Appearing on the Piers Morgan show, the “friend, not-girlfriend” of Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel, said the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman is “old school.”
“Well, the jury, they see their facts,” she said. “My thoughts of the jury, they old, that’s old school people. We in a new school, our generation, my generation.”
Morgan did not allow Jeantel to elaborate. He wandered off into the spelling of the word “cracker,” a derogatory word used to describe white people. During the Zimmerman trial, Jeantel insisted the word is not racist, but a cultural thing. This ludicrous idea was parroted by the liberal corporate media, the same media that said Paul Deen is a racist.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to decipher what Ms. Jeantel was getting at. She thinks it is “old school” to go into a jury box without prejudice and a political agenda. Her generation apparently wants to throw out vior dire – procedures used to weed out inappropriate potential jurors – and do away with the concept of peremptory challenge used to exclude bias during jury selection.
Considering the train wreck otherwise known as public education and the increasingly idiocratic character of American society, it should not be surprising that Jeantel and millions of other people from her generation are completely ignorant of the Sixth Amendment, or for that matter the totality of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It isn’t, however, merely Jeantel’s generation that is ignorant of the Constitution. Plenty of oldsters from the Baby Boomer generation also suffer from this tragic deficiency.
The Sixth Amendment reads as follows: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”
Jeantel and the Trayvon Martin mob, by and large, are not interested in justice or the rule of law. They are interested in racial retribution, a concept nursed along over the period of several decades by the liberal establishment and its philosophy of political correctness. Said to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, political correctness now overrides the founding principles of our former republic. Some are more equal than others due to an ideologically skewed interpretation of history.
The Brit Piers Morgan, who has repeatedly demonstrated a contempt for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, deftly steered Rachel Jeantel away from elaborating her opinion that courts in the United States are “old school” and should be instead, like the courts of the Soviet Union or communist Cuba, forums for the excoriation of officially mandated enemies, not for justice.
Ms. Jeantel provided a glimpse of the new Red Terror. In the Soviet Union, the purpose of public trials was “not to demonstrate the existence or absence of a crime,” but to “provide yet another forum for political agitation and propaganda for the instruction of the citizenry,” as Richard Pipes explains.
The liberal version of Red Terror failed to produce the desired outcome. George Zimmerman was acquitted by an “old school” jury, a fact that has moved a violent idiocracy into the streets and has prompted the Justice Department to consider a double jeopardy show trial that will work to impose a politically correct outcome.