The Blog About Nothing 2/27 Edition

 

BaN-Brooklyn-292x300What up world? Welcome to another edition of The Blog About Nothing. February has come to an end, and it looks like the deep freeze that we’ve had here in the northeast will slowly come to an end. March may come in like a lion, but as long as it’s not a lion with subzero temperatures, I can live with it. Speaking of subzero, I’m still listening to music from a Canadian rapper. Last week it was Drake. This week it’s Tory Lanez.

Tory is also from Toronto, and he also raps and sings but he isn’t Drake. When he raps he sounds a bit harder, but he also sounds more believable. Check out his mixtape Lost Cause. Lost Cause was released in late 2014, and has some bangers in Grandma’s Crib, Priceless, and The Godfather. The Godfather as you can imagine is backed by a beat that is a rework of the classic movie’s theme music. Give Lost Cause a check out. You won’t regret it.

Normally this is where I talk about what sports topics I’m into this week, but I’m not in the mood for that. This week the blog will be short. All I want to say this week is Rest In Peace to Trayvon Martin. Three years ago, on February 26th 2012, you were brutally murdered. Your body may no longer walk this Earth but your spirit has not been forgotten.

Trayvon MartinYou see, three years ago George Zimmerman took it upon himself to murder a black youth. While his case embroiled our nation, he eventually did not pay for his crime. I hold no malice towards him. I mean, I want to, but I cannot. He has to walk this Earth knowing what he has done and that will have to be punishment enough. So, I hold no malice towards him but this morning, right now, I do hold some malice towards mainstream media.

I didn’t hear much about Trayvon Martin on the news this week. I heard a lot about some dress, or some runaway llamas, and plenty about Kanye West and the Kardashians but little on Trayvon. In a world full of petty faux outrage towards the words of a Sean Pean, or a Giuliana Rancic, I found little outrage for the senseless death of Trayvon Martin.

Going forward I fear there will be less attention and less outrage towards what happened to Trayvon, or Michael Brown, or Eric Garner. Not only them, but I fear there will be the usual quick burst of outrage that will peter out towards the next victim of a senseless murder. We can spend hours listening and observing the actions of some bullshit celebrity, but only so much time can be spent towards the fight for justice. It makes me sad, and honestly, when I sit down and truly think about it, all I can feel is hurt.

So, forgive me if I don’t want to talk about some sports shit today. Forgive me if I don’t want to shuck and jive my way through another blog. I’m not down for that today.

Rest In Peace Trayvon Martin. My condolences go out towards the Martin family and to his friends. May they remember you, as I have.

Thanks for reading. Peace.

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About Earl (EJ) Brewster 284 Articles
Born, raised, and still reside in Brooklyn, New York. I'm in my mid 30's, and I love sports, music, politics, and blogging about real life. You can find me on Twitter at @EJ_Brooklyn_Own

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  1. EJ – A moving tribute to recognize the importance of humans over hate. There are a number of people who we remember because of mistreatment or even murder — and Martin is one of them. Let us all vow to rid our society and all humankind of the thought “I see him or her as different, and therefore not worth as much as me.” When this attitude is gone, then — and only then — can we justifiably refer to ourselves as “civilized,” “intelligent,” and “sapient.”

  2. Zimmerman’s life is as fucked up as one would expect following this tragedy. He’s had several incidents where he was clearly continuing the bad choices that one would expect from him.

    But, he was in the right in the run-in with Martin? it just shows how fucked up some of Florida’s laws are.

    May he rot in Hell when he dies.

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