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Obama Administration Exploits Trayvon Shooting to Push Anti-Gun, Race-Baiting Rhetoric
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Establishment is creating the myth of white on black violence to take everyone’s rights
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Obama administration, its supporters, and the establishment media are engaged in a transparent effort to whip up racial tension over the Trayvon Martin shooting in a bid to chill second amendment rights and polarize the American people as part of an election stunt.
In doing so they are manufacturing a race-baiting myth that threatens to cause genuine racial unrest – the notion that white on black hate crimes are a problem of epidemic proportion when in reality federal crime statistics prove that the opposite is true.
Despite a witness telling Sanford police that he saw Martin attacking George Zimmerman before the fatal shot was fired, clearly suggesting Zimmerman was acting in self-defense, along with new video showing that Zimmerman was injured during the confrontation, the administration has exploited the tragedy to create momentum for the right to self-defense to be abolished altogether.
During a CBS News interview which aired yesterday, Vice-President Joe Biden said the incident would re-open debate on the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law, while also flagrantly lying about the second amendment.
“The idea that there’s this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons… I think it’s the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I’m not so sure of,” Biden said.
In reality, as Gun Owners of America documents, firearms are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day,” a GOA factsheet notes. “This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.” In the vast majority of cases, brandishing a firearm prevented an attack of crime, the statistics reveal.
In light of the NRA’s recent warning that Obama would use his second term to ban firearms, in addition to newly uncovered footage in which Attorney General Eric Holder calls for Americans to be “brainwashed” out of their support for gun rights, the administration is clearly invoking the Trayvon incident to prepare the groundwork for Obama to clamp down on the second amendment if he is re-elected.
While Obama waded into the controversy by proclaiming Trayvon to be the son he never had, his supporters have played on race to generate hysteria and a lynch mob mentality. Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience threatens to stimulate racially-fueled clashes, while Spike Lee’s decision to tweet what he believed to be Zimmerman’s home address, only for it to be the home of an elderly couple who had to go into hiding, illustrates how far beyond the pale the entire situation has been hyped.
Meanwhile, despite a week of intense media scrutiny, Twitter has still failed to delete an account entitled ‘Kill Zimmerman’ which incites readers to murder the accused shooter in cold blood. Imagine if white supremacists reacted to a white man being shot by a black man by setting up a twitter account calling for the black man to be hunted down and killed lynch-mob style. Do you think Twitter would delete the profile?
The fact that the establishment media, at the direction of race-baiting Obama supporters like Al Sharpton and Obama himself have artificially manufactured racial controversy around the Trayvon Martin shooting is manifestly provable.
NBC News had to admit that they had deliberately edited a call between George Zimmerman and a 911 dispatcher prior to Martin’s death in order to make Zimmerman appear racist, by removing the part of the call where the dispatcher directly asks Zimmerman if Martin is white, hispanic or black.
Despite making up only 8 per cent of the population of the United States, black on white violence is seven times more likely to happen than the converse. Whether people like that or not, it is a fact, but you will never see the establishment media even acknowledge it, never mind start a public debate on the root causes of why it is happening.
These statistics come from a New Century Foundation analysis of federal crime statistics.
You will also never hear a discussion about why, “blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery,” as Ken LaRive documents.
In addition, you will never witness a national debate over a spate of incidents that have occurred over the last two years in which gangs of black flash mobs go on violent rampages targeting non-blacks.
If Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee and their ilk showed half as much concern for the fact that black culture, particularly in the form of rap music, promotes and glorifies violence, which undoubtedly is one of the major causal factors behind these statistics, as they are showing in their efforts to whip up racial tension over the Trayvon shooting, America would be a much more harmonious place.
But this isn’t really about representing black people or highlighting genuine concerns over racism, it’s about firming up Obama’s support base with the election just over six months away. If the administration can exploit enough tragic incidents like the Trayvon shooting to polarize the American people and rally recalcitrant liberals into re-affirming their support for Obama, another four years in White House can still be obtained.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
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