It’s a heck of a lot easier to sell a false victim narrative than it is to take responsibility for failed families, failed political ideologies, and rampant criminal behavior.
If you want to quickly understand why we seem to be seeing more young criminals shot by citizens and police in recent years, you need look no further than those in positions of influence who celebrate and lionize criminality, instead of condemning it.
Indeed, cottage thought industries have group up around the practice of creating fantasy worlds—alternate realities—in which violent criminals are remade into innocent victims to be exploited for political influence and monetary gain.
Among the violent offenders these exploiters have attempted to martyr is drug-abusing, gun-dealing, street-fighting attempted murderer Trayvon Martin.
According to Rachel Jeantel, the last person to speak to Trayvon Martin before his attack, Martin thought that the short, doughy Zimmerman might be a gay man attempting to hustle up a date. If this is correct, Trayvon Martin’s attack on George Zimmerman was an attempted gay bashing. If Martin attacked Zimmerman for merely following him, not recognizing him in the neighborhood that had experienced a rash of robberies, that is no more excusable.
The facts are that Zimmerman lost sight of Trayvon Martin, and stopped trying to find him after the dispatcher told him “we don’t need yo to do that.”
4 1/2 minutes later, as Zimmerman was walking back to his truck, Trayvon Martin emerged from his hiding place when he had been watching Zimmerman, came up behind him, and initiated the confrontation by saying, “What you followin’ me fo?”