From Bob Owens over at Pajamas Media:
The assaults on a pair of Virginian-Pilot reporters in Norfolk, VA, two weeks ago at the hands of 30 black youths, reported for the first time Tuesday, are the latest in a series of attacks driven by a warped sense of racial vigilantism hiding behind calls of “Justice for Trayvon.” At least 15 mostly isolated whites have been beaten not just with fists, but with potentially deadly weapons including hammers and lengths of chain. Many of the victims have been hospitalized, some may never fully recover, and one lingers on the verge of death.
David Forster and Marjon Rostami are just the latest victims of brutal beatings tied to the Trayvon Martin shooting, and some Virginians are outraged that the newspaper did not report the attack for “politically correct reasons.” The attack was revealed not as news, but in an opinion piece…
While none of us – not a single person who has spoken or written about the Martin case – knows all the facts, the evidence we do have clearly goes against the narrative which was created about the case: the accusation that Zimmerman stalked and killed Martin because Martin was black. That is clearly false. Whether or not Zimmerman is guilty of a crime remains to be seen – that will be decided by a trial. But in spite of the easily ascertainable facts showing that whatever else happened, the shooting was not racially motivated, we still got a story of racial motivation. How? My theory from just a few days after the case came to national attention was “grandstanding lawyers”.
Shooting cases like this do not gain national attention unless someone makes an effort to bring it to national attention. Furthermore, a shooting, in and of itself, won’t generate a lot of attention unless there is some angle that people on the make can take advantage of. The racial angle is the swiftest means of bringing a case to national attention and then ensuring that con artists would be lining up to carry the ball and getting the whole event up to a white-hot heat. As to why grandstanding lawyers would want to do that – the simplest explanation is that the attorneys for the Martin family are looking for a large payday – they can’t get it from Zimmerman as he doesn’t have anything while the event appeared to happen on public property so you can’t even sue a local home owner over it. The only possible “deep pockets” are the local police – and so the story was put out that Zimmerman, a racist, killed a black kid for no reason and then was let go without an investigation by what must be racist police (remember – back when the story came out, the people pressing it were implying that Zimmerman wasn’t arrested, wasn’t questioned, did not have his weapon taken and was merely allowed to go home from the scene of the shooting…that is what was being bruited about but all of that was patently false…but it did paint a picture of cops doing wrong…and a police force might be willing to pay out half a million to make the case go away).
While the grandstanding lawyers might merely have been trying to maximize their contingency fees, what they’ve done is open Pandora’s box. The usual-suspect race baiters (Sharpton, Jackson, the New Black Panther Party) were swift to jump on the case, but no one really pays much attention to them…but this is 2012 and Barack Obama is in deep, deep trouble in his re-election effort. And so he came out with his “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” statement while members of the Congressional Black Caucus, one after another, got up on the House floor and flat out lied about what happened (it is immaterial if they lied knowingly or not – the fact is that they stood on the House floor and uttered things which were completely at variance with the facts). Lawyers to race baiters to elected officials…and now the “truth” as far as many millions of Americans are concerned is that Zimmerman was a racist vigilante who killed a black kid for no reason…and it appears that some black people are deciding that if Zimmerman can do it, so can they.
Race relations in the United States are probably more poisoned now then they have been since the time of Jim Crow. No segregationist politician standing at the school house door ever did more damage to race relations than President Obama and the CBC did by lending their authority and legitimacy to a racial con job. Fundamentally, there is no difference in the race story spun about Zimmerman and those spun in the past about Tawana Brawley and the Duke lacrosse team. In both those cases a series of race baiting lies were spread in order that some people could gain money, power and fame they couldn’t otherwise earn…but those cases, while still detrimental to race relations, stopped with the hucksters. The Martin case, though, threatens to explode in nation-wide violence (especially if Zimmerman is found not guilty) because President Obama and the CBC waded in an gave legitimacy to race baiting lies.
This is just a hideous event in our nation’s history – and to have it brought to us partially through the agency of our first black President just makes it more painful. There it nothing we can do about it for the moment other than weather the storm…but the time is here when we must seek the means to dismantle the race industry…those persons, groups and entities who forever live off their ability to stir up hatred…