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Sunday, April 15, 2012

We Are All George Zimmerman

Andy Warhol predicted that in the future everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes. What he neglected to mention was that they were just as likely to be infamous.

Zimmerman had decorated his flyers and website with the famous quotation attributed to Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." His activities reveal a man who took those words to heart, who put his time, money and safety on the line to become one of those good men who do something. But the problem was that Zimmerman had been reading Burke, when he should have been reading Kafka.

"Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested." That is the famous opening sentence to Kafka's novel, "The Trial", words that have far more to do with the way we live now.

George Zimmerman is not on trial because he shot a black teenager during a scuffle. It's not the facts of the case that brought him here. It's his name. Had his last name been Pereira, none of this would have gone anywhere. And it's not the name alone, it's that in this time and place lynching him will help make the political fortunes of everyone from the man in the White House to his cheerful smiling prosecutor who is already counting her campaign cash and book deals.

Zimmerman with his book of quotations from the great thinkers of history, a man who clearly believes in the old fashioned virtues, is particularly ill-equipped to understand what is being done to him and why. The quotation that he plastered on flyers while investigating the beating of a homeless black man and on his own website, is more apt than he realizes.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is indeed that good men do nothing, but as a corollary to it, those are exactly the sort of men that evil will go after. It does no good to read Burke quotations to a Kardashian society which makes its determinations not on truth or justice, but on its omnipresent need for entertainment. Trying to reason with it only makes it angrier. Talking about virtues and decency to people who have none either confuses them or infuriates those few who understand the concept in some distant way.

We aspire to behave the way that George Zimmerman did, to contribute to our communities, to defy the conventional wisdom and speak out when we see wrongdoing. We believe that all that is needed for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. And we are only a misstep away from being George Zimmerman, from doing the wrong thing, from intervening in the wrong fight, drawing the wrong cartoon or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, a heartbeat away from appearing at the bar of the kangaroo court of stage managed public opinion.

In our own way we are all George Zimmerman. We think that society should be moral and rational, and that people should do the right thing. But that's not what it is. It's an insane braying donkey's laugh as the thieves, large and small, rob the people blind and then muscle them into a lynch mob to go after some handy victim. It's George today, it will be someone else tomorrow. Maybe someone who even deserves it. But it won't be the people destroying the country, because they're the ones leading the mob.

George Zimmerman has been chosen to serve as a gladiator in the circus that distracts a bankrupt nation from the criminal folly of its leaders, large and small. He has been assigned white team colors, had an NRA badge pinned to his lapel, and is being shoved out into the stadium while the lunatic mob howls for blood. The Emperor of Hope and Change has already made the thumbs down gesture, the courtiers are rushing out to fix the match.  

Like Kafka's protagonist, Zimmerman has been protesting all along that this is some sort of mistake. And he's right. It is a mistake. Had the engineers behind the lynch mob gotten a good look at his photo, they might have pulled back and looked for a better victim. Someone who more properly fit their bicoastal idea of a "cracker" to string up on the crooked scales of Lady Justice. But once a mob has gotten started, it's hard to shut it down. And there's no real need to stop.

In the past, a media organ that reported a blatant lie might have at least paused on getting caught, but we live in a post-fact society now. The only thing that happens is that the media shrugs and doubles down on the narrative. George Zimmerman isn't white? Just call him a white-hispanic. Insist that Latinos are really white even though your entire practice has been to loudly scream the opposite. Accuse anyone who points out that Zimmerman doesn't look much like Larry the Cable Guy of being a racist. Problem solved.

Zimmerman thinks it's a mistake because he's not guilty. But as Kafka might have told him, guilt or innocence has little to do with it. Zimmerman wasn't indicted on charges of shooting a man, but of being a racist, of being the living embodiment of American inequality, NRA lawmaking and a dozen other sins. These are not charges that he can ever shake, because they are not legal crimes, they are political crimes.

The true charges against Zimmerman are 'class charges', they indict him as the representative of a class, white racists, gun owners and the entire heteronormative patriarchal class of men who quote Edmund Burke, carry guns and feel entitled to trail troubled black teenagers in their community. Lynching Zimmerman is not about putting one man away, it is about putting everyone away. It is about the absolute triumph of the system and its ideology and about putting the individualist in his place, in a small cell and an orange jumpsuit.

The original title of "The Trial" was "The Process" and we are always in the middle of a process. The process begins before we are born and ends only when our bodies and estates are disposed of to the complete satisfaction of the system. The point of Kafka's book was not whether the defendant was innocent or guilty. The point of the process was the process. The purpose of the trial was the trial.

We are all on trial under the system. That is the nightmare that Kafka anticipated. It is a reality that was already taking hold in the Soviet Union even while he was writing. The purpose of the trial is the absolute power of the system and its ability to snatch up anyone, examine them and then dispose of them. The theater of the trial informs everyone who lives under the system that they are at its mercy.

The very randomness of choosing Zimmerman, the contempt for the basic facts of the case, has become part of the message. The message is the same. The facts don't matter. The decision making process doesn't matter. Leave your evidence and your Burke quotations at home and watch how the wheels spin, the gears grind and the blood flows. The message is that the system is absolute and there is no escape.

This is evil. It is the very essence of evil. It is an evil that Zimmerman could not have seen coming or understood when he was out patrolling his community. It's an evil that is all around us. We can catch glimpses of it on the evening news, in the sneers of anchormen, the practiced smiles of politicians, it's there in Angela Corey's helpless grin, it's there in the mountains of paperwork, the lines of tiny print, the lines of people waiting at bulletproof windows, the morality mobs forming up digitally for the next victim to string up, the next popular opinion to enforce, the next skull to crush.

The beast that is doing its best to swallow up Zimmerman knows no facts or truths, it has no virtues, only goals. It cares nothing for what he did or did not do. Its only goal is to swallow him whole. It has eyes made of cameras, teeth made of guns, network cables for guts, a mind made of slogans and a nervous system that always needs stimulation. The beast may fail in its task, but it will let out a brief howl and move on to the next victim.

For all that the beast seems terrible to Zimmerman now, it is no larger than Obama's water dog, it is one of a thousand such animals wandering through studios, courtrooms, legislative offices, chambers and all the corridors of power. If it should fail, it will break up into a thousand pieces, the reporters will go back home, the racial hucksters will head to the next trouble spot, the protesters will go back to hanging out on street corners, the cops will ride past them, the prosecutor will treat it as a learning experience, the lawyers will add it to their calling card, and the politicians will sniff the air waiting to see which way the wind blows.


In movies trials end in some larger conclusion, some lesson learned, some principle defended. That will not happen here. The people who run our system no longer believe in those things. They don't read Burke, they don't even hang Andy Warhol on their walls, he has become too structured for them. There are no more lessons except the lesson of power, the grand game of guilt and terror, the spectators crowding the bars to see the tigers roar, the blood flow and the knowledge that they could be down there.

White guilt. Entitlement. Patriarchy. Heteronormative. Critical race theory. All that empty gabble of words is a way of defining power and power rests with those who make their words into law. Those who use them to destroy meaning and feed those who believe that words have meaning to the lions.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for enough people who say things like that and mean it to be fed to lions. Not even on purpose, but because they stuck their head up at the wrong time, they caught the eye of the insect eyed Big Brother collective of critical racial theory thinkers and gender role debunkers, of sensitivity counselors and nightly news provocateurs, of politicians running on race and running away from race, of the rich playing class warfare against themselves and the poor who know that money comes from the government, and the uniformed and pantsuit clad minions  who oversees the circus that keeps the system going a little longer.

We are all Zimmerman. One of us might be next. One of us will be next. The system is always hungry and the beasts must be fed.

84 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

As usual, excellent and posted.

Anonymous said...

If you were Trayvon Martins mother you would not have written this:

"George Zimmerman is not on trial because he shot a black teenager during a scuffle. It's not the facts of the case that brought him here. It's his name. Had his last name been Pereira, none of this would have gone anywhere."

Mother Effingby said...

What the hell does that mean, If you were Trayvon Martin's mother? Good grief, read the thing for what it means.
It seems, anymore that there are those who think only with their emotions, meaning, not at all, and those who choose their words based upon logic.
Read beyond the sentimentalities, Anonymous.

Dedicated_Dad said...

Predictably, Anon chimes in with an emotional narrative.

This isn't about emotions - it's about LAW.

The LAW says that a man on his back with a broken nose and another man - half his age and half a foot taller - kneeling on him and beating his head into the concrete, has a right to defend himself by any means necessary rather than be killed.

If Jorge Zimmerman had not been armed, we'd never have heard of him - he'd be just another "white" victim of young black violence.

I went through every call he'd ever made to 911. I read his appeal to get justice for a *black* homeless man who'd been brutally assaulted by the son of a Sanford cop! As a result, half the force is under investigation including the first cops on scene! - Yet we're supposed to believe they engaged in some cover-up to protect HIM?! If anything, it explains why one of them may have wanted him charged but the DA said NO!

This is a GOOD MAN, who'd "put his money where his mouth is" as regards the crime in his neighborhood. Contrary to media narrative, he'd reported more "suspicious" whites than blacks in his 11-year/45-call 911 history.

This was a man who looked out for his neighbors, and when he saw something, SAID something!

He was brutally assaulted - not by the doe-eyed 12-year-old whose pics have been plastered all over, but by the tattooed, gold-toothed, bird-flipping dope-dealing jewelry-thieving gang-tagging wannabe THUG he'd grown into!

At first I was LIVID at his parents for passing out 5-year-old pics that were used to stir up a nation of gullible racist blacks, but then I took a look at my 18-year-old daughter.

She's never done anything but make me proud, but... Every time I look at her I see the loveable child she used to be - and if (G*D-Forbid!) she were to be taken from me it would be that long-gone little girl whose life I would most feel the pain of losing.

If my wife's experience with HER gone-wrong-daughter is any reference, Trayvon's parents have been grieving for THEIR little boy for a few years now.

Unlike my wife and I, they won't get the chance to see their child come full-circle, back to the way they were raised, back to the things they were taught. I can't imagine the pain of their loss - and as a parent my heart goes out to them - but in this case it's not their loss that matters.

What matters is THE LAW - and THE LAW says Jorge Zimmerman had a right to self defense.

Throughout a 7-hour interrogation, his story never wavered. When he agreed to return to the scene for repeated reenactments on video, his story never wavered.

All the available evidence agreed, as did the testimony of all the witnesses - even the media-whores who have since CHANGED their story, to seek their "15 minutes."

THIS is why Zimmerman wasn't charged before - because THE LAW says that based on all available evidence and testimony, he had every right to do what he did.

So... basically the situation is that a bunch of Democrats are planning to string up a non-white man for defending himself in the South...

Stop me if you've heard this one before...

What's happening now is no different to what happened to Emmett Till 60-odd years ago -- a mob decided it wanted his blood, and those charged with upholding the law shirked their duty to protect him.

THIS case is infinitely WORSE IMHO, because in "Till" the police just failed to protect him - in "Zimmerman" they're actually the ones doing the lynching!

We *ARE* all Jorge Zimmerman - or at least we OUGHT to be!

Anonymous said...

Most with the last name Pereira are Sephardic Jews.

fsy said...

If there is any decency left in America, this case should be the end of the whole "progressive" movement. Their dishonesty and hypocrisy are out in the open for everyone to see as they lynch an innocent and good man.

If ....

mmercier said...

Excellent essay.

I think i shall now go drown myself in a bucket.

mmercier.

Márcia said...

"they indict him as the representative of..."
Exactly. A throw of the dice and there he is, the defendant. As the original George, we Zimmermans will be caught by the process one way or the other, for this or for that, because we've become representations. We represent something else, something itself an abstraction. We don't bleed, we don't laugh, we don't die. Not really really die. We are never innocents. Not really really innocents.

namaste said...

excellent. scary, yes. but well said!

Edward Cline said...

“Most with the last name Pereira are Sephardic Jews.”

Let’s give Anonymous some credit, if he’s right, because if he is, then “Pereira” is a common Sephardic Jewish name. He got Daniel’s point, if that was Daniel’s point. For all I know, “Pereira” is a Spanish name, or French.

Anonymous, Trayvon Martin’s mom should be hiding out somewhere in shame, because Trayvon was a punk with a chip on his shoulder looking for and getting into trouble. She raised him, and her son was a failure. Why are we supposed to play violins for her, or shed one tear? If Zimmerman hadn’t shot him and ended his career, he probably would have wound up in a state pen anyway.

Anonymous said...

Zachriel, Hispanic is whatever the mob wants it to mean for their purposes at the moment. 99% of the time it serves their purpose to say whites are not Hispanic for voter re-redistricting, for affirmative action, etc. For the purpose of assembling a lynch mob, well, then, Zimmerman can be made white for that purpose with no problem. As far as lynching, yes, it is. Everything seems to point that the arrest has no basis in facts or in long established procedures. No one even alleged police impropriety during the month or so this case laid under the radar. The police did their job, but then the circus came to town. The circus decided it had no need of long established legal and law enforcement procedures. It simply wanted a show. Now an innocent man is losing pieces of his life rotting in a jail.

Anonymous said...

You are an excellent writer. Sock it to 'em.... From a conservative JewBoy just like you but older

Neurons said...

There are so many things wrong with this case it makes me believe the real unlying goal is to put fear in people.

It's about your indidual right to protect yourself. For the Left that's not your right.

If some interest group thinks they've been dissed than take out a bounty on his/her head, no one will do anything about. Not the State or Feds, unless your one of those "more equal" persons.

This entire exercise has made me realize the Government (State and Fed) has become a weapon to its own people.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Zachriel, the Left has pushed Hispanics as an oppressed, minority of color for a long time.

The fact that they're now coming up with a whole, new, ethnic group---"White Hispanic"---in order to ensure that Mr. Zimmerman is properly demonized---is laughable.

In past years, when conservatives cited the census on what really constituted Hispanic, they were jeered at by the Left, as having no sympathy for "Persons of color". Now, however, when a scapgoat is needed, Hispanics are now white. Okay. Does this now mean that those who oppose unlimited immigration from Mexico are no longer "Racists"?

Yeah, didn't think so.

The Sultan is right. If Zimmerman's last name had been "Sanchez" or "Gutierrez", they probably would have found some other "bad guy" to use, to foment race war.

By the way, why aren't the Black Panthers being arrested for putting bounties on people?

/IguanaDonna

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is being tried, because mobs are threatening to riot, if he isn't. The cops let him go after the actual incident---which happened months ago.

We no longer live in a society run by rule of law.

/IguanaDonna

Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is ( as stated in the article) is that the LAW is the LAW. Digital Lynching is the new way to "hang" someone.

Thanks to everybody involved in the Inter-Mob!

Anonymous said...

As a Brit, I find it amazing that this case makes front page news on websites like SKY.

But what is really suspicious is that the entire Western media are using a 5 year old photo of the "teenager" Trayvon - great first name. He is always referred to as "Trayvon" whereas the accused is always "Zimmerman".

They're certainly not using this much more recent photo:

Trayvon The Gangbanger

It's clear to me that the media are inciting racial hatred by deceiving the people. We are witnessing blatant anti-white racism, indeed, one could say the media is committing an act of war - again.

I wonder why there was no such inquisition over the horrific murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome?

Proud Brit.

Anonymous said...

It seems the whole thing is to stir up hatred, an emotion that can be used to cement the link of the downtrodden to the socialist democrat leadership. There will be many more of these type of agitprop scenes played out between now and the election. The slaves must be kept under the will of the masters, a free people can see through this charade and ignore it, but those that have been breed for years to follow the plantation lords due to the govenment handouts need to be completely concected to the source of their largess to bring in the vote in November.

Mick said...

The issue of the Black Panthers issuing bounties for "dead or alive", and therefore inciting to violence has not been addressed at all here, the silence has been deafening on that score.

Linda Rivera said...

It is alarming that there have been a whole number of frightening incidents where a white person was violently attacked by a gang of blacks. I never heard a word of protest about the black on white violence from our President. Does this mean that the Administration considers it acceptable for blacks to attack whites?

Maybe Daniel can write an article about this problem, unless Daniel already did so and I missed the article.

Anonymous said...

As a stereotypically white guy "clinging to guns and religion," this is scary stuff.

You're clairvoyant.

Linda Rivera said...

Black Panthers were used to intimidate voters at Philadelphia Polling Station. They were given a free pass for this ILLEGAL act by the U.S. administration. Obviously, they were allowed to break the law because they are black and DEMOCRAT. This is not only extremely racist, but is a policy that also hurts blacks.

Linda Rivera said...

Mick said...
The issue of the Black Panthers issuing bounties for "dead or alive", and therefore inciting to violence has not been addressed at all here, the silence has been deafening on that score." End of quote.

This incitement to violence and MURDER should be reported everywhere. It is EVIL. One can only come to the conclusion that the Black Panthers are not prosecuted for their incitement to MURDER is because they are black and not white. And therefore it is allowed. Is the intent of the Administration to stir up a race war in America? This is a tragedy for our nation.

Keli Ata said...

You're right Linda, and as a poiice captain told me a few years ago "a black person will never be charged with a hate crime." A man was arrested for murdering an elderly Polish couple. The courts wouldn't include a federal hate crime charge.

I hate to say it but I go through dozens of police reports daily. More often than not the suspects are listed as black males. Is it any wonder that I am apprehensive about walking past a housing project on the way home?

A reader complained about "possible racism" in my column.

It's not racist since I always report if a suspect is white or Hispanic etc. I'm not singling out anyone.

I feel sorry for Zimmerman. It took me a while to figure out what Daniel meant by Zimmerman's surname.

Anonymous said...

at its core the reason for this circus is white cowardice...the rabbi's say a flattering community will disappear...the white man needs to arm himself in one hand and wave his bible in the other...the black community protects its criminals, the cops barely police it...they're bullies and the same thing happens in the hispanic communities overrun with gang bangers...buying them off with various entitlement programs doesn't work..you can't pet a lion hoping he'll eat you last...it takes will power and a strong moral belief system to hold on to what you've got...only strong men retain land...our ancestors knew this...they put the Japs behind barbed wire and rested easier during WW11...we have terrorists walking among us because of some disgraceful bleeding heart philosophy and this allowed 9-11 to happen...all this is a lack of strength AND TOGETHERNESS on our part...and distressingly this was the asme society run amok in
Weimar Germany before the call for a strong man went up...and the Jews are being positioned for the blame again...as the news is often seen to be in their hands...and the liberal Jew is seen as the leaders of left by many..and another economic meltdown will be blamed on the Jew who is the perceived leaders of wall street...

Keli Ata said...

Mob rule:( The people protesting the death of this kid in hoodies reminds me a lot of Anonymous and their ridiculous masks.

No personal identity.

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Márcia said...

Anonimous"He is always referred to as 'Trayvon' whereas the accused is always 'Zimmerman.'"

Ah, the privileges of camaraderie.

Keli Ata said...

You're right Marcia! In journalism a person's first and last name are used only once then it's the surname.

The media want to humanize the teen and dehumanize Zimmerman.

Tatersalad said...

Telling it like it really is. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are no where to be found.

http://moonbattery.com/?p=10549

Edward Cline said...

The "anonymous" Brit made mention of the Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome murders. For those who are interested in just how biased the MSM is when it comes to "race-on-race" crime, go here for the details. This is a Snopes report on the barbarity of the crime.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp

Poor "Trayvon" got himself killed being a punk. These people were kidnapped and...you read the details. Where were Sharpton and Jackson then? Nowhere to be seen, as Anonymous remarks above.

Whitehall said...

Americans have held as an ideal a society without racism.

Yet, here we see that racism WORKS! It will result, if unchecked, in a power shift to a minority over the majority. It certainly pays for Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton and their lifestyles.

Are there any defenses against the racism of one sub-group other than defensive racism? I certainly hope so because if not, whites will have to resort to racism in response, just to survive.

More general principles are at stake too. Self-defense by citizens is one, obviously, but the whole concept of a civil society watching out for its neighborhood and culture is another.

The state has long claimed a monopoly on violence. Now it is setting itself up to a claim on a monopoly on vigilance too. We will be come as atoms, locked in a statist molecule.

Anonymous said...

Someone like the daily caller etc.. really needs to compile the inconvenient details of this story the media has left buried. I keep wanting to link people to things but its takes like 7 links to cover half the story.

Zachriel said...

Anonymous: Actually, Zachriel,

Actually, Anonymous, our comments you are responding to have disappeared. Apparently, providing a citation to the U.S. Census is beyond the Pale for this blog.

Edward Cline: This is a Snopes report on the barbarity of the crime.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp


Interesting. According to your citation, "Police, prosecutors, and the families of the victims all stated that they believed Newsom and Christian were not victims of a hate crime."

jeyi said...

ref: "Most with the last name Pereira are Sephardic Jews."

Not true. It's a common Portuguese (although much less commonly, Spanish) family name, and outside of Portugal itself, is most prevalent in parts of the world where the Portuguese were the first Europeans on the scene, e.g., in Sri Lanka, where probably 100,000 people are surnamed Pereira...some of the Catholics, converted nearaly 500 years ago, but plenty also Buddhist, who were either never converted or relapsed. Since Buddhism disapproves of fishing as a livelihood, many many Lankan fishermen --ad their descendants-- are named Pereira

Anonymous said...

Oh, of course not, Zachriel!

What happened to Christian and Newsom must have been a love-crime, or a friend-crime, or a something-crime, or a whatever-crime. Whatever it was, it can't possibly have been a hate crime, could it? Because the savage way Newsom and Christian were treated by their killers certainly doesn't sound as if it was motivated by hatred, now does it? It must have been something else! It HAS to have been something else! Doesn't it?

It was. . . it was, well, something. . . hmm, I know! Let's talk about the Kardashians, instead!

(At any rate, Christian and Newsom were not on the approved victims list; hence, they cannot be the victims of a hate crime, or victims, period.

/Sarc. off.

(Oh, yeah, and if the links don't work, blame the guy who writes the blog; it's a plot, that's what it is! So, if Zimmerman is a white hispanic, is the Left now going to stop shouting "Racist!" every time the subject of illegal immigration comes up?)

/IguanaDonna

Anonymous said...

If the torture/murder of Christian and Newsom doesn't count as a Hate Crime, then it seems to me that term really has no meaning, and should be retired.

(Not a bad idea, really; I mean, what is a "hate crime"---as opposed to all those other crimes of love and kindness compassion?)

The fact that the police can't bring themselves to call it such again illustrates the uselessness of the whole concept. (Or they might be trying to prevent a riot, which might happen if it's labeled a hate crime.) The family may be trying not to hate, and/or trying to protect surviving family members from similar attacks by enraged pals of the torture/murderers, wanting to avenge their good buddies' incarceration. (And can you blame them?)

But if this wasn't a hate crime, then nothing is.

/IguanaDonna

Anonymous said...

I meant, can you blame the family, for trying to protect its surviving members.

Pals of the torture/killer/rapists can be blamed for a lot of things.

/IguanaDonna

Anonymous said...

THIS is one of he best pieces that I've ever read. Thank you so much. I offer my sincerest hopes that G_d will bless and keep you. May G_d continue to bless us all by pouring His heart through your fingertips again and again, because those words were inspired. You are truely living up to your namesake.Thank you Daniel. Thank you Father. Praise G_d!

Old Ez

Zachriel said...

Anonymous: Whatever it was, it can't possibly have been a hate crime, could it?

Hate crime doesn't refer to personal hatred, but to when the victim is chosen for their membership (or the perception thereof) in a social group, such as racial, religious or ethnic.

Anonymous said...

Christian and Newsom were chosen for their race.

It wasn't theft, or carjacking; if it had been that, they would have simply taken the money and/or the car, and gotten away. Newsom and Christian weren't members of a rival gang; they didn't even know these them, before they attacked them. Taking them prisoner, and dragging them off to a safe house, to imprison them there, simply increased the risks that they'd be caught, or that their would-be victims would escape. Ordinary thieves wouldn't risk this. If they didn't want to leave any witnesses, a simple bullet would take care of that---and would be a lot less risky. Yet, they considered it worth the trouble to drag these kids around, rape, torture and finally butcher them. Because they hated Christian and Newsom, even though they didn't know them. Because they wanted to toture and degrade them, before butchering them. And the only reason seems to be that it was because they were white.

Read up on what was actually done to those two kids. It sounds pretty personal, and pretty hate-filled, to me. They took their time humiliating and torturing them---even though this put them at risk for being caught in the act, and arrested---if not shot---by the police. If just getting the car, and robbing Christian and Newsom had been the motive, they wouldn't have bothered going to all this trouble. And they didn't know Christian and Newsom, so it can't have been a personal grudge. So, on what grounds do you claim that this was not a hate crime?

What else could possibly have been the motive?

As I said before, if this doesn't rate as a hate crime, then the term has no meaning (which, of course, it doesn't.)

/IguanaDonna

Zachriel said...

Anonymous: So, on what grounds do you claim that this was not a hate crime?

The lack of evidence that it meets the definition of a hate crime.

Anonymous: And the only reason seems to be that it was because they were white.

That's your unsubstantiated claim that is contradicted by the families of the victims. Crazy people do crazy things.

Brock Townsend said...

contradicted by the families of the victims.

Link, please.

Mr ED said...

As usual a passionate and well reasoned article, but the money quote for me is:

"The very randomness of choosing Zimmerman, the contempt for the basic facts of the case, has become part of the message. The message is the same. The facts don't matter. The decision making process doesn't matter."

At the risk of sounding a bit preachy here, I wonder if you really understand the implications of the reality embodied within that statement and why it is true? Fanatical accolytes of modern Liberalism (aka Socialism, Communism, ad nauseum) have absolutely NO compunction about lying, cheating, stealing, or enabling/running cover for murderers, thieves and the most vile human activities if they believe said actions will help "break" the imperfect system they fanatically wish to destroy. The faithful adherents who believe that heaven (the perfect world) will come to earth in some vauge, nebulous process they can't quite fathom themselves - but it WILL happen! - are only too happy to jump on board the bandwagon of the needed meme, and without any pesky problems of conscience or guilt. They are "saving" the world don't cha know! The evil unleashed by the fanatics who believe in the coming perfect world will do almost anything to facillitate that worlds emergence. That perfectly describes most of the media today, at least the 96% of the media that are Leftist accolytes.

Your logic and reason are like Lilliputian arrows against the giant, hulking monstrosity of their fanatical faith in themselves and the coming "perfect" world they will supposedly help bring about. They, the chosen, will not be deterred by anything other than the cold harshness of reality itself.

Deo Volente.

Mr ED said...

As usual a passionate and well reasoned article, but the money quote for me is:

"The very randomness of choosing Zimmerman, the contempt for the basic facts of the case, has become part of the message. The message is the same. The facts don't matter. The decision making process doesn't matter."

At the risk of sounding a bit preachy here, I wonder if you really understand the implications of the reality embodied within that statement and why it is true? Fanatical accolytes of modern Liberalism (aka Socialism, Communism, ad nauseum) have absolutely NO compunction about lying, cheating, stealing, or enabling/running cover for murderers, thieves and the most vile human activities if they believe said actions will help "break" the imperfect system they fanatically wish to destroy. The faithful adherents who believe that heaven (the perfect world) will come to earth in some vauge, nebulous process they can't quite fathom themselves - but it WILL happen! - are only too happy to jump on board the bandwagon of the needed meme, and without any pesky problems of conscience or guilt. They are "saving" the world don't cha know! The evil unleashed by the fanatics who believe in the coming perfect world will do almost anything to facillitate that worlds emergence. That perfectly describes most of the media today, at least the 96% of the media that are Leftist accolytes.

Your logic and reason are like Lilliputian arrows against the giant, hulking monstrosity of their fanatical faith in themselves and the coming "perfect" world they will supposedly help bring about. They, the chosen, will not be deterred by anything other than the cold harshness of reality itself.

Deo Volente.

Brock Townsend said...

Mr ED:

Well said and posted.

Anonymous said...

Excellent comment. (BTW is Deo Volente a name or comment? Both, I would suppose.)Almost the whole world is riding the Crazy Horse to destruction (the beast that Daniel wrote of).

At the risk of sounding preachy myself, I take it part of what you are saying is that it has moved beyond civility, politics, and even logic. I agree. The only name that fits is Evil.

The Middle East, North Africa, and South-South west Asia believe that total destruction and Chaos will bring their Paradise of Alloh's kingdom. The communist and socialists from within and without believe that the only way to bring about their "utopia system" is to completely destroy the systems adopted by western society. We are what unites them for without the USA, the few other holdouts will capitulate or be ground to dust.

Worse yet, the few here in America, the huge minority at this point, who still follow Truth, Reason, and Morality are the only obstacle yet standing in their way.

They think they have the system and the numbers to grind us under their feet... and they're probably right.

Hang on. It's gonna be a wild ride!

Wan Crinnowt

dee said...

Daniel: Many thanks for another painfully true article.


Anonymous said: By the way, why aren't the Black Panthers being arrested for putting bounties on people?

Because they are the right colour, texture and flavour for a mad world going proudly madder. You are more likely to be arrested than they are, for asking that racist question.


Epilogue: Zimmerman is acquitted, Angela Corey, James, Sharpton and Looney Left mother ship NYT blame jury bias and racism, both emotive tinder for their captive audience, Zimmerman's a marked man even after blacks are stirred into rampage by corrupt power hungry leaders which results in more deaths, more white guilt, more division as law abiding white Christian meat eating heterosexuals are again stunned into compliance, less freedom and ultimately more votes for Obama.

Political manipulation in this case may well make the difference between a chance at saving America, and another four years of an America-hating US President with a mandate of Socialism and economic ruin.

Divide and Rule, that's how the British managed to control one-fifth of the world's land surface and a quarter of its population.

Brock Townsend said...

Political manipulation in this case may well make the difference between a chance at saving America, and another four years of an America-hating US President with a mandate of Socialism and economic ruin.

His new lawyer thinks one year.
http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2012/04/zimmerman-defense-lawyer-not-new-to.html

Anonymous said...

Zachriel, where's your evidence that this was not a hate crime? What proof do you have that it wasn't---in the face of the overwhelming evidence that it was?

As for the family. . . I already mention some of the reasons they might not want to say this was a hate crime; they might be afraid the family and friends of the killers will come after them, if they make such an accusation---or the Black Panthers, or the Reverend Al, or someone like that; (a pretty realistic fear, I would say). They may be trying to forgive the killers, and not give in to hate; they might find it hard to face the truth; they may have been asked, by the police, not to call it a hate crime, in order to prevent rioting.

There could be any number of reasons.

But if this wasn't a hate crime, then the very term "Hate crime" has no meaning whatsoever.

And if the races were reversed in this case, you would have no problem whatsoever calling it a hate crime.

Now, where's your evidence that it wasn't?

/IguanaDonna

Anonymous said...

Nicely written Daniel. Unfortunately, while I love your writing and musings....you leave me wanting.

I Would find it quite enlightening if you lend us some of your punditry to the following topics...or if anyone else cares to comment.

1. Are Jews in the US doomed to ugliness when Israel attacks Iran?

2. What type of society will reign if Obama wins reelection?

3. Should Americans plan for civil unrest? What would you have Torah believing American Jews do tomorrow?

Thanks for any comments...(especially Sultan.)

Milwaukee Maccabee

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

1. In the UK, maybe, not in the US. At least not more so than the existing ugliness.

2. You're getting a taste of it.

3. Not yet

Anonymous said...

Dee, yes, how could I have forgotten? The Panthers are the right color---therefore, they can't be arrested. And I stand accused of thought crimes! Bad me! I sentence myself to 50 whacks with a wet noodle!

Speaking of which. . .

I suspect that if the families of Christian and Newsom were to say what they really think about the murder of their children, they would find themselves in a lot of trouble. They would be condemned as racist, and excoriated for their lack of forgiveness; they'd probably be threatened, if not actually attacked, and the police would do nothing for them; all investigation into other, possible killers (there may have been more people involved than just the five brutes arrested---more evidence that it was a hate crime---or are we supposed to believe all blacks in the area are just "Crazy people"?) would cease, and nothing more would be done about the case. If they were threatned, or even attacked, they'd face it alone.

We may never know what the families truly think about these murders, unless, and until, such time as they can speak frankly, without fear of reprisal.

/IguanaDonna

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

I imagine that they know their odds of getting justice would drop if it became a racial issue. And like many families of white murdered children, they don't want the murders to become what they think of as a source of division.

Anonymous said...

Simply incredible, superb, insightful in a way I have seldom experienced and could never hope to attempt.


Masterful.

Eric said...

Daniel Greenfield said in response to a question about should Americans prepare for civil unrest:
"Not yet"
I respectfully disagree and believe
we should all prepare in the same way Gideon prepared for his family.
Hide your supplies and don't tell anyone you have them.
BTW It's not just food you should be stocking up on.
If I may use the word hell is on the way much sooner than anyone thinks unless clearer minds prevail and that is something all of who believe God is should be praying for.
I personally think the Jews in Warsaw might just agree.

Anonymous said...

Daniel, I believe you are right. They know their chances of getting justice for their children would be nil, and they don't want to be seen as creating division---or being responsible for a riot!

IguanaDonna

Pat H. said...

I think I'm going to riot if Zimmerman's case isn't thrown out for what it is, bunk.

The prosecutor needs to receive the same treatment the Duke non-Rape case prosecutor received, permanent disbarment.

Guy DeWhitney at Heretics Crusade said...

Any plans to join the human race soon?

Anonymous said...

Well...the good news is that the "no limit niigga" reached its limit!

Guy DeWhitney at Heretics Crusade said...

Please, don't "help", we have enough people making things nasty on the Left.

Anonymous said...

These incidents are only the first drops in the coming storm. The "United" States are so only in name. There is nothing "united" about this country at all.

And yet, people such as the Justice Brothers™ (Jackson/Sharpton) are asking for a race war. Because they are bad at math, they don't understand African Americans would lose, big. The largest army in the world mobilizes every year...to hunt deer in the United States...

With 300 million and counting guns in private hands in the US, any sort of "revolution" would be decided in less than a week. Perhaps someone should provide these facts to the Black Panthers before they venture forth in a rainstorm of lead?

But by all means continue down this path. Paper targets do tend to get boring after a while.

Anonymous said...

Damn the facts, boys and girls!

The meme must hold! The meme must hold!

Jorge is a White Hispanic, but Obamesiah is fully black!

The meme must hold! The meme must hold!

Jorge becomes George, Trayvon becomes a 12 year old, then George shows no sign of injuries, and did he say coon?

Liberals are lying, self-serving scum.

Now Theres a meme I can finally believe!

Triton said...

This madness has all escalated to this frightening point since the election of Obama. How can 50% of the people in this country not see this? It used to be that you could have an honest debate between political views. I now have nothing/ZERO in common with a democrat, and have dissolved friendships because I cannot respect someone who has such disregard for my principles, and would vote to continue this insanity. In fact, I loathe them.

Brock Townsend said...

I feel exactly the same way Triton and it has affected family relationships also, but so be it.

Chaz said...

You can't be black and be 50% white just like coffee mixed with spaghetti sauce is no longer coffee.

10mm AUTO said...

Probably the most insightful article I have read on the case. I did not know that Jorge was a Western Civ lover. That alone is enough to condem him in the eyes of liberals. This case has all the makings of the Duke Lacrosse case, with the exception that Treyvon has already paid for the crime of attempted murder, "Chrystal" took a few more years till she killed someone.

We are all Zimmerman Now.

Greg RN said...

Another Good Read Daniel,
Your reference to Burke and Kafka were not missed. And your reference to the root problems that make Martin and Zimmerman exploitable by The Left were understood as well.
I hope your readership figures out You write with much Depth and Thoughtfull precision.

Greg RN said...

Another Good Read Daniel,
Your reference to Burke and Kafka were not missed. And your reference to the root problems that make Martin and Zimmerman exploitable by The Left were understood as well.
I hope your readership figures out You write with much Depth and Thoughtfull precision.

Federale said...

Excellent. The battle is engaged. Are fates hang in the balance.

Anonymous said...

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war,
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

M. Simon said...

at its core the reason for this circus is white cowardice..

And white Stupidity. Drug Prohibition.

M. Simon said...

And as long as I'm going a little OT how about going farther?

For all those Conservatives who love the UN [/sarc] the UN has a large Drug Prohibition Division. They have a plan to suit every political persuasion.

Conway said...

Brilliant article, my compliments.

xthred said...

This is linked at Ann Barnhardt's blog.

www.barnhardt.biz

Anonymous said...

Thank you for voicing what I couldn't put into words!

What I also find ironic is that the liberals turned on one of their own.

R. Chatt said...

Excellent analysis. Politics does frequently play a role in the justice system, and always has, which is why our forefathers made an effort to create a system where justice was blind.

In this case the political aspect includes the desire of the Black caucus to push the black community into being a voting block for Obama once again by stirring up age old resentments and anger. Obama has not been been an advocate for poor blacks as they might have hoped, and his popularity consequently has waned amongst them -- this has been widely known.

Rose said...

This needs to be front page REQUIRED reading all over this nation.

David Ball said...

I know someone who is being railroaded for his climate beliefs. He could not stand idly by as his research showed him that Anthropogenic Global Warming was a falsehood being perpetrated on western nations. The current administration is hell bent on taxing the crap out of us for a non-existant problem. All AGW skeptics are under fire and being smeared, not because they wrong, ......

Ed L. said...

There's a hierarchy of victimhood in the United States. Blacks are jealous of their long-held, traditional position at the top of the heap. Their self-appointed representatives have made careers of nurturing and exploiting racism. In their world of tribes and witch doctors, reason, justice and the rule of law are only skin deep.

Anonymous said...

This case is the work of a rogue political party and of people who believe themselves entitled to their own separate but equal reality.

ItsMichaelNotMike said...

I will be back. I was linked to this blog by another blog (someone commenting in the Conservative Treehouse.)

I will be back here. (I happened upon this page AFTER I just popped an Ambien, so I won't be lasting much longer.)

Just want to say that this is the best article I have read on the TM / GZ case.

It sums up nicely what's really going on here. You finely write about notions and complex concepts, but have put things in a way that readers can understand.

What is remarkable is that I agree with EVERYTHING you write. (Usually I disagree with some things even the most agreeable people say.)

I am approaching the case from a technical angle, meaning I am keeping track of each legal actor and determining what he or she has done wrong in the case.

As I keep posting on the Net, my technique is simple "Follow the money, or follow the motive."

Do one of those two, or both, and you can figure out who has done what in this case.

Sidenote: The main bad actor in my "investigation" is attorney Benjamin Crump because he has his fingerprints and DNA on EVERYTHING bad that has happened to George.

Crump is the captain of the corrupt ship of fools. He attained the rank because he ambulance chased Tracy Martin on February 28, two days following the shooting.

From his briefcase boom box Crump played his siren song of riches to Tracy Martin, to where Martin signed on to the Crump Train headed to the land of riches off the death of his son.

That's all I need to know to figure out why things happened the way they did. When I learned on March 6 that a week earlier Martin retained Crump I knew the fix was in because I know cons like Crump. I can spot them as easily as a $100 bill blowing on the sidewalk in front of me.

Well have to leave because the Ambien is entering my brain to steal my alertness.

Black Racism is the Good Kind of Hate said...

I want to thank the author as well. I currently reside in the State of Florida and fell far less safe knowing how the governemnt is colluding with the media to stir up hate for whites. I have spent many months following this case and find your analysis to be spot on.
Very little has been written of this quality on this case before or since this piece was written.

Peter Jackson said...

Daniel Greenfield is a blogger willing to stand up for the truth...

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