Could it be because the liberals, leftstream media, and President Obama need a springboard for Obama’s election run? Nothing gets lefties more excited than a white on black crime. Facts don’t matter. Witness the Duke lacrosse scandal, in which a black stripper accused a bunch of college kids of raping her. Never mind that it didn’t happen, nor was there any evidence, other than her word, that it did. Remember the Tawana Brawley case. She accused an unknown white person of assaulting her, writing racial epithets all over body, and then dumping her, naked. She made that up.
But that didn’t matter. It was a way for the normal race baiters, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and Jesse Jackson to get their faces on TV and stir things up. Now our president, the man, a black man, in the position of power most able to ease racial tensions, has the opportunity to diffuse this. What does he do? He gets in front of a camera to tell us how this tragic victim
looks like it could be his son. Now I wonder which side of racial equation that falls on?
Once again, the right thing to do, with respect to race relation, just like when Obama’s black law professor friend, Henry Louis Gates, got into a scuffle with the police, was to stay out of it. Or at most tell the American public that he had no reason to suspect anyone’s race had anything to do with this tragedy, and he was going to wait for all the facts to come out. But Obama is not interest in race relations. He is interested in one thing; himself.
The man who shot Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, appears to be white when you look at his surname. So, he’s perfect; a white guy who shoots a black boy for no reason other than he looks suspicious and black. But Zimmerman is mixed race; in his picture he looks like a light skinned Hispanic. That’s because that is what he is. His mother is HIspanic. He is what the media have dubbed a White Hispanic. Any other time he would just be called Hispanic or White. But that won’t fit the narrative of a white guy murdering a black kid. Nor does it fit when we
see Zimmerman’s mugshot; so he must be called a White Hispanic.
I am not defending Zimmerman. I don’t have the facts either. Everyone seems to agree that Zimmerman was following Martin, because Zimmerman thought Martin was up to no good. Everyone agrees there was some sort of scuffle or fight, in which one or the other cried out for help. Everyone agrees that Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. That’s it. People on both sides
are screaming about motive and who did what; but they don’t know. If Zimmerman is at fault here, he deserves significant jail time; possible even the death penalty, if it was done in cold blood.
But, I go back to my original question; why this incident? My theory is that those on the left need an excuse to energize their flagging base; which blacks are the cornerstone of.