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The blog Wagist provides a long list of details that disprove the media narrative that Trayvon Martin was a harmless child who was pursued and murdered by George Zimmerman. I will qualify until I’m blue in the face – Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy that should not have occurred. George Zimmerman bears some responsibility for this fact. The truth is that I feel bad about running these types of posts, but I feel that there is too much at stake not to look for the truth in this case. If the media had done their job from the get go, me and other bloggers who are scouring for the truth wouldn’t have to do their job for them. To show you how serious all of this is, normally conservative black intellectual John McWhorter is basically supporting the notion of riots in the streets if “justice is not done”.
Martin was erroneously pursued by George Zimmerman, but at some point it seems that Martin turned on Zimmerman and did damage to the point that Zimmerman pulled his gun – one he was licensed to carry – and shot and killed Martin. Zimmerman obviously wasn’t out just wielding his pistol, thus, Martin likely attacked a man he didn’t know was actually packing heat. The question becomes, if Zimmerman hadn’t shot Martin, would Martin have still been the innocent victim? I think the answer to that question changes only because the gun was fired and Martin was killed. Since Zimmerman would have been the victim if he hadn’t shot Martin, Zimmerman had a right to defend himself by shooting Martin. I think this is a very fine philosophical point that would be lost on liberals by the way.
Wagist links to possible drug activity and some associates who threw up gang signs on various social media networks. I don’t think those discussions aren’t as relevant as Martin’s penchant for violence. And by violence, I don’t mean violence with weapons or even really dangerous violence. I think that Martin had recently begun enjoying fist fighting. I’ve been in fist fights myself, and I now shudder to think how a fight with the wrong person could have ended in me being shot. Wagist provides a link to Martin’s twitter exchanges in which one of Martin’s friend wrote to him, 5 days before his death, “<<<<<<yu (sic) ain’t tell me yu (sic) swung on a bus driver”.
And looking through Martin’s Facebook feed, I came across this short bit, which I screen capped:
That was around Thanksgiving. If Martin got in a fight then and swung at a bus driver three months later, I’d argue that this shows a transition into a fighting stage which is something that lots of boys Martin’s age go through. I went through mine a bit late – in my twenties – and roped off a few too many fights within a very short span of time. When you start fighting, you also start looking for things to fight about. Point being, Martin wasn’t a docile kid. Nor should we have expected him to be, but the media has tried to tell us that he was. It seems that he attacked Zimmerman at some point because Zimmerman was following or tracking him. An invasion of privacy and outrageous in its own right. But that wouldn’t justify a physical attack. If Martin would hit a bus driver – and I’d assume it was some slight and that Martin would have been in the wrong – he’d hit Zimmerman for a not good enough reason too.