Skip to comments.Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign
Posted on 05/03/2012 2:01:19 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
"Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism.
The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and to provide a framework for additional research and investigation. Whether or not George Zimmerman was justified in pulling the trigger is outside the scope of this analysis.
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This article deserves reading in its entirety.
Did the continent of Africa sink below the waves while I was at my doctor's appointment yesterday? If the United States of America is this hugely racist, oppressive, unfair and evil place, why not emigrate back to one's homeland? I imagine that a collection could be taken up or a congress member could put forth a bill to pay for the exodus.
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Good read. Thanks for posting!
The author of this comprehensive and informative piece is a long-time freeper.
Keep in mind that while this case shows how the media and left can create a campaign in alignment with their ideology, they could also do this in an effort to bait conservatives as well.
We all know the left wants violence. So far, we have shown every violent event to be perpetrated by a nutjob or leftist (or both).
It is a good lesson to keep your powder dry and your emotions in check.
I have several of Dr. Sowell's books, including The Thomas Sowell Reader, which is a great compendium of his essays. The man's a national treasure.
Good article, thanks.
All of this convinces me that the media wants a race war to report on.
Only problem is, as two reporters in Norfolk found out recently, their press badge is not going to save them from “Justice for Trayvon.”
Wisdom itself, FRiend.
That he is. But unfortunately, he will never get his due accolades as he is not a liberal.
Thanks for the tip on The Thomas Sowell Reader. I'll have a look.
That was tried a long time ago. Immigration to Liberia has since slowed.
“All of this convinces me that the media wants a race war to report on.”
This has become the “Gleiwitz Incident” for the negro nazi party running America.
Hitler had to make it look like Poland started the war to get public opinion behind it.
No argument, but who reads him except white people and a few black conservatives.
Apparently, many libs. Playwright David Mamet was an arch-lib for many years and mentioned Sowell as one of the key figures in his transformation from liberal to conservative. I'll bet millions of libs read Sowell's columns and deep down know he's right. But many of them don't have the integrity to admit they wrong, like Mamet did, and change.
It’s all disinformation and propaganda now, coming from ABCNNBCBS.
They are an arm of Gangster Govt Inc.
I am reading the next chapters in this upcoming novel already. A 13% minority can’t win a Tutsi/Hutu-level tribal/racial civil war. That much is clear.
So why are the MSM and the ‘Rats provoking Those Hip Urban Guys (thugs) into what will surely result in many shoot-on-sight situations?
If the “Reginald Denny” scenario is repeated often enough (whites dragged from cars and beaten to death), then proactive tactics will be applied to groups of blacks loitering at intersections. That is, firepower will be applied to disperse the mob before the mob is close enough to hurl bricks at a car. This will happen.
It will be very dangerous for groups of black men to be seen anywhere near a potential “ambush site.” Whites will not suicidally drive into ambushes. If they can’t make an early U-turn, they will drive full speed over the mob, or open fire from 100+ yards away to disperse the mob.
It will be this “white backlash” that will suddenly be the critical problem, and reason enough for a martial-law type clampdown.
Naturally, there cannot be elections during a race war. Naturally, the federal govt will have to do something about those white maniac murderers and their millions of guns.
So why whip up a race war that blacks will lose, badly? They are using black anger like the trim tab on a rudder, to power up the big move from the other side. According to the MSM and the Rats, the white reaction to black mob violence will be the main story, the main threat to civil society.
That’s my theory of “why.” And it fits with their “Fast And Furious” modus operandi, ie, cause a massacre over here, to effect a political result over there.
Black ops at their finest, by Gangster Govt, Inc.
Actually wasn’t the nation of Liberia created for just that reason? To re-patriate the freed slaves back to their homeland?