" ZIMMERMAN " AS A WAY OF DENYING THE GREATER UNDERLYING PROBLEM
by, Jun 19 2012 at 09:44 PM (151 Views)
I posted this earlier in a Thread which asked why the reaction to" Zimmerman " had been so disproportionate to its real importance in the bigger picture . A reaction so strange and strong -- from a more detached position ( I am British) , that it reeks of having far greater symbolic importance than its literal nature initially suggests it should have .I see part of the explanation contained in my post below .
I don't imagine I provide any huge insight and it was written impromptu as a Post response , not as a prepared introduction to a dissertation .
But hopefully one or two will think it is worth the readi .
As an outsider , I see more Americans in deeper and deeper financial trouble .They sense that their country is in desperate economic trouble but find it almost impossible to admit it publicly .This huge denial is channeled into the most convenient enemy ----- Them . And each to his or her own ," Them" .
For some reason this bubbling under the surface Lynch Mob mentality has stayed away from putting the blame totally on to one ethnic minority , but has used the insane two party divide as the trigger for anger that more and more resembles off- the - scale verbal violence. To the Left , the term Conservatives seems more vile than Kunts , and to the Right , the term Socialists is more vile than that same term.
The Zimmerman murder became a convenient way of displaying anger for the two basically different types of mind set based on attitude splits exemplified in main party difference ; with all concerned arguing the Zimmerman details , but also finding a way of trying to apportion blame on ," Them" .Those held responsible for the whole countries loss of control of its welfare and destiny .Forces that were out there . Many . Complex .Only partly identifiable .
"Them" . Each person's Bogey Man , made more clear once it was given a label .
At a personal level I have seen this basic and very primitive reaction focussed against many of my Posts .
Example :I have outlined in matter of fact terms that the greatest economic power on the planet is China . Now . Current . Domestic prices adjusted , China GDP exceeds the US figure .
And that for a variety of reasons , full effective control of the US economy is part controlled by Bejing . Now .
These are incontrovertible facts .
The reaction is total denial or direct accusations of Trolling and inventing lies .
America intuitively knows that the very foundations are breaking up and to a huge extent they cannot process and deal with the information .
A nation is in divide and shock and using what seem nice easy to understand "Good " and " Bad " , "Black " and "White "splits to channel their hidden emotions .
The Party system .
Zimmerman made easy , and ,
Europe versus us , the US .
Natural . But sad to watch .
All , imo.