The murder/manslaughter case will of course move on, but if Florida prosecutors are wise enough to drag the trial out until early next year, most of the racial fire should have petered out by then.
First and foremost, there is the politics. Obama and the White House are in league with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to keep the racial “white”-on-black aspects of Trayvon’s death front and center in order to stir what the White House and Democrat party already know is tepid at best enthusiasm for Obama’s reelection in the black community. They’re baiting blacks, just as they are students and sexually-active working babes, hoping they will overlook the big things such as no jobs to pay off those student loans or wages to buy their own contraception.
The politics of the Trayvon case should go out the window once the election is over. If Zimmerman is acquitted, a match may still be lit, but it will not likely grow, for all the fire-lighters will have moved on.
The case can be also be made that Trayvon’s story will continue to die of its own weight in the several black communities around the country, due to the continued black-on-black murder rate that will touch virtually every black community, some as many as 40-50 times, over the next several months.
You no doubt have been following the story of the white man in Mobile who yelled at some kids in front of his house and then a whole neighborhood of blacks came over to beat him up. He’s just been upgraded from Critical to Serious. One of the perps is reputed to have said that “this makes up for Trayvon.” And of course, police can’t find a single witness or have yet to make a single arrest.
Other than the mention of Trayvon, these sorts of isolated incidences are not uncommon. At least since the Obama era began, I can think of a couple more, with almost the same scenario: white guy scolds black kid and the whole neighborhood descends on him.
The fact is, you can find a few provocateurs in any mob, and they will always be egging the crowd on with the company line, whether Trayvon today, Rodney King yesterday or Abu-Jamal the last two decades.
But more telling perhaps is the case of Tre Walton, a 17-year old Chesterfield, Virginia teen who was shot down last week, allegedly by a 19-year black kid over a disagreement. The entire community, in fact, the entire Richmond area, went on a 72-hour vigil for this young man… and suddenly Trayvon doesn’t mean that much anymore in this little corner of America.
The point is, between now and trial time, assuming it’s late fall-early winter, thousands (not hundreds, not dozens) of young black men in America will die at the hands of other young black men…over drugs, girls, Nikes, being dissed, or just in the line of fire outside a dance hall…and those affected communities, each in their own time, will suddenly lose memory of Trayvon Martin. And then, a few weeks later, when some provocateur tries to rekindle Trayvon’s memory, well, it won’t be the same.
This is how those communities will lose their stomach for a lie so freshly remembered, that a suddenly-described “white” Latino killed a young black boy because of his color, 800 miles away, when they just buried a young black boy who was shot dead by another black boy, and color didn’t matter one bit.
There is a science, believe it or not, that describes why people can only go so far with this sort of lie, as the Germans could only go so far with their lie, and white mothers in the Jim Crow South could only go so far with their lie. I won’t bore you, so just let me say that a kind of “instinctive guilt” takes over, you know you’ve crossed over a line, and suddenly the race-baiting just sounds empty and hollow.
I doubt Obama knows anything about this, so as long as there is any chance of gaining any political advantage, he will push the envelop.
But he can never get ahead of the rampant crime statistics that have been fostered by him and his party for over forty years. They always catch up with you, Barack.