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The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

There is one reason and one reason alone that Trayvon Martin is dead today and that reason is he attacked a man with a licensed firearm who used it. It’s not pretty – it’s not pleasant – but it’s true.

George Zimmerman did not jump (read attack) Martin. Just the opposite. Martin attacked him. All else notwithstanding, Martin jumped Zimmerman for no defendable reason, and he paid the ultimate price for his ill-conceived decision.

George Zimmerman did not kill Martin because of the color of his skin, and it is a damnable lie to claim otherwise. George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin because Martin was attacking and beating him. The ugly truth is just that simple. To raise the specter of skin color and to clothe the event in vestiges of racialization and a zeitgeist of rampant racism is nothing more than an attempt to obfuscate that single, salient truth.

George Zimmerman was a member of his neighborhood watch. The function of a neighborhood watch is to watch and report suspicious and/or unlawful activities taking place in a particular neighborhood. It was dark, it was raining, and Martin appeared to be acting suspiciously. A neighborhood watch volunteer following for purposes of observation and giving the police accurate information is not an assault on color. I submit it is inculcated denial to not recognize this.

The jury might have been prevented from hearing certain facts about Martin, but those of us in the public weren’t. Space doesn’t permit me to detail all in print as I will in on-air interviews, but suffice it to say the figurative exhumation of Martin in the image of Emmett Till is an affront to even the most ignorant of racialists and morally opprobrious in the truest definition, but it’s obviously not out of character for those eager to do same.

Emmett Till was the 14-year-old young man who was brutally murdered and mutilated specifically because of his skin color after he allegedly engaged flirtatiously with a 21-year-old white woman who owned a store in Money, Mississippi.

For Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder to now announce the Department of Justice (DOJ) is opening an investigation to see if Martin’s civil rights were violated by George Zimmerman is cruel irony. Holder refused to have the DOJ investigate much less prosecute one of the most undeniably grievous incidents of civil rights violations since the end of Jim Crow. I’m speaking of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation in Philadelphia, PA in 2008.

I returned home to Florida Saturday after spending some three weeks on the road. About two hours after the jury in the George Zimmerman trial handed down the “not guilty” verdict, as I was exiting my local pharmacy, I overheard a man say, with a degree of sarcasm, to the man with him “They feel if we don’t care about killing ourselves why should they?”

T[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]he man, who happened to be an American of color, was wrong. We (read Americans) do care that blacks are killing themselves in record numbers. It’s those they extol as so-called leaders who do not care.

Holder isn’t having the DOJ look into the civil rights of the more than 200 people killed in Chicago so far this year. Jesse Jackson lives in Chicago, but he isn’t leading any marches or protests against the black-on-black murders there. And perhaps it’s out of respect for territory, but Al Sharpton isn’t leading any there either. Sarcasm intended.

A report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows 8,000-9,000 blacks are murdered in the United States each year, and 93 percent of those murders are committed by other blacks.

How many of those families have Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton, or the same media trollops who are fanning the flames of “It’s because Martin was black,” spoken out regarding those ugly statistics?

Those who emphasize that Martin was unarmed should be asked “what if he had been?” If Martin was violent enough to attack and beat George Zimmerman when Martin didn’t have a weapon – what would he have done were he to have had one?

No parents should outlive their children. To do so creates a vacuum of inconsolable loss. And certainly the Martin family is suffering from the loss of their son. But specific to that point, it is a transpicuous and vulgar display of race-mongering by mobocrats who use race as currency to validate their own existence.

Like it or not, agree or not, Martin made a decision to behave like a common street thug and gangsta when he attacked George Zimmerman. That decision speaks volumes about his character, (or lack thereof). There is an attempt to portray Martin as worthy of deification, but I submit that he chose to attack another person for what amounts to no reason at all and that speaks volumes pursuant to his real character.

How many reading this have children who would physically attack someone for the reasons Martin did? I know, without hesitation, that my son wouldn’t. The ugly truth is that Martin was given to the violent mentality of thinking he could bully a white person, and it cost him his life.

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172 Responses to The Ugly Truth About Trayvon Martin

  1. Luke April 28, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Don’t forgot they Treyvon was purchasing known ingredients for homebrew drug cocktails to get high.

  2. jack December 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Lets use a little common sense and stop trying to go above and beyond the call of a knee-grow…

    Zimmerman stalked trayvon
    Zimmerman was told to stop following Trayvon
    Zimmerman kept following Trayvon
    Trayvon tried to elude Zimmerman
    Zimmerman caught up with trayvon and exit his vehicle with a loaded gun in his hand
    Trayvon had a few options…but what if he saw the gun and figured that he would either get shot in the back or try to defend himself…
    Remember trayvon was the being stalked and trayvon was the one unarmed…
    Which brings me to another cold hearted fact…
    NOBODY SCREAMS WITH A LOADED GUN IN THEIR HANDS…..especially if the other person you are “messing’ with is unarmed…
    Like i said ….common sense…

  3. Mychal Massie August 22, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    chris topher: are you looking a mirror…

  4. Jsmith July 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    The initial police report from the night of the shooting lists Martin’s height as 6’0″ (1.83 m) and weight as 160 lb (73 kg). Zimmerman estimated Martin’s height at 5’11” to 6’2″ on the night of the shooting. The morning after the shooting, an autopsy found that Martin’s body was 5’11” (1.80 m) long and weighed 158 lb (72 kg). Other values for Martin’s height of 6’2″ (1.88 m) and 6’3″ (1.91 m), and weight of no more than 150 lb (68 kg), were reported as being given by Martin’s family.
    Zimmerman’s weight was shown as 185 pounds (84 kg) on his Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Booking Information on April 11, 2012, the date of his arrest.

    • Mychal Massie July 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

      jsmith: and your point is what…

  5. Joyce Willis June 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    A wonderful truthful article! Well done and God Bless+

    • Mychal Massie June 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      joyce willis: thk you…

  6. Lana Boleyjack May 26, 2014 at 3:08 am #

    I'd love to believe this, but I actually followed this case, and Trayvon couldn't have possibly beat up George Zimmerman. There is a clear size difference. And you forget to mention the police call audio where Zimmerman clearly calls Trayvon a Nigger, not to mention the police told him not to approach Trayvon. And then there's the audio of Trayvon screaming "help" two or three times before the gunshot rang out. Why would a 100 something pound boy attack a 200-300 something pound man while screaming for someone to help him? This case, no matter what anyone says, is clearly about racial profiling. I don't think Zimmeman meant to kill him. I think he expected for Trayvon to be up to something because he was a black male wearing a hoodie. I mean let's be honest: society has trained us to be suspicious of black males whose faces are covered. That's the truth. You can't dispute the evidence

    • Mychal Massie May 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      lana boleyjack: who are you and what planet are you from…nothing you have said is even close to the truth…

    • Joe December 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      Yeah he could have, Lana. The meanest and fastest and strongest kids are the smaller ones. It’s always been that way…like David and Goliath. When I was 15, I weighed 145 pounds soaking wet, and whipped 3 different guys twice my size in boxing matches and in football and of course, track. Your comment is completely wrong.

  7. Chris Topher February 19, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    Mr. Massie, you are an Uncle Tom in the truest sense of the word and for you to express what you have in this article is nothing short of shameful…

    • Mychal Massie February 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

      chris topher: the first rule of insults is to make sure the person you are attempting to insult remotely cares what you think or have to say…specific to that point I couldn’t care less what you have to say…

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