George Zimmerman, the man who murdered unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has elevated his status to the worst human being on the planet. Mr Zimmerman announced an auction on the murder weapon, the 9 mm pistol on Thursday, bidding begins at $5,000, but decided rather suddenly to cancel the sale, in good conscience. The lowlife claimed that the gun… ‘is a piece of American History’. The only historical fact is that Zimmerman is a mentally unstable white man and a racist that should have never been allowed to own a gun. Mr Zimmerman has never apologized to the Martin family and now trying to profit from the tragedy is beyond common decency.
Zimmerman beat the second-degree murder and manslaughter charges due to an inept prosecutorial team and a defense team who employed all the tricks of the trade to free a man that they now regret defending since his later run-ins with the law and domestic violence tendencies. This travesty motivated the Black Lives Matter and other civil rights movements to address the inequities and injustices of the judicial system, which disproportionately distress the Black community.
Just as outrageous is the Republican Party establishment sycophants kissing the ring and licking the boot of Donald J Trump, in their willingness to sacrifice their principles and convictions for personal gain or to stop Hilary at all costs. It is really entertaining to watch these representatives grovel for a piece of Trump’s coattail. Beginning with the Governor of New Jersey who seem stricken with Stockholm syndrome now that he is a hostage of the Trump phenomenon. Only the Bush family; Mitt Romney, Lindsay Graham and Paul Ryan, with his ‘wait and see attitude’ are the ones with any integrity. Trump is an immature, petulant, narcissist who continues to flip-flop his way to the Republican Presidential nomination, however, there are not many difference between the policies of the Republican Party and D Trump: that the wealthy are the engines of the economy; and the tax system that benefits the most affluent will have long-term benefits for the middle and lower class, otherwise known as ‘strickle down or voodoo economics’, which is a failure since it was introduce during the Reagan administration. So do not expect The Donald releasing his tax returns anytime soon, less the 99% discover how the 1% cheat on the taxes. Call it Conservative Unification.
At least, there is a break from the rhetoric that Obama is responsible for taking the country in the wrong direction, or we have to take our country back – which is euphemism for the outrage for a Black man in the White House. The country is no worse off than when Obama took over in 2008, an economy that was hemorrhaging jobs and heading for a financial meltdown. The country survived Richard Nixon and Watergate; the Vietnam War; the Bush tax cuts and a civil war. The country is just fine.
America is a country of contradictions. Americans are delusional, prudish religious nuts- especially when compared to the rest of world, (except where Sharia Law is practiced), according to the Pew Research Center. In an article by Kali Holloway, Alternet, asked the question, ‘How do you reconcile a country that glamorize violence but is squeamish about sex; conflate Christianity and consumerism; says it values liberty yet made human rights violations a founding principle?
A 2006 Guttmacher Institute survey found that 95 percent of Americans have had premarital sex. Just over 60 percent of American teenagers have had sex by age 19, while another 2011 study found that even 80 percent of unmarried evangelicals age 18 to 29 had indulged in fornication. The outrage is pouring government dollars in abstinence programs when it would be more effective to offer young people the skills and information to be safe when they become sexually active, as in useful sexual health education, instead of lessons in sexual repression. The U. S. maintains the highest teen pregnancy rate among all wealthy countries.
Do not follow the doctrine of Bristol Palin – do as I say but not as I do.