I’ve not followed the Zimmerman case closely, but the media appears to have stirred things up:
An ideology-based, media-driven false narrative that has distorted a tragedy into a racist outrage. This narrative has transformed Zimmerman, a man of racially mixed heritage that included white, Hispanic and black roots (a grandmother who helped raise him had an Afro-Peruvian father), into an honorary white male steeped in white privilege. It has cast him as a virulent racist even though he once had a black business partner, mentored African-American kids, lived in a neighborhood about 20 percent black, and participated in complaints about a white police lieutenant’s son getting away with beating a homeless black man. Read on for multiple examples
As did the Justice Department:
A little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.
It’s classic Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” manufacturing/maintaining rage in the community. As an amazon comment on the book states “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it”.
Inflaming the base, spurs votes and secures elections. This makes it a good thing, irrespective of who gets demonized/hurt by this perverting of attitudes and no doubt behavior. I guess it is a case of “For the good of all, we must spread hate”.
So sad. For everyone.
This could say a lot about the kind of guy Zimmerman is:
OFFICIALS say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Still willing to put himself out to help others.
On-going reporting on The Last Refuge: