The depths to which race-baiting Leftists are willing to sink to exploit a crisis to advance their agenda is reprehensible.
A 17-year-old kid is shot dead. Police are investigatingâ€¦and progressives see an opportunity. The Trayvon Martin case, in addition to being a tragedy, is a case study in political exploitation and progressive tactics.
The shooting death of a 17-year-old is horrible, whatever the circumstances and no matter their race. But progressives seem to care about this case only because of the race of the victim. There are thousands of murders that donâ€™t â€œfit the billâ€ for exploitation and thus are ignored by these self-appointed â€œjustice seekers.â€
What happened that night? I donâ€™t know. But neither do any of the race hustlers, such asÂ Jesse JacksonÂ orÂ Al Sharpton, who speak of it as if they are clairvoyant. They care deeply about Trayvonâ€™s familyâ€¦ as long as there are cameras around.
This lack of actual knowledge doesnâ€™t stop progressives â€“ many of whom call for due process rights and the presumption of innocence for terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay â€“ from demanding the head of George Zimmerman, the shooter in this case.
The hypocrisy runs deep.
I understand the tragedy here but not the selective outrage. There are thousands of murders in this country each year. How many have you heard of? A large percentage of those murder victims are younger than 30. How many have you heard of? Only a few.
How many cause people to take to the streets in protest? How many occupy a large portion of cable news? How many do these progressives screaming for the head of George Zimmerman ever mention on their TV or radio shows?
You know the answer.
For progressives to care about someone who has been killed there must be an ulterior motive. In the case of Trayvon Martin, there are many.
First, race. That news outlets canâ€™t talk about this case without mentioning Trayvonâ€™s race is a testament to how successful progressives have been in instilling a segregationist mindset in the media. That they rarely mention the shooterâ€™s race is a testament to just how far progressives will go to exploit tragedy to advance theirÂ divide and conquer agenda. Zimmerman is Hispanic, not white, as originally thought. Since the race-hustling machine was already in motion and impossible to stop, they and their fellow travellers in the media simply ignore it.
Bill Maher, HBOâ€™s resident crap-flinging monkey,Â tweeted, â€œNo probable cause in #TrayvonMartin murder? If a dead unarmed teen and an angry racist with a smoking gun is too subtle a clue, what isn’t?â€
Is Zimmerman a racist? I have no idea (hisÂ fatherÂ andÂ neighborÂ say no), but I do know Bill Maher has no idea either. But that doesnâ€™t stop progressive Maher from making a definitive statement on the issue. Facts donâ€™t matter in pursuit of the agenda.
You know it’s bad when former NAACP members start expressing outrage.
Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of â€œexploitingâ€ the Trayvon Martin tragedy to â€œracially divide this country.â€
â€œHis family should be outraged at the fact that theyâ€™re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,â€ Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.
The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton â€œrace hustlersâ€ and said they are â€œacting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.â€