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George Zimmerman Wasn’t on Trial —- We Were
FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 07/15/2013 11:37:39 AM PDT by SJackson

The media indictment of George Zimmerman had little to do with the Latino Obama supporter or with the man he shot. These two men, one in life and one in death, were exploited to tell a story about racism; even though the one thing that both the Zimmerman and the Martin families managed to agree on was that race was not the issue.

Race was not the issue when George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, but race was the story that the media insisted on telling. It was the story that everyone from Obama on down told and retold. And so the story stopped being about the need to determine what actually took place using eyewitnesses and forensic evidence, and instead became a toxic sinkhole of politically correct outrage and racial guilt.

The one thing that everyone knows about Martin and Zimmerman is the thing that matters least. Race. Based on George Zimmerman’s history, which included defending a black homeless man who had been a victim of police brutality, Trayvon Martin’s race would not have been a factor in his calculations. But the media was not interested in any of those things. The liberal narrative consists of a box labeled “white racism” that its activists have to fill from time to time. George Zimmerman was put into that box, not because of who he was or what motivated him, but because it was time to put someone in that box.

The race-baiting left had to tell its familiar story and they weren’t going to let anything get in the way of telling that story. They have to tell and retell that story because it establishes their moral authority to run our society and our lives.

The story is black and white with no room for ambiguities or gray areas. It’s about race as martyrdom. It’s about white guilt. The story is already written and the left is always looking to stick someone’s name in the empty space between “White racist” and “Minority victim.” The head of Stalin’s secret police once said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” The American left reverses that equation. They already know the crime. All they need is the man.

The goal of the rally organizers, the reporters putting their best face forward at the teleprompter and of Obama, rediscovering the son he never had, was not to indict or imprison George Zimmerman. That was a secondary or tertiary goal. It wasn’t George Zimmerman’s freedom that they wanted to take away. It was our freedom.

The left does not indict or convict individuals. It indicts and convicts entire groups. Their show trials indict individuals for the crime of being a member of a class and then convict the entire class based on the trials of those individuals.

Zimmerman wasn’t being indicted as one man, but as a representative of a group. It didn’t matter that his appearance, his background and his motives did not fit the profile. He was indicted as a white racist. And by indicting him, the media was actually indicting the ordinary American for being part of a racist system that murders black youth. The system that they call America.

Trayvon Martin became every black teenager everywhere. George Zimmerman became every white man everywhere. The simplified portraits of both men transcended their identities and defined them solely by the media’s construct of their races. They stopped being individuals and became characters in a familiar media story; “White” and “Black,” “White Racist” and “Minority Victim.”

Within the unreal world of the left’s race-baiting narrative, George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin were stripped of their identities and transformed into iconic figures in a crude story of America as a country where a white man can murder a black man and get away with it. This is the story that the left needs to constantly retell because it justifies their overreach of government power.

The Zimmerman verdict gives the left its final dramatic conclusion to the race-baiting narrative by establishing the guilt of the system and by extension the society that is run by that system. And that is what it had sought to accomplish all along.

The left isn’t just out to indict George Zimmerman. It’s out to indict all of us. It isn’t just out to lock up George Zimmerman. It’s out to lock up all of us. The prison in which it intends to lock us up is big. It’s a 3.794 million square-mile prison for 314 million prisoners. The prison that they are building is meant to cover a country that used to be known as the United States.

The first goal of the Zimmerman case was to deepen racial divisions. That mission was undeniably accomplished. African-Americans walk away from the trial more certain than ever that the country is racist and that white people can get away with murder. There may be no race riots arising out of the verdict and even the hate crimes will likely be limited to a dozen violent attacks, but the deeper impact will be on a black community more resentful and more certain that the only thing standing between it and slavery is maintaining the absolute power of the Democratic Party.

It is no coincidence that the shooting of Trayvon Martin was elevated to prominence while both parties were preparing for a national election. The political work of the shooting was already done last year and the verdict won’t reverse that. The Trayvon Martin shooting was used to fuel outrage and boost voter turnout in the black community.

The second goal was to give the Justice Department more leeway for intervening in local cases and to put local authorities on notice that such interventions can and will happen at any time. After intimidating local authorities into an arrest, an indictment and a trial, not to mention replacing their police chief, Holder’s DOJ has already accomplished its goal which was to treat every local police department like a subsidiary of federal law enforcement whose decisions can be overruled at any time.

Liberal race-baiting isn’t about race in the same way that rape isn’t about sex. It’s about power.

The story of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was just the story that the left told millions of Americans to make their power grab possible. Any day now, they will find another way of telling the same story. The names will be different. The place may be thousands of miles away. But the story will be the same because the media will have found two more people to fit into its familiar race-baiting narrative.

George Zimmerman will have gone back to living his life, but we as Americans will be on trial once again.

And the story will begin again.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/15/2013 11:37:39 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

How do you like this, Nancy Grace now putting words in Zimmermans mouth. On national TV no less.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nancy-grace-says-fking-coons-uncensored-while-railing-against-zimmermans-hatred-for-trayvon/

Calling Zimmermans lawyer. Chalk up yet another lawsuit.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 11:42:24 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SJackson

I posted this on another thread, but it needs to be said here too.

Why can’t the right be creative and put together a video montage with a hip beat showing all the recent black on white violence that we have all seen on youtube and world star hip hop the last 5 years. Keep looping Obama saying “could look like me/my son” and holder “my people” over the racial black beatings caught on video and add shots of the small, page 14 hard to find buried articles of the same black on white violence.

Get some Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom coverage with descriptive details in the video and jam this racial crap down their throats every time they open their racist mouths.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: SJackson

It seems that your best course if you are being beaten by a black man is to try to cover yourself and hope he won’t kill you or leave you a vegetable. If you try to defend yourself the foolish public, media and black racists will make your life hell. The Martins have lost a son, but Mr. Zimmerman has also been tortured. People have to be blind, deaf or clueless to have such strong feelings against Zimmerman. Many blacks seem unable to see or hear anything but prejudice. They could do something worthwhile by telling their children why they should not attack anyone.


4 posted on 07/15/2013 11:45:28 AM PDT by beenhereforever
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To: SJackson
Both Zim and "We" were on trial.

Both passed the trial . . . just barely.

5 posted on 07/15/2013 11:46:06 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: SJackson

Mmmm no, Zimmerman was on trial.

My life and livelihood was not in jeopardy, and neither was anyone else’s.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 11:47:51 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

And it appears the feds and media won’t rest until they get their pound of flesh.

Poor guy needs to move to rural Texas and disappear.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 11:52:33 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SJackson

Of course. It was a symbol, not a real thing. Facts didn’t matter. It was turned into every White killing every Black.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 11:53:14 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: beenhereforever
Many blacks seem unable to see or hear anything but prejudice.

That's because they have been convinced by the Liberal/Marxist establishment that Whitey is out to get them and they have become racist to the core.

They believe GZ is guilty because they believe the system is rigged against them (this being the system that the Marxists want to destroy).

Furthermore, their churches, once strong in Christ have been co-opted by Black Liberation Theology (which is also a Marxist ideology which teaches hate...and not the Love of God).

This will not turn out well.

9 posted on 07/15/2013 11:53:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux

” Furthermore, their churches, once strong in Christ have been co-opted by Black Liberation Theology (which is also a Marxist ideology which teaches hate...and not the Love of God).”

Goo explanation of the reality.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 12:06:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: SJackson
There may be no race riots arising out of the verdict and even the hate crimes will likely be limited to a dozen violent attacks, but the deeper impact will be on a black community more resentful and more certain that the only thing standing between it and slavery is maintaining the absolute power of the Democratic Party.
11 posted on 07/15/2013 12:11:44 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: chris37

Indeed!


12 posted on 07/15/2013 12:12:10 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: I want the USA back; SJackson

I want the USA back ~:”It was a symbol, not a real thing. Facts didn’t matter. It was turned into every White killing every Black.”

Nothing sybolic about it !
All the “race baiters”, sympathetic government officials, and race baiting organizations wanted a pound of flesh !
Now they have reversed the concept of “ MOB RULE !!” ,and lynching !

Politics and “race baiting” are not in the best interests of this country.
What they want is “AGENDA OVER JUSTICE “
Ya gotta keep the masses stirred up so they are not looking for jobs , and continue to stirr up the ‘VOTER BASE ‘ !!


13 posted on 07/15/2013 12:13:49 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

They want a lynching without a trial (Social Justice)!!


14 posted on 07/15/2013 12:15:59 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The language in the Constitution about “three fifths” of a person is intended for nancy grace. So much of what is needed to make a complete person is missing within her husk.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: SJackson

The verdict is in. Not guilty. So now is the time for the left to show it has class and integrity. Now is the time for the left to admit they were wrong. Now is the time for the left to demonstrate to the world that they can admit they were wrong. The world is waiting.......


16 posted on 07/15/2013 12:20:04 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: beenhereforever
It seems that your best course if you are being beaten by a black man is to try to cover yourself and hope he won’t kill you or leave you a vegetable.

No, the proper response is the same as it always has been: Shoot the bastid. Just because the libs think they can roil up a whole community against you is no reason to go quietly into the night.

Shoot. Him.

17 posted on 07/15/2013 12:22:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: RobinOfKingston

She needs to take her meds and watch this video - made by CNN no less - where they proved Zimmerman said “cold” and not the slur word she said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YOt1wEDy0SI


18 posted on 07/15/2013 12:23:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: roofgoat

Gosh, I’ve been thinking the same thing! If I had the know-how, I’d do it. If someone could splice together all the videos of blacks hitting, kicking, stomping, tripping, knocking whites over, etc., bam, bam, bam! And all the photos of white victims bloodied, lying in hospital beds, etc., pictures just coming at the screen, bam, bam, bam, it could be really effective.

I hope someone has been keeping track of all the stories, pictures and videos, because there have been a lot. There’s hardly a day goes by without a new one. I think such a video could be very effective.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 12:24:53 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: SJackson
George Zimmerman became every white man everywhere

In the words of the fictional Rafe McCawley... "Does my skin look pink to you?"

20 posted on 07/15/2013 12:50:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SJackson

This articls really tells it the way things are.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 12:51:32 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: RoosterRedux
They believe GZ is guilty because they believe the system is rigged against them

Most blacks haven't the intelligence to understand their prejudice is their enemy.

22 posted on 07/15/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me
Most blacks haven't the intelligence to understand their prejudice is their enemy.

If I may add an additional element to that...

I think their brains (those of punks like Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon, et al) are just fine (if they were to put them to good use). I think the problem is that they have been taught that intelligence and education are "White" things and they want nothing to do with them.

If one of them makes an "A" on a subject, "you iz jes actin like whitey."

That's a pretty hard bias to overcome.

23 posted on 07/15/2013 1:16:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux

Few yrs ago, I heard girls screaming out front. So I went outside to see. Was around midnight.

So I’m standing there silently. 3 people walk by. One woman said to the 10 y/o, be careful, he’ll call the cops because we’re black.

Their attitude is far from new.


24 posted on 07/15/2013 1:24:52 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: SJackson

I hope this whole incident is a wake-up call to Hispanics in the USA that the left will use and abuse them and throw them under the bus when they are no longer useful.

Conservatives rallied to support Zimmerman’s defense. A lot of truth in his favor came out because of this, and it could have even made a difference in the outcome of the trial.

All conservatives, lifelong or newly converted, of all ethnic backgrounds, are welcome to join us in defeating mob rule and reinstating the rule of law.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 1:43:42 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: SJackson

So many people need to be sued over this; too many for Zim’s legal team alone. He’ll need 10’s or hundreds of lawyers, a small legal industry could be spawned pursuing justice for this man.

Here’s an idea: a Zimmerman legal franchise. Under such a system Zimmerman and his advisers could designate or license interested attorneys to pursue his tormentors in civil court, in exchange for a percentage of the damages. He would need to set up a corporation to vet attorney applicants and select the best qualified.

This would allow him to focus on dealing with continuing personal threats and getting his personal life back on track.

The beauty of it is that a self-sustaining free market system could be enlisted within the legal arena to safeguard the rights of citizens. It would encourage creative and determined effort in punishing to the fullest extent, and bleeding dry the resources of everyone who took part in this abomination.

It’s time the legal system worked for us. A bountiful harvest awaits.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 2:06:57 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: beenhereforever

It is time that those who are pushing “race politics” NEED to wake up, smell the coffee, and grow up.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:40 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: roofgoat

amen.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 3:18:23 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: justa-hairyape

I’m afraid that the world is going to wait a long time.


29 posted on 07/15/2013 3:57:24 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: SJackson

bttt - you know how the beatniks used to sit and listen to their commie poets for hours? I could sit and listen to this guy for years. Just get up for coffee or a restroom break every now and then.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: tsomer

bttt to you, too


31 posted on 07/15/2013 4:12:28 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SJackson.
Race was not the issue when George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, but race was the story that the media insisted on telling. It was the story that everyone from Obama on down told and retold.
Even my cardboard-cutout Demwit family members were 100 percent and loudly on the side of George Zimmerman. OTOH, the hippie-dippy dimwits from my youth disgorge the same nonsense and are in favor of the other outcome -- Trayvon's murder of George Zimmerman.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SJackson
The race-baiting left had to tell its familiar story and they weren’t going to let anything get in the way of telling that story. They have to tell and retell that story because it establishes their moral authority to run our society and our lives. The race-baiting left had to tell its familiar story and they weren’t going to let anything get in the way of telling that story. They have to tell and retell that story because it establishes their moral authority to run our society and our lives.

I stand in awe of Daniel Greenfield ...

33 posted on 07/15/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: sickoflibs
The first goal of the Zimmerman case was to deepen racial divisions. That mission was undeniably accomplished. African-Americans walk away from the trial more certain than ever that the country is racist and that white people can get away with murder. There may be no race riots arising out of the verdict and even the hate crimes will likely be limited to a dozen violent attacks, but the deeper impact will be on a black community more resentful and more certain that the only thing standing between it and slavery is maintaining the absolute power of the Democratic Party.

It is no coincidence that the shooting of Trayvon Martin was elevated to prominence while both parties were preparing for a national election. The political work of the shooting was already done last year and the verdict won’t reverse that. The Trayvon Martin shooting was used to fuel outrage and boost voter turnout in the black community.

ping

34 posted on 07/15/2013 7:30:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: SJackson

Frankly I think the black bigots hoped Zimmerman was a lily white Jew


35 posted on 07/15/2013 7:38:52 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Nea Wood; roofgoat

Plenty of material at these two sites:

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/

http://blackracismandracehatred.blogspot.com/


36 posted on 07/15/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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