By now, everyone in the nation with an internet connection or cable television knows that George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin after acosting him during a Neighborhood Watch patrol. The reaction has been predictable and boring. A vast majority of news reports, and as a result a vast majority of viewers, assume that George Zimmerman's choice to shoot a teenage black youth wandering in an upscale Florida neighborhood is a clear sign of latent racism.
And yet, a week before Trayvon Martin was shot, a white youth in Kansas City was chased down by two older black teenagers, doused in gasoline, and set on fire. Clearly, this was a race-based hate crime. Additionally, being doused in gasoline and set aflame is a tortuous way to attempt to kill someone, a method designed to arouse in the attacker a pure sadistic glee at watching another human being suffer.
So why the difference? Why does no one know the name of the white youth attacked in Kansas City while the entire world mourns for Trayvon Martin? Do not misunderstand me. Trayvon Martin's death is a terrible tragedy that could have been prevented with common sense and better training. The sadistic attack on that thirteen year-old in Kansas City is not made more or less tragic because the boy happened to be white. It just disgusts me that we can have a clear case of racially motivated brutality that receives almost zero media coverage simply because the victim was white and no one used a gun.
You see, that is the real goal of the media. The real goal here is not to report a horrible tragedy. The real goal is convince everyone who reads the story or watches the news reports that white men with guns are all dangerous racists who need to be regulated out of existence. White men with guns are consistently demonized in the news. If a black gangster or a Mexican cartel foot soldier kills someone with a gun, the media uses that story to demand white men be prevented from buying more guns because "obviously" white men with guns are a dangerous breed.
This is completely and totally insane. It strikes me that the real racists are the journalists and editors. For some reason they hate white men with guns simply for being who they are. How is it that with this much hatred being poured on white men with guns the political elite and even the journalists themselves continue to complain about "latent" prejudice against blacks and hispanics?
I must be the crazy one, because it seems to me that our political, academic, and journalistic elites are all dangerously deluded about life in America. And you know what they say, "If everyone around you appears to be insane, they aren't the problem!"Fox News: Arrest Demand Grows in Florida Teen Trayvon Martin's Shooting Death
LA Times: Trayvon Martin Case Grows as National Issue, Pres. Obama Weighs in
Huffington Post: Why George Zimmerman Must be Arrested and Tried for the Murder of Trayvon Martin
NY Daily News: Teenagers Poured Gasoline on Boy Walking Home from School and Set Him on Fire
Addendum, March 24, 2012
It turns out that in the same week the boy in Georgia was set aflame by black teens, another even more horrifying black on white crime was committed in Knoxville, TN. It's not white people that are struggling with racism these days. Far too many black and hispanic youth seem to feel that just because they are not white they should be allowed to advance materially and socially without bothering to learn a skill or to behave in the barest minimum of a civilized manner. This culture of entitlement, driven into them by decades of media bias and Marxist academics, is inspiring them to acts of violence their parents and grandparents would never have considered, not even for a moment.
I'm not saying everyone needs to be the same. Absolutely not. Our great diversity and individualism is the foundation of our national strength and individual success. But this growing move toward violence to resolve a perceived slight has got to stop. There is no place for it in the modern world. The only end result it can achieve is to return our entire globe back to an age of tyranny and oppression the likes of which these youth cannot even begin to imagine. The sad truth is, if they succeed in bringing back the tyrants, these violent youth with their delusional sense of self-aggrandizement will be the first ones executed in the public square.