Saturday, August 10, 2013

Surprised it took this long

So this appeared recently in the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame:

trayvon martin mural in tallahassee

Yes, it's a mural of a guy who looks an awful lot like George Zimmerman, shooting someone in a hoodie with the image of Martin Luther King hovering nearby. The face of the hoodie victim is actually a mirror, so you can see yourself as a victim, or something.

Since in nine cases out of ten, young black men are shot by other young black men, shouldn't the shooter here be, you know, another guy in a hoodie?

Or perhaps the shooter should be covered in blood, with a broken nose and be lying on his back while the mirror-faced hoodie wearer delivers a ground-and-pound beating? You know, like what was actually happening?

And what the f*ck does Martin Luther King have to do with a drug-dealing, trouble-making, thug-in-training dude in a hoodie anyway?

Just wondering.

And btw, before you think I'm jumping to conclusions here about the artist's intentions, I believe the mural is titled "We are all Trayvon Martin" or something to that effect.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Just, wow. You are 100% right. The painting is not right without some hoodie on hoodie action. What is liberalism today, though, but the willful ignoring of reality?

postaldog said...

Some dude linked to this post, calling me a garden variety racist. I don't get it. 11,106 young black men were killed by other young black men in the 513 days between the Zimmerman/Martin incident and Zimmerman's acquittal.

Where's the outrage over that? Why am I racist for pointing out that, and the shameless race-baiting going on over the trial and acquittal?

As you say -- it's the willful ignorance of reality. I was going to call it cognitive dissonance, but that implies that liberals have competing ideas in their heads. They don't.

Anonymous said...

A garden variety racist, classic. While it would be more illuminating to me to point out how many young black men were killed by non-black men during the same time period, the whole exercise would be wasted on a lib. Based on the evidence, teaching critical thinking is no longer part of any school curriculum, leaving out a few private schools. I am not sure there are ideas in libs heads. The rote learning covers those ideas.

Why brew tea when you can buy it pre mixed? Why grow a garden when fresh produce is 5 minutes away? Why think when you have computers and 'experts' to do it for you? Thinking is just one more convenience the modern world does for you. All you need is the training on what outlets to listen to.