Sunday, July 21, 2013

#TrayvonMartin The Old Guard of Racism VS The New Vanguard of Harmony

But that "New Vanguard of Harmony" is taking baby steps, it would seem. People willing to protest about anything these days just aren't turning out in the numbers they once did around the mid-20th Century.

#Justicefortrayvon may not really be justice at all... seen on a wall: "Haters will always hate: race baiters will always bait"

As seen on tv: albany trayvon marchers depicted as middle aged and fat on one channel. No young people marching? If so, why no camera shots? ~ twitter

Coverage in the Sunday Times Union was mellow (The TU noted that George Zimmerman is HISPANIC) and the picture in Section A featured a middle aged overweight woman... another pic on page D3 depicts more of a mixed gathering: I can't say "crowd" because, unlike the olden times of 1960s protesting, the line of march was thin and barely anyone was watching from the sidewalk.

Sensitivity or Eggshells::: page D4 of the TU "The Wandering Dago" story reminds me of the 1999 Xmas South park episode where Christmas collapsed because one thing or another might offend or did offend someone. "Anyone have a problem with mistletoe? You? Okay... lose the mistletoe. It's a stupid way to live if you have to be fearful someone might complain about anything and get it banned because we are oversensitive as a sheeple.

Down the Hudson River, in New York City it was the "celebrity edition" of #100CityTrayvon [Check it out on] leading one commenter there to leave "I wanna live in a society ruled by law - not by Beyonce" and another to bear witness that "A sign read "Justice for all Americans!". A minority, George Zimmerman, was acquitted. Doesn't that count? Zimmerman is only white because the print and broadcast media say he is. It sells ads. Was Jay-Z moving "product", like the old days?"

And then there's the rest of the Sharpton-Jackson inspired faction - either they didn't stir up too much trouble in the 98 other towns or Drudge didn't update his report.
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