I was trying to let this whole "Jena Six" thing slide by without a comment but these dumb bastards just don't know when to shut the hell up. A couple days ago, there was Al Sharpton on Capitol Hill whining about how badly those boys had been treated by the Law, and demanding "justice."
By all means, let's give them the justice and fairness they deserve, but let that justice begin with a loud and public condemnation of the animalistic behavior that brought them to the attention of the Law in the first place.
Yeah. I haven't heard a single word of condemnation out of any of the self-appointed leaders of the black community, only claims that the boys suffered at the hands of the racist white prosecutor who charged them with attempted second degree murder - far in excess of their actual crime. But by their silence on the subject, they are telling every wild young back boy and girl that it's okay to inflict violence on others, because they are victims of racism, or whatever.
I really don't mind if Jackson, Sharpton and Winfrey ride down to Texas to protect the boys' rights. That's a good thing. But they need to tell those boys that their rights do not include the right to beat up someone you don't like. And they need to remind the boys that with rights come responsibilities and consequences. So, if they are found guilty of the beating, then need to "man-up" and accept the consequences for their actions. That would be justice.