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Originally posted by ProjectBlue
reply to post by lonegurkha
As someone else in another thread pointed out, Hispanic is not a race, it is an ethnicity. Hispanics are classified by the US government as Caucasian. So, Zimmerman is indeed a white Hispanic.
Read the rest of the thread for more details on that issue.
Personally, I do believe that TPTB are trying to create tension of any kind possible. The tactic is to divide and conquer. Republicans against Democrats, whites against blacks, rich against poor. If we don't come together as a people (all people) how will we ever be able to take back our freedoms? The MSM is a tool, and they obviously cherry pick the stories that will provoke the most powerful emotional response from the public. They just keep us spinning in circles, mad at each other instead of the people who are pulling the strings. So, if they can accomplish all of that AND take away our gun rights at the same time, then I suppose its a job well done for the MSM.edit on 28-3-2012 by ProjectBlue because: Added the last sentence to bring my post back on topic and full circle.
Originally posted by Snoopy1978
This "stand your ground" law is just an excuse for trigger-happy psychos to unleash their blood thirst. Using this law, how easy is it for gun carriers to, using premeditated provocation in front of witnesses, spark an altercation and shoot the angered (plus usually unarmed) victim while claiming self-defense? The amount of people fanatically rooting for zimmerman is, frankly, disturbing. Seems like the type of crowd that would cheer during the curb scene on "American History X".