Special Podcast about a Hoax
I wanted to to take some time and record a special podcast today, really having nothing to do with the markets and the economy and just focus on a topic that I haven’t discussed in quite some time. I do believe that the politics surrounding this event are relevant to the economy, and to the markets, although, because really has set in motion political winds that are blowing the country in a direction that is very detrimental to the U.S. economy and to the markets.
Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Trayvon Martin
I think it was 2012 when the Trayvon Martin story really took off in the U.S. If you remember, George Zimmerman is the person killed Trayvon Martin and, initially, everybody was quick to believe the completely ridiculous-sounding story that was being perpetrated by the Martin family and their attorney, as to what happened, and the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.
Who is the Racist?
I was one of the earlier who came out and I was defending George Zimmerman. I took a lot of heat back then, initially, because people were saying, “Hey, it’s racist for me to be defending George Zimmerman. But the reality was, I thought it was racist for the people to have believed the complete nonsense – a ridiculous story about what happened. It made a lot more sense to me, just judging by the facts, not looking at the races of the individuals or any of that, just judging by the facts – George Zimmerman’s version of events made sense.
Plausible vs. Implausible
The other version made no sense at all. I think it was the racists who were so quick to dismiss George Zimmerman’s version, which made sense, was supported by all the evidence and the other witness testimony that came out – rather than simply believing the parents of Trayvon Martin or their lawyer.