Progressive thinking people who are genuinely committed to equality know all too well that when many political conservatives promote policies that limit the rights of women, LGBT people or decimate government social assistance programs for the poor, they are, whether they acknowledge it or not advancing policies that reflect their personal prejudices.
Personally, I say congratulations to tea-party type conservative Republicans who don’t mince their words and just openly express what they are really thinking. I may despise and totally reject their bigotry and logic, but I respect their audacity.
Brian Beckman, a captain with the Miami Dade Fire-Rescue Department is just such courageous fool. Beckman had the chutzpah to tell his Facebook friends and the world just what he thinks about Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, African-American youth and their parents:
“The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, sh*tbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only the truth. They’re just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesn’t have anything to do with why people wonder if they’re about to get jacked by a thug.”
These days it is not at all unusual to hear pundits on Fox Noise and other conservative commentators decry how the political left has turned the Trayvon Martin case into a “racial incident” because as we all know, race had absolutely nothing to do with George Zimmerman’s pursue and violently confronting an unarmed kid in a hoodie who was just minding his own business. Trayvon Martin had to be up to no-good; “those types” always are. That’s not racism, that’s just how it is!
When asked about his posting, Beckman said it is his right as private citizen to express his point of view when off duty. The Miami Dade Fire-Rescue Department would only say in response to queries about Beckman’s Facebook posting that the matter is under investigation.
Bravo Brian Beckman. Your candor may cost you your job, but your verbal assault on African-Americans will probably land you employment with one the countless Republican entrepreneurs in your area. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly don’t launch a fundraising campaign in support of your victimization by the liberal elite.
Incidentally, neither of Martin’s parents are dependent on welfare. His mother works at the Miami-Dade Housing Authority (the same municipality that employs Captain Beckman) and his father is a truck driver.