Remembering Trayvon Martin’s Death One Year Later

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


He died for your Skittles. Taste the rainbow.

The candlelight vigils actually took place yesterday on the anniversary of the day that Trayvon Martin got shot for wearing a hoodie, carrying Skittles and trying to beat a man’s head into the ground. Two out of three of these things are legal so it was clearly an unprovoked assault.

But every day is Trayvon Martin day. Trayvon Martin died for our sins and we remember his death by putting on a hoodie, getting some skittles and assaulting Latino men with German last names to provoke a confused racial incident. The latter is optional, but an important part of getting into the true spirit of Trayvon Martin’s legacy.

It is truly ridiculous that we live in a country where attacking a man who looks suspiciously at you is illegal. It’s insane that you can kill a man who is attacking you even though he probably doesn’t have a gun. In every way, shape and form, Trayvon Martin’s death is a reminder of how much further we need to advance as a country.

Trayvon Martin’s death is a cause of many issues. It’s about gun violence and the right to bear Skittles. It’s about the unforgivable racism of legalized self-defense and how big a racist George Zimmerman was until it turned out that MSNBC completely reedited that tape to make him sound like one.

When we search our souls, we can see that Trayvon Martin is all of us. Black, white, Asian, male, female, old, young pink, purple, Eskimo; in some small way we are all Trayvon Martin. Martin symbolizes that side of us which picks a stupid fight with a stranger and then gets shot when it goes too far.

And now let us don our ceremonial hoodies, fill our cups of coke with green skittles and taking out our Ouija boards, summon the spirit of Trayvon Martin into our midst and ask him what he thinks of Ben Affleck winning an Oscar.

  • JacksonPearson

    The Liberals are going to make sure this case is mired in mud for a very long time, just to insure they can get all of the anti this, and thats they can.

  • Loyal Achates

    ‘Looking suspiciously at you’? What the hell is that? I guess any black guy looking in your direction is ‘looking suspiciously’ and is grounds to murder him in cold blood.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I guess any black guy looking in your direction is 'looking suspiciously' and is grounds to murder him in cold blood."

      Another 2nd grader who can't read well.

    • C. Fitz

      Self-defense is not 'cold blood' – Trayvon was beating and threatening to kill Zimmerman, shouting and went for Zimmerman's gun. It was unavoidable.
      The behavior of Martin lawyers and the media obscuring and tampering with evidence and pure out lying was cold blooded and is criminal. The behavior of the New Black Panthers, Sharpton and Jackson was also threatening and criminal. The racists involved in this case were all on the Martin side of the table. Still are.

    • cjk

      Too bad OJ didn't get his head blown off before he could savagely murder two people, or at least a round to the heart like the budding thug Trayvon earned.
      Anyway intelligent, non-biased peopled learned a lesson from the jubilant reaction by some extremely biased people to the absolutely disgusting acquittal of a fiendish murderer.

    • Randy CA

      Loyal Achates, you have it backwards. Actually it was GZ who was "looking suspiciously" at TM which set off TM who then attacked and try to kill GZ. Of course if he had, we never would had heard about it.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Guess what? Whenever the "right" type of victim, for the aggrieved set, gets killed, along comes leftist hustlers and their grievance committees. Never mind the fact that they judged him as a choir boy, certainly before any facts were in. In fact, the reporting on Zimmerman was nothing short of a mass media lynching.

    This is where the real issue lies. Instead of allowing justice to run its course – however it shakes out – leftist mouthpieces are marching lockstep with Dem race hustlers, as part of the race warfare paradigm. None of this is an accident. It has been decades in the making. Nevertheless, under the reign of Obama it has become more than acceptable. It is mandatory – or else.

    Regardless, leftist media narratives trumps all – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/01/what-happens-

    Justice denied.
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • douglasjbender

    A clever and cute, and telling, article.

  • harrylies

    George Zimmerman will get a fair trial by a jury which will listen to all sides. O.J. Simpson got one too. People thought Simpson was a murderer. The jury said there was not proof. Zimmerman should not be talked about. Wait for the trial.

    • Mary Sue

      the only person who should care about the trial is the Judge (and/or the Jury if htere is one).

    • JacksonPearson

      And do you really believe that O.J. Simpson was innocent, Bahahahahhhaaaa?
      {{{palm on forehead, eyes rolling up}}}

  • Chezwick

    Trevon's death was a tragedy, but the most telling sociological repercussion of this entire event was the media's creation of the term 'white Hispanic' to describe his killer. It was a fascinating innovation of the lexicon in order to maintain the established narratives of victimology and sociological good and evil.

    Had Zimmerman been described as just Hispanic, there would have been no lesson to be learned from the tragedy, because black and Hispanic are both victims of supposedly "institutionally racist" society.. But by hyphenating his ethnicity through interjection of the word "white", our cultural gate-keepers in the media were able to spin this story with the dramatic overtones of racial injustice.

    Sickening.

    • JacksonPearson

      "Trevon's death was a tragedy, but the most telling sociological repercussion of this entire event was the media's creation of the term 'white Hispanic' to describe his killer. It was a fascinating innovation of the lexicon in order to maintain the established narratives of victimology and sociological good and evil."

      It's called MSM spin, or distorting the truth.

    • ziontruth

      "But by hyphenating his ethnicity through interjection of the word 'white', our cultural gate-keepers in the media were able to spin this story with the dramatic overtones of racial injustice."

      The Marxists, just like the Nazis they fancy themselves to be so different from, think racially. Race is woven into the fabric of their entire political line. When they call you a racist, know that they are projecting.

  • Rostislav

    For me the most spectacular feature of Obama's justice is its two opposite gears: the first one, with a snail speed, is reserved for cases like the Fort Hood mass-murder or the case of Trayvon Martin, both developing under the presidential precise directions "Let's not be hasty" and "He could be my own son". The second type has a lightning speed and is reserved exclusively for punishment of peoples like Mr. Terry Lakin. There is nothing innovative in this two-gear system for us, Russians: we enjoy the same one here under Putin. But our leader came to Kremlin from KGB, so it's only natural. One begins to wonder: maybe it's as natural for community organizers also? Rostislav, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    • ziontruth

      Well do I remember how, sandwiched between the MSM's "Don't jump into conclusions" that followed both clear cases of Islamic jihad in Fort Hood by Nidal Hassan and the Frankfurt American army base shooting by Arif Uka, was the diametrical opposite of the Tucson shooting by the apolitical psychiatric case Jared Loughner, where the MSM didn't wait a second before launching a blood libel on Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.

      There should be no doubt about it: The media is the enemy.