Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin and the Politics of Racial Guilt
Posted on 03/26/2012 8:19:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Trayvon Martin and the Politics of Racial Guilt
Daniel Greenfield March 26, 2012 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
When at the beginning of March, Allen Coon, a thirteen-year-old boy, was set on fire by two black teenagers who told him, You get what you deserve, white boy, this did not prove to be an occasion for national soul-searching. But the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain after a scuffle between the two men has led to hysterical media coverage, state and federal investigations, civil rights marches, lynching threats from the Black Panthers and a statement from Obama urging Americans to search their souls for some unspecified reason.
The latter took time out from the trivial business of nominating a World Bank president to interfere in a local law enforcement matter and join his good friend Al Sharpton, who specializes in racist rhetoric, in throwing some racebaiting gasoline on the flames.
To Obama, the significance of the whole event was that Trayvon Martin looked like his hypothetical son, which presumably Allen Coon did not. The insufferable egotism of that statement suggests that shooting victims only matter if they look anything like the head cheese. Its racial feudalism and personal politics at its ugliest even as it once again confronts us with Obamas inability to talk about anything without shining it through the narcissistic lens of the self.
Even Trayvon Martin only matters because he is in some hypothetical sense linked to Obama, and every trending topic from Jeremy Lin to the million hoodie march must be commented on by him in some way to demonstrate his own relevance in the mobius strip of fame. There can be no 2012 election without the race card, and so Martin was posthumously drafted into the Obama family portrait ..
(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...
Twitter message from Trayvons brother suggests he was suspended from school for assaulting a bus driver
yu aint tell me yu swung on a bus driver.
Stephen Martin, twitter message to his brother
Travyon, February 21, 2012
Don't you get that feeling?
more to come you can bet yer ass...This kids pictures are hyped to make him look like a liitle boy.They all say he was a gooot boy..I say Bull..
He was in a strange neiborhood in a town that was fed up with break ins unlike Miami and I say he provked Zimmerman.
Zimmerman needs to get a high profile attny to turn this crap around and fast or he is toast
I don’t think this is playing well with average people.
The Villians and Victims crowd has gone a ‘race card too far’.
People know when they are being lied to...and this tiny teenager, run down and perforated with multiple bullets, by a middle aged white gun clinger, story has some holes in it.
I, for one, believe the media must think I’m an idiot. They keep showing the photo of a 13 y/o boy...aren’t there any more recent? There persistence on that alone makes me quite confident the media is pushing a story.
A few weeks ago, an 8 y/o black girl was raped and killed by a black man, in Topeka. No national soul searching occurred...because it doesn’t fit a meme. Most people are smart enough to see the hypocricy in this...and in this instance, Martin’s dead body is the ‘crisis’ which can’t be wasted.
“As a descendant of privileged Africans and American whites, he has no skin in the game”
Daniel you genius.
The real issue here is the fact that our “elite” is basically down to governing by using racism and hysteria. Why any conservative goes along with this racist hystria is beyond me?
White guilt creates power, votes, and cash... and undermines any hope for real solutions...
Ninety-three percent (93% ) of the deaths of young black men are at the hands of other black men.
Homicide is the leading cause of death of young black men.
The MSM doesnt care about the slaughter going on in black communities because it doesnt excite black voters - doesnt get em mad and ready to vote for white liberal elites.
The Jesse Jackson types - self-appointed black leaders - dont care about the 93% of black men killed by black men because those deaths dont help shake-down elite, rich, guilty-white liberals for power and cash.
The Black Panthers dont care about the 93% of black men killed by black men - because they dont get to strut around acting tough. Pushing their neighbors around. Nope. They dont care - not a peep out of them.
No one cares about the 93% of black men killed by other blacks except their mothers... and somehow, thats sad.
Excellent article ..... calls Obama out in no uncertain terms for being a “practiced race huckster” & fomenting racial politics, personal politics at its ugliest, and for “throwing racebaiting gasoline on the flames”.
When will the Spanish speaking “whites” stand up for Zimmerman? Is it because of his last name? He is as Latin as Obama is black.
This need to be pointed out that Obama chose to rally behind the story of the black family over finding out the true story of the Latino in the story.
Anyone have any good Treyvon Martin jokes yet?
Nailed it. And that is precisely what this entire controversy is about, and nothing else.
They don't even care, at least enough to vote other than race bait Rat.
And this brings to mind the question of how many black children are killed BY their mothers before they are born?
Liberal incentives are involved in that slaughter too...
"A black and a Hispanic walk into a gated community... "
“There can be no 2012 election without the race card, and so Martin was posthumously drafted into the Obama family portrait..
Don’t you get that feeling?”
I get that feeling in SPADES. :-)