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Sometimes truth is unpopular, and today’s post may be one of those occasions. I have gritted my teeth as I remained silent on this issue, but now that the true story has come out and been corroborated by witnesses, I can no longer do so.
As I write this, I realize some of my readers may disagree with what I have to say here—maybe even disagree strongly. That’s okay, but let’s remain friends anyhow.
Led by Al Sharpton and others who gain wealth and fame promoting racial strife by claiming that everything bad that happens is somehow the result of racial injustice, our media and much of our country has been worked up into a feverish demand for the lynching of George Zimmerman because of the death of Trayvon Martin. Playing the race card has become an effective tool for these so-called civil rights leaders, whether there was a racial issue involved or not. The Black Panthers have even gone so far as to place a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman.
If George Zimmerman had been black and Trayvon Martin white, would there have been any outcry? I seriously doubt it.
The Orlando Sentinel released a story this morning finally detailing what actually happened on the night of February 26. Zimmerman was walking toward his vehicle, his back to Martin, when Martin struck him from behind, knocking him to the ground and proceeded to beat him. Bloody, battered and unable to defend himself, Zimmerman managed to draw and fire his weapon—once—in an attempt to stop the beating.
I hoped to show a photo of Zimmerman bloody and beaten after the attack, but the media frenzy has been so overwhelming they’re not showing any—and the only photos I could find of Martin make him look like a fourteen year-old choirboy and not like the vicious monster who attacked Zimmerman.
All the way back on February 27th, the local Orlando Fox station interviewed the witness who dialed 911. They submitted the following facts:
1. The witness reports that George Zimmerman was on the ground and Trayvon is on top of him punching him.
2. The witness says that George Zimmerman was screaming and yelling for help.
3. Police arrive and find Zimmerman bleeding on his face and the back of his head. He also has had grass stains on his back. All this confirms the story told by Zimmerman and the witness.
4. Police play the 911 tape for Trayvon Martin’s father, who tells police that the voice screaming is not the voice of his son [further confirming what Zimmerman and the witness said].
The neighborhood this took place in has seen a lot of crime. Would you be surprised to learn that there were eight burglaries, nine thefts, and a shooting just in the past year? In fact, the local homeowners’ association reports that George Zimmerman actually caught one thief and aided in the apprehension of other criminals.[This lends credence to the picture of Zimmerman as a responsible member of his community.]
As with all teenage victims, the media mendaciously refers to Trayvon as an “honor roll student.” In fact, he was under a five day suspension when the shooting took place. That is why he was staying at a house so far from his school on a school night. A laywer for Trayvon’s family has blocked access to his school records. However, you have to do something pretty bad to get suspended for five days.
Note that all the news articles contain a picture of a smiling, prepubescent 13 year-old Trayvon, not a fully grown 17 year-old, 6’2” football player: The media also fills their articles with outdated baby-faced pictures of Trayvon. Very few include that he was a towering 6’2” football player.
Quoted from answers.yahoo.com
Martin, who initiated the attack, died from Zimmerman’s attempts to defend himself, and because of his death he has somehow become a martyr in the minds of much of the public. Martyrs don’t attain their status by savagely attacking people from behind, although Sharpton, et al, with decades of experience at inflaming crowds, have managed to make Martin one in the eyes of much of the public.
Where is our outrage at this attack? Where is our sympathy for Zimmerman, the actual victim in the matter? Where is our sense of right and wrong? Have we become so accustomed to the demagoguery of these so-called civil rights leaders that we just accept whatever preposterous claims they make and blindly follow them along the paths they want us to tread? If so, how sad, not only for the George Zimmermans who get trampled underfoot, but for our entire nation.
David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his non-fiction Web Wisdom: Godly Inspiration from the Inbox and starting his new fiction work—a series of novellas set during the period from 1860 to 1880—using methods he and @KristenLambTX developed when they cofounded Warrior Writers Boot Camp.
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