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Captive minds “hate” George Zimmerman

April 3, 2012

The American Thinker

Captive minds “hate” George Zimmerman: A thesis expounded in detail in an American Thinker article.

[American Thinker] Articles: Zimmerman and Ketman [by Jeff Lipkes]

“The most interesting question at this point in the Trayvon Martin case may be who believes the Party line and why.

“As for the incident itself, after the case became the latest and noisiest cause célèbre of the left, the police released seven 911 tapes on March 16, and then disclosed further details from their investigation to the Orlando Sentinel on March 26. 

“All are a couple of clicks away, and until the Seminole County Grand Jury convenes on April 10, or the special prosecutor files charges, which may happen earlier, any [non-outrageous-lying] account of what happened has to be based on what the tapes disclose.”

Muslim and Soviet parallels to our lock-step elite leftie liberal bubbleheads.

In  1953, the Polish poet and future Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz published in  Paris a collection of essays on the intellectual gymnastics performed by writers  and artists living in Eastern Europe.  The third essay of The Captive  Mind is called “Ketman.”  Milosz took the term from the  19th-century traveler and ethnologist Arthur Gobineau.  Writing  about the Muslim East, Gobineau reported that “[h]e who is in possession of  truth must not expose his person, his relatives or his reputation to the  blindness, the folly, the perversity of those whom it has pleased God to place  and maintain in error.”  It is not enough to conceal the truth.   “‘There are occasions when silence no longer suffices[.] … Then one  must not hesitate.  Not only must one deny one’s true opinion, but one is  commanded to resort to all ruses in order to deceive one’s adversary[.]  … Ketman fills the man who practices it with pride.  Thanks to it, a  believer raises himself to a permanent state of superiority over the man he  deceives[.]”

Milosz  then describes the way Ketman is practiced in Eastern Europe.  In the first  place, on every occasion one has to express “one’s awe at Russian achievements  in every field of endeavor, to carry Russian books under one’s arm, to hum  Russian songs, to applaud Russian actors and musicians enthusiastically, etc.  … The chief characteristic of the people who practice this Ketman is an  unbounded contempt for Russia as a barbaric country.”  Milosz explains how  an iron curtain, so to speak, descends between the practitioner’s private and  public life.  “A man of taste … changes completely within the four walls  of his home.  There one finds (if he is a well-situated intellectual)  reproductions of works of art officially condemned as bourgeois, records of  modern music, and a rich collection of ancient authors in various languages.   This luxury of splendid isolation is pardoned him so long as his creative  work is effective propaganda.”  That is to say, that it supports what  Milosz calls “the New Faith.”  “To protect his position and his apartment  (which he has by the grace of the State), the intellectual is prepared to make  any sacrifice or compromise[.]” ibid.

Police and seven 911 tapes leave no room for the free and the brave to give any credibility to the fantasy of the Hate George Zimmerman campaign of the leftie elite Race Hate Inc. education-media-government-activist-hustler-religious complex.

As  for the incident itself, after the case became the latest and noisiest cause  célèbre of the left, the police released seven 911 tapes on March 16, and  then disclosed further details from their investigation to the Orlando  Sentinel on March 26.  All are a couple of clicks away, and until the  Seminole County Grand Jury convenes on April 10, or the special prosecutor files  charges, which may happen earlier, any [honest] account of what happened has to be based  on what the tapes disclose.

Of  the 911 calls, only two are from actual eyewitnesses: a man identified as  “John,” who later spoke with the Orlando Sentinel and the local Fox  station, and George Zimmerman.

“John”  told police that he saw two men on the ground, fighting.  The one on top,  beating the one underneath, was Trayvon Martin.  George Zimmerman, in a red  sweater, was yelling “Help, help!”  You can hear his screams on other 911  tapes.  A tape was played for Martin’s father, and he confirmed that the  voice crying for help was not his son’s.

The Zimmerman call runs  for four minutes and twelve seconds.  He reports seeing a suspicious  character in his gated community.  Despite the relentless focus on the  hoodie, what disturbs the neighborhood watch captain is Martin’s behavior, not  his clothes.  It was raining, according to Zimmerman and at least one other  911 caller, but the teenager is not walking briskly and purposefully, as people  tend to do in the rain.  He seems to be wandering aimlessly, as if on  drugs, looking at the houses.   Zimmerman then reports, nervously, that the guy is staring at him, then  coming toward him, his hand concealed in his waistband.  At about 1:42 on  the tape, he can no longer see him.  “The a%%h%%%s always get away,” he  mutters.  At about 2:15, he spots the guy in the distance, running.   He starts following him, and the dispatcher tells him that he doesn’t need  to do this.  “OK, he replies (2:29).  “He ran,” he says under his  breath ten seconds later.  At 3:38, asked for his address, he hesitates.   “I don’t know where this kid is,” he says.  Zimmerman proceeds to  give directions to the dispatcher, asks  police to meet him at his truck near the mailboxes, then requests that he be  called when the cops have come through the gate.

According  to Zimmerman’s later testimony,  he had returned to his truck and was waiting for the police when he was  surprised by Martin.  The teen asked him if he had a problem.  When  Zimmerman said “no” and reached for his cell phone, Martin punched him in the  face.  Zimmerman fell to the ground; Martin jumped on top of him and began  slamming his head against the sidewalk.

Zimmerman  was not arrested for the simple reason that the physical evidence corroborated  his testimony and “John’s.”  According to the police, he had a bloody nose,  a swollen lip, lacerations on the back of his head, and scuff-marks or grass  stains on the back of his jersey.  The police had no reason to believe that  these were self-inflicted.  If Zimmerman’s statement is accurate, Florida’s  “Stand Your Ground” law, the subject of so much vitriol, may not have been  relevant; it applies to individuals who are standing, not lying on their back  being beaten.  In no state do you not have a right to defend yourself with  lethal force if your head is being slammed into concrete. [My emphasis.] – ibid.

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