Half Sigma complains about the lack of information, and the deliberate obfuscation of facts in the Trayvon Martin shooting. A comment at Sailer said the same thing- Martin was a young, tall, in-shape guy, a high-school football player and Zimmerman is a fat doofus. In a physical confrontation Zimmerman was going to get the worst of it until he pulled out his Kel-Tec.
Paul Kersey posts a World Star Hip Hop video of a black woman exploding in what appears to be a community college class. If a white person did this, it would be considered a psychotic episode of some type. And yet it seems to be posted as some kind of a victory memorial. But it’s just another sign of black hubris that has appeared with the Obama presidency.
The Trayvon Martin shooting is what you might call, capitalized, an Incident. Incidents have been events that have been used and shaped by the media and the elite to increase their power. Incidents in the last 50 years have almost always involved black people and expanding black power. An Incident, essentially, involves a black person or persons getting into a confrontation, sometimes deliberately and sometimes accidentally, and then claiming racial oppression. Rodney King was an Incident. OJ Simpson was an Incident. All the riots were Incidents.
Incidents are what liberals call “teachable moments”- opportunities to explain to whites how bad they are. Each Incident generates thousands of pages of newspaper and magazine articles and books explaining the injustice of whites and the victimization of blacks. Hell, every once in a while the white person actually is at fault, or at least displayed bad judgment. But the system never accepts bad judgement, only bad faith.
Whites are placed again and again in a “double bind“. That’s a fancy way of saying damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. Whites can accept that they are evil and the shame and low status that goes with that. Or they can disagree and have the system declare war against them. Neither choice is good, but one leads to immediate destruction and one to destruction later. People always ask why people cooperate with their oppressors, but between slavery and death, most people will accept slavery. They hope it won’t be too bad, and maybe things will improve in the future.
Is it wrong to be an HBD blogger? Is it wrong to question the system? I can’t say anything I want openly. We are supposed to have free speech, but you can speak freely only if you agree with the premises of the system, and if you agree with the premises you agree with the conclusion.
People feel better about slavery if they know it will end. If whites knew at some point they would be released of their debt to blacks, they could accept their inferior status. But it will never end. As Holder said recently, affirmative action today, affirmative action tomorrow, affirmative action forever!
The Martin shooting is being shaped up as an Incident. We haven’t had an Incident in many years. The Oscar Grant shooting was one, but never developed the full power of the OJ Simpson trial- because the officer obviously made a mistake and it was dealt with as such.
The trouble for the system is that they don’t control the discourse the way they used to. There are too many bloggers now, and too many people who can do their own research and disrupt the narrative- e.g. Dan Rather and the “fake but accurate” letter.
I think it will turn out that George Zimmerman confronted Trayvon Martin. Martin didn’t like this and attacked him. Zimmerman freaked out and shot him. How aggressive Martin may have been isn’t clear, but I think quite aggressive.
This will not work out as well for blacks as they have hoped. Nothing good lasts forever.