Monday, July 15, 2013

I am Trayvon Martin (in a police state)

I. Rony, Ashley Wells, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly (EDITORIAL)
Justice for Martin, protesting American racism in Los Angeles (

We protect racists, we trample civil liberties, we kill dogs, we get paid by the government, and we say you will NOT protest the George "Babykiller" Zimmerman verdict! Or else.
#Occupy ain't coming back, kiddies!
So let me see if I have this straight. A racist white man with a Latin mother -- whose father, Robert, is a white judge with undo influence -- proclaims himself a neighborhood watch commander. He stalks and threatens a black child who is minding his own business but later proven guilty of being black. Said man provokes a fight with the child while carrying a concealed weapon to aid his machismo. He shoots the child in cold blood then lies (dissembles, makes inconsistent statements, alters his story) about it in a transparent bid to protect himself, likely with the help of his father. He almost isn't even arrested or charged because his father pulls in favors to immediately dismiss any talk of charges. This in spite of the fact that the first investigator recommends charging him. (Police Chief Bill Lee, a friend of Judge Zimmerman, invokes Stand Your Ground statute).
MLK, Jr. in hoodie (
Then due only to outrage and a massive public outcry does the system put on a charade of a trial, the defense of which is funded by donations (presumably sent in mostly by witting and unwitting racists), he then conspires with his wife to lie about not having any funds and therefore needing public assistance to cover bail, is caught, held, but ultimately exonerated in a charade of a trial that was trying to get him off every step of the way? I don't see anything wrong with that. Why not let him go?
Trayvon Martin, 17 (Facebook/NYDN)
Let bygones be bygones. Even his would-be father, Pres. B.S. Obama, says: Oh well, whaddya gonna do? Stay calm. Let's reflect quietly, let's ban guns (because guns kill people, not racist), and let's not disturb The Machine, which is making so much money for so many of my new One Percenter friends.

Maybe I am not the only Trayvon. Maybe we are all Trayvon Martin.

Democracy Now! (July 15, 2013)
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