Michael Vick vs. The U.S.
What if American men and women were fought like pitbulls? What if the government took young men in their prime, honed them physically and programmed them mentally to fight. What if they trained some of them to kill ? Putting them through life threatening , grueling situations to prepare them for the hardships of battle.
What if they did it with thousands and actually fought them in a high stakes gambling den located in Iraq?
What if the guys that fought these innocent young men were found guilty of treasonous crimes?
Would they be pardoned?
I can see the defenders of our legal system lining up now.
The racism charges regarding Vick’s techno lynching has some merit. These rich, white, power brokers are trampling all over the Constitution and the sacred laws passed under it. While the federal Government goes after an athlete for crimes that pale in comparision to an illegal war.
The dog racing industry also has a dog disposal side to it, those people get fines all the time. Fined, no jail time , no Feds.
It is incredible to me.
I read old newsclipping about lynchings and other outrageous events. The language has changed but the sentiment hasn’t.
When Kobe Bryant was charged with rape, the same thing happened.
A rush to judgement.
A mob mentality.
The Headline for the Denver Post read in bold letters SHE SAID NO!!!
Remember the L.A. riots? A lot of people thought it was just Rodney King, but it wasn’t. People boiled over when, earlier that week, a Jury found a Korean woman guilty of manslaughter and put on probation-no jailtime-for shooting an irate customer, a young black teen, in the back of the head- the clip of the girl being shot was shown over and over on the news. The girl died for stealing orange juice. That same week a black man got two years jail time for animal cruelty.
It is frustrating to see Scooter Libby get away with perjury, treason and a host of other crimes and not see the inside of a cell.
America was screaming for Vick’s head long before his friends turned on him, but millions rushed to Libby’s defense.
The NHL gambler Tochet gets two years probation for gambling.
Admitted Steriod abusing slugger Jason Giambi cleared of any wrongdoing, clearly still a fan/media favorite. Clearly guilty of using “roids.”
Barry Bonds? Everyone (media) hates him.
How dare that Negro act arrogant?
How dare that Negro deny us the opportunity to talk to him?
Who the hell does he think he is?
All the while our human pitfight goes on and thousands more will die and these guys, the ones who are gambling with our lives, will walk away to Kennebunkport counting money, checking their Katrina hedge funds.
But Dave…. we have to save the dogs.