Unless you’re one of those under-a-rock dwelling Geico guys it would be almost impossible to miss the absolute uproar taking place over the death of Trayvon Martin.
A death about which other than the alleged fact that a man shot and killed the young Martin, very little is known about the entire ordeal except that the victim was black. Now schools are emptying, careers ruined, family names smeared, and the professional race baiters like Al Sharpton are calling for heads to roll. Even our President has gotten into the act, fueling the flames of conjecture and unfounded blame stating “how does something like this happen” when nobody really knows what occurred. Mr. President, can you tell me exactly what “something like this” is?
The only thing I know for certain is that the politicians, race baiters, and DNC operatives (MSNBC) are using the death of this young man to run a 24/7 media lynching of anything they find disagreeable. Gun owners, the police, white males, young Hispanics with white male names, Gingrich, Santorum, conservatives in general and even poor Romney are being taken to task as if they were the primary reason this young man is dead.
Media Lynching is an extrajudicial condemnation carried out by a mob, in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate, control, or otherwise manipulate a population of people. It is related to other means of social control that arise in communities, such as charivari, riding the rail, and tarring and feathering. Lynchings have been more frequent in times of social and economic tension, and have often been the means used by the politically dominant population to oppress social challengers. (Borrowed heavily from Wikipedia to make my point.)
None of these people truly care for the dead young man. They only care that his death is an opportunity for them to gain power and exert influence. The young Martin may have been murdered, it may have been manslaughter, and it could just as well as been a justified killing... I do not know. What I do know though is we have an entire political party and progressive movement that is taking advantage of the unfortunate tragedy to affect social control; a modern day media lynching.