 72, who were the unfortunate occupants of the address that was being passed around.
Apparently, the woman’s son is named William George Zimmerman, and he briefly lived at that address in 1995. When William Zimmerman pleaded with the man who tweeted the address, the man responded, “Black power all day. No justice, no peace” along with an obscenity.
So, I ask, where is the justice for this couple? Where is their peace? They have had to temporarily relocate to a hotel out of fear for their safety.
Where is the apology from Mr. Lee? How about Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson? They are oddly silent on the issue.
Actually, they aren’t silent. They are very vocal about the entire situation (just not about the incorrect address). But instead of promoting unity, they are promoting division and violence. While calling Zimmerman a vigilante, the New Black Panthers are promoting vigilantism by placing a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman.
William Zimmerman, the man at the center of the wrong address controversy, said this: “To endanger people who are innocent because people are angry is not the answer. That’s not how we’re going to heal. It’s not [going] to help the Martin family for someone else to be hurt.”
Wow. Talk about common sense. Where the hell is the common sense from everyone else standing on their soap box about this event? So far, it seems to be absent.