"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

10 August 2013

More Trayvon...

TALLAHASSEE - A graphic painting depicting George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin was unveiled at the Florida Capitol rotunda Friday.

The Miami-based artist, Huong, joined protesters, referred to as the Dream Defenders,  on their 25th day of camping out at the capital as they urge Florida Gov. Rick Scott to change the Stand Your Ground law.
The painting, “We Are All Trayvon Martin” shows Zimmerman firing a gun at a figure wearing a hoodie, but the painting includes a mirror where Martin's face would be to convey that the shooting could have happened to anyone.

Huong also created a 50 feet long and 8 feet high mural with people who have fought for freedom and equality worldwide.

There are also a lot of blank spaces, encouraging people to write their thoughts about Trayvon Martin and social issues.

The artist wants his painting to start a discussion on the kind government and society people want.
Houng also hopes to display the painting in Washington, D.C.

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/state/graphic-mural-of-zimmerman-shooting-martin-unveiled-at-florida-capitol#ixzz2bccccHoY

Go to the link.  Watch the short video.  Decide for yourself.

Another link:   http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/10/mural-of-george-zimmerman-shooting-trayvon-martin-unveiled-in-florida-state-capitol/

I suppose that it depends on how you look at it.  On the one hand, it appears that Huong (and many others) are attempting to turn Trayvon into some kind of martyr.  "Rally 'round Trayvon..."  "America is racist"

On the other hand, the painting shows a citizen defending himself from a thug.  What could be more American than that?  You could step up and look into that mirror and think to yourself that living the Thug Life might get you killed.  A matter of perspective, I guess.

I'd call the painting "The Consequences of Living the Thug Life".

 Stay safe.


Brock Townsend said...

Rally pisses me off. She fled the Communists in '75 and comes here to be one. I can't wish enough evil upon here.

Adrienne said...

That painting has no business at the state capitol. NONE!

Blue said...

These attempts to martyr a thug are indicative of the extent of the rot in our society...

David P said...

I wonder why the artist chose to portray Zimmerman standing and taking careful aim. Shouldn't Zimmerman be laying on his back? Wasn't Martin seated on top of Zimmerman, beating Zimmerman about the head?

Is this what they call "artistic license"?

Blue said...

David P. ... Artistic License? Sure, taken to the extreme.

It's similar to what the NAZIs did in WWII with their propaganda machine. It is, after all, nothing more than propaganda. The people who see it will focus on George with that big bad gun spitting flames and bullets at Trayvon's back.

Art becomes reality... It's important to tell the story, even if the story isn't true.