Wrong wrong wrong. Every media outlet, every talking head, every political hack and religious fussbudget is shrieking about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman and every fucking one of them is totally back-ass wrong. Head in the sand, retarded monkey clown wrong. Let me drag out my virtual soap box and warm up the good deep preachin’ voice. It’s time to set those screaming shrews on the right path…
Do you wanna know why shit like this happens all the time? Because we’ve chosen to live in a culture drenched in fear and divisiveness. Period. End of discussion. Next topic. Can we talk about something a little more important now? What, you need a little more ‘splainen? (Deep sigh) All right, I’ll try to use small words in case any of you are Fox or MSNBC anchors.
Our ‘elected’ government and our ‘free’ media both spend much of their time and energy whipping up fear. Be scared of terrorists. Be scared of other people. Be scared of everything. Death is right around the corner. An attack of something, by someone, is imminent. We’re at war against a thousand enemies; Arabs, poverty, drugs, tooth decay, weeds in the driveway. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We must be ever on guard. See something, say something. Boo!
As part of the fear campaign we’ve been divided into a million constituencies and pitted against each other. Everything is reduced to us vs them, and ‘them’ are dangerous. Left/right, black/white, straight/gay, Christian/heathen, taste great/less filling. Every single one of these divisions is a pile of pure, unadulterated, steaming bullshit. But they give us somewhere to aim all that fear.
Our entire culture is now defined by this fear and divisiveness. It’s literally the only way have of seeing the world at the moment. So guess what happens when a profoundly stupid, scared cop wannabe sees a kid raised in a culture that celebrates thugs and being ‘ghetto’ walking in his neighborhood? Duh. And it’s only going to get worse.
That, however, might be a good thing. The fact is we’re all being oppressed. African Americans? Yep. Immigrants? Yep. Women’s sexuality? Oh yeah. Non Christians? Of course. Farmers? The working class. Yep again. Bikers, artists, independent thinkers, and weirdos? As usual. It isn’t going to get any better until we quit fighting each other, stop being scared, and start to address a power structure created by a corporate controlled government of elites. We need deep and profound change and I’m convinced that things will have to get a lot worse before the sheep are willing to storm the Bastille. So bring it on.
There’s been a lot of discussion of racism around this case. Is George Zimmerman a racist? Probably, but so what. Is the ‘system’ racist? White people are granted a self defense plea in about 35% of the cases where they kill a black person while blacks are only found innocent 3% of the time if it’s reversed. But that’s not the fault of the law, that’s the fault of the people who enforce those laws. Did the media whip up the race angle of this tragedy. Absolutely. So who’s at fault? Guns? Racism? Laws? No. Specific people did this. The people who unfairly enforce laws and the people who inform us of their activities. Oh wait, aren’t those the exact same people who created the environment of fear and divisiveness in the first place? Of course it is. And aren’t we the people who let those idiots stay in power? Oh wait, that makes the whole thing our fault. And so it shall remain until we find the courage for Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios and Viva la Revolucion.