The following was originally published on Dr. Tom Stevens’s Liberty Lion blog on July 25, 2013:
Luis Rivas, President of the Objectivist Party of California, has issued a statement on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case and has given Liberty Lion permission to reprint it here:
“Justice was served with George Zimmerman obtaining a ‘not guilty’ verdict but, in my opinion, there never should have been a trial. Zimmerman observed someone suspicious while doing his duty as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer. He properly called in his observations, followed Trayvon Martin so he could tell the police the location of the suspect and was confronted and attacked by a thug, who broke George Zimmerman’s nose and repeatedly slammed the back of his head into the concrete sidewalk. The act of shooting Trayvon Martin was clearly self-defense, as the jury determined, since George Zimmerman had already suffered serious bodily injury and his life was in danger. Trayvon Martin got what he deserved and the world is a better place without a thug like Trayvon Martin in it.
The photos posted by the media of ‘little Trayvon’ were from when he was 12-years old. In reality, at the time of his death, this 17-year old muscular thug stood 6’2″ tall and weighed 175 pounds towering over the shorter and slimmer George Zimmerman. Not a single paper or media outlet published a current photo of Trayvon Martin in which he showed off a mouthful of gold teeth and all of his tattoos because it didn’t suit their narrative of a ‘racist assassin who targeted an innocent little black boy’. The media hid the true image of this ‘wild Nigga’ (one of Trayvon Martin’s Facebook profiles) and, in so doing, engaged in criminal fraud, criminal negligence and journalistic malfeasance.
Trayvon Martin was stopped and almost arrested two days before his death for smacking a bus driver in the face because the driver refused to let him ride for free. He was released because the bus driver was told not to press charges by the bus company and to continue on his route. Trayvon also had numerous run-ins with authorities both at school and with local police. When ‘little Trayvon’ was suspended at school, it was not only because he tried to bring marijuana in with him; he was actually in possession of wedding rings and other jewelry, watches, etc. that he said he ‘found’, along with a large screwdriver, while on his way to school that day. The jewelry was turned over to the police by the school. As for the marijuana, the evidence leads to the conclusion he was a marijuana dealer. His friends on Facebook all said he ‘had the best plants’.
All the evidence shows George Zimmerman wasn’t a racist and did not target Trayvon Martin because he was black. He identified him as someone who was suspicious because Trayvon Martin looked like a thug who was up to no good. There are no grounds for a federal civil rights lawsuit and they wouldn’t even be considering filing such a case if the United States Attorney General wasn’t under immense pressure by black activists whose only goal is to promote their own racist agenda.
Trayvon Martin was a mixed martial arts fighter who told friends he wanted a rematch with one of his opponents because ‘he didn’t bleed enough’. The autopsy report showed evidence of liver damage in this 17-year old. Why would a young man his age have liver damage? Well the damage is consistent with extensive use of a drug called ‘lean’. Trayvon Martin didn’t purchase ‘ice tea and candy’ at the 7 Eleven the night of his confrontation with George Zimmerman. He purchased skittles and Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail, which when mixed with cough medicine, creates ‘lean’. The psychological side effects of taking ‘lean’ over a period of time are ‘extreme physical aggression’ and ‘paranoia’. These are facts you probably were unaware of.
Trayvon Martin’s future was not at all promising. He was most certainly going to continue being a drug dealer and a thief eventually ending up in prison. With his tendency to use physical aggression against people, it is almost a foregone conclusion he would have assaulted many others in his life. It is also extremely likely he would have killed someone, as he promised to do to George Zimmerman minutes before his death. Trayvon Martin’s death was not ‘tragic’ as some have described it. It was well-deserved and an overall benefit for civilized society.”
Luis Rivas was appointed President of the Objectivist Party of California on May 14, 2013.