Trayvon and ZimmermanSaturday, March 31, 2012
The is the best article I have seen yet on the Trayvon Martin killing: “Trayvonnosaurex Rex” by Jim Goad.
Although modern journalism suffers no shortage of liars, most of the false impressions it creates are more due to a careful omission of facts. And in the Trayvon Martin case, I’ve seen a whole lotta cherry-pickin’ goin’ on. Due to the way the saga is being framed, as well as the fact that it’s swollen into the top news story in America, a rancid little tug in the pit of my stomach tells me this could all get a lot more dangerous, and quickly.
The flames are being fanned by paid scribes and well-compensated activists who’ve been salivating for a good old-fashioned white-on-black hate crime, even though this isn’t technically one of those.
But the torches are being carried by those who are acting like they know exactly what happened—even though, like me, they weren’t there, either. They are gathering in mobs, donning hoods, and demanding blood vengeance just like people gathered in mobs, donned hoods, and demanded blood vengeance a hundred years ago. And just like the mobs from a hundred years ago, they seem to have the sympathy of the media and the president on their side.
The mainstream media has repeatedly shown photos of a much younger and *smiling* Trayvon, and a frowning mug shot of George Zimmerman. Yet pictures of a smiling Zimmerman in a suit exist (the media won’t show that photo), as does a photo of the 16-year-old gangster wannabe Trayvon with his … tattoos and gold teeth? See the photos here.
While the worst Trayvon photos and tweets are being exposed ’round the Net by alternative media, the Washington Post actually denies that those pictures are Trayvon, even though you can clearly see it is him in some of the photos (others aren’t quite as clear). The media whores and everything-is-racism nazis love Trayvon, while the media has made Zimmerman out to be a cold killer.
What I really found interesting was the Twitter feed exposed by the Daily Caller. Trayvon tweeted under the names T33ZY TAUGHT M3 and NO_LIMIT_NIGGA. Nice. Here is one of his tweets: “Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied to u!” Here is 152 pages of Trayvon Martin’s Twitter feed; it’s frightening to think that stuff is coming from the mind of a teenager. Lots of crazed stuff about being angry, as well as “fucking bitches” and “sucking dicks” and “niggas.” Yet we are repeatedly shown old photos of a much younger and smiling (and cute) Trayvon Martin. This kid was no saintly teenager. In fact, Trayvon had been suspended from his public
school prison, and a search of his backpack found a lot of women’s jewelry, a watch, and a … screwdriver? Trayvon, when asked where all the jewelry came from, said a friend gave it to him. Yea, right.
My first thought about George Zimmerman – perhaps a slight rush to judgment – was that he was a wannabee mall cop type, the avowed leader of his neighborhood watch, prowling the streets like he was some kind of badass. Loser-ish, in a sense, or so I wondered. My impression was not good, but the first media impressions of Trayvon Martin were far too polished, as I am used to seeing in the media. So I sat back and waited until the media reports started to reveal a different Trayvon and the real George Zimmerman.
We still do not know what went down in the altercation between these two individuals, yet I do know that we had, on one hand, George Zimmerman, a badass wannabee and perhaps a loser type who was out prowling the streets. And Trayvon, as you can see by his photos and tweets, is a gangsta wannabee, a troublemaker. Putting the two of these individuals together, in an altercation over territory, was like gas on fire. Both of them could be very much at fault, but I’m not confident that we will ever know the full truth unless a dependable witness comes forward.
In the end, this issue is the latest episode in the ongoing race war, even though Zimmerman is technically hispanic. The media, which loves to focus on race and gear up for the next race war, is fueling the fire for the black activist community that digs wearing hoodies in support of their poster child for “everything is racism” – Trayvon.
Meanwhile, the other campaign being waged, here, is the war on guns, and gun owners in general. Was Zimmerman a sensible man who responsibly owned a gun? I don’t think we have enough information to know that answer yet, but good or bad, this killing will be used as another launch pad for the anti-gunners to spring forth even more myths and emotions and lies that will be used against all of us gun owners.
After all, the anti-gun rights Obama administration is looking to use any and all incidents to quash state gun laws with its federal powers. Especially when the child killed is black and would look look Obama’s son, if he had one.
UPDATE @ 4/1/12:
Russia Today reported that NBC altered the 911 call to make Zimmerman sound like a “racist.”
On Tuesday, NBC’s Today Show hosted by Ron Allen ran a segment of a phone conversation Zimmerman had with police shortly before killing Martin, as reported by Fox’s Hannity Show. NBC’s version of the phone call allegedly had Zimmerman say the following about Martin: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
But in reality the two sentences were separated by a question the 911 dispatcher asked. The original phone call transcript ran like this:
Zimmerman: “We’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood and there’s a real suspicious guy. It’s Retreat View Circle. The best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”
911 Dispatcher: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”