A vexing question

The lies told by the lawyers of $ybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin as well as by Tracy Martin and $ybrina Fulton has meant that the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin have been obfuscated to the best of their ability. Thankfully, there have been people who have been willing to expose all the lies and the myths. Sadly, the case has also obfuscated a much larger problem involving teenagers who have gotten themselves involved in the gang culture.

Before I even look at the large number of deaths of teenagers that occur in Chicago, I want to deal with similar matters here in Australia. Gang culture is a world-wide phenomenon. Whilst Australia does not have the high level of deaths that come from nightly or daily shootings, we do have a real problem. There are different types of gangs – crime gangs, bikie gangs, but I repeat myself – here in Australia. Just recently there has been yet another escalation in the gang wars.

I do need to point out that these people are in fact using illegal weapons. This is not because we are not allowed to own firearms but because these people do not bother getting licenses so that they can go kill rival gang members.

The wars themselves are usually over the matter of turf with regard to the sale of drugs, as well as extortion rackets over certain kinds of business, including the Thai Massage Parlour in Maroubra (hi there Deputy PM Anthony Albanese, was that you I saw coming out of the Maroubra Thai Massage Parlour?). Within the past week or so, a 35 year old who was the father of at least 2 children was gunned down, and his offsider injured as a result of these turf wars. In some locations there have been houses shot up, and in another recent incident an 19 year old was hit in the neck by some not so stray bullets. He was lucky to survive the attack. One of these gang members was from the Comancheros, and the other was from the Hells’ Angels.

The gang members are usually either of Middle Eastern appearance, or from Tonga or the Pacific Islands, but most of them have ties to Lebanon.  In an exceptional case, one particular family has been at the centre of these wars, with  John Ibrahim facing a hail of bullets in his car and having his house shot up in a drive-by shooting. This is only a recap of what is happening in Sydney. There is a duplication of the same thing in Melbourne.

Roughly 30 years ago it used to be the Melbourne and Sydney Mafia who were the crime bosses, but since that time there has been a shift towards those of Middle Eastern appearance. On top of that many of the names that make the papers because of these gang wars are neither Middle Eastern or Italian. In Melbourne some of these gangsters have been murdered in front of their families.

Unfortunately, that is the way it is with the gang culture.(please click the link for a typical example with regard to gang wars). There will always be turf wars. I do think that there are questions that need to be asked and from there perhaps a call to action as we all work to put an end to the carnage, at least for the time being.

Whenever we hear about another drive-by and we hear the approximate location, we simply know that it is related to gangs, people of Middle Eastern origin and to drug dealing. With so many deaths it is easy to simply get blase about the whole thing and write all of them off. Yet there is work to be done, because we need to keep our children and grandchildren away from the gang culture.

How on earth can this be achieved? Well, I think it is going to take a lot of soul searching and it is going to need more than an inaccurate historical perspective to work out what is going wrong and what can be done about it. From that angle, I think that we can actually pinpoint a time when things began to go wrong, and I am going to pin a lot of blame on the attitudes of the 1960s. I do this because the 1960s heralded some massive social changes.

I do think that there has been a break-down in our culture. It has nothing to do with Christianity. Rather, it has to do with the turning away from Christianity. If you look at the historical perspective, the 1960s brought us Malcolm X, it also brought the Nation of Islam, sexual permissiveness and drug permissiveness on a level that had not been seen in the past. The move away from the Christian outlook also saw the rise and dominance of Atheism. Poltically, it was also the period in which Marxism was on the rise, including the massive anti-Vietnam War moratoriums held throughout the war, and such outfits as the Weather Underground.

These massive social changes included the invention of the pill and other forms of birth control, leading to a sexual revolution. Sex Education was introduced into the school system. This was supposed to reduce the number of teen pregnancies yet Sex Education seems to have had the opposite effect. The increase in teen pregnancies then led to the demand for abortion on demand, aided and abetted by a Supreme Court via Roe vs Wade.  The downhill slide has continued in the form of higher levels of divorce because the civil laws were changed to make divorce easier to obtain. In turn this has led to the free love movement, a movement that has been without any form of responsibility.

Within this framework, one group above all others has been disadvantaged and that is the group that has a dark pigmentation to their skin. Within this group there is a higher incidence of teen pregnancies, as well as abortions on demand, and single parent families. Thus we get to the trail that leads us to the type of man who had fathered Trayvon Martin.

Let’s have a good look at Tracy Martin, because a lot of what went wrong in Trayvon’s life lies at the feet of Tracy Martin.  This is because Tracy’s Martin’s life has in fact been a bit of a train wreck. When he lived in St. Louis, he was a member of the Crips gang. Up until the death of Trayvon Tracy Martin had a Crips tattoo on his neck. That tattoo was covered up by the praying hands.  Tracy Martin has several children via a string of mothers. I know of three, namely $ybrina Fulton, Brandi Green and Alicia Stanley. Brandi Green was in fact the latest of a string of women to give birth to one of Tracy Martin’s children. Thus we see that Tracy Martin has been living a life where he shows little of no responsibility with regard to procreation.

There is a whole lot more to be told about the kind of example that Tracy Martin offered to his now dead son. This bad example of fathering children willy nilly is only the tip of the iceberg. Some of the other issues that have come up include the fact that Tracy Martin has the nickname “Fruit”. Incredibly, Trayvon Martin had been texting someone with that nickname talking about the purchase of a gun.

Note: I have not even got to the issue of drugs in Trayvon Martin’s life. This is because I am not sure where it started including whether or not he began when still living with Alicia Stanley or he began after he went back to live with $ybrina Fulton. It does appear that the cousin was an influence when it came to the consumption of Cannabis. The cousin, Stephen Martin even had a photograph of himself with Trayvon at Brandi’s place (in the garage) getting high. This cousin was also one of those who was in his Twitter circle, and one he conversed with in regard to his use of DXM (I will probably address this issue in another post again). What I do not know about Stephen Martin is whether or not he was also involved in a gang in Miami Gardens.

The big issue, that is the elephant in the room has to be that Trayvon’s life could have been different if he had not descended into a world where he was taking and dealing drugs. It would seem that Trayvon was in fact following in his father’s footsteps. Someone, I am not sure which one, approved of him getting his tattoos. He was not an adult and that means an adult had to give permission for the tattoos.

Another issue seems to be that Trayvon Martin did not have much of a relationship with his mother. In fact, it was Alicia Stanley who had raised Trayvon over most of his life, until he returned to live with his mother, and then she kicked him out of the house. It is as if Trayvon was not wanted by $ybrina until he was dead, and only then because she thought she could make money out of his death.

How many more young black teens are going to end up like Trayvon Martin? How many will be killed as they are in the act of committing a felony of one sort or another? That is the real tragedy. It is about time that the black community stopped their grievance mongering and began to take some kind of responsibility for their shambolic lives.

6 responses to “A vexing question

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  2. Great analysis. as usual. Thanks. You have a damn good memory of world events.


    • I do try hard to remember things 🙂 but the memory is fading a bit 🙂


    • I will be 67 August 3rd and my long term memory is fine. It’s the loss of short term memory that baffles me. My Dad is 89 and has an amazing memory.


    • It is also my short term memory that is a bit fuzzy.

      I have often pointed out I can remember things from when I was very little. My earliest memory comes from when I was roughly 2 years old. That memory involves moving day. Another fleeting memory involves the very first time that I hurt my left foot, on St. Kilda pier. I do in fact remember the crack in the wood and the fall, but nothing else about the incident. These memories go back roughly 56 years. I turn 59 next week.


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