Inconvenient truths about Obama’s “son”

The death of any teenager is a tragedy. A life cut short causes us all anguish. The shooting death of unarmed, black Florida teen Trayvon Martin fits that description to a tee. The fact that this incident has become riddled with racial and political overtones, even causing the President of the United States to jump into the fray and declare, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” raises the profile to even higher proportions. 

Protest marches from coast to coast — including here in Phoenix — feature professional athletes, celebrities and the now-standard self-appointed black “leaders” Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Activists from the ACLU and Urban League are capitalizing on the momentum.

An interjection of sanity comes as former NAACP leader Rev. C.L. Bryant accuses Jackson and Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.” Bryant, quoted in the Daily Caller, says, “His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions.”  The pastor called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”

But it turns out even the family is cashing in on the bounty, with Trayvon’s mother Sybrina Fulton filing documents to trademark her son’s name. In case you find that difficult to believe, The Smoking Gun website has six pages of applications.

George Zimmerman, 28, a neighborhood watch captain, shot Martin, a 17-year-old youth last month. Zimmerman, also a minority with a mother who is Hispanic, was bruised and bleeding from head and face wounds following an altercation with Martin. He says he shot Martin in self-defense. Though he has not been charged with a crime, Zimmerman has gone into hiding, as the New Black Panther Party vigilantes have offered a $10,000 reward for his “capture.”

The Obama Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into the death and a state grand jury is set to convene April 10.  And in the most glaring example of the racial overtones undergirding the situation, the Sanford Police Department has replaced the white chief, who they say has “temporarily stepped down” with a black appointee.

The Martin case captures the essence of Tom Wolfe’s 1987 classic The Bonfire of the Vanities.  In the novel, a hot-bed of racial tensions erupt as a young black victim sets a city seething. The youth is given sainthood status and the unintentional perpetrator becomes the hunted prey. It’s probably still in the library and chances are you haven’t ventured into one lately. Take this opportunity and pick up the book.  It’s all there — 25 years ago mirrors today.

In that accounting,  the youth became an honor student in death. In the Martin case, the inadvertent victim has had his third, and still current, school suspension for drug possession mysteriously erased and a president with two daughters wax eloquent about his “son.”

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16 Responses to Inconvenient truths about Obama’s “son”

  1. Realist says:

    This is pure politics – bringing the “black voters” back into the fold & trying to recapture the “white guilt voters”.
    Look at what has happenend to this country of ours in the past 3 years. If we don’t have a sea change this fall – the USA will be washed away with the tide.
    May God grant mercy on this country!

    • Seen It All says:

      You’re right, Realist.

      Who ever heard of the term “White Hispanic” before this race-baiting incident? That’s how the New York Times, Reuters and other media sources have described George Zimmerman.

      Normally he would have simply been referred to as Hispanic. Until this episode, I’ve never heard or seen the odd term used. Zimmerman has one white parent, another who is Hispanic. When was such terminology ever used to describe Barack Obama, who also is equally as racially mixed?

      These words were used with intent to divide us along not only racial lines, but also political ones. This tragic situation creates the perfect storm…. perfectly timed and perfectly attuned to the reelection of Barack Obama.

  2. Sgt. Preston says:

    Exceptional post! No beating around the bush here, which I appreciate.

    Know this: In the leftist world of the self-hating, guilt laden, placard-holding liberal white Democrats it’s the white part of George Zimmerman that is criminal.

  3. Jack says:

    Barack Obama couldn’t have hoped for a more divisive issue to play up, and separate the country along racial lines as we head into the 2012 election. The post-civil rights era brought Obama to the presidency, with many white voters along with nearly all of the black ones. Now, he looks to divide us again, this time strictly for his own benefit.

  4. teapartypatriot says:

    A pot-head, who was suspended from school for his addiction, who was caught with burglary tools, and who viciously and savagely attacks somebody, knocking him to the ground and then continues to hit and kick him, DESERVES NO RESPECT from decent, law-abiding, American citizens.

    If there are more deaths as a result of mr. zimmerman (who is a registered d-cRAT and hispanic American) defending himself from a savage beating from martin (who appeared to be high on crack according to a reliable witness), blood will be on the hands of OBOZO, who has done everything possible to distort this self-defense matter into a racial issue and then to inflame the racial elements beyond all reason for his base political advantage (he desperately needs another massive turn-out of blacks to vote for him – or he’ll certainly lose in November).

  5. Overtaxed1 says:

    Perhaps he will lose the Hispanic vote that he so zealously covets.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Remember this, from 2009?
    The police officer who arrested a Harvard professor for disorderly conduct said Thursday he wants President Obama, who is the educator’s friend, to butt out of the incident.

    Cambridge, Mass., Sgt. James Crowley arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his home last week after he responded to a report of two black men attempting to break in to Gates’
    home.

    It turned out that Gates, head of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, had broken into his own home after being unable to find his keys upon his return from a trip to China.

    Asked about the incident, Obama, who is friends with the professor and documentary filmmaker, told reporters at a Wednesday night press conference that he didn’t know all the facts. But he said, “the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.”

    Crowley told WEEI sports radio network that it was “disappointing that (Obama) waded into what should be a local issue that plays out here.” (from FOXnews.com, July 23, 2009)

  7. Orion says:

    How right you are about the parallels between Wolfe‘s “Bonfires of the Vanities” and this situation. Good job, Seeing Red!! I do intend to read it again, but I happen to have it on the third row of my own bookcase! Lucky me.

  8. Kathy says:

    Zimmerman is a registered Democrat hispanic, whose Father stated that they were a multi-racial family. A caller on Rush today made a great point – where is La Raza????? Silence while the race-baiters are acting as judge, jury and executioner of this man of “color”. Where is La Raza on the Black Panther’s bounty? Silence.

  9. Saguaro Sam says:

    If the media is hell-bent on calling Zimmerman a “White-Hispanic”, then shouldn’t we refer to Obama as a “White-Black”? Leave it to the Lib nut jobs at the New York Times to come up with this new category of race.

    Does this mean that all the job applications and surveys that ask about race will have to re-print to include “White-Hispanic”?

  10. garvan says:

    What would lamestream media spokesholes say if a group of whites put a $1 million bounty on the head of a Black?

    • Kimball says:

      Great question, garvan. We both know the answer,

      Trayvon was no innocent. He was a chronic truant, and besides being kicked out of school for drug possession, he was also expelled in October for defacing property with graffiti, and was caught with a ‘burglary tool’ and a bag full of women’s jewelry, Meanwhile the call for George Zimmerman’s arrest grows louder even though evidence points to the fact that he was assaulted by Trayvon Martin.

      • Doc says:

        Ssssoooo….”o-bow-mao-i’m-sorry” sed Trayvon looked just like his son would look? Well apparadently th’ apple didn’t fall far from th’ hypothetical TREE…DID IT?!?! Criminals…like proposed father, proposed son…

  11. Fed Up says:

    This sad story is being sensationalized in order to promote Obama’s second term among liberals who are becoming disenchanted with him and remind blacks that this is “a racist country,” and that only he represents them. Never mind that many whites voted for him and his catchy slogan of “change.” He‘s certainly changed things, by dumping the USA into the socialist toilet! America needs to wise up before it’s too late.

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