I’ve been blogging since late 2004 and I’ve spent a considerable amount of time debunking media myths and misinformation over that time period. You would think after the faked atrocities, staged outrages, and in-kind contributions I’ve uncovered that I’d be immune from the mainstream media’s manipulative mindset.
In the case of the Trayvon Martin shooting, I’m beginning to believe that I let my guard down and that I allowed myself to get fooled by them again.
The media, his family, his family’s lawyers, politicians, gun-grabbers, and professional racists have a vested interest in portraying the Trayvon Martin as an almost virginal sacrifice on the alter of Racist White Violence. In this narrative, Trayvon is shown as a much younger child with a chubby, baby-fat filled face. He is portrayed as minding his own business, just a kind who wanted a snack who was stalked and shot down in cold blood by a crazed white man who got away with murder.
But we’re learning more about Trayvon Martin that deflates his mythology a bit. He was not a small cherubic kid as the old photos portray, but instead was a solid 6’2″ football playing man-child in far better shape than most adults. We also know that he was on a 10-day school suspension at the time he was killed, even though his family’s attorney has sealed the record so that we don’t exactly know why (Update: Suspension was tied to marijuana) .
This morning, Pat Dollard proved yet again that you can’t hide from Google, and uncovered tracks to both Martin’s disturbing Facebook and Twitter history that lingers on well after the young man died.
I’ll ask you to read the compiled evidence for yourself, and make your own decisions. I refuse to jump to any more conclusions in regards to this case, and I will not be drawn into the witch-hunt that seems designed to score a political victory instead of seeking justice.