Some words of sanity about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman
After several more days of news, the truth of the Trayvon Martin story is finally emerging. George Zimmerman was an overzealous self-appointed watchman who acted in a paranoid fashion and was particularly foolish to chase Trayvon after the 911 operator told him not to. However, after that, Trayvon became the aggressor, attacking Zimmerman, breaking his nose, and pounding his head against the pavement. It appears that it was Zimmerman, not Trayvon, who was screaming, crying and begging for help.
Trayvon, while pounding Zimmerman’s head on the pavement, apparently told Zimmerman that he would die that day. In order to save his own life or prevent himself from having permanent brain damage, when nobody would come to help, Zimmerman shot Trayvon. Trayvon is dead because of his own actions, but also because Zimmerman acted foolishly in the first place. This had absolutely nothing to do with race, as the gated community is a mixed neighborhood with plenty of blacks living there, some of whom Zimmerman tutored. To make it about race is to foment hatred and violence in a diabolical attempt to cause strife and disharmony.
Why did it take three weeks for this case to reach the mass media? If this story were so important and so meaningful, and such an injustice had been perpetrated, why the three weeks of silence? My own belief is that the left-leaning media and the race-baiters made this story into a big deal because they realized that their “Republican war on women” narrative wasn’t working, and they needed to try something else. The only hope for re-electing Obama is to divide the country, to rile up the base, get out the black vote, and sway casual observers into thinking that blacks are victims of Republican bigotry.
Jeff King ( A friend of mine ) (via thegayrepublican)
All the amens in the world.
I think the line about taking it 3 weeks for the media and racist police to get a hold of this is especially true.
It almost reminds me of the Kony thing that went around. People seem to not care about these things until the media tells them that it’s time to talk about it.