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Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr.

Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr.

The depth to which the “civil rights” movement has fallen in one image

We have addressed before the absurd attempts to turn Trayvon Martin into a civil rights icon equal to Emmitt Till.

On this anniversary of the famous “I have a dream” speech, the effort continues to an even new depth.

Via Frank Thorp of NBC News (h/t Weasel Zippers):

Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. T-shirt

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Henry Hawkins | August 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Becoming an Icon Of The Race Struggle boils down to the coincidence of having within your name either King, Luther, or Martin.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    A fraud upon a fraud. The fraud of Trademark Martin being a sweet little boy being piled upon the fraud that MLK was.

    A perfect circle drawn by black America and their puppetmasters.

The ultimate goal of their agenda here is, rule the U.S.A. AND with assistance from their REAL Masters, the Left.

MLK was willing to face the consequences of his actions. Trayvon assumed he did not face any consequences and his error was tragic.

    Observer in reply to Dr P. | August 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    It would be interesting to hear one of these “civil rights” leaders describe with specificity exactly what contribution they believe Trayvon Martin’s death has made to the civil rights movement.

    Martin was killed while in the process of committing a vicious assault and battery on a man who had looked at Martin in a way that Martin found disrespectful.

    So what “civil right” was implicated in the confrontation between Martin and Zimmerman? The right not to be looked at in a way that offends one’s sensibilities? The right to beat up any person who looks at one in a way that he/she finds offensive?

      AZ_Langer in reply to Observer. | August 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      This morning on Today Al Roker interviewed MLK III, who stated that Trayvon Martin had been racially profiled.

    MarkS in reply to Dr P. | August 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    and the results deserved!

Henry Hawkins | August 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Sharpton, Jackson, the NCAAP, et al, have reduced themselves to irrelevancy as a result of serving as little more than paid mercenaries for the Democrat Party.

It appears that the old slogan for the Negro College Fund, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”, was not heeded.

I guess that all this shows the corrupted brainwashing that the likes of Jackson, Sharpton and others have inflicted over the years. Now they’re joined by the likes of the anointed one and Holder who have even more negative influence.

Instead of following a path of assimilation, we have been driven down the trail of accommodation where no one benefits.

So here we are with not many options left..

Picture this: Martin slamming Zimmerman’s head against the ground where a puddle of blood forms, while Obama praises his child with a gentle pat on the head, and the usual cast of civil rights leaders standing in the background in various stages of fist bumps.

Truth to power!

So MLK has been reduced to the status of a violent druggie thug with liver problems from his drug use.

A mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste, and the mind that processed that devolution of MLK is totally wasted.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | August 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

This will not end well for the Democrat Party.

More and more are thinking this way.

“As a Democrat, I am disgusted with President Obama
I voted for Obama reluctantly, but never did I imagine he would become another Richard Nixon…” – Jeff Jarvis

So, any minute now, the “real” civil rights leaders–you know, the real victims of racial discrimination, that rose from the ashes to found a grassroots movement to establish equality under the law–will start screaming from the hilltops at this perversion and co-opting of a cause that was noble, just, and principled…


If not, if NO ONE fundamental to the Movement in the ’60’s speaks out against this..

What are we to think of the Civil Rights Movement?

So has finally covered the Oberlin hoax, but without identifying the students who did it:

The commenters are absolutely befuddled, in part because the article is so obfuscatory, and also in part because they can’t.quite.believe that they’ve been taken for a ride by the Oberlin administration.

Up For Sale, is not the same thing as the “ubiquitous hoodie.”

And, whites aren’t blacks major problem. The problem is all the other American ethnics who have opinious they don’t share.

In other words, if you were to try to “teach this new take on MLK, Jr., first you’d discover blacks don’t know who this is from a hole in the wall. And, all other groups hold blacks in contempt. There are places you don’t even see them hired to be gardeners.

It’s one of the reasons black unemployment runs at something like 40%.

The People Who Know What’s Best For Us have been referring to the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as “civil rights leaders” for more than forty years now. It should be no surprise that there are now those treating a thug like Trayvon Martin as a civil rights leader. At least, unlike Al Sharpton, Martin didn’t, as far as I know, do anything that got anybody killed.

I may have posted this here before, and if so, I apologize for being repetitious. But, I was really proud of it!

My Sarcastic Goodnight Prayer
by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And IF my liberal friends get mugged,
Please let it be a young Black thug!

So when they get a busted snout,
And all their brains are running out,
They’ll gently go to those good nights
As Champions of Civil Rights!


Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

50 years forward, 100 years back.

I heard it when Obama said in his MLK speech today “Because they marched, America became more fair.”

He inspired me! To sign up for the cause!

I signed up for and

On a Treyvor / MLK / Obama note, why isn’t … like Zimmerman’s tag line .. the prez. referred to as “a white African-American?”

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Bruno Lesky. | August 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    “On a Treyvor / MLK / Obama note, why isn’t … like Zimmerman’s tag line .. the prez. referred to as “a white African-American?”

    On government forms, white and black are two different races, of course. However, ‘hispanic’ is considered an ethnicity, a subset of ‘white’. Ergo, but this system, GZ is a White Hispanic. On government forms, Obama can pick white or black, but not both. (I am not endorsing this system, just splainin’ it).

    The lib media, of course, merely took advantage of this system in order to turn GZ into a White Man for lib agenda reasons.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Ergo, IN this system…. argh.

      Another example: Prof J would be listed as White Non-Hispanic on government forms. (And GZ would be further ID-ed as White Hispanic, Cuban origins, or Mexican origins, etc.)

        On the Florida driver’s license application, “Hispanic” and “White” are two different boxes. I’m pretty sure I remember hearing that Zimmerman had ticked “Hispanic” and NOT “White” on his.

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Amy in FL. | August 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm

          What GZ ticked is irrelevant to the media. They need white bad guys. If Obama were GOP, they’d call him white.

      “On government forms, Obama can pick white or black, but not both.”

      Starting with either the 2000 or 2010 census, you could pick both black and white (or Asian and white, or white and “some other race”) – they started counting mixed-race citizens. I have family members with a white mom and a black dad, and they tick both boxes. Some militant black activists don’t like this development, because they want everyone with even one drop of “black” blood to represent as “black”, kind of a “power in numbers” thing I think. But a lot of people don’t like being forced to basically disown half their racial heritage – it’s like “are you siding with mom, or dad”?

      rantbot in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      “However, ‘hispanic’ is considered an ethnicity, a subset of ‘white’.”

      It’s even goofier than that. To the govt, Hispanic is a direction; south of the US. That’s how we get native English speakers from Belize or Trinidad, native French speakers from Haiti, and native Portuguese speakers from Brazil all lumped into one pile as “Hispanics”.

      The fact is, government generally doesn’t do things terribly well.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to rantbot. | August 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm

        Tell me about it. Both my personal professional certification and business license are from state government and it is a nightmare of bureaucracy and arbitrary bullshit.

These people can’t even keep their demagogues straight.

[…] As LegalInsurrection notes: “The depth to which the ‘civil rights’ movement has fallen in one image.” […]

Well its hardly surprising …50 years ago it was MLK who became a hero and an icon …todays standard have fallen so low its now trayvon martin but I suppose given the decline in morality within that community and society as a whole they may not be far off the mark

The cream of the jest is that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln were both republicans. It was republicans who freed the slaves in the civil war. It was republicans who forced the civil rights act into being. Yet these idiots the repulicans saved worship the shrine of people who opposed all this. All this talk of reparations and slavery are just words that mean nothing. The only thing these people want is more freebies on the tax payer dime and will support the party that gives it to them.