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A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers



I've been talking about the cancer that is the media in America for years, ad nauseum. They are a real threat to our democracy. This guy gets it.

That is was published on HuffPo and written by a black man makes me hopeful.

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I haven't touched on the Trayvon Martin issue because race matters in this country are the paralysis of the American people. To constructively discuss Trayvon would require empathy, introspection and an understanding of America's social and economic history. This is why the open forums we have seen thus far seem to fuel more ignorance and bias than reasonable debate.

To be brutally honest, the only reason people are even aware of Trayvon Martin is because it became a topic within mainstream news and pop culture. Meaning: News directors saw it as a profitable, sensational story. Hundreds of blacks die annually in South Side Chicago without even a blurb. Trayvon isn't in the mainstream news for any reason other than ratings and profit. The news coverage on the Zimmerman case almost implies that the killing of this young black man is somehow an anomaly and I resent that.

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Sentrius
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I <3 this article.

This guy absolutely nails it. It should be a must read for everybody who's interested in a conversation about race.

One thing though....

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They are a real threat to our republic.


Fixed.

ETA: L.A., Something's going down on the OT. It doesn't belong on here.

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I'm pretty liberal, but I will admit that the media is extremely warped and one-sided, at least on social issues. The bias helps Democrats, but its almost like the sensationalism merely presents itself as low-hanging fruit. It riles people up and gets them engaged, while not alienating the corporate sponsors.

Meanwhile, honest discourse goes by the wayside.







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Sentrius
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I'm pretty liberal, but I will admit that the media is extremely warped and one-sided, at least on social issues. The bias helps Democrats, but its almost like the sensationalism merely presents itself as low-hanging fruit. It riles people up and gets them engaged, while not alienating the corporate sponsors.

Meanwhile, honest discourse goes by the wayside.



It's bar none one of the most corrupt institutions in America today.

I don't know how it's going to get fixed. The political will, capital, and the vehicle is just not there yet.






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They are a real threat to our republic.
Don't get me started. I'm in the midst of a lengthy reading period on Colonial American history (1776; John Adams; Washington's Crossing; James Madison; Jefferson the Virginian; Alexander Hamilton; Miracle at Philadelphia, etc). But for our purposes "democracy" will do just fine.






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Thanks for the heads up. I took care of it.







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Bandit30
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One question. Do you think trayvonites would give a frick if trayvon Martin was white? Answer NOT ONE SINGLE frick SHALL BE GIVEN!





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S.E.C. Crazy
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I disagree , this case wasn't put forth for ratings but rather for political purposes.It was about 8 months before the election and the liberas & Obama needed to whip up the black & young vote, what better way ?





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luckylefty
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He nails it.





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What's truly more upsetting to me than the media being an absolute disgrace is that such a large portion of the American public not only buy into it, but allow it to affect their day-to-day lives. This article is refreshing to see. I wish rationality was an attribute of American society.





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QJenk
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This guy gets it.! He is speaking ?the truth 100%. Unfortunately most people can't handle ?the truth so his message will go unheard...





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Wild Thang
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A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers



Can I give my message to the trayvons?

My message is simple....

You want to act like a gangster, then you get dealt like a gangster.






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I hope you aren't serious.





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Wild Thang
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Message Posted by rbWarEagle I hope you aren't serious.


I am. I've had enough of this bull shite.

A wannabe thug attacked someone. He got dealt with. shite happens.







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rbWarEagle
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Yeah, and Zimmerman was such a pacifist.





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Wild Thang
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And Trayvon was an angel.

Look at evidence not admitted. Trayvon was no angel.

'Creepy arse cracka'. You think he was a scared kid? Nah. Thug keeping it real. He fricked with an armed man.

The rap songs aren't really accurate it seems.






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rbWarEagle
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I never said Trayvon was an angel. You are being reactive and painting the picture in a way that glorifies Zimmerman. They were both stupid and made mistakes.

Regardless, this isn't a new story. This is the media feeding the fire. That's what they do.






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Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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When will we get the message for Zimmerman sympathizers?





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IceTiger
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Wild thing didn't paint that picture, trayvon did.


The more I know about the kid, the more I know his parents dgaf.

I live in some decent apartments and after the tornadoes wiped out the area, housing was made available to everyone that needed it, but I see 6-8 year old kids at the pool with no parents around...and the kids can't even swim, and they throw the pool furniture in the pool, run and jump the corners, jump in the shallow end head first...all the other parents don't engage them...I have to snatch these kids up all the time, one kid took in so much water I had to make him cough for 5 minutes to get it out...I told him if he feels rotten in the next hour you have to get your parents to take you to the emergency room, I said "you do have parents don't you?"

Those kids will be trayvon in a decade






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GeauxWrek
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black & young vote
Felons can't vote. Nice try.






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