Sutherland: Review — ‘If I Had A Son — Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman’ by Jack Cashill


“IF I HAD A SON,” BY Jack Cashill

(Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman)


Local author Jack Cashill has done a yeoman service in setting the record straight on what actually happened in the Trayvon Martin case tried in Florida earlier this year. 

The acquittal of the defendant George Zimmerman would have been a foregone conclusion but for the power of what Cashill has called the Black Grievance Industry.  By this he means the unholy alliance between black and white “civil rights” activists, unscrupulous lawyers, and demagogic politicians to create racial hate crimes out of nothing.

The best examples in real life are the 1987 Tawana Brawley incident and the 2006 Duke Lacrosse team controversy.  The best fictional example is Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire of the Vanities,” which of course set the template twenty-six plus years ago for all that was to follow.

The elements of a B.G.I. production are as follows:

1)   The death or injury of an African-American under unclear circumstances;

2)   The suppression or distortion of evidence that would help the defendants by a politically-motivated prosecution;

3)   The white-washing of the African-American “victims” character and prior record and the concomitant blackening of the reputation of the white “perpetrator;” a.k.a. The Great White Defendant, and

4)   The surrounding media frenzy, orchestrated by those in the B.G.I. hoping for financial and political gain, which makes fair trial problematic.

6868529102_0033bdbc3cAuthor Cashill, who actually attended the trial in May, does an excellent job in setting out the striking parallels between the different examples of the work of the Black Grievance Industry.

What is encouraging about the book is its description of the emergence of the conservative blogosphere, especially in this case of a blogging collective known as the Conservative Treehouse.  These serve as clearing houses for the exchange of ideas and information that the Mainstream Media not only has no interest in but would actively like to see suppressed.  (Our own beloved Star is a prime culprit).

A few years ago twin African-American teenagers—the Carr brothers—committed multiple murders and rapes in a single night in Wichita, but there was next to no mention in the Star of the crime, despite its shocking nature.   Of course for years the Star downplayed crime in and around the Country Club Plaza but that was to placate the owner of the Plaza, the JC Nichols Co., a major advertiser.  Neither greed nor ideology justify not reporting on events because of a hidden agenda by a news organization.

What’s discouraging about the book is that the perpetrators of these B.G.I. miscarriages of justice seldom pay a price.  Both the legal profession and the press need to do a lot more to self-regulate and police themselves.  The politicians also need to develop some backbone before surrendering to a lynch mob mentality the next time some “activist” (another word for “community organizer?”) tries to take advantage of a tragedy for personal gain.  (That most definitely includes Republican politicians, if this book is any indication.)

By setting out so coherently and fluently the latest retelling of an unfortunately oft-told tale, Cashill has performed a public service.  Maybe, just maybe, this will have a salutary effect by diagnosing the malady so that we will recognize it in the future and stop it from happening again.  No one’s life should be destroyed by being unjustly accused and prosecuted to give the Left “usable political meaning.”

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45 Responses to Sutherland: Review — ‘If I Had A Son — Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman’ by Jack Cashill

  1. chuck says:

    I’ve read parts of the book on “American Thinker” and it is a scathing indictment of the perrfidy and malevelence of the narrative that correctly presupposes the presence of “White Guilt” in any racial conflict.

    Here is a brilliant article by John F. Gaski that illustrates your point in my opinion. It is well worth the 3 minutes it takes to read it in my opinion.

    Cashill and Colin Flaherty (“White Girl Bleed A Lot”) are the only two real journalists doing any reporting on the actual facts with respect to race relations in this country and the real time, boots on the ground effect of same.

  2. Muhammad Ali says:

    I would like to repeat what I said earlier, when no one listened to me.

  3. Buchanan says:

    When Holder delivered his 2009 “nation-of-cowards” speech blaming racism for racial separation, Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald suggested that our attorney general study his crime statistics.

    In New York from January to June 2008, 83 percent of all gun assailants were black, according to witnesses and victims, though blacks were only 24 percent of the population. Blacks and Hispanics together accounted for 98 percent of all gun assailants. Forty-nine of every 50 muggings and murders in the Big Apple were the work of black or Hispanic criminals.

    New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirms Mac Donald’s facts. Blacks and Hispanics commit 96 percent of all crimes in the city, he says, but only 85 percent of the stop-and-frisks are of blacks and Hispanics.

    And these may involve the kind of pat-downs all of us have had at the airport.

    Is stop-and-frisk the work of racist cops in New York, where the crime rate has been driven down to levels unseen in decades?

    According to Kelly, a majority of his police force, which he has been able to cut from 41,000 officers to 35,000, is now made up of minorities.

    But blacks are also, per capita, the principal victims of crime. Would black fathers prefer their sons to grow up in Chicago, rather than low-crime New York City, with its stop-and-frisk policy?

    Fernando Mateo, head of the New York taxicab union, urges his drivers to profile blacks and Hispanics for their own safety: “The God’s honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics.”

    Mateo is what The New York Times would describe as “a black Hispanic” Yet he may be closer to the ‘hood than Holder, who says he was stopped by police when running to a movie — in Georgetown.

    Which raises a relevant question. Georgetown is an elitist enclave of a national capital that has been ruled by black mayors for half a century. It’s never had a white mayor.

    Is Holder saying we’ve got racist cops in the district where Obama carried 86 percent of the white vote and 97 percent of the black vote? And his son should fear the white cops in Washington, D.C.?

    What about interracial crime, white-on-black attacks and the reverse?

    After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

    Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

    If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?

    And if the FBI stats for 2007 represent an average year since the Tawana Brawley rape-hoax of 1987, over one-third of a million white women have been sexually assaulted by black males since 1987 — with no visible protest from the civil rights leadership.

    Today, 73 percent of all black kids are born out of wedlock. Growing up, these kids drop out, use drugs, are unemployed, commit crimes and are incarcerated at many times the rate of Asians and whites — or Hispanics, who are taking the jobs that used to go to young black Americans.

  4. Cuckoo! Cuckoo! says:

    Jack Cashill is a great writer who is totally insane. Worldnetdaily – what more do you need to know

  5. chuck says:

    Hearne has banned me today.

  6. PB says:

    Good to know that we can always rely on Downtrodden White Guy to keep things real.

    • chuck says:

      Nah, they are keepin things real in urban cores all over America, where bodies are stacked like firewood, exsanguinating into the gutter, where the smell of cordite and the sounds of RAP permeate the air with the metronomic, imcessant beat of death, where behind the curtain, the Main Stream Media hides the truth of indefatigable, unrelenting African American violence, which is in turn glorified by Hollywood and the music industry that 24/7 hypnotizes African American chickens into believing that the gangster life style is cool.

      That’s who is keeping it real pal.

      • PB says:

        Kudos, you truly have the pulse of the urban core.

        Why not just hide in your shell behind your keyboard where you can be safe from all the evil denisens of society…the Jews, the blacks, the liberal media and the most horrific entity of all, Hollywood!!!!

        Btw as I’m sure you were there today, I’m curious, is Ann Coulter’s adams apple really as big as it looks on tv?

        • chuck says:

          Yeah, it looks like she is swallowing a brick.

          Kinda like the crap you want everyone to swallow.

          Still, crap is crap pal and the truth is the truth.

          • PB says:

            “…truth is the truth.”

            And you speak it. Preach on, Brother Chuck as the rest of us are clearly be led astray by the liberal elite.

            Btw, Hearne, this piece is not so much a book “review” as it is Mr.Sutherland simply parroting the author’s views. That’s fine, him playing to the audience as those are the viewpoints of most who post in here, but in no way is it a real book review nor should it be labeled as such.

          • chuck says:

            There ya go Hearne, Samuel Johnson has clarified the parameters of what should and shouldn’t pass for a book review.

            Mr. Johnson, I would submit my review of your comments, “Much Ado About Nothing” in defense of “Alls Well That Ends Well”, starring Pollyanna and Forrest Gump.

            Predictable, tedious and comtemptable, full of ad hominem attacks, devoid of facts and signifying nothing.

            I am gonna go get hammered with my homies.

            Have a great evening.

          • PB says:

            Jeezuz, “signifying nothing”…that should be tagged to your screen handle. I’m not sure I’ve seen anybody type so much and say so little…well done.

  7. PB says:

    I guess it’s safe to assume that if Jack Cashill had a son, it would look like Dwight Sutherland.

    • If Obama had a son, he would look like the perps in these hundreds of racially motivated attacks. Why don’t you call the survivors and tell them about the UNBIASES media?

      • Not quite says:

        WND? Seriously? You undermined your point so easily.

        Hearne, this post is garbage. It’s not a review. It’s a mirror. This site is better than this.

        • What a relief “Not Quite”. Does this mean that becasue you think WND is an inferior web site, that all of the hundreds and hundreds of raped, murdered and beaten folks listed in the link, with links in turn to local newspapers, tv and radio stations will be made whole again? The tens of thousands of white victims of black criminality can maybe just hop in Mike Fox’s DeLorean, go back in time and not be raped, murdered or beaten because YOU don’t think WND is a reputable site?

          Well, why don’t you get on the phone and deliver the good news to all those folks listed on that link!

          What a great day!!

  8. Stomper says:

    Dwight, any initial thoughts on Phill Kline’s suspension ?

    • Dwight Sutherland says:

      All I can say is thank heavens we replaced Kline as AG with someone of real integrity and character like…………….Paul Morrison!(Let me know if you know of any new techniques for tattoo removals and I’ll pass it on to our former JoCo DA & Ks. AG)

  9. Mysterious J says:

    Baggers gonna bag.

  10. correction says:

    You should know the photo you put up that is supposedly of Martin at age 17 flipping off the camera is not actually Martin. It’s a different Florida resident with the same name. The site that put the images together screwed up, was publicly shamed, then apologized. Google it, this has been thoroughly debunked.

  11. On Sunday, Rev. Al Sharpton gave his version of what happened 20 years ago in Crown Heights. But although he purports to have reflected on and learned from the riots, the truth is his recollection is egregiously distorted and sanitized.

    Sharpton’s motivation for expressing his opinion at this time is unimportant; the fact that he has chosen to do so bestows a responsibility on us all to ensure that the truth is not sacrificed in the telling of our history.

    Sharpton says that with the virtue of hindsight, he would have done some things differently – stating that “we,” meaning protesters, “should have expressed more clearly” “the precious value of Yankel Rosenbaum, who was killed by a mob that night.” He says, “I would have also included in my utterances that there was no justification or excuse for violence or for the death of Yankel Rosenbaum.”

    But he does not outright apologize for his conduct. And his conduct was reprehensible.

    He makes only passing mention of the vile words that incited the anti-Semitic rioters, which made an already volatile violent situation much worse. It was Sharpton who repeatedly bellowed to the rioters, “No justice, no peace!”

    And Sharpton claims his remarks at Gavin Cato’s funeral were misinterpreted. Here is what he said, according to a 1993 report in the Jewish Forward by legendary reporter Philip Gourevitch: “Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid. . . . All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no coffee klatsch, no skinnin’ and grinnin’.”

    Based on everything we have seen and read, Sharpton never called upon the rioters to stop their anti-Semitism-inspired violence. He never called on the rioters to go home. To the contrary, he stirred them up. And three days of anti-Semitic violence became the Crown Heights riots.

    Sharpton’s revisionism only serves to perpetuate the fallacy that the riots erupted organically from some underlying ongoing issues between the African-American and Jewish communities of Crown Heights. In other words, that profound tensions were boiling just beneath the surface and were suddenly unleashed by the tragic death of Gavin Cato.

    That is simply untrue. The riots were the product of anti-Semites taking advantage of the tragic death of a child to justify inflicting their violence on innocent people – the Jewish community of Crown Heights – and murdering Yankel Rosenbaum, a Jew from Australia, amid the cries of “Kill the Jew!”

    It was a mob of about 30 who attacked and murdered Yankel, of which 28 have never been brought to justice. For 20 years, these people have lived free, and continue to do so, among the African-American community.

    Instead of invoking the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to legitimize and humanize his opinion, Sharpton would be far better received if he dedicated his efforts to bringing each and every one of those 28 people involved in the crime to justice – prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated.

    But that is not a priority in Al Sharpton’s world.

    He has given us no genuine expression of remorse. No real regret for what he did. It is not an apology, it is not the truth, and it certainly should not be interpreted as either.

    Al Sharpton has his own prime time show on CNN. He is directly responsible for not only the riots in Crown Heights, but for the dead and injured who suffered after Trayvon Martin’s show trial while the attackers screamed “This is for Trayvon!”

    Again, this man, who ferments and encourages violence against whites, who was the catalyst in the disgraceful Tawana Brawley and Duke LaCrosse incidents, has HIS OWN SHOW ON CNN.

  12. James says:

    Hearne, get the political crap off (except local) there are plenty of other websites and 24 hr news channels that cater to this kind of garbage, and I mean Right and Left

    • chuck says:

      Cashill is a guy with local ties who has written THE definitive book on a National Show Trial and the Star Chamber prosecution of George Zimmerman in the media.

      Dwight’s review on Hearne’s blog is actually behind schedule in my opinion.

      • Not quite says:

        He’s a crackpot nutjob conspiracy theorist that can’t get a legit publishing house to print his books. WND and a Bible publishing house are a step up from self publishing.

      • admin says:


        That is the angle. The book is written by a well known local and reviewed by another well known local.

        But I agree, we’d be better off focussing on local politics by and large. That said, a local writer weighing in from time to time is legit, I think.

  13. chuck says:

    “for all you guys the chances of being a victim of black on white
    crime are about the same as y ou getting hit by a cable car in

    Maybe for you Harley it is all unicorns and Kumbaya. I was beaten by blakcs first in 1971 on my way to the Enlisted Men’s Club in Norfolk VA. 6 of them, I wasn’t hurt too bad, loose teeth, cuts and bruises. They just showed up from behind some bushes and started wailing. I got me back up against a tree or it would have been worse. Then again in a Pizza Hut parking lot, very brief, this time there were only 4 and people came out quick and it ended when they ran. In 1974 I was working at a 7-11 on Troost and Gregory (College money) and was robbed at gunpoint. I quit the job and exactly one week later the place was robbed and the kid who took my place, shot in the stomache, died.

    In 1975 I was working at an Apartment complex at 95th and Blue Ridge. 2 blacks come in, pull guns, tie up Mrs. Slyman (She screamed in terror the whole time and let loose in her pants.) , Harold and me, takes our stuff. I am gettin untied and on the way out the guy fires shots at me. Missed my groinn by inches. In 1980 I am at Antin House of Video, a black guy comes in, sticks a 357 in my face, tells me he is gonna kill me, herds us back to the back. The office girls are already there, again, they let loose in their pants, this stuff aint funny Harley. He robs the place, I though Mr. Antin was gonna have a heart attack, the guy walked him all over the store with the gun to his head proming to kill him.

    While in the Navy, from about 2 blocks in Naples, I saw a guy get stabbed and killed by 2 blacks, they ran, neve caught as far as I know, yeah, in Italy.

    So when I go out today, I am gonna keep a sharp eye out for fu*kin cable cars.

    • mike says:

      I have been robbed 4 times and had my apartment burglarized, all by African-American males.

      • chuck says:

        If I mentioned all the times that African American males robbed the business’ I owned and the ones I worked at…

        Still, I feel your pain.

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