Of pimps and pawns
The political lynching of George Zimmerman — and the potential financial payout that may be driving it.
So. What’s that phrase about evil winning out when good men do nothing? And more, what does that make you if, beyond doing nothing, you’ve actually lent support to evil in a transparent attempt to buy yourself some cheap political grace?
We’ve reached the cynical depths, my friends.
Bill Buckley must be spinning in his grave.
(thanks to geoffb)
update: after writing this post, I started to listen to the podcast of yesterday’s Mark Levin show. Download it and listen to his opening re: the charges against Zimmerman. Or listen here, courtesy TRS.
Levin is insistent that the affidavit filed by the prosecutor’s office doesn’t warrant a 2nd-degree murder charge. Moreover, it leaves out material facts of the case — like, for instance, any mention of Zimmerman’s wounds (which we’ve all now seen, at least partially). The language of the affidavit uses loaded terms like “profiled” in describing Zimmerman’s actions, which the prosecutor’s office must have known would be inflammatory — and the description is presented without any evidence; and while the affidavit mentions that Martin’s mother identified the voice on 911 tapes calling for help as Trayvon Martin’s, it fails to mention that his father said the voice wasn’t his son’s — or that witnesses placed Zimmerman on the bottom in the course of the struggle.
The fact that we were fed through the media the story that the original investigator wanted to file manslaughter charges — which it turns out is not true — just reinforces that Zimmerman’s story, and the facts of the case as they can be determined (short of some third-party, late-date testimony from a supposed phone witness), have remained consistent. What’s changed is the politics.
Republicans or not, if this case shakes out as it is beginning to look like it should, all those responsible for arresting and attempting to prosecute Zimmerman should be brought up on ethics charges.
Not only are we afraid to have conversations about race; but apparently, we’re so terrified at being labeled “racist” that we’re willing to pitch the occasional “White Hispanic” into the vulcano to appease the racial demagogues.
It’s sickening. And I want nothing to do with anyone who shows such cynicism and cowardice.