Friday, March 30, 2012

Clothes Make the Man and No Harm No Foul / Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

A Roman Maxim and An American Maxim

Geraldo Rivera offered up the 'If the hoodie fits, you must convict' verdict that by wearing a hoodie Trayvon Martin was guilty or looked guilty enough and thus George Zimmerman was absolutely within the law to murder him.

Thomas Sowell offered up support for Rivera in his column over at the despicable NRO. There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths... Sure thing Thomas, just like all these scary men who shop at this Thug store.

But, Daddy Zimmerman offered up a ludicrous fairy tale account of what happened that night,
“At that point, he was punched in the nose, his nose was broken and he was knocked to the concrete. Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him. In the face. In his nose, hitting his head on the concrete. After nearly a minute of being beaten, George was trying to get his head off the concrete, trying to move with Trayvon on him, in the grass. In doing so, his firearm was shown. Trayvon Martin said something to the effect of, ‘You’re going to die now,’ or ‘You’re going to die tonight’ or something to that effect . .”
Except video surveillance of the Sanford PD car port and lock-up was released and after getting his nose broken and having his head bounced off the concrete for "nearly a minute" Zimmerman, apparently, has no visible injuries or blood stains.

But, really all the evidence in the world isn't going to convince Right-Wingers. If Martin had shot Zimmerman their reaction might have been different. They would be calling for an arrest for murder.

But, instead what has been most important to conservatives in this case are the shockingly lengths they got to smear and slander Martin, to find post hoc and hearsay evidence which proves he was a bad kid, like pictures of a tattoo or his school suspension records, and the out-right lies and false information (crafted by the white supremacists at Stormfront) they are willing to uncritically resend and fervently believe it because it fits their pre-conceived narrative.
Update: Gawker has an story of White Supremacist Hackers Klanklannon claimed to have hacked Trayvon Martin's email, twitter and facebook accounts and posted them. Gawker states Klanklannon made clear their intention was to smear Trayvon and probably knew Erick Erickson or Dana Loesch would repeat their bigoted smear job on National Media, "Today / pol / Tomorrow CNN."
Sadly, besides their efforts to defame the dead, conservatives have no other concerns about the dead young man or the too vague/too subjective Stand Your Ground Law, which contributed to his murder at the hands of George Zimmerman, but have focused their ire and hatred towards, as every right-wing bigot puts it, the professional race-baiters, which to them includes the President of the United States.

That's whom conservatives are really mad at in this case. It's a realization that for conservatives everything always and forever will be about Race. And now anything they think they can use to harm Barack Obama they are going to use.

Stonekettle Station: Trayvon Martin: License to Kill

We are respectable negroes: Smearing Trayvon Martin: The True Lie that Black Men Commit More Crime than Whites

1 comment:

Sarge said...

There is absolutely no reason that George Zimmerman should have been carrying the gun that killed Trayvon Martin that night. A community watch person is to do exacrly that - "watch" and if he/she feels necessary call 9/11 for the police to come.

Why endanger your life in a confrontation with anyone? Call
the cops...

Apartment Community Watch Captain