American Thinker -- You all probably remember Trayvon Martin, the celebrated black youth who was shot while trying to pound night watchman George Zimmerman's head into the pavement. To the left, Trayvon is a hero, a young man who was shot simply because he was black. To everyone else, he was a thug, with all the evidence, including the bruises on Zimmerman's head, pointing to the fact that Trayvon was trying to kill him when he got shot.
But now Trayvon has "turned his life around" and gotten a degree in aeronautics from Florida Memorial University. I think being dead helped him a lot with his studies; Trayvon won the degree posthumously, because he loved to fly. I don't know about the flying part, but Trayvon sure loved to get high. Whether Trayvon could have earned the degree if he were alive was debatable. He was suspended from high school for getting into fights with others.
In the months and days before his shooting death, Trayvon Martin was getting into fights, getting high on marijuana, getting suspended from school and talking with friends about getting a gun, according to cellphone text messages that defense lawyers for shooter George Zimmerman released Thursday.And then there were his exotic tastes in fine jewelry:
Trayvon’s chronically misspelled, slang-filled messages... [featured] pictures of a semi-automatic pistol, marijuana plants and Trayvon flipping his middle fingers...
In October, 2011, Martin was caught on a school surveillance video defacing lockers with obscenities using a magic marker pen. The police investigator said Martin was “hiding and being suspicious.” When the officer confronted Martin the next day he found Martin’s backpack contained some women’s jewelry — a watch, some silver wedding bands and diamond-encrusted earrings. Martin told the officer, “They’re not mine. A friend gave it to me.” Continuing his search, the officer found a large flat-headed screwdriver which the officer described as a burglar’s tool. The jewelry was turned over to the police and Martin was suspended for defacing school property.Could Trayvon really have gotten a degree in aeronautics from Florida Memorial University? F-U has only a 39% graduation rate. Could Trayvon have really allocated enough time to study when his life was already busy smoking weed, beating up people, and stealing ladies' jewelry?
I predict that Trayvon will have a very successful post-life career. Now that his life can be fictionalized like a Cosby show character, I am sure he will get all kinds of Ph.D.'s and other educational honors to celebrate what a scholarly and sagacious individual this young man would have grown up to become, if only he hadn't been cut down in his prime while he was trying to murder someone.
Blog Author's Comments: Had Trayvon Martin not gotten himself killed while apparently casing houses to burgle, there is little chance he would have graduated even from high school. Any fortune teller looking into his future would have seen either an early grave or prison. But liberals revere him, having transformed this otherwise useless thug into the personification of tyranny, the noble savage who will help them tear down American civilization, starting with our right of self-defense. Many people of color hold him up as evidence of their supposed oppression.
Plenty of Democrats and far-left liberals continue to believe he would have turned out to be a model citizen because if the readers remember Obama saying, after his death and before the trial, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." This punk receiving a college degree or any degree is a complete joke if it were not so pathetic. They should have awarded Martin a posthumous GED. The court transcript read that this thug snuck up behind Zimmerman and told him “You’re going to die tonight.” I would think that Zimmerman believed the threat was real. The Left’s resolute refusal to follow reasonable logic is as pathological as it is ignorant. And most certainly,Trayvon Martin's family will want to know if a check comes with the degree.
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