The Real Tragedy: Statement by the President

“The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.” -Obama

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/14/statement-president

Obama believes Trayvon Martin ought to be honored. From Oxford dictionary;

Honor: high respect; esteem

Respect: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements

Esteem: respect and admiration

Admiration: respect and warm approval

There is nothing in regards to the person Trayvon Martin or his actions that ought to be met with warm approval. There is nothing in regards to the person Trayvon Martin or his actions that ought inspire or elicit a warm approval in anyone aside from criminals and violent people as his ability, quality and achievement culminated into beating an innocent man into a position to defend his life. There is nothing honorable, respectful or admirable about Travyon Martin and the actions he took that night, nothing.

Tragedy: 1) an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe 2) a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character

Travyon Martin, his family, their lawyers, their spin doctor, all who supported them, the media, the politicians, prosecutors etc. ARE the tragedy here, Trayvon’s death was inevitable. The outline of the play started with Crump and Julison and was presented to the world on March 7, 2012, the main character is America. The suffering, destruction, and distress these actors have caused are a crime and there will be a reckoning.

So yes, you should ask how we can prevent future tragedies like this. I’ve been doing that for over a year now.

This has nothing to do with gun violence, the gun was the only tool left available to George that saved George’s life from Trayvon’s violence.

Let your compassion and understanding be properly placed as the Scheme Team, which is much broader than the Scheme Team we know, is not done nor will it ever rest. Place your compassion and understanding with those whose lives they all lay waste to and leave in the wake of their destruction.

The main character almost fell completely but on July 13, 2013 at 9:59pm EST six brave women saved it.

not-guilty

Part two of the play is only just beginning.

Update

Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News

“According to Zimmerman attorney James Beasley, the case against NBC News was stayed pending the outcome of the criminal case. Now that’s out of the way, and Beasley is ready to proceed. “We’re going to start in earnest asap, we just have to get the stay lifted which is a ministerial act,” says Beasley, a Philadelphia lawyer, via e-mail.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/07/14/zimmerman-lawyer-to-move-asap-against-nbc-news/

George’s Docket (NBC Case)
NBC Lawsuit Webpage
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22 thoughts on “The Real Tragedy: Statement by the President

    • They’ll close the investigation within a few months. I’ve looked at others they’ve closed with no results and it takes them forever for some reason to announce it and then they just put a little note on their site which is how they’ll do it here to give the mob time to worry about something else. They certainly are not going to announce now they are closing it because they need to settle the mob so they are just saying what they need to in order to keep things calm. The SPD and George did nothing wrong and they all know it.

      • Oh, I am reasonably certain of that, too, but even announcing this “investigation” was not necessary. The pot has been stirred and, while it may simmer for a while, the boiling point draws near.

        Racial division may have never been worse than it is now. It sure as hell is not getting better.

        I also still remain unconvinced that forced integration was a good thing for race relations.

        • It’s just obamas way of showing solidarity with AAs without actually have to do anything for them. Many blacks have been quite critical of his performance with regards to black issues. Some were very critical of the way that they believe he is favoring lgbt issues over black issues. I am worried that many people will get their hopes up over the idea of a DOJ investigation. It will go nowhere and who knows how that disappointment will manifest its self with the hard core martin supporters
          I hate the whole federal civil rights violations investigations. It is just a way to her around double jeopardy and is an affront to the constitution. Since protesters got the criminal justice system of a state to do what they wanted it to I hardly see any purpose to keeping these laws on the books. They got their trial and that was more than they were entitled to.

      • “They are just saying what they need to in order to keep things calm. The SPD and George did nothing wrong and they all know it.”

        Yep. God forbid they give The Community a dose of honesty and a big old reality check.

  1. As a civilized society, we tend to honor the dead (Note: there are multiple definitions for “honor”, including: “to show a courteous regard for”). To do otherwise would be to suggest that Trayvon is on par with Osama Bin Laden or John Wayne Gacy. Trayvon was not on trial, and therefore, proper rules of evidence have not been followed to legitimately judge Trayvon guilty of something that would not allow us reasonably to honor his life. In fact, all that has been concluded is that there is reasonable doubt as to what happened, according to George. We are all proud of our legal process that assumes innocence until proven guilt, and surely we are all glad for that on behalf of George Zimmerman.

    Boys and young men often explore life choices that many of us find unacceptable. I recall many from my high-school days who went through the troubled wanna-be thug phase, that ultimately turned into fine citizens as adults. After championing the rights of George, are you now switching gears to “guilty until proven innocent” for Trayvon? If so, why?

    • Uhm, what do you know of Trayvon-the-not-so-little-boy? I certainly do not want my kids to honor him.. Oh my, they would lose all internet access if they were to go on his social media sites to check out who we were honoring. They are foul and hoodie-thug culture. Not honoring is not equating to Bin Laden. I agree there are certain ways to honor our dead but I do not see any indication from Obama that he meant anything less than honoring TM with martyr-like honor. Your kind of honor, yeah. Obama’s? No. And to not honor Obama’s way is not seitching gears to ”guilty until proven innoncent” for Trayvon. Honoring him by not opining he deserved to be killed. Yes. But to honor him in Obama’s context, no. It is a given, as a civilized people that no one is saying disrespect the dead. To clarify, speaking truth about someone after they die is not disrespecting them. Not telling lies by making the dead into something/someone they were not is not disrespecting the dead. He was no saint and not saying so or validating so is not disrespecting the memory of Trayvon.

      • I am not suggesting that anyone must honor Trayvon (regardless of how you interpret the President’s message), however, the content of much of the anti-Trayvon discussion is very much passing judgment on Trayvon’s character (“they are a foul and hoodie thug culture”) – I am seeing a lot of disrespect around the net (which is not to say that you should offer respect). Remaining neutral (or ‘presumed innocent’) in the absence of due process is all I am suggesting. He has not been on trial. He is just a person who is dead.

        What do I know about Trayvon? Nothing more than you do. That is exactly my point. I have never met him. I assume you have never met him. Almost everything we think we know about him comes from people who have never met him. Unless you don’t get out much, I am certain that in your life you have met people with a bad reputation or that you did not like, but turned out to be someone you like or even respect. I am also certain you have met people you initially really liked, but turned out to be just just the opposite. What ‘truth’ do you know? How do you know it? There has been no due process to determine the truth about Trayvon.

        • “however, the content of much of the anti-Trayvon discussion is very much passing judgment on Trayvon’s character.” Why yes I do pass judgement on Trayvon’s character; maybe not as a marker for deciding GZ guilty or not since I let the evidence support the verdict. However, I DO judge his character based on his documented social media posts and videos and ‘hobbies’ he shared. I judge his character by his ‘not arrests’ due to the Baker Act that protected him from charges and merely suspended him which days are included in his missing almost 60 days of school, from suspensions or choice, for the school year Sept to Feb. I am almost certain, because of his very self-published life and day-to-day happenings that I would not respect him when I met him. I certainly would not want my children or teens hanging out with him on the internet as it would indicate they were gravitating toward a very dark and thug life. He is a person that is just dead but he was one mean person that is just dead and evidence shows his training in meanness and badass attributed to his punching GZ and not stopping from beating him to a pulp.

          Yes, I have met people in my life that had a heresay bad reputation and when I met them, they were not so. That does not indicate I believed the heresay because if I did believe it I would not put myself in the same place as the person. However, If Trayvon was alive, and I had seen his videos and his texts and his social networking, I would NOT even entertain meeting him. If I saw any of his self, his stuff on one of my children’s facebook, myspace, texts, video feeds,…..well, I would report them to the police.

          He was not a good person. Does that mean he deserved to die? No, he deserved to live. As a child, he deserved the chance to go to juvi and get help to get out of the thug life and friends. But he was left alone to continue to self-destruct himself and beat down others (not including the punch/beat down of GZ.) Did he deserve to die during the banging of GZ’s head on the cement? That is a trick question. Do know GZ did not have to sacrifice his own life so TM could live. GZ had a right and an instinctive drive to live.

          (apologize in advance for typos and grammatical errors; can not see what am typing to proof.)

          • It seems like there is a great deal of energy being expended around the web to support personal judgments about Trayvon’s character. To me, it is unclear why that is necessary (whether or not these judgments are correct). It’s largely based on cherry-picked information, assumptions, and hearsay. I also see many posts that testify to the relative goodness of George based on the same things. Again, perhaps those judgments are correct, perhaps not.

            You and anyone else need not respect Trayvon or George. That’s fine, but it does not seem appropriate to rail against those who feel differently. You said, “I do not see any indication from Obama that he meant anything less than honoring TM with martyr-like honor” – – I did not see any indication from Obama that he meant anything more than suggesting a courteous regard.

            “Did he deserve to die during the banging of GZ’s head on the cement? ” – not really a trick question – that’s exactly the point of reasonable doubt. It doesn’t need to be answered because no one knows for sure if that’s exactly what happened, or how, or why, or what else exactly happened during or initiating the altercation.

            Trayvon’s character, and *anyone’s* opinion of his character matters not. Only what exactly happened would matter, but since we and the jury do not know, George is rightly acquitted.

            What’s the value in continuing to beat the dead horse?

            • Very good question, “What’s the value in continuing to beat the dead horse?” The energy you talk of around the net is waaaaaay less and provocative than what is being expending out in the streets. When the DOJ sets up an email line for people to report to help build a case of a man already found not guilty, it behooves the targer, George Zimmmerman’s defenders (and anyone else as the action by the DOJ is tyranny at its finest) to know who Trayvon himself said he was to combat this attack by the government against an individual. If we drop educating people who Trayvon was, which made his actions suspicious and out of place, then an innocent man will not be able to live free. Court testimony says Trayvon profiled GZ as ‘security guard’ (and still sucker punched him), a crazy ass cracker, and a gay pervert. That counts for something when a man’s freedom is taken away, when a bounty on his head still stands AND the DOJ is involved in trying to collect the bounty reward themselves by asking for sleuthing help from citizens. In a normal America, yes, you would be correct; le’t just drop it and quit kicking a dead man while he is down. But there is too much at stake to let the false narrative and characterization of Trayvon Martin live on.

              • “who Trayvon was” had no bearing on George’s actions and were not what made Trayvon’s actions suspicious and out of place. George had no idea who Trayvon was. For all George knew, Trayvon was an unknown eccentric co-founder of facebook. So educating people who Trayvon was is completely irrelevant, since George knew none of the information that is being used to educate. George saw someone he described as behaving oddly. George’s story hangs together – that’s why he was acquitted. George was behaving like a security guard (no criticism implied). Those are all the relevant facts.

                I do agree that the DOJ should stand down. Hopefully they will come to the same conclusion. For the same reasons I say that no one knows what happened to initiate the altercation, no one knows anything that can show George violated Trayvon’s civil rights (once again, there are no witnesses – if evidence can’t be found in the NEN call, then it doesn’t exist)

                • “You and anyone else need not respect Trayvon or George. That’s fine, but it does not seem appropriate to rail against those who feel differently. ” (Disagreeing in NOT railing on anyone.)
                  ““who Trayvon was” had no bearing on George’s actions and were not what made Trayvon’s actions suspicious and out of place.” (This is where we disagree. Trayvon is not being present as he WAS, as he himself SHARED WITH the world via social media. As such, he was a very steady user of ‘lean’, weed, polor bearing, etc., Those things are suspicious behaviors and at least the first two would validate GZ’s statement that TM looked like he was on drugs or something. As a regular user who was removed from his supply buddies and went to get stuff for the fix, his suspicious behavior could also have been skitzy from going too long without his stuff. To hide this keeps people from hearing the facts as the jurors heard them and keeps feeding the violence going on all over the country. Silence is, for me, not an option when an innocent man and family and six jurors are no longer FREE.)

                  • I am with you on the concept of not feeding the violence, but the reality is that the folks participating in the violence won’t be swayed by your information dispersal and good intentions – in fact, it is more likely they will be further inflamed. (also note that there is similar violence when teams lose [or win] the World Series, etc.) These kinds of violence participants are fundamentally irrational, whether it be in response to an unhappy (or happy??? [go figure]) sports event or a high profile court case. Some suggest that the core perpetrators in these kinds of violence outbreaks are merely opportunistic, and have no real stake in the issue (or team) at all. I understand your purpose, but don’t agree with the approach. It’s time to let Trayvon be buried, and let George figure out how to retool his life.

                    • The realities of Trayvon being exposed is not just to try to stop the fighting. It is also to expose the tyranny of the DOJ. Sadly to expose that, Tray has to exposed. As to slowing down the violence….Information on the REAL Trayvon and how it impacted the night with GZ can slow the violence down. It has been noticed already that the social media is losing posters for the cause which is less fanning the fire, so to speak. Many blacks are beginning, only now that the trial is over and see their brothers turning feral, to seek out the facts and realize they want nothing to do with the charade and do not others, particularly their fellow classmates on the college campus, to think they are Tray supporters. Before the verdict, they were pushing and pushing and pushing, all the while believing the scam and falsehoods. In the last few days, with the ugly violence they are willing to listen and process and understand. Why do you want Trayvon buried so desperately? Is it because you think it makes conservatives look less loving? Racist? Bitter? Just what is it that makes you want to bury Trayvon only for him to live enshrined in a false narrative that has led to one giant leap towards the usurpation of the United States? TyRannY in full bloom.

                    • I agree that the DOJ should stand down – and I have a hunch they might. All the talk is just talk – designed to communicate ‘attention to the concerns’ of the protestor community. It’s a careful political dance to settle deeply opposing factions. We shall see.

                      I would say that social media is slowing because the trial is over, and the casual social media participants are focusing on other concerns in their lives now. I think the ‘feral’ protesters are probably the same ones that perpetrate the violence after sports championships -unrelated ‘opportunistic hooligans’ who hope to get away with crimes under the guise of the ‘mob’ – not as violent demonstrators out of socio-political principle(s).

                      “Why do (I) want Trayvon buried …?” – – Several reasons:
                      –The longer this goes on, the bigger the legend will become
                      –Trayvon was not on trial. The jury decided on Reasonable Doubt for George (as I had been forecasting all along), and the trial evidence focused on what may or may not have happened from the time GZ sighted TM and after that, as well as attempting to frame George’s state-of-mind. The only questions are, “who instigated?” and, “was GZ in fear for his life?” Those are the only things needed to determine George was Not Guilty by Reasonable Doubt, because *No One* can answer either of those questions but George.
                      –Material prior to the event is not relevant except as to what contributed to George’s state of mind – so since GZ did not know TM, it isn’t relevant (e.g. TM could have been the most vile, violent, immoral person ever, but if George snuck up on him and shot him in the back of the head, George would be Guilty, regardless of TM’s background; similarly, if TM was the kindest most angelic character since Mother Teresa, but he made a first threatening move that George reasonably believed put his life in danger, then George would have been found Not Guilty – again TM’s background is irrelevant)
                      –Much of the “expose material” has not been vetted, so it is not fair to the family or the community to distribute the information for any reason, no matter how well intended. Evidence entered in trial could be fair game, but I still say the case is closed – leave it closed – it’s already on record – Trayvon was not on trial and George has been vindicated – there is nothing valuable remaining that can be achieved by exposing further. The DOJ’s own actions (if any) will cause to be exposed whatever there may be to expose in a far more powerful way.
                      –There is no platform available for Trayvon to defend himself. George had the right to speak in his own defense, but chose not to, during the trial, but he was able to make many statements before the trial. Are you aware that some of the more sinister content came from another Trayvon Martin in Florida? How do you know which is which?
                      –Conservatives appearing racist? not loving? bitter? Probably good reasons too – since that can only help to continue the divisions.

  2. Diwataman, I have a question that really does not have to do with this post but trying to make the memory work and am unsuccessful. Was it ever shown the audio showed Trayvon going around George’s vehicle?

  3. For the black community (or any community) to hold up Trayvon as an example of someone to honor is indicative of why we have a problem in the first place. I wonder if Mr. Obama would want one of his daughters to “hang out” with Trayvon and Rachael.

    • Take a look at almost all of his daughter’s friends; looks like he doesn’t even want them hanging out with other black teens; only the stars from Hollywood.

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