Thursday, March 29, 2012

Liberals exploit Trayvon Martin's death for political gain

If you base your opinion of the Trayvon Martin shooting solely on the drivel coming from liberal politicians and the mainstream media, you'd think that white conservatives are somehow to blame for the killing. The left will stop at nothing to cast the right in the worst light possible. Facts are immaterial. Right now George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin under circumstances that are still unclear, is in hiding for his life because the liberal media has declared him a hateful, murderous racist.

It doesn't matter that Zimmerman is Hispanic or a registered Democrat (not that being either automatically excludes one from being racist). It doesn't matter that he tutors black children (which, by the way, so do Caucasian people). It doesn't matter that witnesses claim they saw Martin on top of Zimmerman, pounding his head into the ground. To the liberal politicians and leftist media, a black man was shot by a non-black man, so it's too good an opportunity to pass up for fanning the flames of racism.

Lest Zimmerman's Hispanic ancestry somehow douse the racist flames, he is now being dubbed a "white Hispanic" by such news venues as The New York Times, Reuters and The Huffington Post. It's a term never before used, but if the media can manipulate the public's perception on something, they'll do what it takes. And as the newly crowned and completely off-base poster child for white hatred of blacks in America, the left is now exploiting Zimmerman any way it can.

Not to be left out of the fun, Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan are wasting no time making the national rounds to inflame emotions. Newscasters like Karen Finney are gleefully evoking the names of Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum in a pathetic attempt to pin the killing on conservative white people. In her delusional mind, it must have been these men's views that inspired Democrat Zimmerman to pull the trigger.

In another incredible example of slanted "journalism", ABC News aired a video of Zimmerman being brought to the police station to show he didn't appear to be injured as he claimed he was by Trayvon. Of course ABC didn't point out that Zimmerman had already been treated and cleaned up by emergency medical personnel at the scene. And had the ABC video not blocked out the back of Zimmerman's head where it had been split open, viewers may have seen the truth.

If that's not disgusting enough, President Obama, shamelessly - and shamefully - said if he had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. How nice of the President to exploit the death of a 17-year old child to garner sympathy votes in his upcoming election. Then again, it's why he called Sandra Fluke - to court the women's vote.

Is that why Obama is getting involved in a local/state issue in the first place -- and why  he waited until a month after the shooting to start shooting his own mouth, to court the minority vote by inflaming their emotions? If he really cared about the death of one black person, why hasn't he said anything about the infants and toddlers killed recently in Detroit? What about the murders in other major cities? If he cares about all people, then how come he said nothing about the two tourists who were killed by a black teenager in Florida? Don't they count? Should we jettison the hoodies and don a sun visor and sandals in our show of solidarity?

It's beyond insulting what the left is trying to do here. A young man is dead, and my heart and prayers go out to his family. But how heartless and genuinely racist that the liberals are exploiting Trayvon's death in a disgraceful ploy to win support by marginalizing white conservatives who had nothing to do with it.

There is nothing wrong - or racist - in demanding the facts of the case be made more clear before drawing conclusions about Zimmerman. If common sense actually prevailed, it would show us that in all likelihood, whatever Zimmerman's reason for pulling the trigger, racism wasn't it. In fact, the only racism exhibited here is by the left in its groundless, unfair charges of bigotry against all of white, especially white conservative, America. The President even said about Trayvon's death that we need to examine our "collective soul", as if we all had some role in the mechanics of this event. What he means is that he believes white people are collectively racist.

Way to unite us, Mr. President. Wasn't it Barack Obama who, as a candidate in 2008, said he wanted to unify the races? Well, unfortunately his and the left's hateful, racist, cheap maneuvers have single handedly set back race relations in this country by decades. But of course liberals thrive on that kind of environment.

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  1. Julie Szydlowski says it like it is. God Bless her.

  2. Out of curiosity, if you were walking in a neighborhood and someone got out of a car (after following you) and confronted you with a gun, what would you do?

    Additionally, I would maintain that the media only exploded with this because it's sensationalist, not because they want to stick it to white conservatives. If they wanted to do the latter, they would have reported on it immediately rather than waiting for two weeks to a month (depending on the source) after the event to report on it. Galvanizing topics like this event is great for media ratings because it generates discussion, insomuch as much as you can call arguing about muddled facts and suppositions being "discussion".

    Also, you make the point that there was no racism present in Zimmerman's actions. Can you really say that if a white man walking around in a Polo t-shirt and khakis had been strolling down the street, he would have been followed and accosted with a weapon? Racism may not have been an overt factor, but human psychology supports categorizing groups of people - much like you just categorized the left as racist and hateful. Every person ascribes certain attributes to certain groups, even if only on a subconscious level.

    To me, your words sound hateful in themselves. Why sink to the level that you perceive the left as occupying? Why not turn the other cheek? Why use the exact same words to describe liberals that they use about conservatives - hateful, racist, etc.? These words are no better than those espoused by the left. Rise above.

  3. Daniel from MacombApril 3, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Anonymous #2 - you think it's hateful for Julie to point out how the media is "sensationalizing" the story at white people's expense, but you don't think it's hateful what they and the president are doing to make this an act of hate against all blacks? Trying to convince an entire race that they are automatic victims is a hateful thing to do. And since more blacks are killed by blacks, why don't the media sensationalize that? Because the truth doesn't sell papers. Lies and cheap tricks do - and that is hateful. I didn't read anything hateful in this article above - she was saying how the left's exploiting this death is hateful - their actions, not them as people. Unlike how they are trying to portray white people as hateful just for being white. How many votes do you think the president is hoping to get from this? If you don't see that, then no wonder you missed the point in general.

    1. Anon 2 here. Again, I claimed that media was a culprit in sensationalizing the story like they do any story from Zimmerman to Obama's birth certificate to Limbaugh. I maintain that the media focuses on divisiveness with little regard to which party it comes from because divisive issues are best for ratings, which is what the media market is based off of. I agree that truth doesn't sell papers (but who buys papers nowadays, right?), but with the internet, it isn't too difficult to fact check anything. Personally, I try to only deal with the AP or foreign press, since they have less invested in shaping American opinions.

      In terms of hatred, I just don't know how someone can claim that expressing sorrow over the death of a young teenager, or by supporting a federal investigation into the case, is hate against white people. What I do find hateful (as a voting Republican), is consistently implying that liberals as a whole are hateful people without any sort of actual evidence to support it. Words like those expressed here only contribute to the divisiveness of the political scene today, which plays right into the media's hand.

  4. So the conservative side of media should keep quiet and let the liberals do what they do without comment lest conservatives are seen as hateful? I don't think so. Keeping mum so as not to offend lets the evil doers run rampant. And expressing sorrow over death of one black person because it is a sensational story and keeping quiet over other black deaths because they're not sensational is duplicitous and yes, plants a seed in people's minds that white people are somehow to blame - as was done in this case - and that is hateful. Pointing it out is not hateful

    1. It's not about a black guy dying because of a white guy. It's a black kid that got murdered potentially because of his race. I really find it hard to believe that it's suddenly every white person's fault. It is, however, Zimmerman's fault that Trayvon died and there are certainly suspicious circumstances.