Trayvon v. Zimmerman, Biggest Non-Story in America
This has devolved into a pitched battle between do-gooders and “race hustlers”, presidents and pundits. It’s as if someone’s watered down and perverted version of the second civil war is being playing out in front of our eyes. It is a war in which nobody dies, nevertheless, the tactical bombshells of headlines and their intellectual casualties are enough to make you more than ever exhausted by another episode of American cultural decline and the politics associated with its managed collapse.
For a brief moment I thought articles like mine would be lost in the overwhelming condemnation of all parties involved. I thought we would all see through the President’s opportunistic weigh in on such a parochial matter. I thought we would shun the mainstream media for not allowing witnesses to come forward and speak with police instead of biasing every potential juror in the country by broadcasting Zimmerman in a 6-year-old picture from a prior arrest dawning an orange jumpsuit before all the facts were presented – before he was charged.
I thought more African-Americans, liberals, progressives – at the very least the politically correct – by now would ignore Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Joe Madison for taking the quantum leap of referring to a Hispanic male as just another white man and manufacturing a new chapter in the favored fiction, Blacks v. America. Contrary to what Jackson or the NAACP may believe blacks are suffering disproportionally from black crime not white crime – Trayvon therefore is no martyr. His story is an aberration that improperly reported reminds us of ancestral wounds rather than prompting us to face reality.
I ultimately thought everyone would excoriate George Zimmerman for following Trayvon Martin and to the point where a confrontation was even allowed to place let alone result in the death of a young boy. These critiques didn’t come out collectively they are instead an amalgam of disparate parts I’ve selected from the American dialogue, a collage I haven’t heard or read elsewhere save a few independent minds.
I am one of the conservative libertarian ilk who believes Zimmerman by now should be seen for the annoying wannabe mall cop he has made himself out to be. Trayvon Martin may have laid him out in one punch and mounted for a ground and pound as Zimmerman has purportedly alluded to, but why? Was it for calling Trayvon a “goon” or a “coon” as the 911 tapes reveal? Was it because Zimmerman just came off as the type of human gnat who would call the police 50 times in the last year, who knows? The point is – Trayvon Martin didn’t knock on George Zimmerman’s door.
The case is pretty cut and dry and I’m sure Zimmerman will be brought to justice. The “stand your ground law” argument Zimmerman’s lawyer will attempt to proffer will not comport with the fact Zimmerman ignored police advice, but instead continued to stalk and ultimately advanced on having prejudged Trayvon before their encounter. In the interim, however, we will have to endure the our mainstream media and its propensity to inflame primal passions because its incendiary, profitable, but unfortunately because it appeals to the largest common denominator.
To be sure, if the media started prattling on about how Obama’s support of Al’Qaeda in Libya has lead to measurable levels of genocide and the vengeful discrimination of black Libyans it would mean Obama – the nation’s first African American president – is responsible for abject civil unrest and ethnic cleansing. No, no that will not do. Gaddafi in this respect would by contrast be the progressive. Gasp! Frankly, that is not something most Americans can wrap their head around and definitely not something, which the mainstream media has enough time, graphics or the attention span to articulate.
This national trash I’m forced to cover is the biggest non-story in America because it is a reflection of our cultural bias not the interesting or mysterious factors of this particular case. This story has no broader ramifications other than what the media can extract from it, how politicians can benefit from it, how divided we become because of it and how many crispy “cracker” tees we can sell on Florida’s streets. Hey maybe Trayvon’s mom can trademark her dead son’s name too! That would be the final touch to this tragic comedy.
Trayvon v. Zimmerman is a handpicked controversy meant to distract us from our real issues – a stagnant economy, rising inflation, war overseas and the legitimate protests thereof. Do not be fooled.
UPDATE 3/27/12: Obama campaign tweeted yesterday promoting new hoodies are available – really? It seems Obama has gone from merely weighing in to literally capitalizing directly off the incident. New details regarding Trayvon’s show he evidently has been suspended numerous times for marijuana, graffiti, possesion of a “burglary tool” and a bag full of women’s jewlery. New details also emerged from his Twitter account, a friend suggests Trayvon may have “swung” on a bus driver prior to the incident with Zimmerman. The Twitter account which has since been taken down used the handle – NO_LIMIT_NIGGA – true story.