Exploiting the One Death While Ignoring the Deaths of Others

I was reluctant to even discuss the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial, primarily because of the racial component utilized to divide and conquer a nation facing turmoil. The media gratuitously perpetuated race into this trial to stir up the rage and anger in the black community; allowing opportunist activist –more acceptable euphemism, race pimps–like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Benjamin Jealous. We surely can’t forget the mainstream media and pop culture who were the biggest supporter of introducing race into the dialog.

justice-for-trayvon-7-action-steps-for-our-outrage2Let us consciously think about this case for a second, you cannot be truly that gullible to believe that the killing Trayvon Martin would have even been a trendy topic on Twitter and Facebook resulting in widespread protests all over the country, if it was not for the mainstream media to recognize that there is an exploited value in the case. The manipulation of a story to deceive the public that the killing Trayvon Martin was related to racism sounds intriguingly more attractive, than any of the 500 murders in Chicago at the end of last year, or the thousands of murders that occur every day in this country.

It is so amazing, how the media can utilize celebrities to shift our attention to what they think we should channel our energies toward. We have become a nation that is under a trance, through the use of propaganda. Jamie Foxx can come across our screen with a “Justice for Trayvon” t-shirt and this form of propaganda, then galvanizes us, persuading us to express our anger, without doing an ounce of research. Another distraction, when our precious president orders drone strikes over villages, in, i.e., Pakistan, Yemen that results in the killing of entire families. You will never see Jay-Z, Rihanna, or Kanye West expressing their anger and opposition. Very few in the lapdog media have uttered their distress when tens of millions of black babies were aborted based on 2011 statistics.

Believe me, it is pretty daunting that children are killed or even murdered as a result of gun violence because no one should have their life taken so callously. However, I will not march in the street, yelling “Justice for Trayvon” when children of all different races are being killed throughout this country, sometimes younger than Trayvon. I don’t want to get into the technicality of the case, but I will say that Trayvon was not a 17-year-old little angel that the media wants you to sympathize with. There is evidence that his own mother kicked him out of her home in Miami because of a suspension. During the school year, Trayvon was suspended three times and one of the three suspensions a security guard caught him with burglary tool. He bragged through text messages about his fighting behavior. Now, I am surely not by any mean defending George Zimmerman, I believe that he is an imbecile for following the young man, but even as a gun owner I can’t make any assertions of whether someone is in fear of their life while having their head is being pounded against concrete.

Black America needs to understand that racism can only impede you from succeeding in this world if you allow it. Yes, people of every different nationality can be racist. But what many people don’t understand is that governments allow racism to prosper through legislation. They create the systematic form of racism because no one knows that their race is superior to another until an authority figure–government–apprises them. Some people accept some reject, and others become obsessed with having power over others. It is the reality of our world.

We are living in a century where we can’t negate that racism doesn’t exist because it is as clear as can be; especially when it comes to our judicial system. Black America has more of a serious problem within their own community to address than the fear of a George Zimmerman to gun down their sons’. They are aborting their children in mass while having children at 72% illegitimacy rate, blacks are 94% more likely to be killed by some that looks like them.

The most aggravating thing about this Zimmerman case is that it has evolved into a distraction that we are so quick to call this “the biggest civil rights case of the century.” Honestly, and no disrespect to the death Trayvon Martin, No the fuck it is not! Not even close America–I’m Black, but that should not even matter–you want to talk about civil rights let us talk about the NDAA lawsuit that was recently thrown out of court, the endless domestic surveillance by the NSA, or how about the murder of two American citizens without due process with drones.

Every life is precious and we should not allow the corporate media exploit one while suppressing others.

I’ll end with a quote by Booker T. Washington: “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs.” Out of the woodwork they come.”


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