The tragedy of Trayvon

los_angeles_riotsThe tale of Travyon Martin appears at first to be a tale of injustice, and then expands to a tale of tragedy and shame. Our shame, that is. Because the nature of the tragedy is caused by our greed for inattention to the fragmentation of our society.

Most current commentators would like you to focus on the night that Trayvon died. That way we can avoid looking for underlying problems. We see only two people, one good and one evil. An injustice just happened. We forget about everything leading up to that moment.

A more sensible view is to think about consequences. The consequence was that Trayvon died; that is the tragedy. But the bigger tragedy is how we got to that point where people are shooting each other over neighborhood security.

This didn’t start that night. It didn’t even start with a white neighborhood alarmed at a high black population moving in nearby. The inception happened long ago when we adopted the post-Civil War mythos of the melting pot, or diversity.

Diverse means that there is no national culture, religion, appearance, language, values system or ideal. Heritage, culture, values and belief are removed so the individual has no barriers to self-expression.

That way, the only control is whether you are socially acceptable. If you thought Stalin was a nasty piece of work, consider how totalitarian this is. The opinions of others determine whether you survive. You are ruled by how the group judges you.

These opinions aren’t arbitrary. They tend to cluster around things that each individual thinks makes him or her look good. What makes people look good? Affirm that we are all equal, and all choices are equally good, so we can all get along. Flatter, pander and simplify.

Trayvon died for this myth. So have millions of other people, black and white, in not only our constant racial strife, but our constant crime, corruption, occasional civil wars, and the social decay that has split our society more profoundly than this trial.

The origin of Trayvon’s death was the completely unreal atmosphere of the society in which they lived. A society that can’t talk about race, because any notice of race would violate the sacred tenet that says we’re all the same. We can’t all get along if we’re not identical.

Does diversity benefit anyone? Every race who comes to this country will be stripped of its ancestry, and reduced into more lumpy people going shopping and attending jobs they’re afraid to leave. That makes us perfect tools of the system, and perfect consumers.

Our narrative in this country is about white injustice to blacks. What about when the next 25 ethnic groups finally reach crucial numbers? Blacks lose their privileged place as victims, and whites have many new groups to either serve or compete against.

When people are honest, which generally only happens when they’re drunk, they admit that they like to be around people like them. They’ll admit that when they see other ethnic groups around their neighborhoods, they get nervous.

The reason for this is that diversity — the mixing of different groups by religion, heritage, language, values and class — causes chaos wherever it goes. Societies that are diverse are in constant internal warfare and when they collapse, they leave behind mixed-race people who can’t recreate the once-great civilization. Diversity creates social chaos and then destroys society itself.

This is why the tale of Trayvon is a tale of tragedy. He was alienated by a society that would never fit him and in fact would always marginalize him. George Zimmerman, bizarro white/Hispanic hybrid, faced the exact same thing. Diversity reams everyone equally.

As a result, their collision was not about a personal conflict, or even crime. Those are proxies. It was about the ongoing race war that is created whenever diversity is attempted, as a precursor to total social collapse.

Instead of heaping scorn on Trayvon or George, I think we should see this event and this trial as the consequence of a long-standing hypocrisy on race and individual equality that is tearing our society apart. These two are both victims of something much larger than they comprehend.

The shame we should feel for this tragedy is for our inattention. As a civilization, we refuse to face this issue and fix it. We think we’re getting away with it, but the consequence is that young people like George and Trayvon have their lives destroyed for our hypocrisy.

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Brett Stevens

Brett Stevens has written about realism since the late 1980s. His work can be found at RightOn, American Renaissance, Return of Kings, Counter-Currents, Alternative Right and Aristokratia.

12 thoughts on “The tragedy of Trayvon”

  1. You see people as a color. You are all that is wrong in the world. You live behind preconceived notions of how a person of a certain color will behave or act. You live in fear of what you do not know. Instead of fearing a brown person, talk to them.

    bizarro white/hispanic hybrid? You are so racist it burns.

    My family has served in world war II, korean war, vietnam war, desert storm, and afghanistan. We have PHD’s, work for the government, help build communities, teach your children, and treat your sick. We are LATINO’s working our asses off so that people like you can continue living an ignorant, hate-filled life.

    The human race will only be stronger if we live and work together to change thousands of years worth of animalistic ideals. We have evolved to a level that is so far above black and white. If you want to live that way, leave america. Nobody wants you.

    1. The human race will only be stronger if we live and work together to change thousands of years worth of animalistic ideals. We have evolved to a level that is so far above black and white. If you want to live that way, leave america. Nobody wants you.

      Actually, that’s not true. Your “new idea” is in fact the oldest one, which is the social notion itself. It has overridden common sense.

      It destroys nations, and history shows us this.

      Like any person, in any situation, where a known evil is approved as a good and is ushering a once-great nation into self-destruction, I oppose it.

      I take great pains on this blog to oppose the evil, not the people involved.

      Now:

      bizarro white/hispanic hybrid? You are so racist it burns.

      What burns? Denial?

      Zimmerman is a bizarro hybrid, being either a German/Hispanic or Jewish/Hispanic mix. He’s no longer Hispanic, or white, or Jewish, or whatever. The result is some rather bizarre genetics.

    2. It seems to me the only really toxic racists I’ve ever met are the ones who hurl the term at others, in a hate-filled, self-righteous frenzy.
      The other kind are the natural racists: being who and what they are, and make no bones about it. Their racism is harmless, innocent, and as native to them as being able to differentiate between different things.
      Mexicans, I have observed, are as racist as people ever get, in the most pleasant way imaginable. They almost always saw me – a gringo – as inferior. Because I was unlucky enough not to be born hispanic.
      I didn’t mind at all. It was harmless. And natural. And admirable.

      1. I too smile when I hear someone say that they see ethnic and racial differences. Just because they are real. I personally don’t want to make a big deal out of the existence of human diversity, which I value hugely, as it is not my place to criticise evolution, even if it is just quite a small thing like race. (No one can really say that race is a very big split in humans. But the little things can have big consequences). I support all sensible Nationalism and Regionalism out of practicality and the enormous good it does. I reckon I’d like most Nationalists of most backgrounds. They have real courage and values.

    3. Instead of fearing a brown person, talk to them.

      Life isn’t just about talks and socializing. Some productive interaction should take place.

      My family has served in world war II, korean war, vietnam war, desert storm, and afghanistan. We have PHD’s, work for the government, help build communities, teach your children, and treat your sick. We are LATINO’s working our asses off so that people like you can continue living an ignorant, hate-filled life.

      This paragraph is most probably a lie (chutzpah-style) from someone who tries to make his opponent feel guilty. Which is hopeless here.

      The human race will only be stronger if we live and work together

      Live and cooperate as neighbour nations, what’s the problem?

      We have evolved to a level that is so far above black and white.

      Gray? =)
      Where there are goals, there’ll be separation into varnas/colours/classes/whatever, by the parameter of suitability for the achievement of a given goal. No goals – no separation, of course.

      If you want to live that way, leave america. Nobody wants you.

      How about
      1) daydreamers like yourself eventually bring America’s population back down to the level of small tribes warring with each other, without laws and technology;
      2) we in Europe (or them Muslims, or the Chinese – whoever wins in Eurasia) recolonize America and reclaim its resorces, incidentally fighting your primitive tribes? =)

      1. It’s a curious phenomenon, that these angry, hate-filled leftists, go around calling people who are not like them “angry and hate-filled”.
        I mean, if one is angry and hate-filled, one is hardly likely to suddenly stop being “angry and hate-filled” if somebody calls them “angry and hate-filled”, is one?
        Maybe it’s just me, but not actually being angry and hate-filled, I tend to suddenly become angry and hate-filled towards anyone who accuses me of being angry and hate-filled.

        1. Maybe it’s just me, but not actually being angry and hate-filled, I tend to suddenly become angry and hate-filled towards anyone who accuses me of being angry and hate-filled.

          Being accused of anything that isn’t true will make a honest person very upset, and rightfully so.

  2. I have just been reading a post called ‘Morality’ on the site Oz Conservative. Really, really good. Again, I truly think that the work of very insightful and brave folk that make up the New Right is starting to bud out at least. It may take a while yet, but our society is already worn down by pointlessness, corruption, denial and the failure of a mix of equality and consumerism to bring us real lives. The New Right is becoming more and more consistently coherent with its observations and is honing its solutions by the day. We can’t be ignored for much longer.

  3. Hmm, I think that hybrids are not so much the problem. Some hybrids work well (in fact, I’d argue that many races are simply hybrids of older races.) But you get what I’d call the Half-Elf problem.

    Half elves, in the D&D’s fantasy setting, are actually a great hybrid. You get the personality range of a human with longevity and the higher natural intelligence and intuition of an elf.

    But the problem with half-elves is that even though they are good hybrids, they don’t fit into either elvish or human society. They live too long and are too elvish for humans, and with elves, they live too short and are too boisterous.

    In theory, if you got enough half-elves together they would do fine. But to do that, half elves would have to get it in their mind that this is a thing to do; to stick together with other half-elves. All being sort of outcasts, they will tend to hang out not with other half-elves (since they are alienated racially) but with other outcasts: rogues, adventurers, woodsmen, and other racial hybrids.

    But if the half elves recognized that the problem isn’t that you don’t fit in, but rather that as a hybrid you may have to work to find a place to fit in, to find those who are like you in a stable way (outcasts are unstable.) they might have a chance to not be a failure.

    Half orcs on the other hand — a disaster waiting to happen.

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