Emmanuel Goldstein of 1984 Is Now George Zimmerman of 2013

“I went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse, singing ‘we’re gonna vent our frustration, if we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse.'” – Keith Richards & Mick Jagger (1969)

Once a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the expected “Days of Rage” ensued from the usual cities coast to coast. Given the fact that many prominent voices deemed Zimmerman guilty of Martin’s death before his day in court happened, it should come as no surprise that some of the nation’s “low information” voters would go berserk over the actual verdict. After all, the media gave this story more prominent coverage than the crisis in Egypt even though the latter story has tremendously more historical significance than the tragedy of the former. Celebrities jumped into the fray with opinions that suggested the case was indicative of how race relations in our nation have hit a new low (despite the fact that the killing occurred under the tenure of The One who somehow got elected TWICE in an “Amerika” that appears abysmally & irredeemably racist).

Watching the outrage – both genuine & orchestrated – unfold reminded me of the scene in George Orwell‘s classic novel “1984” where the masses are massaged by the totalitarian government into experiencing “two minute hate” against a figure by the name of Emmanuel Goldstein who represents the personified threat to the regime:

Within the book, the purpose of the Hate is said to satisfy the citizens’ subdued feelings of angst and hatred from leading such a wretched, controlled existence. By re-directing these subconscious feelings away from the Oceanian government and toward external enemies (which likely do not even exist), the Party minimizes subversive thought and behavior.

In the novel, the two minute hate sessions got extended to a week. I expect the race hustlers to prolong the hate against Zimmerman up to a month or even longer if they can get away with it. And why not? Exacerbating racial tensions has proven to be an extremely profitable venture for the racial shake-down artists, their sympathizers in the mass media, their fellow-travelers in the academies, & their allies in political & business circles.

But while the frenzy that ensues benefits its instigators, the glamorization of a third-world mob mentality comes at the expense of the legitimacy of our constitutional republic. Those who have protested against Zimmerman’s show trial (& the willingness to declare him guilty before he has even had a fair hearing) may find themselves subjected to the shrill, ear-splitting screams of people who have been programmed to hate other people who dissent at the false narrative being provided to everybody by the ruling class. Get ready for your “fair share” of abuse, folks.

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