Sunday, July 21, 2013

Making Trayvon's Sacrifice Count

Some would say that Trayvon Martin died for nothing now that his killer, Georgie "Don't Hit Me" Zimmerman has been cleared by a Florida jury of all wrongdoing. Some would say it, and some Republican talking heads are saying exactly that.
As a matter of fact, some of the more extreme of their ilk are letting this decision - by southern jurors in a southern courtroom - allow them to go one step further and turn back the clock so far as to return to uttering the hated n-words in all their various forms.
That's going to happen.
But what makes me glad inside is to see and hear about the countless Rallies for Trayvon going on from coast to coast, and to see that very precise goals are being developed to change the way things are now forever.
At Trayvon rallies they are registering new voters.
That's right. Republicans are rather sparse at these rallies, so you can bet that these new voters are not going to be of the mindset of people that let George Zimmerman walk out a free man. They are going to vote in city elections, county elections and state elections. Just as in 2008 and 2012 when we brought about change from above, we are going to foment change from below by registering the righteously outraged who know what the real target is for real change: state and local politics and elections.
They matter most, and now maybe the people who care most about freedom and equality will know what to do and where to go to get real change to happen.
Change that will not allow another Trayvon to happen again in America.
That isn't worth Trayvon dying for, but it sure is a whole lot better than allowing Republican racists to gloat about the worst trial decision since OJ.

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