I keep seeing the more racist of speakers say things like “If this was a white boy, it wouldn’t be getting this much attention” in reference to the Trayvon Martin case.
Most of us know that this is not only a false statement but an uncomfortably backward one. As, just the opposite is true.
With that being said, I wrote a post a few days ago about how the Trayvon Martin actually was an “Isolated incident” based solely on the fact that we knew about it. That we knew his name at all. Since I wrote that post, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. The fact that we know this child’s name truly is astounding to me. This happens every day. Literally. Since the death of Trayvon Martin there have been several unarmed Black people that have been gunned down and I only know this from posts I’ve seen here on Tumblr. Posts that lead to some small time local website of some local newspaper. Nothing from a National News agent.
It made me think, why Trayvon? Why now? Why this case?
What I came up with might seem far fetched but let’s look at the possible outcomes of it’s possible truth.
Kony 2012 had a great week. A week that most would dream of. It was everywhere. It was covered on every internet site, whether it be social or news oriented. It was covered on National TV news as well as local news. It was tweeted about ad nauseam. It was covered on daily talk shows and nightly satirical shows. It was covered. It was covered well and all the propaganda matched.
Then, came the opposition. Then came questions of the “Real reason” that this was getting such a National push. Then came the truths about oil and Kony himself. Then came facts and figures. Then came…questions that were not being answered.
Then, Trayvon Martin died.
No, I don’t think anyone involved in getting Kony 2012 off of people’s minds actually had anything to do with the murder itself. However, I do think that people would know that this had the potential to be a polarizing case and everyone would have an opinion about it. Which, they do.
What better way to hide your wrong doings than to put the spotlight on someone else’s?
On top of this, people love a cause. This is a two fold. The same people who so easily posted that Kony 2012 video without doing any research or background checking of their own, get let “Off the hook” now that they know the truth. They don’t HAVE to apologize or ever admit they were wrong in any way. Because guess what, they are wearing a hoodie.
I know this all seem silly and like it couldn’t be true. Think about it though. It’s been found that the Government wants the oil in the exact location that Kony 2012 is aiming to hit. The government is WELL VERSED in using media and propaganda to get their dirty work done. The companies that own the biggest websites, such as twitter are KNOWN for being bought. See: No mention of Occupy Wall Street allowed on trending topics on the US version. The National TV news is owned by the four major stations who are all owned by the same people.
As the title suggests, this is all conspiracy theory. I have no real proof and I likely never will.
It’s just, something to think about.