America's Latest Racial Melodrama
The Trayvon Martin case reminds me of the book Bonfire of the Vanities. In it, a wealthy white man and his mistress run over a black youth they think may be trying to rob them. The media, desperate to break the monotony of black on black crime, seizes on the story and a devastating caricature of Al Sharpton is one of the many other characters who try to exploit it.
Unfortunately for George Zimmerman, he may speak Spanish and be half Peruvian, but he is just white enough to play a starring role in this country’s latest racial melodrama. It never ceases to amaze me how the same people expressing outrage at this case have conveniently ignored the more than 60,000 other blacks who were murdered in the last ten years. As soon as another race is involved, they all feign shock and remorse. They couldn’t even pretend to care when a 9-month-old baby was killed last month in Detroit when his house was sprayed with bullets.
By most accounts George Zimmerman was a pain in the ass. He liked to play cop, and according to the Daily Mail, he called 911 nearly fifty times last year. He wanted to be an actual police officer, but it’s unclear if past run-ins with the law, a checkered financial history, or just plain laziness prevented him from following through. Whatever the case, he clearly satisfied his unrequited need for authority by being an overzealous watch captain who patrolled his neighborhood like he was a guard at Buckingham Palace.
It seems the night Trayvon Martin was killed, George Zimmerman walked up on him and either tried to physically detain him or confronted him. A fight then broke out, and Zimmerman almost immediately started getting his ass kicked. The media keeps harping on the size difference between the two men, but Trayvon Martin was a fit football player who stood over six feet, and George Zimmerman was a fat tub. Zimmerman had injuries to his face and the back of his head consistent with being punched and having his head slammed into the ground, and he had grass on his back.Continued on the next page