Sequestered here on the Left Coast I hadn’t paid any attention to the Trayvon Martin murder. Today, though, it forced itself into the forefront of my brain. As the media spins the story, it’s a horrific case of a very wholesome, very young black man cruelly executed in a “safe,” “white” neighborhood by a ferocious non-black man (sold by some as white, admitted by others to be Hispanic), with the man clearly acting in a racial fury.
Here are reports on some other racial fury the story, as the media sold it, has stirred:
What’s missing from all this racial hysteria in Obama’s America is the truth. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that the truth does not involve a wholesome black boy, in a “safe,” “white” neighborhood, randomly killed for being black by a non-black man. Instead, the truth involves a very large black kid on a five day suspension from school, in a dangerous, mixed-race neighborhood, pounding a Hispanic man into the ground. Whether the Hispanic man was sufficiently in fear of his life to justify a self-defense shooting remains to be seen. What’s clear, though, is that the media narrative is a lie.
I leave it to all of you to figure out why this story was the platform for the big lies. Is Obama’s base quietly deserting him? I don’t think the numbers support that. Is the media trying to deflect attention from more significant stories about Obama Administration failures and malfeasance? This seems like a peculiar way to go about it. Were Sharpton and Farrakhan bored and looking to stir things up a little? That, actually, I can believe. These men are increasingly marginalized by the younger generation of agitators. Perhaps these are the last roars of the old lions.
UPDATE: For those who thought I was being reflexively anti-Obama when I made reference to “Obama’s America,” I wasn’t. Right on cue, Obama waded in, with language more temperate than he used when the Henry Louis Gates story broke, but still obviously siding with the race mongers:
“If I had a son he would have looked like Treyvon,” Obama said shortly, addressing the victim’s parents. “I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness that this deserves and that we’re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
Obama is now, and always will be, a racist: that is, he views everything through a racial prism, and seems unable to believe or understand that, for most people, race is only one small part of the myriad biological, genetic, and social factors that make them who they are and that guide what they do.