Now that the verdict is in, I feel I need to take responsibility and admit I was wrong. When the name Zimmerman first became a household word in March of last year, I correctly predicted that Zimmerman would be indicted, however I also felt, up until last night, that he would be convicted. So I was surprised to see “Not Guilty” on Drudge. Given that I’ve had a pretty good track record in outguessing the experts, I have to concede that even a stopped expert can be right twice a day. Although the “system” seemed to work in a judicial sense, justice was never the purpose of the trial; it was intended to be a revolutionary court that would find Zimmerman guilty of racism in the first degree.
The ironic thing is that like most revolutionary courts, eventually they turn on, and eat, their own. Zimmerman was an Obama supporter, and was as much a wanna-be community organizer as a wanna-be cop. Just like Paula Deen, an Obama supporter, found herself voted most buttery racist in America. So now, Deen is the symbol of genteel Southern racism and Zimmerman is now the number one creepy ass racist cracker in the country.
This was never a case about doughy neighborhood watchman who shot a teenager in the heart and claimed self defense, this has always been a case a Black kid shot by Hispanic guy who was standing in for White. Race has been the only aspect of this case that made it a national story. It’s colored (yes, pun intended of course) the view of the two actors in our little racial drama. There was St. Skittles, the honor student who was viciously attacked by a cop wanna-be, who was angry that these “assholes, they always get away.” Or, there was Community Activist George Zimmerman, who cared about his community and tried to get justice from the Sanford Police Department after they tried to cover up the beating of a black man who found himself threatened one rainy night by no_limit_nigga, a thug wanna-be who jumped Zimmerman, knocked him down, and told him that, “you’re gonna die tonight.”
At this point in the narrative, it’s customary to ask rhetorically, which is true? Both? Neither? Actually it doesn’t matter. Since this is strictly a racial issue, you pick a side and adopt their arguments. You don’t need to worry about the truth, that’s already been picked out for you. And if revolutionary courts don’t do the job, then on to Holder’s Justice Department to once again inflict double jeopardy on a new defendant. Between a Justice Department civil rights investigation, and civil suit, Zimmerman’s trial isn’t over, the trials of George Zimmerman are just beginning.
To you, Tom Wolfe, who correctly predicted the template of racial “justice!”