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The Trayvon Martin trial has caused a lot of people make some pretty startling statements. For instance, virtually every prominent liberal in the country has come out in support of pummeling Hispanic neighborhood watchmen. After all, their condemnation of Zimmerman carries with it a clear insinuation that Mr. Martin ought to have been immune from physical harm as he bashed Zimmerman’s head into the pavement. When I was a teenager I often caught suspicious glances and concerned looks from adults in the community. Just because I was a teenage boy they assumed I might be up to no good. They assumed correctly, most of the time. Funny thing is, my Dad always told me that if an adult approached me wanting to know what I’m up to, I must respond honestly and respectfully. Apparently a lot of people in this country would teach their sons a slightly different strategy. “Junior, if any adult ever looks at you funny or accuses you of causing trouble, make sure to pounce on them and bash their head into the nearest slab of concrete.” Well, hey, we’ve all got our parenting styles.

But now the president has shocked the nation by coming out and admitting to being, or at least having been, a violent delinquent. What other conclusion can one draw from his statements on Friday? He took to the podium — in the midst of a major American city declaring bankruptcy — and decided to address, in great detail, a year and a half old incident where a black teenager assaulted a Latino man and was shot in the process. In fairness to Obama, he didn’t want to weigh in again on this issue. He was hoping he could just sit back and let his surrogates in the media gin up all the racial hatred and anti-Second Amendment hysteria themselves. Unfortunately, a week had passed since the verdict and the public was already beginning to lose interest. So, in comes Obama to clear the air and remind us that black people should feel persecuted and white people should feel deep-seated guilt.

Obama pontificated about the extreme racism that leads people to do unreasonable and unthinkable things, like lock their cars when they’re in the city. He wondered why a woman might be concerned about being alone with a black teenager she doesn’t know. The fact that this demographic happens to commit a vastly disproportionate amount of violent crime should, of course, not factor into anyone’s calculations ever, for any reason, at all. Period. And then he said this: “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

Astounding. Let’s analyze this remark. What does it mean? Well, he can’t be saying that Trayvon Martin “could have been him” simply because they’re both black. For one thing, they aren’t. Martin was black. Obama is half white, and was raised by a white mother and white grandparents. If Zimmerman is “white” or “white-Hispanic,” then Obama is “white” or “white-black.” For another, Martin wasn’t shot for being black. He was shot because he was bashing someone’s head against the sidewalk. If Obama is saying that he could have just as easily ended up with the same fate as Trayvon, that means he also enjoyed pummeling pudgy Hispanics. I know these silly liberals would like us to forget about the minor little felony assault part of this whole incident, but I can’t help but bring it up. Being black in a white neighborhood really isn’t a dangerous proposition, according to any measurable statistic. On the other hand, jumping strangers and beating them mercilessly while they cry for help can be, regardless of your race or creed. Obama speculated that this whole thing might have gone differently if Trayvon was white. He’s right. If Trayvon was white, none of us would have ever heard about it. Obama wouldn’t have sent any “thoughts and prayers” to his family, Sharpton wouldn’t have organized a race riot, and news anchors on MSNBC wouldn’t launch into an 18 month long hissy fit. In other words, he would be treated like the white baby in Georgia who was recently shot in the face by two black teenagers.

Here’s another question, Mr. President: Would this all have gone differently if Martin hadn’t physically attacked Zimmerman as he walked back to his truck? I suppose the world will never know. In any case, we now know that the President of the United States, by his own admission, used to attack and maim Hispanic people. Now I have to wonder, how many? Is this still going on? Was it just Hispanics he assaulted or did he go after whitey as well?

Someone call a congressional hearing. We have to get to the bottom of this.