You know how it seems that right wingers live in an alternate reality that only bears a superficial resemblance to this one? Here’s the perfect example of how completely devoid of facts the right becomes when left to its own devices in the echo chamber of derp. This was posted on my page in defense of George Zimmerman. My response will be in bold:
Wendy Anderson No one seems to ask the questions that are important. Trevon was a “bigger” person than Zimmerman, he was taller and weighed more (actually he was three inches taller but 42 pound lighter) The media continues to show the “mugshot” of Zimmerman and show all the “middle-school” pictures or Trevon from years ago. (They do? I haven’t seen one of those in quite some time. I do, however keep seeing pictures of Trayvon on right wing sites with “magically” darkened skin) This is completely biased and automatically makes you think one way about Trevon and one way about Zimmerman. Why was Trevon in the gated community where Zimmerman lived? (Because his dad lived there, this was widely known from the day the story first went national) He didn’t live there and wasn’t visiting anyone that did. (Because a black kid in a gated community is automatically suspicious, the right seems to have made Trayvon’s father disappear into thin air to fit the narrative) It was pouring down rain and Trevon’s Dad let him “walk” to a gas station to get a “coke and skittles”?? (It was drizzling) His dad couldn’t give him a ride to the gas station to get a snack, considering it was pouring down rain? (How do we know it wasn’t pouring? Because you don’t hear it on Zimmerman’s 911 calls. “Pouring rain” is very loud)The fact that Trevon was walking in the rain, in the gated community of Zimmermans house is the definition of “suspicious”. (But not if he had been white, of course) He is the the neighborhood watch leader. What is suspicious about Zimmermans actions? Zimmerman never found Trevon again. He was walking back to his car when Trevon approached and attacked Zimmerman. They were fighting, on the ground. Trevon was going for Zimmermans weapon. (Says who? Zimmerman? I thought he was getting his head bashed on the ground. Martin did that and went for the gun at the same time? Wow.) I don’t know about you, but if I was trying to get in my car and someone attacked me and was trying to get my weapon from me, I live in Florida and theres no question i would use the “Stand my ground” law, I would defend myself against a 6’3″ male that was attacking me. (6’3″? If he was that tall but only 158 pounds, he would be a toothpick. Clearly the right needs Martin to be a big scary Negro to justify the shooting) There is a witness who was walking his dog that says he saw Trevon on top of Zimmerman, fighting with him, going for his gun. The witness was close enough to see that in the dark? It was 7PM in February and it was raining/drizzling. Who was this person that could see it all so clearly and when do we get to hear their testimony?) I find it terrible that a young man lost his life, I wish that on no one, or their parents. However, you have to look at the facts. Did Zimmerman chase down Trevon and just shoot him?? No. Zimmerman was getting back into his car to go home, when he was attacked. Trevon was trespassing in a gated community in pouring down rain. Why didn’t Trevon go home? Why didn’t he leave? If he was scared and trying to get away then why did HE ENGAGE Zimmerman? If I was scared for my life and I had gotten away from the person that was scaring me then I would not have gone back to the gated community and engaged that person.
This is astonishing in its willful ignorance. I will bet my left kidney that this is the version of events to be found in every right wing comment section and chat room. Notice there is not one mention of the 911 dispatcher telling Zimmerman to stay in his car. Not one mention of the girl on the phone with Martin that tells a very different story. Not one mention of the fact that Zimmerman instigated the confrontation by following Martin in the first place. If Martin had pulled out a gun and shot Zimmerman in his car and claimed he felt threatened, I’m sure Wendy here would not be so gung ho about Stand Your Ground laws. After all, those are supposed to be for shooting black people, not getting shot by them.
Since this story first broke, the right has been working overtime to paint Treyvon Martin as some druggie nigger in a hoodie that had it coming. One imbecile suggested that Martin might have been aggressive because he was stoned. Let that sink in for a minute: Someone actually said, out loud, that marijuana makes you aggressive and violent. I don’t even smoke and I know that is imbecilic.
The Trayvon Martin shooting is the perfect microcosm of everything that is wrong in America today. It doesn’t matter what it is; if liberals are for or against it, the right MUST take the opposite side. Nothing can dissuade them from this. No fact, no evidence, no nothing is enough to keep them from making up a narrative to counter what actually happened. The left MUST be wrong at all times. If there was video uncovered that showed Zimmerman attack Martin, the right would absolutely ignore it or pretend that it just wasn’t relevant. Martin had it coming because liberals think he was murdered.
End of story.