Justice for Trayvon…And Only Trayvon

For sheer lugubrious bleeding-heart boo-hoo, it would be hard to beat Justice for Trayvon by Charles M. Blow, columnist for the New York Times (whom else?). The tears begin with the opening paragraph:

  • A boy’s blood had been spilled on a rain-soaked patch of grass behind a row of mustard-colored condominiums by a man who had pursued him against the advice of 911 dispatchers. That man carried a 9-millimeter handgun. The boy carried a bag of candy.

The cascade of lacromosity quickly turns into a tsunami:

  • Americans saw the anguish of the boy’s father and the tears of his mother. America saw a child who was its own. America saw its concept of basic fairness sinking in to the marsh of miscarried justice.

What Blow is really demanding is not justice at all but “social justice” (hereinafter called socialjusticeism), an utterly bogus leftist propaganda term that turns the authentic, historic definition of justice on its head: socialjusticeism is not justice for anybody, accused or accusers; it is injustice for all those whom the left hates. Nor should anybody be decoyed by Blow’s brusque, phony feint at genuine justice: “The state will vigorously prosecute, and Zimmerman will be vigorously defended as is his constitutional right.”

Charles Blow is obviously certain beyond any doubt, reasonable or otherwise, that George Zimmerman brutally gunned down Trayvon Martin out of racist malice. So are the Black Panther goons who have put a million-dollar lynch mob bounty on Zimmerman’s head. A trial has not yet been concluded, so I don’t know if Zimmerman is guilty or not; therefore, I have nothing to say about his guilt.

I do know that none other than Alan Dershowitz—no friend of the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” he—has unambiguously condemned the affidavit prepared by Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder:

  • Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible…Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This is so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge…There’s simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder…I think what you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for reelection when she gave her presentation and overcharged. This case will not – if the evidence is no stronger than what appears in the probable cause affidavit – this case will result in an acquittal.”

Suppose the Black Panther thugs succeed in their plot to brutally assassinate George Zimmerman—God save us from such an outcome. Millions of real Americans would be angered and outraged beyond words to express. Even more unspeakable consequences could ensue, we know not what.

And the moral silence of Charles Blow and his ilk would be deafening…as long as they could suppress their glee at seeing socialjusticeism prevail yet again.

(This post was originally published as a blog post on American Thinker on April 15, 2012.  This version has been slightly edited by Flyoverpen.)

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