The murder has elicited comments from everyone from the Reverend Al Sharpton to Spike Lee. Even Geraldo Rivera felt the need to get 'personal' and speak out against the "ghetto gangsta" fashion to which his own son has apparently fallen victim:
"Take that thing off," I snarled at my dashing, dark, handsome then late-teenage son. In those not so long ago days, Cruz styled himself a ghetto gangster, fashion-wise. [...]
No one black, brown or white can honestly tell me that seeing a kid of color with a hood pulled over his head doesn't generate a certain reaction, sometimes scorn, often menace.
When you see that kid coming your way, unless you specifically recognize him you are thinking ghetto or ghetto wannabe high-style or low-brow wise-ass. Pedestrians cross the street to avoid black or brown hoodie wearers coming their way.
Because this is a teachable moment let me speak plainly.
Whatever Reverends Sharpton and Jackson say in Florida Friday, after listening to the 911 tapes and hearing the witness' testimonials, I believe Trayvon Martin would be alive today but for his hoodie.
It seems that Geraldo could use some sensitivity training as well as a refresher course in objective reporting. After the outcry, he issued an apology seven days later.
What Geraldo failed to realize is that the shooting was as much about the hoodie as sexual assault is about one's clothing. Blame the victim much?
As a result of the media's obsession with Hoodiegate, people across the USA have been protesting the slaying of Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies.
That murder has become such a commonplace event in our world is deplorable, and the Trayvon Martin case is no different in that regard, but even so, I believe many people have lost perspective.
Anyone who has read Political Ponerology by Andrew M. Lobaczewski will have recognised that our society appears to be under the influence of what can only be described as a mass hysteria. I'll quote Lobaczewski's definition of a hystericized society that results primarily from the influence of psychopaths in positions of power:
This cycle of happy, peaceful times favors a narrowing of the world-view and an increase in egotism; societies become subject to progressive hysteria and to that final stage, descriptively known to historians, which finally produces times of despondency and confusion, that have lasted for milennia and continue to do so. The recession of mind and personality which is a feature of ostensibly happy times varies from one nation to another; thus some countries manage to survive the results of such crises with minor losses, whereas others lose nations and empires. Geopolitical factors have also played a decisive role.The core issue with the Trayvon Martin case is the mass hysteria that has enveloped the US and, to a lessor extent, the rest of the world.
The psychological features of such crises doubtless bear the stamp of the time and of the civilization in question, but one common denominator must have been an exacerbation of society's hysterical condition. This deviation or, better yet, formative deficiency of character, is a perennial sickness of societies, especially the privileged elites. The existence of exaggerated individual cases, especially such characterized as clinical, is an offshoot of the level of social hysteria, quite frequently correlated with some additional causes such as carriers of minor lesions of brain tissue.
When perusing scientific or literary descriptions of hysterical phenomena, such as those dating from the last great increase in hysteria in Europe encompassing the quarter-century preceding World War I, a non-specialist may gain the impression that this was endemic of individual cases, particularly among woman.
It is practically impossible for hysteria to manifest itself as a mere individual phenomenon, since it is contagious by means of psychological resonance, identification, and imitation. Each human being has a predisposition for this malformation of the personality, albeit to varying degrees, although it is normally overcome by rearing and self-rearing, which are amenable to correct thinking and emotional self-discipline.
The time-cycle sketched was referred to as hysteroidal because the intensification and diminution of a society's hysterical condition can be considered its chief measurement.
Such a sequence does not appear to result from any relatively constant laws of history; quite the contrary, some additional circumstances and factors must participate in this period of a society's general spiritual crisis and cause its reason and social structure to degenerate in such a way as to bring about the spontaneous generation of this worst disease of society. Let us call this phenomenon "pathocracy"; this is not the first time it has emerged during the history of our planet.
The case is not as clear cut as the media would like us to believe - that it was all due to "racial profiling" and "racism" - it mostly had to do with hysteria as described by Lobaczewski above.
The USA is a country that, under the rule of psychopaths, has for the past 11 years been practicing terrorism while claiming to be prosecuting a war against terrorism. At first we were told that the boogie men of 'Islamic terrorism' threatened us from abroad. More recently (following a well-laid plan) this has been transformed into an alleged 'domestic terrorist' threat, where, under the NDAA, any American citizen can be incarcerated without trial. In June 2011 for example, Janet Napolitano visited NYU and spoke about the need for "citizen spies".
Napolitano lays out a sweeping surveillance agenda that includes citizen spies who have a mission of "shared responsibility" to thwart "Core" al-Qaeda, foreign groups "inspired by" al-Qaeda, as well as domestic "extremist" groups, which apparently include an increasing number of plots by U.S. citizens. She added that "there is no single portrait" of today's potential terrorist, citing recruiting tactics "including Hip Hop videos, if you can imagine that." And, naturally, cyberspace. Each of the four key ways that she stated as critical to Homeland Security's mission will widen the Stasi-style network of unpaid employees of the State virtually deputized to spy on their neighbor in the private and public sector and issue reports to the DHS federal security matrix.Zimmerman is a direct result of the beliefs and 'values' of psychopaths in power that have 'infected' the rest of society and led to hysterical modes of thinking and 'feeling' among the population. Given the hysterical ideas that form the basis of the 'war on terror', and Napolitano's promotion of the need for 'citizen spies' (as one example), is it any wonder that Zimmerman, the "neighborhood watch leader", ended up driving around identifying teenagers wearing hoodies as dangerous criminals, 'terrorists' even? Zimmerman was clearly caught up in the paranoid, hysterical mind-set as promoted by US authorities, and was looking for physical evidence that would confirm the psychopathic beliefs he had adopted. In Trayvon Martin he found that 'evidence'.
Despite the line taken by the mainstream media, Zimmerman himself was Hispanic, so the claim that he was racially biased against black people is unlikely to have been a major part of his motivation. Why would the media spin the story in this way? The answer is most likely found in the old saying "divide and conquer". Nothing would please the psychopathic elite (who run the media) more than to pit people against each other and blame it on "racism". So now you have a feud between Hispanics and Blacks and more need for policing, convenient isn't it?
Another all too convenient aspect of this case is that the shooting totally distracted media and public attention from the massacre of Afghanistan civilians by US soldier(s). Robert Bales is almost nowhere to be found in the headlines in the aftermath of the media frenzy covering the death of Trayvon Martin.
The ugly truth is that people are shot to death everyday in America - people of every color and creed. But none of them receive condolences from the president and most of them don't even make the news so what makes this case so different?
Is this case not another media distraction too? Before this it was KONY 2012, and in a few months it will be something else. The issue is the hysterization of Americans in an effort to distract them from the fact that totalitarianism is knocking on America's door.
It's interesting that the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) has offered $10,000 for the capture of the killer. The original Black Panther Party has been reported by at least one former member to have been infiltrated by the US Government (CIA/FBI) in the past. Could the same be said of the NBPP? History has shown us that it's possible through the ponerization of the feminist movement, so why not civil rights?
There was also a recent report of 7 black teens brutally beating a Hispanic teen. Interesting timing for sure.
What we are witnessing here are the same tactics used by world governments over and over again to fundamentally distort and destroy the critical thinking capacities of the people, and unfortunately, far too many people are falling for it, again.
If you want to know the truth, first and foremost you need to understand this: Psychopaths are in charge of your government, your corporations and your media and their goal is, and has always been, to turn the common people against each other in order to distract from their own massive criminality. While we're busy fighting like children for crumbs, they're stealing the entire pie. Wake up.