Zimmerman v. Obama

A simple comparison between men who’s lives have become embroiled in the public’s consciousness – George Zimmerman and Barack Obama…

Zimmerman v. Obama - A moral contrast
Zimmerman v. Obama

One, George Zimmerman, has a history of putting himself in harms way and putting his community before himself. The other, Barack Obama, has a history of protecting himself and rarely considering the needs of his community much less putting those needs above his own desires.

One, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of murdering one angry, young Black male who attacked him. The other, Barack Obama, has ordered the murder of hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals and will likely never see the inside of courtroom, much less a prison or death chamber.

A simple comparison between to people, one who would be hero if he were not too White and another who be a villain if he were not too Black.

Yes, I know that there are some, the Liberals and the minority tenants, who will rave that it’s racist to compare George Zimmerman and Barack Obama because holding a Black to the same as standards as a White Hispanic is grossly unfair and can never lead to equal results. Oh well. They can just call me a racist and move on.

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Why America Is Great

I could wax rhapsodic about why America is great and why it is the greatest nation and culture on Earth, one that holds – admittedly, sometimes tenuously – a special place in the God(s)’ favor. Most of what I would say would, however, be more how America is great and not why it is so great.

It really mostly boils down to childlike naivete, courage, and heroism.

Heroes - We Believe In Them
We Believe In Heroes

Americans possess a terrible naivete that allows us to believe in heroes and to unashamedly wish to emulate them. And yes, this naivete is terrible in the old sense of the word. That Americans believe than there are those that can rise above the norm and do the impossible strikes terror in the bowels of our enemies.

Heroes - We Become Them
We Become Heroes

That belief is what allows normal Americans to be exactly that. Time and time again, irrespective of any and all logic and wisdom, we do rise above the norm and become heroes.

That is why America is great. We never put the childish belief in heroism aside as we grow up.

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

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