When I first heard that the jury in the George Zimmerman trial had found him not guilty late Saturday night, I was surprised. But then, from the beginning, everything about this unfortunate incident has been a surprise. And the fact that my surprise over a not guilty verdict was only surpassed by my non-surprise over the predictable reaction of the race-baiting Left throughout this excruciating ordeal that they have impose upon the nation, is evidentiary of the Lefts desire to retard any growth toward racial maturity in this country.
The prosecution's case against Mr. Zimmerman presented during his trial was exemplary of what happens when law and reason are replaced with race-baiting and manufactured emotion. After George Zimmerman shot Treyvon Martin while on neighborhood watch in February of 2012, local officials examined the evidence carefully and decided that Mr. Zimmerman acted in self-defense and that prosecution of any charges against him was not warranted by the evidence. Months later when the story was picked up by national media outlets, the flames of an emotional outburst were fanned by every racial opportunist from the lowest community agitator all the way up to the highest levels of the federal government.
When the embers over George Zimmerman having shot Treyvon Martin were just beginning to glow, Eric Holder used taxpayer money to pay for demonstrations in Sanford, Florida, ostensibly for the cause of "justice." And once Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton mobilized their race-baiting machines, George Zimmerman did not stand a chance of ever being able to return to a normal life. The local community agitators and the national bullies like Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Jackson were joined in their bullying by the Agitator in Chief, Barack Obama. President Obama's statement that if he had a son, he would look like Treyvon, was both racist and meant to be inflammatory. Treyvon did not look anything like President Obama and the only commonality between the two was their race and their sex.
The manufactured "public outrage" over an unarmed black teenager being shot by a Hispanic man who the media tried hard to characterize as white, was enough to bully local prosecutors to bring charges against Mr. Zimmerman. But for George Zimmerman, the fact that a jury used testimony, evidence and critical thinking to acquit him of murder charges, does not mitigate the damage done to his reputation and hopes to live a normal life by the race profiteers and their useful idiots in the media. Mr. Zimmerman will not go to prison for defending himself, but he must now live his life as though he had. He will forever be the prisoner of the small-minded ideals of people like Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.