reply to post by introV
What's going on? In my opinion--which is based on years of observation of major events, and how they end up shaping public opinion, followed by
related legislation--it's yet another case of "Problem-Reaction-Solution."
The case was cherry-picked when, about a month after the incident, the Justice Department opens a probe for the case. Zimmerman had been allowed to
go free, as there were no disputes to his self-defense. At this point, the media circus began. All of this has been orchestrated by the media; the
result of countless internal story meetings (that's how media outlets slot the reports for broadcast) in every network and independent news media
This is how I'm calling it:
The media's divisive reporting on the whole case, right through to the verdict and beyond, gives us the public perception of the
Problem: Senseless shooting of unarmed, innocent youth by a racist cop wanna-be.
Reaction: (where we are at this moment) Protests and threats of violence from the general public, seeking justice for the the death of this innocent
Solution: It will begin with Government initiating a national dialogue on what more can be done to "curb gun violence." It's very likely it will
move on to drafting of actual bill more draconian than the U.S. has seen to date. Then it would be a matter of getting the legislation passed by all
three branches of Government.
I want to be wrong in this "prediction." However, having witnessed the wholesale exploitation of the 9/11/01 events to give us the Patriot Act, the
TSA, and several other pieces of legislation and Government departments, I may be close.
You can easily tell that a majority of the voices out there protesting the verdict have not made themselves familiar with key points in the actual
trial, but rather the encapsulated spin version of whichever media brand they were getting their info from. You can tell, because everyone seems to
be parroting the buzzwords; "stalking," "wanna-be cop," "racist," "disobeying police orders," vigilante," and so forth.
So now we will see what the Justice Department does.