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Some Zimmerman links

Recent-ish, and I found them worthwhile:

  • Shelby Steele on The Decline of the Civil Rights Establishment. “The purpose of today’s civil-rights establishment is not to seek justice, but to seek power…based on the presumption that [blacks] are still…victimized…This idea of victimization is an example of what I call a ‘poetic truth.’ Like poetic license, it bends the actual truth…[listeners] say, ‘Yes, of course,’ lest we seem to be racist…this establishment is fighting to maintain its authority to wield poetic truth…One wants to scream at all those outraged at the Zimmerman verdict: Where is your outrage over the collapse of the black family?” – Read the whole thing.

  • A good piece from Cathy Young reviewing the depth of the Established media’s malpractice in this case, and one from Bill Whittle expressing his outrage over that malpractice.

  • Now old, but: Video of the jury reading the Not Guilty verdict. (Just to see the moment. And sorry, but there is no honest way to force Zimmerman into a ‘white’ identity; by conventional standards, he seems clearly a Latino / person of color.)

BONUS (from Kurt in the comments): Bryan Preston critiques how Obama has cast his lot with the race-baiters. “In Florida, blacks benefit from ‘stand your ground’ laws more often than whites do…[and] the president went on to acknowledge that…’stand your ground’ was not invoked in Zimmerman’s defense, [but said] we should re-examine such laws anyway. Logically, why?”

UPDATE: Zimmerman helps people, despite the nasty death threats that Trayvon Martin supporters have inflicted not only on him, but even on strangers who (say) happen to have a phone number similar to his.

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7 Comments

  1. There’s some great stuff at PJ Tattler about Obama’s reactions to the trial, as well. I noticed this one this morning. Along similar lines (and going back to what we were writing about his response to the trial last week), this is also excellent.

    Comment by Kurt — July 22, 2013 @ 12:43 pm - July 22, 2013

  2. It should be noted that Shelby Steele is an African-American. I just wish there were more of like him in the leadership positions of that community, such as Dr. Ben Carson and Allen West. Hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others are part of the problem, not the solution.

    Comment by SC.Swampfox — July 22, 2013 @ 1:05 pm - July 22, 2013

  3. Unrelated to the case, except perhaps as an example of his character, but ABC News is reporting today that Zimmerman helped rescue a family trapped in a car after it rolled over from an accident. He didn’t witness nor was a participant in the accident. Interesting…

    Comment by JohnAGJ — July 22, 2013 @ 2:39 pm - July 22, 2013

  4. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/07/22/zimmerman_accident_george_zimmerman_helped_pull_an_individual_trapped_in.html

    Soon to be seen in MSM headlines: “Racist Forces People Out of Truck Before Police Arrive.”

    Comment by Neptune — July 22, 2013 @ 3:32 pm - July 22, 2013

  5. The news about Zimmerman rescuing the family is everywhere.

    Take that Traybot haters of Zimmerman.

    Comment by Aussie — July 22, 2013 @ 9:28 pm - July 22, 2013

  6. I had a chance to watch the Donna Edwards exchange with Dr. Carson over the weekend. Raw Story posted that Ms. Edwards had “schooled” Dr. Carson. I submitted a comment and received four interesting replies from the Haters on the Left – it boiled down to me being another Black Neurosurgeon who lived in a trailer park that was ignorant. I believe that I had finally achieved my Breitbart Stripes…woo hoo!!!

    Comment by killiteten - native intelliegence — July 23, 2013 @ 1:07 am - July 23, 2013

  7. “Proud Racist” at pro-Zimmerman rally turns out to be left-wing plant.

    You cannot trust those people.

    Comment by V the K — July 23, 2013 @ 10:07 am - July 23, 2013

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