The left’s chosen narrative about Obama’s would be son, Trayvon Martin, originally portrayed in the media as a skittles wielding innocent, who was provoked into a confrontation by an stalking,
white, white Hispanic, Hispanic, racist, vigilante killer, has taken a few hits, these last few days.
Let’s review, in case you’re not up to speed on it all.
Family: pot linked to Trayvon Martin suspension (in February)
And this just in: Narrative Fail: George Zimmerman A Registered Democrat, Self-Identified Hispanic… (Doh!)
The reporter who has been working the case, and one of Zimmerman’s friends appeared on Hannity, last night to discuss the case. You’ll quickly see how the racial narrative takes another hit, here:
When the story first came out, I declined to publish an opinion about it because at first I didn’t have a solid opinion other than, “what a terrible thing!” I wasn’t willing to make the leap that Zimmerman was motivated by racism, anymore than I was willing to make the leap that Martin was in the neighborhood for nefarious purposes. There were plenty of things about the case to be troubled about, and there still are – but there just wasn’t enough information to know. Since everyone else was talking about it, I clammed up.
Not that I wasn’t tempted to comment on the oh-so predictable, emotion-based hysterics of the racialist left, complete with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan sticking their race-baiting noses into the fray. Al Sharpton, of all people should know from past experience to be more reserved – his rhetoric has inspired violent mobs in the past.
In addition to libeling innocent men in the Tawana Brawley hoax, ginning up angry mobs outside the Central Park jogger’s rapists’ trial, whipping up mobs after a car accident in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood killed a black child and a rabbinical student was stabbed to death, Sharpton famously incited an anti-Semitic pogrom against a Jewish-owned clothing store in Harlem, saying, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.”
Someone who was listening to Sharpton later decided to storm the store and start shooting, wounding several employees, and setting a fire that killed seven people.
And here he is whipping up the mob, once again:
“We are tired of going to jail for nothing and others going home for something. Zimmerman should have been arrested that night … you cannot defend yourself against a pack of Skittles and iced tea. Don’t talk to us like we’re stupid! Don’t talk to us like we’re ignorant! We love our children like you love yours. Lock him up!”
Um, no. Based on all of the information we now have, the police had no reason to arrest Zimmerman that night, and it’s disgusting that Al Sharpton – who should know better! – would get in front of an emotional crowd, and say something like that.
Now we have celebrities retweeting George Zimmerman’s Home Address, and a million dollar bounty from the New Black Panther party, who are also calling for a militia of 5,000 black volunteers to help capture George Zimmerman.
Has the President of the United States used his bully pulpit to calm the waters and condemn any of this dangerous incitement?
No, shockingly enough, he fanned the flames by focusing on the color of Martin’s skin: “But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are gonna take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we’re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
As always with the Community Organizer, the crisis is used to divide Americans.
Newt Gingrich aptly noted in a recent radio interview, “We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?”
He went added that it’s “just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot. It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American. It is sad for all Americans.”
A conservative black blogger points out the double standard:
If the Klu Klux Klan or the Aryan Brotherhood came out and openly stated that they were going to issue a bounty and form a posse for the capture of a black man, how long do you think it would be before those involved would be arrested for racial intimation, conspiracy to commit a hate crime etc? Of course, it would be almost instant and rightfully so in that case. So how is it possible that the NBPP is able to stand out in the open and issue a bounty on a citizen who hasn’t been charged by the government with a crime?
A New Black Panther Leader was arrested on Monday on a weapons charge unrelated to the issuing of the bounty.
Meanwhile, we wait in vain for the President to do the right thing and condemn the overheated rhetoric that has caused Zimmerman to be in hiding since the story hit the news.
After all, the storyline was almost made to order for his election year race-card strategy: black victim/
white, white Hispanic, Hispanic guilt – facts be damned.
Minutes after walking out of their school Friday, a large group of students walked through the streets of North Miami Beach. Along the way, they stopped at a Walgreens at 163rd Street and 15th Avenue at about 10:40 a.m.
Surveillance video shows dozens of teenagers running through the store. Police said about 80 to 100 students stormed in, ransacking the shelves, before the school’s vice principal ordered everyone outside.
North Miami Beach police said students damaged items worth about $150. Local 10’s John Turchin reported some merchandise also was stolen.
The school’s Vice Principal was a part of it?!
Via The American Thinker: George Zimmerman ‘withdrawn’ from college:
SSC officials released a statement saying, “Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment. This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.”
Will there now be mass media gimmick demonstrations demanding his reinstatement, claiming discrimination? Hmmm, I think not.
…we’ve just come off this period where the left goes on the attack against Rush Limbaugh for making a comment about a woman that he apologizes for. They want to drive him off air, go after his advertisers. And meanwhile, you have these people who show up at these rallies who are basically calling for unlawful attacks or killings or capture of an individual who has not yet been charged with anything and there is a collective yawn from the left. Imagine if a white radical group asked for a bounty on the head of a black man who hadn’t been accused of a crime. What do you think Jesse Jackson and Al Sharptonwould be saying then?”Rev. Jackson recently advocated for a measured, non-violent response to the Martin case, telling a Fox affiliate in Orlando that people “would do well to remain disciplined, focused and non-violent. Any diversion from that takes attention away from Zimmerman and Trayvon and the family. I hope we remain in the face of all these provocations, focused and non-violent. We need to keep the focus on Trayvon, and who killed him and how that killing will be processed.”
“Why does the left remain utterly silent,” Ingraham continued, “when a man has not been accused of anything, yet, and not been charged with anything basically has his own life put in jeopardy by a radical organization that feels free to show up at these rallies and also menace people at the polls?”
“Eric Holder is not going to investigate the Black Panthers,” she concluded.
Do the Obama administration racialists think we don’t notice the double standard?