Skip to comments.Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin, and the Presidency
Posted on 12/22/2016 5:50:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On March 23, 2012, President Barack Obama gave a press conference in the Rose Garden. A little less than a month before, George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, had shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a violent encounter prosecutors said was instigated by Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Local police had released Zimmerman after five hours of questioning, saying there was not enough evidence to refute his claim of self-defense.
It was an obviously incomplete investigation, and the Martin family was demanding justice. In the weeks that had passed, journalists, especially Trymaine Lee then at The Huffington Post and Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic, had focused national attention on the case. Protests sprouted up around the country. The Department of Justice had begun to investigate the case, which was moved from the Sanford police to Florida state officials just a few days before Obama stepped into the Rose Garden to speak, squinting into the sun.
There had been pressure on Obama to say something, but the last time hed commented explicitly on an event that revealed the racism inherent in our criminal justice systemthe arrest of the Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., outside his own home on suspicion of attempting to break inthe uproar had been loud, partisan, and damaging, leading to the spectacle of the Beer Summit.
I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, Obama told reporters that day....
(Excerpt) Read more at vogue.com ...
History? Who cares about history in the liberal world of make believe!
Martin doubled back and attacked Zimmerman.
Zimmerman is not a great guy but he was defending himself.
Now, if you want bald faced lies from the left consider the fibs of those lionizing the nitwit who tried to grab a cop in his car....
The best summary of Obama is that he was a child of 1960’s radicals and ideology who made a career of it.
The thing is, Zimmerman was a great guy. He was performing a public service in the Neighborhood Watch program which was founded and funded by the government.
If you participate, you're a good citizen doing what government says is good for the public.
The Real story: A gang banger with a criminal and drug history and high on marijiuana tried to play the Knockout Game on what he thought was a gay white man. Despite being punched in the face and having his head smashed on the pavement, the white man had a gun which he used against his attacker in self defense while the attacker was sitting on top of him, pummeling him.
A child that does not learn what it is to be a proper, law abiding citizen may find themselves face to face with someone that values their own life and will defend themselves.
A lie in the second sentence. That must be some sort of record.
“the arrest of the Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., outside his own home on suspicion of attempting to break in”
No, he was arrested for disorderly conduct. Because he threw a fit that the policeman was protecting his house from a reported burglary attempt.
Revisionist history? No, people remember this- so it’s just a stupid lie.
Vogue, the same rag that photo shopped the first wookie into cover girl stardom. Nonsense.
Fear persuades. Obama used fear to persuade blacks to be hostile to police. A number of cops have consequently been ambushed.
Donald Trump will work to persuade blacks that paranoia is counterproductive; Obama plans to sabotage his efforts with the continued help of pseudo-objective journalism. Interesting times.
Author failed to get a single fact correct. Probably misspelled his own name.
Trayvon, Trymaine, and Ta-Nehisi.
If it had been Tray-Nehisi it would’ve been a trifecta (or should that be a “Trayfecta”?).
Besides the obvious revisionism, the article is interesting in that liberals are finally starting to realize that Obama is not a leader.
I know I have posted this before, but it is still relevant. Authored by John Derbyshire, who was kicked off National Review for this.
From Taki’s mag:
“There is much talk about the talk.
Sean OReilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons, Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk, Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ DellAntonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in the Orlando Sentinel.
Yes, talk about the talk is all over.
There is a talk that nonblack Americans have with their kids, too. My own kids, now 19 and 16, have had it in bits and pieces as subtopics have arisen. If I were to assemble it into a single talk, it would look something like the following.
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(1) Among your fellow citizens are forty million who identify as black, and whom I shall refer to as black. The cumbersome (and MLK-noncompliant) term African-American seems to be in decline, thank goodness. Colored and Negro are archaisms. What you must call the N word is used freely among blacks but is taboo to nonblacks.
There is a talk that nonblack Americans have with their kids, too.
(2) American blacks are descended from West African populations, with some white and aboriginal-American admixture. The overall average of non-African admixture is 20-25 percent. The admixture distribution is nonlinear, though: It seems that around 10 percent of the African American population is more than half European in ancestry. (Same link.)
(3) Your own ancestry is mixed north-European and northeast-Asian, but blacks will take you to be white.
(4) The default principle in everyday personal encounters is, that as a fellow citizen, with the same rights and obligations as yourself, any individual black is entitled to the same courtesies you would extend to a nonblack citizen. That is basic good manners and good citizenship. In some unusual circumstances, howevere.g., paragraph (10h) belowthis default principle should be overridden by considerations of personal safety.
(5) As with any population of such a size, there is great variation among blacks in every human trait (except, obviously, the trait of identifying oneself as black). They come fat, thin, tall, short, dumb, smart, introverted, extroverted, honest, crooked, athletic, sedentary, fastidious, sloppy, amiable, and obnoxious. There are black geniuses and black morons. There are black saints and black psychopaths. In a population of forty million, you will find almost any human type. Only at the far, far extremes of certain traits are there absences. There are, for example, no black Fields Medal winners. While this is civilizationally consequential, it will not likely ever be important to you personally. Most people live and die without ever meeting (or wishing to meet) a Fields Medal winner.
(6) As you go through life, however, you will experience an ever larger number of encounters with black Americans. Assuming your encounters are randomfor example, not restricted only to black convicted murderers or to black investment bankersthe Law of Large Numbers will inevitably kick in. You will observe that the meansthe averagesof many traits are very different for black and white Americans, as has been confirmed by methodical inquiries in the human sciences.
(7) Of most importance to your personal safety are the very different means for antisocial behavior, which you will see reflected in, for instance, school disciplinary measures, political corruption, and criminal convictions.
(8) These differences are magnified by the hostility many blacks feel toward whites. Thus, while black-on-black behavior is more antisocial in the average than is white-on-white behavior, average black-on-white behavior is a degree more antisocial yet.
(9) A small cohort of blacksin my experience, around five percentis ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacksaround halfwill go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.
(10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
(11) The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black. These differences show in every test of general cognitive ability that anyone, of any race or nationality, has yet been able to devise. They are reflected in countless everyday situations. Life is an IQ test.
(12) There is a magnifying effect here, too, caused by affirmative action. In a pure meritocracy there would be very low proportions of blacks in cognitively demanding jobs. Because of affirmative action, the proportions are higher. In government work, they are very high. Thus, in those encounters with strangers that involve cognitive engagement, ceteris paribus the black stranger will be less intelligent than the white. In such encounters, thereforefor example, at a government officeyou will, on average, be dealt with more competently by a white than by a black. If that hostility-based magnifying effect (paragraph 8) is also in play, you will be dealt with more politely, too. The DMV lady is a statistical truth, not a myth.
(13) In that pool of forty million, there are nonetheless many intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (Ill use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.) You should consciously seek opportunities to make friends with IWSBs. In addition to the ordinary pleasures of friendship, you will gain an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice.
(14) Be aware, however, that there is an issue of supply and demand here. Demand comes from organizations and businesses keen to display racial propriety by employing IWSBs, especially in positions at the interface with the general publiccorporate sales reps, TV news presenters, press officers for government agencies, etc.with corresponding depletion in less visible positions. There is also strong private demand from middle- and upper-class whites for personal bonds with IWSBs, for reasons given in the previous paragraph and also (next paragraph) as status markers.
(15) Unfortunately the demand is greater than the supply, so IWSBs are something of a luxury good, like antique furniture or corporate jets: boasted of by upper-class whites and wealthy organizations, coveted by the less prosperous. To be an IWSB in present-day US society is a height of felicity rarely before attained by any group of human beings in history. Try to curb your envy: it will be taken as prejudice (see paragraph 13).
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You dont have to follow my version of the talk point for point; but if you are white or Asian and have kids, you owe it to them to give them some version of the talk. It will save them a lot of time and trouble spent figuring things out for themselves. It may save their lives.”
See how they constructed that to try and give credibility to their false narrative? Of course a prosecutor said that. A prosecutor can say and make up a lot of stuff.
Now the fact of this matter is, is that the prosecutor was unable to prove his statement in a court of law, and this is a matter of well known record, but it sounds more ominous and menacing the way they dishonestly constructed this to maintain their false narrative.
NBC Edited The 911 Tape Audio And Made George Zimmerman Sound Racist
Furthermore, it came out in trial that Martin’s girlfriend testified that Martin referred to Zimmerman as a “cracker” on the phone. Thus, it was true that the attack was racially based!
The media actually edited the audio of Zimmerman’s radio interchange with the police dispatcher to make it sound like Zimmerman was the racist. The audio put on the air had Zimmerman volunteering that Martin was black. In the complete audio Zimmerman is responding to a request to provide physical characteristics.
Zimmerman’s testimony was that Martin was crossing lawns and peering into houses as he worked his way down the street.
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