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Trayvon Martin: A Victim of America’s Acceptance of ‘Gangsta’ Culture?

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Trayvon Martin lived a tragic life and died an unfortunate death. Of all the thousands of murders of young black men every year, the media seized on one case of a “white Hispanic” shooting a young black man, even after the former was allegedly assaulted, in order to make the point that America is still racist. Blacks are thus presumably in need of the left’s brand of “social justice” to liberate them.

News media have known from the beginning that the best way to “freeze, personalize and polarize” any case is through the emotionally manipulative use of pictures. The photos of a younger Trayvon Martin were cherry-picked by the mainstream media to show that he was an innocent victim unable to defend himself against an older aggressor.

The picture of Trayvon Martin as a drug-addled ‘gangsta wannabe’ was spread by ‘right-wing media’ to show that he had to be guilty of picking on the upstanding citizen George Zimmerman. It is quite possible that both young men were in the wrong, one way or another. And it is also possible that neither of them was “racist.”

Trayvon Martin can best be seen as a victim of gangsta culture; the same culture that leftist producers promote as “hip hop art.”  Gangsta rap glorifies violence and drug use, denigrates women and puts the “men” who dispose of them on a pedestal. Some gangsta rappers’ lyrics even inflame racial tensions.

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Composite of pictures taken from Martin’s cell-phone.

Despite all of this, one of the originators of ‘gangsta rap’ in America is white producer Rick Rubin, who was called by the Village Voice “Satan’s Record Producer.” Rubin was instrumental in launching gangsta rap at Def Jam records and he also promoted such satanic speed metal groups as Slayer. Rubin has a long and mixed career, having worked with many different artists and producers, including rap mogul Russell Simmons.

The hip-hop producer Simmons recently said that “Whether George Zimmerman is found innocent or guilty by the jury, I am firm believer that all of us live by karmic law, and he will ultimately be punished for the death of Trayvon, no matter what.”

It should not be lost on people that the same liberals who promote “hip hop artists” at awards ceremonies (Obama also has a “Lil Wayne” on his iPod) are also supposed to be ardent feminists. That’s because the agenda is not the agenda: promoting divide-and-conquer politics in order to solidify power is.

And admittedly, the left is wildly successful. Most people are unable to see the contradictions in the left’s agenda, let alone notice that radicals take up victim groups’ causes as a means to their cynical ends. The left’s simultaneous cry of a conservative “war on women” and “tolerance” for jihadists is another case-in-point. And if anyone wants to see the ugly side of a leftist, tell him about a prominent minority who has departed from the radical reservation.

The left’s “tolerance” for misogyny , glorification of drug usage, violent lyrics, and reverse racism in gangsta rap simply gives the game away. And what better victim of this “tolerance” for gangsta rap’s culture perversion than Trayvon Martin? This is not to say that Martin was not culpable for his actions; but as a minor, he was at a particularly vulnerable age for getting one’s life on track.

So let’s look at a few facts, and not necessarily jump to conclusions. Trayvon Martin had drug usage and guns on his cell phone, even though the defense was not allowed to show this evidence in court. He also had a picture of a pinkish-purple liquid on his cell-phone, potentially connected to the gangsta culture drink “purple lean” or “purple drank”;  on the night of his shooting, he was buying the Skittles and Arizona Watermelon fruit juice that can be used to make this drink.

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The toxicology report also showed he had used marijuana the night of the shooting and had prescription Temazepam (a hypnotic that is traced to violence) – a form of Benzodiazepine or “Benzo.” Prescription Adderall, another drug that is liable to abuse, was also found in his system. A follower of his Facebook page alleged Martin admitted codeine abuse. This would jibe with his “purple lean” consumption.

Regardless, it is indisputable that Martin was high on drugs the night he assaulted Zimmerman.  George Zimmerman had made a 9/11 call, and cannot demonstrably be said to have called him a racial slur. He was told to stop following Martin; and since Zimmerman did not, this may show questionable judgment. Zimmerman did not, however, break the law by continuing to follow Martin.

An often-overlooked aspect of the case is Martin’s possible link to burglary. In October 2011, Martin was caught on surveillance tape vandalizing a school — scrawling the acronym”WTF” on a door. A Miami-Dade ‘school police’  investigated Trayvon Martin for the incident and found in his backpack a screwdriver and 12 pieces of women’s jewelry, which Trayvon said was given to him by an unnamed “friend.” The paraphernalia was nonetheless seized and held in storage. A Miami Herald article stated that the seized property was held in storage, and was not reported to the actual local police to pad crime stats.

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None of this means that Trayvon Martin deserved to die that night. But the sum total of evidence adds weight to Zimmerman’s claim that he found Trayvon Martin’s behavior to be suspicious, and he was not necessarily “profiling” him. As many white Americans might testify to in a moment of honesty, blacks don’t really scare anyone, but “gangstas” do.

An FBI investigation produced no evidence that Zimmerman was motivated by racism. In fact, due to the presumptions of society, Zimmerman has had to prove that he is not racist. Since he is an Hispanic (actually, of Peruvian descent) who voted for Obama and mentored black children, the argument that he is racist against blacks doesn’t wash.

Nonetheless, President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder will join forces with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to continue pursuing a civil rights investigation into the Trayvon Martin case. Meanwhile, they will likely do nothing about the New Black Panther Party’s hateful language and veiled death threats against Zimmerman (like “wanted: dead or alive), or the numerous death threats against “Mexicans” [sic] for the supposed injustice.

One question members of society should ask themselves: does the promotion of “gangsta culture” have any bearing on the thousands of blacks killed every year? If so, maybe gangsta rap should stop being billed by leftists as an “art form” and a laudable mode of “self-expression.”

What is the left’s vision of racial “progress” in American society? Is it the perpetual fostering of past resentments and a continual rubbing raw of the wounds of racial wrongs?

It might be submitted that racial “progress” will be achieved in accordance with Martin Luther King’s dream speech:

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

America is eagerly awaiting the racial progress promised by the ‘post-racial’ President Barack Obama. In his statement on the verdict delivered to the nation, a glimpse of that leadership became apparent. But much more remains to be done.

Note: Some of this commentary was reproduced from my article “Trayvon Martin: A Life and Tragic Death in Pictures.”

Did Zimmerman Say “Coon” Before Shooting Trayvon Martin?

Left Wing sites like the Young Turks sure thought so.

And even CNN purported that George Zimmerman had used the racially charged slur too.  But then they analyzed the tape more and decided maybe Zimmerman didn’t say “coons”.

And more recently still, CNN has gone back and discovered a THIRD possible word that Zimmerman uttered, and it still wasn’t “coons”.

One has to wonder though…. Now that it’s looking more and more like George Zimmerman did not call Trayvon Martin a “F*cking Coon”, why haven’t more news outlets come out to undo the damage they’ve done?  Are they trying to inspire a race war?  Kudos to CNN cleaning up some of the mess they made in the earlier parts of this discussion.

Van Jones: Libertarians Hate You! (Brown Folk, Gays, And Lesbians)

Democrats seem to be addicted to race hustling, and the closer this nation is to an election, the more it starts to come out.  Over the past month, the Internet has been inundated with Trayvon Martin stories and even cartoons like this:

In an election year, it’s not enough for the full time race hustlers to be on the job, Democrats need all of their public figures to pitch in.  This last weekend, disgraced former employee of the Obama administration, Van Jones, made sure to tell a group of people at an “All In For The 99%” rally that Libertarians “hate” blacks, gays, and lesbians.  And even people with piercings and tattoos.

The sad thing is that this kind of race baiting brain washing has worked before and has the chance to work again, if it’s not constantly exposed for the cheap and dirty tactic that it is.

Demz in Da Hood

The entire Democratic House minority has adopted a “wear your hoodie to work” day in solidarity with Congressman Bobbi Rush, who was dragged off the House floor by “da man” after delivering a stirring and extremely lucid speech on the late Trayvon Martin. Rush caused a scandal by breaking House rules on decorum when he sermonized from The Bible while wearing a gray hoodie.

The tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin led to an outcry for justice by those who believe Martin’s shooter Zimmerman was wrongfully released in accordance with Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  According to 9-11 tapes, the neighborhood watchman Zimmerman, who is a Democrat with hispanic heritage, suspected Martin and followed him in part because he was wearing a hoodie and presumably because he was black.

The Democrats issued the press release for the “hoodie day,” which was attained by an anonymous source:

My Democrat brothas and sistas!

Tired of being pushed around by white Republikkkan crackers who think they run this joint? Are we a bunch of House *redacted* to put up with the forcible removal of our brotha Bobbi Rush by the Klan members who run the GOP?

It is time to rise up and speak Truth to Power!

We demand that the Republikkkans back off their thuggish tactics or we will mobilize our allies in the New Black Panther Party, Media Matters and the Southern Poverty Law Center to mount a ferocious campaign condemning them for their actions!

That is, unless the GOP is willing to amend the $3.4 trillion budget just submitted by us compassionate Democrats to the racist, bigoted, hoodiephobic Republikantz by adding a $200 billion remembrance fund, which will be distributed to our non-partisan allies in the media to keep hate crime victims’ memories alive!

Giving the Democrat rebuttal to those “Republican crackerz” who would dare cut off a black man in mid-diatribe will be Maxine Watters, Sheila-Jefferson Lee, and Hammerin’ Hank Jackson.

We cordially invite you to wear your official Obama 2012 gray hoodie in solidarity with Congressman Rush (and Trayvon Martin, of course). All proceeds go toward the re-election of Dear Leader.

With your help, we can defeat racism by taking the fight to the evil white oppressors in the Republikkan party!

Sincerely, Nanci Pelosi

The Republicans plan on holding a moment of silence in the tragic victim’s honor.

Author’s note: The above is satire. It is a fictionalized account intended to elucidate certain ideas and principles by taking them to absurd lengths. It is not intended to be taken literally.

Kyle Becker blogs at RogueGovernment, and can be followed on Twitter as @RogueOperator1. He writes freelance for several publications, including American Thinker and Own the Narrative, and is a regular commentator on the late night talk show TB-TV.

Ai Politics, Kira Davis And Alex Kauffman Discuss The Trayvon Martin Case

In this virtual round table discussion, ConservativeDailyNews.com’s Kira Davis and Alex Kauffman call into Ai Politics’s weekend show (Married To The Game) and talk about the Trayvon Martin case.

All three commenters agree that the tragic story of Trayvon Martin’s death is high on emotion and short on facts.  There are many things that America’s news media seemed to get wrong when it came to informing our public.  As of the time this conversation was recorded, there had been rallies and riots and even rewards for the capture of George Zimmerman, but there were still very few facts, and many questions had gone unanswered.

Kira, Ai, and Alex talk about the media’s shortcomings, the senselessness of the the tragedy, and the opportunism of people who have been involved in controlling the conversation.  Listen to this compelling trialogue as three of CDN’s contributors discuss one of the most polarizing and tragic issues facing us right now.

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How A Racist Calculates

Found this in a post that said Trayvon would still be alive, if “he was a white kid”.  If you comment, please do so respectfully.  No vulgarity and no racism.

David Horsey, Los Angeles Times

“This is not about black nor white, but of right and wrong. Had Trayvon Martin been a white kid walking home in the rain he would still be alive. That makes this an act of racism, which is both very sad and wrong. They need to put Zimmerman behind bars.

The Mob now rules Zimmerman’s fate

 

There is a reason that this country was founded as a Republic and not a pure Democracy.

The Mob.

When the loudest voices get what they want Justice be damned, there is The Mob.

When Organizations have Tried and Convicted outside of the Courts of Law, there is The Mob waiting with a noose in hand under the local hanging tree for the man pulled from his home. As the New Black Panther Party has done as they take on the action of handing out “Wanted: Dead or Alive” posters with Zimmerman as the hunted.

When Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, the Reverends of God’s word so they claim, preach that Zimmerman must be punished, even before Trial by his Peers, they have become not ministers of Gospel but active flame fanners of The Mob.

When all media is turned against a man to demand his arrest and push the State to prosecute a man who has yet to be charged and given a chance to defend himself, there is The Mob screaming threats of, “No justice, no Peace. There will be retaliation,” as Louse Farrakhan, leader of the ethnocentric Nation of Islam has tweeted.

If The Mob does not get the blood it requires it will take that and more from wherever it can.

When the day came that the President himself sided with The Mob before a man has his Constitutional right to a day in Court, the Office of the Presidency joined The Mob.

I can believe the man is guilty without ever giving up the concept of his Rights. Just as I believe there was no justice for Caylee Anthony or Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman but never would I join The Mob. Each person accused in those cases had their day in court and were found not guilty. Even if I do not agree that does not mean I take justice into my own hands and play like it’s the Wild West. Ask Richard Jewel what it’s like to have The Mob on your tail.

I will not presume to find the man guilty based on evidence presented to me through a media I have problems with finding as a truthful organization to begin with. Just as well I will not be intimidated by The Mob to call for a man’s death before his day in court and convicted.

Right now in America The Mob has the biggest loudspeaker it has ever been granted, the Oval Office, and a another life and several others if The Mob gets its way, may be lost as well as all sense of true Justice because of that.

George Zimmerman did shoot Trayvon Martin that is a known fact. All the rest is for Due Process in a Court of Law. All the rest happening on the outside is nothing more than looking for a Lynching by The Mob.

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Tom is an erratic contributor to CDN. Former U.S. Army Signal Corps soldier, outspoken future Re-Education Camp intern #7-2521, world traveler, combat veteran and Author of the new book Sucker Punched, a dystopian near future America novel available at Amazon.com.

“A creative mind does nothing to another mind — except offer it material to digest, which the other mind may digest or not, as it pleases.” –Ayn Rand

Are "Skittles" Advertisements Being Shown At The Beginning Of Videos Featuring The Trayvon Martin Story?

Oddly enough, in at least one case, the answer is yes.  This article at Politico.com, as of today, is still showing advertisements for Skittles candies prior to a video of President Obama discussing the Trayvon Martin case.  This is odd, considering that Trayvon Martin was said to be killed while carrying a package of the colored candies on his way home in February of this year.  One has to wonder if Skittles just so happens to have a deal to advertise their products in Politico’s player or if this is contextual advertising gone wrong.

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