By Lloyd Marcus
I keep thinking of an episode of the 1973 TV show, “Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders.” Homicide detective Kojak suspects that the black teenager . .
. . and with that, the latest volley of Zimmerman lifelines is launched by America’s right-wing. If liberals hate him, he must be pretty terrific. Hell, he was carrying a gun. That’s all you need to know.
We used to hear how everybody should just shut up about this case. Not any more. Back when we were unhinged, when we cared nothing about justice, we were supposed to leave the investigating and such to the authorities. The minute George got arrested, every upstanding citizen turned right into Columbo. Now they can’t leave it alone.
Incidentally, the whole thing ties in nicely with healthcare:
If Obama successfully forces U.S. Supreme Court justices to succumb to his politically correct interpretation of the law and rule Obamacare constitutional, setting such a precedence could mean so-called “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman is toast. It would mean facts, truth and the law are no longer relevant — only what the people/mob want rules the day.
Other than the badly knotted logic, I’d like to point something out. It’s possible that Zimmerman is guilty. Lloyd? Right? Then, if he’s convicted, it’s justice. Isn’t it? Why can’t that be? I mean, good lord. The fact it never occurs to this Marcus guy . .
Has the media learned nothing from the days of the Jim Crow South?
By Thomas Sowell
Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice . .
My god! Sowell is actually gonna try this. That George is a lot like Emmett Till, isn’t he? Stomachs are turning.
One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher. The last line in most of the transcripts shown on TV was that of the police dispatcher telling Zimmerman not to continue following Trayvon Martin . .
Only later did I see a transcript of that conversation on the Sean Hannity program that included Zimmerman’s reply to the police dispatcher: “Okay.”
That reply removed the only basis for assuming that Zimmerman did in fact continue to follow Trayvon Martin. At this point, neither I nor the people who assumed that he continued to follow the teenager have any basis in fact for believing that he did or didn’t.
Wrong. This is frankly so disgusting a post, I don’t even want to go on. But, sigh. How about Trayvon’s body being found far from Zimmerman’s car, Thomas? And Trayvon’s girlfriend? She was on her cell with him. She heard him ask “What are you following me for?” She heard Zimmerman’s response: “What are you doing here?” I shouldn’t be gobsmacked by a National Review writer being a bald-faced liar or a goddamned moron, but here I am.
Why was that reply edited out by so many in the media? Because too many people in the media see their role as filtering and slanting the news to fit their own vision of the world.
The nerve of this guy. The nerve of all these people who pretend to be so much smarter than us. They’re going to astronomical lengths to pretend reality is a Stalinist hallucination. For your viewing pleasure, I include pix of these two geniuses, friends. And I do this not because they’re more guilty than any of the other nuts. I do it because it reminds me how messed up conservatism is.
I am of the opinion that politics is mostly driven by the way our brains are organized. A right-wing brain is a sad thing. It struggles to generate empathy. This turns people into rotten assholes and assholes into political operatives.
In reading the words and then seeing the faces of Lloyd and Thomas, we get hit with something like shock. Given the numbers of black men this authoritarian country hunted, enslaved and killed in the past, you would think it would strike them the way Zimmerman went after an unarmed black teen walking all alone. Trayvon hadn’t just ducked out of someone’s window, didn’t have a TV in his arms, wasn’t waving a pistol or kicking over mailboxes or even talking to himself. He was just walking. That’s all. And then he was running to get away from some strange guy with a gun. And then he was shot point blank, dead.
You would think aspects of this story would resonate with one of them, but they don’t. These people are that screwed up.