My sense is that the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies that were held in various cities today didn’t amount to much. One basic question is, did they even have much to do with Trayvon Martin? The answer to that question is suggested by this flyer that was handed out at the rally in New York:
This is exactly the same stupidity we have seen over and over from the left. Boycott oranges! Why? They grow in Florida! Boycott Coca-Cola! Why? Because they buy oranges! Boycott the Koch brothers–of course–because they “help fund piggermans defense.” Which is a complete fiction, but if you are a liberal, the facts are optional. Boycott Foot Locker! Huh? Foot Locker? “This company is owned by the same racist family that use to own woolworths.” I have no idea what that is all about. No doubt it is familiar to students of left-wing mythology, but Foot Locker isn’t owned by any family, it is a publicly traded, $5.6 billion a year company.
Looking on the bright side, I doubt that a single orange, can of Coke, pair of shoes or box of Dixie cups will be forgone because of today’s agitation. The salient point is that the people who sponsored the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies are the same tired leftists who have organized all the other protests in recent years, and who have nothing more substantive or creative to offer than “Don’t buy Brawny paper towels!” Trayvon Martin has, really, little to do with it. As always, leftists are trying to capitalize on others’ tragedies to advance their worn-out agenda.