The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin affair is one of the most important and clarifying moments in American history. To those who would say that this case has been blown out of proportion, I say this: you are not paying attention.
Have you noticed how liberals have lined up behind the (false) narrative that George Zimmerman was a homicidal racist? From President Obama to Senator Reid to Mayor Bloomberg, the faces of America’s liberal establishment are scrunched up in a howling rage over the acquittal of the neighborhood watch volunteer. Watching liberalism’s reaction to the trial’s outcome tells you everything you need to know about the raw, ugly truth of the left’s failed ideology.
The reason for the disconnect between the right and the left on the Zimmerman story is that this case represents three of the things that liberals hate most about this country: the Second Amendment, “profiling”, and the belief that this is a racist nation. Despite the fact that there was not one shred of evidence that George Zimmerman “racially profiled” Trayvon Martin, America’s liberals have literally taken to the streets to denounce a verdict that was, by all accounts, a just one. That’s because, in the immortal words of defense attorney Mark O’Mara, people were duped by a news media anxious to feed them a false tale of a man with a gun who defended his life.
I am saddened by stories of black families holding their children tight and declaring our justice system dead as a result of this verdict. I cannot imagine what it must feel like to be treated differently because of the color of my skin. And my heart is heavy over a family losing their 17 year old loved one. But there was absolutely nothing in this fatal confrontation that could allow anyone with a sliver of decency or common sense to believe that George Zimmerman was racially motivated to kill Trayvon Martin. The evidence overwhelmingly supported Zimmerman’s defense that he was defending his life. And that pesky reality is something that will never change.
While America’s history of race relations can at least explain the emotional reaction to this verdict by many black people, that doesn’t excuse or explain away white liberals who have clung to the lie that Zimmerman was a murderous racist who was just aching to blow away a young black man. But when you act as if you hate your own country and when you advocate for the elimination of key portions of the U.S. Constitution, it’s pretty easy to understand where liberals are coming from.