Media's dishonest motives in Trayvon Martin case could end in riots

Since the news of Trayvon Martin's death hit the news cycle, the mainstream media has portrayed the teenager as a sweet young-man, drinking fruit punch and eating skittles, when, out of know where, George Zimmerman attacked him. Forget innocent until proven guilty, George Zimmer was guilty of Second Degree Murder, without a shadow of a doubt in the eyes of the mainstream media.

Why?

Race…obviously! (…forget the fact that George Zimmerman is a multi-racial Hispanic American, that doesn't matter to the MSM.)

"From the beginning, they were trying to make every element of it [the Trayvon Martin case] about race," Stu said.

Well, after nearly a year of the media doing nothing but paint Martin as a strapping young man and Zimmerman has a racist killer, this Florida community is now being told that Zimmerman will walk. Whether you like him or not, the facts are revealing that his plea of self-defense could quite easily be a legitimate one. But sadly, that doesn't matter to the public. They're not going to react well to this.

"You get a year of this, then you get one week of a little bit of evidence that completely contradicts every element of that story.  And then you expect people to not react and get upset?  Of course.  I mean, the media has been inciting.  It has nothing to do with a particular community.  I think any community that was targeted by the media, given a bill of goods like this, would be a risk to riot," Stu continued.

Stu continued, "I mean, the media has told us for a year that there is a huge injustice if this man walks free.  Without any evidence, without anything to back it.  And now that we find out that the evidence is on the other side, it's a much smaller focus, it's in a much smaller period of time.  It's more technical evidence and everything else.  It's not the emotion of this black man was killed by this white man.  You know, it has to be, it has to run through your head.  I mean, just ‑‑ it just, of all logic would run through your head.  I think on any group of people that was sold a bill of goods like this.  And the media is responsible for it.  They are responsible."

"There's no doubt about that," Pat agreed.  "And they're still, they're still beating that drum now."

Well, they're trying anyway. Only now that evidence has been laid out, it's not quite as easy.

Cable news hosts like MSNBC's Al Sharpton are saying things like, 'There's little hope Zimmerman will be convicted.'

"Why are you hoping for conviction when there's no evidence to convict him on?" Pat rhetorically asked. "It's really bizarre."

"Think about the fact that Al Sharpton has a television show in this country," Stu began (now THAT is bizarre). "This man who's been discredited for false accusations over and over and over again, has intentionally ruined the lives of public servants for no reason. And the man is rewarded with a television show every night where he's now spouting the exact same things he said about, you know, Tawana Brawley and Duke Lacrosse. Now it's George Zimmerman."

"The guy who's yelling on the megaphone on the steps back in the eighties," Stu continued, "he's now the authority on television every night for a major corporation!  I mean, we've come a long freaking way.  So to say that there's no chance of this happening as far as rioting or, you know, looting or who knows what else I think is absolute — you're in denial if you don't consider the possibility."

Luckily for Zimmerman, Sharpton's ratings are abysmal. Unfortunately, Al Sharpton's not the only one who painted him in this light.

Here are just a few examples of the mainstream media's "reporting" on the case...

Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.