Where are George Zimmerman’s supporters? He needs you now more than ever!
After he was acquitted of murder, I couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting some dude telling me how much Trayvon Martin deserved to die. Telling me that they would have done precisely the same thing.
For months afterwards, every time a Black kid committed a violent crime against a good white citizen, someone put his mug on Facebook as further evidence that Trayvon had it coming. Because, one violent Black kid automatically means that all Black kids before him, and all Black kids thereafter are also violent. The young Black hive mind.
The Knockout Game is a perfect example. It’s also a crystal clear case of media hype on a slow news day. Reporters take one incident, mix in an urban legend and a bunch of footage from all over the space time continuum via Youtube. Then, for a taste of authenticity they drop in a bunch of scary blurred images of Black kids and one other dude, who looks like an expert on something but really just wants to talk on camera. That shit is Internet gold. It had Black people lowering their heads in shame… Wringing hands; gnashing teeth… Something had to be done!
Are young Black boys the only ones sucker punching people? Youtube says no. White boys are violent assholes sometimes, too. Google can give you a handful of incidents where white men sucker punch strangers with virtually no provocation. It will take about 30 seconds. The only difference is, they are isolated incidents while the Black kids who do the same things are part of a phenomena that has a name scary name and is “sweeping the nation.”
That same hype machine was working hard on Zimmerman’s behalf. In their hands, Trayvon went from murder victim to violent drug dealer. They beseeched us to wait until the verdict, while they waged a public smear campaign on a dead boy. He was a pot smoker… but so are a lot of people. He was a drug dealer… yeah, well he was never convicted, or even charged with anything. Shouldn’t the courts decide things like that?
You guys did a great job. You had rational people believing that Iced Tea and skittles were as dangerous as a Kel-Tec Nine Millimeter. Where the hell are you now that your boy has been accused of aiming a pistol at his girlfriend? I’m interested in hearing how she had it coming. You know, because women are so hormonal. Tell me to reserve judgement until he’s had his day in court. Tell me that she lied. Because, like, 50 percent of all of the liars in the U.S. are women. Look it up.
At least tell me that I wasn’t there, so I shouldn’t jump to conclusions. That’s what you said about Trayvon. It’s also what you said about 19 year old Renisha McBride, when she was shot dead on 54 year old Theodore Paul Wafer’s front porch. She had crashed her car and knocked on his door for help. She was drunk, and high, and I shouldn’t jump to conclusions. You know, because assumptions are dangerous.
By the way, there were legions of 19 year olds out that night who were both high and drunk. It’s pretty common. It’s called being young. But for her, it was evidence that she was a threat, to be dealt with through lethal force.
Come on guys, in July George Zimmerman was your cause celeb. You were raising money for him. Giving him tours of gun facilities. What’s the difference between then and now? Is it because the alleged victim is white? Maybe. Or maybe you never gave a shit about GZ in the first place. But while thousands of white people were out there looking at hip hop videos and the news stories like “The Knockout Game”, and thinking about what they would do if… he actually did it. He went ahead and killed a Black kid. For that he was afforded support, money and honorary whiteness in the eyes of the jury and nation. (Never hurts to have a daddy who is a judge.)
He should have hung up his spurs then. Been quiet. Disappeared. But they didn’t bank on how much he liked resolving conflicts with his gun.
But I’m probably wrong. Zimmerman supporters are patiently scouring his girlfriends Facebook feed to justify that sometimes you just have to aim a gun at a chick. You know, because she had pot in her system, or had, within her cabinets, the ingredients for a pipe bomb or something. Soon, women who kill their boyfriends will begin to litter Facebook as justification. They’ll prove that she wasn’t so innocent.
Don’t let me down. Show me that you really believed that he wasn’t a sack of shit. Because right now it seems like you only want to defend him when he’s gunning down a Black person, and that’s fucking racist. We should be able to gun down every motherfucker that even looks at us cross, regardless of their age, sex or willingness to do harm. Including this chick, right? I mean, what makes her think she’s good enough not to almost get shot? Drag this woman through the mud and show me that real men draw on their women sometimes.