Okay, so Zimmerman was found not guilty. I didn’t watch too much of the trial because I don’t really care to get caught up in the drama, though I did watch some of it, especially voir dire, simply because I wanted to watch how the big guns run a trial for my own professional education. But here’s what you need to know legally speaking: you weren’t in the jury box. Now if you sat there for a few weeks, properly sequestered and not influenced by the disgusting display of racism by EVERYONE, and got to put your life on hold to give a man’s life a fair judgment, then your opinion matters. Otherwise, shut up. You don’t know anything.
Now the news has been hammering away at the race angle here. It was the evil white guy who we later find to be hispanic shooting a sweet innocent little black boy. When I couldn’t avoid having this trial put in my face, these are the two pictures that consistently came up:
They played it up like Zimmerman woke up thinking, “Let’s kill us some Darkies today!” Us conservatives and libertarians are all sorts of incensed at the media. We get mad and blame them for influencing everyone. We act like we’re above it. BUT, in the same breath you hear people talk about how there are going to be race riots. Guess what Mac? You think there are going to be riots because you are getting suckered in by that same media you think you can see through. There aren’t going to be any riots. But, by the same token, if the media has inflamed the black community into feeling like it’s open season on black men, wouldn’t it be justified for them to feel a need to fight back? Would you not do the same?
Here’s the deal: black people in America are kinda dumb. They’ve gotten suckered in by media hype. But they haven’t gone full retard. They aren’t going to riot. They aren’t so stupid as to think there’s legit open deep injustice sufficient to riot and turn to violence.
Here’s what’s more: white people in America are kinda dumb. They’ve gotten suckered in by media hype. But they haven’t gone full retard either. They don’t think indiscriminate killing of sweet little black boys is okay. Everyone is getting played by the media. Let’s point our fingers at them, not each other.
Here’s the last thing that needs to be considered:
People think that Zimmerman just walks out of that courtroom and shows up to work on Monday, having paid no price. Friends, the man’s life is devastated. Half of this country thinks that he is a murderer. He’ll carry that stigma, and he’ll do it without the monetary luxury OJ has. He has the burden of having a man’s death on his conscience. Also, I would be surprised if his legal defense were less than $100,000. A man had to spend a hundred grand to defend himself. He didn’t walk away unscathed.