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Why the Latest Zimmerman Race Riot Conspiracy Theory Is the Dumbest Yet

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The conservative blogosphere is brewing with ominous warnings about the inevitable riots they think will come if George Zimmerman is acquitted of charges related to his killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. (My colleague Lauren Williams has rightly questioned this mania here.) An email this week from Everett Wilkinson, a former tea party leader in Florida who now runs something called theNation Liberty Federation, outlines many of the leading (and recurring) conspiracy theories about the verdict's aftermath, which he naturally thinks will include riots: martial law. FEMA camps. But he offers up some of the new ones, too.

Clearly Wilkinson doesn't know much about the New Black Panthers aside from the overhyped reports about them on Fox News during the past few presidential campaigns. For one thing, they probably don't need a bus. Most of their members could fit in a taxi. And they're not especially good at organizing anything, even voter intimidation. Their erstwhile leader, Malik Zulu Shabazz, got his start in DC in the 1990s while at Howard University's law school, running as a candidate for the DC city council and trying to organize boycotts of Korean merchants in DC's poor, black neighborhoods. His first moment in the limelight came after he organized anti-Semitic chants at a Howard rally in 1994. Shabazz was good at getting himself in the news and not much else. Little has changed in that regard since 1995, when now-Slateeditor David Plotz wrote this seminal profile of the guy. (A sampling: "Seated in the tiny chair in the tiny room, Shabazz looks somewhat like an overgrown schoolboy—an impression magnified by the large zit erupting beneath his right nostril.")


The Nation Liberty Federation's rhetoric suggests that if there are going to be riots after a verdict, the people we might want to be worried about are the white ones. Wilkinson, who is white, has some advice for readers on protecting themselves against "flash mobs":
The obvious things you need are firearms, ammunition, maps, food, water, full tank of gas and/or “Bug Out Bag Survival Bag” and/or “Urban Survival Kit.” I would also highly recommend a CB radio or ham radio because the cell phone towers may be overloaded or shut off.
One of the reason's why Americans beat the British is because they organized as militia units. Remember also Korean shop owners that protected their shops during the LA riots. We must learn to work as teams. Talk to your friends and family and come up with a plan to protect as a unit.
We are expecting martial law declared, similar to Boston or Katrina Hurricane, in any area affected by riots or that Obama feels wants to control. Unless you like the idea of spending anytime in a FEMA Camp, I would recommend bugging out of the area at the first sign of unrest if you live in an infected area. Plan on having to be on the the move within 15 minutes of an riot
Don’t be surprised if Russian or other foreign troops come to help the DHS! Rumor has it that Obama has positioned at least 15,000 Russian troops.
If you find yourself in the immediate area of a “flash mob,” riot or protest, leave immediately. This is not the time to be hero or argue. You will only become a victim. Hopefully you have a firearm to defend yourself, but you need to use it to help you extract from the area. In other words, "shoot, scoot and run.”


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Why the Latest Zimmerman Race Riot Conspiracy Theory Is the Dumbest Yet | Mother Jones

Yea dont count on any race riots happening no matter what the verdict, all this **** is just overhyped bull****. And this Wilkinson character is obviously bat **** ****ing insane.. Russian troops and FEMA camps? What the flying ****?​
 

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Good then no one gets hurt, and I don't have to hurt them.
 

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Actually if he gets convicted there might be a riot!
 

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:lol:

And you're aware of what's going on on Twitter by African-Americans...right?

Twitter is segregated by race? :shock: Why wasn't I informed????
 

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Twitter is segregated by race? :shock: Why wasn't I informed????

Really?

Why is it that you couldn't figure out that he was referring to the posts made on twitter by African-Americans (Or as I just call them... black people... hyphenated Americans, in my mind, are for 1st generation immigrants, not people who have lived here for generations)?

I think you were doing this intentionally, stop trolling.
 

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Twitter is segregated by race? :shock: Why wasn't I informed????

:doh

Come on now, I'm sure you're smarter than that.
 

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Come on now, I'm sure you're smarter than that.

Actually, I'm smart enough to know that one cannot tell the race of anyone simply by what they tweet or post on a forum. You've implied that you have a way of following the tweets of African Americans in sufficient quantity to know what "they" as a race are saying about the Zimmerman trial, and you've also implied... given the topic of this thread... that "they" are making threats. You didn't offer a source for this knowledge as to what "they" are saying, however... which is unsurprising. :lol:
 

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Actually, I'm smart enough to know that one cannot tell the race of anyone simply by what they tweet or post on a forum. You've implied that you have a way of following the tweets of African Americans in sufficient quantity to know what "they" as a race are saying about the Zimmerman trial, and you've also implied... given the topic of this thread... that "they" are making threats. You didn't offer a source for this knowledge as to what "they" are saying, however... which is unsurprising. :lol:

WOW.... Okay...

Because the twitter posters are all a bunch of creepy ass crackers with a black dude/chick as their twitter account photo...

:roll:
 

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Actually, I'm smart enough to know that one cannot tell the race of anyone simply by what they tweet or post on a forum. You've implied that you have a way of following the tweets of African Americans in sufficient quantity to know what "they" as a race are saying about the Zimmerman trial, and you've also implied... given the topic of this thread... that "they" are making threats. You didn't offer a source for this knowledge as to what "they" are saying, however... which is unsurprising. :lol:

Maybe they're required to tweet in Ebonics
 

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Maybe they're required to tweet in Ebonics

:lol: I'm just imagining following the tweets of hundreds of thousands of "them" in order to know what "they" as a people are saying! Logistics, FTW!! :mrgreen:
 

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Maybe they're required to tweet in Ebonics

That's true. It was added to the Official Black Codes, amendment #455-A, right after the amendment that says we all have to support Obama because he's black. :mrgreen:
 

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Why the Latest Zimmerman Race Riot Conspiracy Theory Is the Dumbest Yet | Mother Jones

Yea dont count on any race riots happening no matter what the verdict, all this **** is just overhyped bull****. And this Wilkinson character is obviously bat **** ****ing insane.. Russian troops and FEMA camps? What the flying ****? [/INDENT]

Oh, I disagree. I think we'll see looting and general mayhem in larger cities. It's summertime. And the people are crazy.

Free TVs...food...parrrrTAY!!!!
 

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Actually, I'm smart enough to know that one cannot tell the race of anyone simply by what they tweet or post on a forum. You've implied that you have a way of following the tweets of African Americans in sufficient quantity to know what "they" as a race are saying about the Zimmerman trial, and you've also implied... given the topic of this thread... that "they" are making threats. You didn't offer a source for this knowledge as to what "they" are saying, however... which is unsurprising. :lol:

:lol:

It gets tiresome doing other people's research for them. I suppose I am among a select few that is aware and possesses the know-how to operate a search engine like Google

Twitter explodes with George Zimmerman death threats - Washington Times
South Florida Prepares For Zimmerman Verdict « CBS Miami
Police Readying First Amendment Zones To Quell Possible Zimmerman Backlash « CBS Miami
Calls for George Zimmerman Death Find Home on Social Media - ABC News
Tweet: 'Somebody should kill Zimmerman' - CNN.com Video
Twitter Buzzes With Talk of Zimmerman Riots
Facebook Won't Remove 'Kill Zimmerman' Page, Delays in Blocking 'Riot for Trayvon' Account
 

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I "liked" your post because of the effort you put forth. However, none of your sources attributed the threats to African Americans, which was what you had claimed. Not all "Pro-Martin" individuals are African American. "Pro-Martin" is the term all used to describe threats (although 3 of the sources didn't mention threats at all). In fact, a large percentage of "Pro-Martin" individuals are not African American.

My point, and I did have one, is that you made a racial presumption that was unsubstantiated, untrue, and unsupported. You should probably choose your words more carefully in the future in order to be more accurate. :)
 

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When's the verdict coming out?
 

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If Zimmerman is found not guilty, there will be race riots, and presumably DiAnna will swallow her words and acknowledge her naivety.

Consider my breath non-withheld.
 

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