Thursday, April 11, 2013

Let's Reply To That Open Letter From George Zimmerman's Mother Gladys

Today, April 11, 2013 is the anniversary of the most unfortunate arrest of our son George.

It was truly most unfortunate. That poor Trayvon Martin, the kid your son shot. And his poor family. Oh I say, what kind of cheese is this? It's most scrumptious. It has a creaminess that's most refreshing.

I am writing from my heart and with incalculable gratitude to our family members, dearest friends, and those we have not personally met but who have nonetheless offered their unwavering moral and spiritual support. . . . If you read this letter with the hopes of finding material to mock or rebuke -- please stop reading now, because this letter is not intended for you.

Ms. Zimmerman, I'm most sorry for your tribulations. If you're easily offended, please don't read the rest of this paragraph. YOUR SON WILL SUCK COCKS IN HELL. Wow, I didn't realize you could innoculate yourself with magic words before you say crazy stuff. YOU'RE AN IDIOT! SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Most sorry.

April 11 2012 will be forever remembered by the Zimmerman family as the day the justice system failed us as Americans, and as a consequence an innocent man was arrested for a crime he did not commit, solely to placate the masses.

Because what kind of sad, spineless country listens to the masses? Oh, that's right -- a democracy.

For a man who didn't commit a crime, Mr. Zimmerman sure left a trail of evidence. Here's what he said when he first saw Trayvon Martin, who he shot to death: "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something."

Notice something odd? See, usually when somebody calls the police, they don't offer them multiple choice. There aren't many 911 transcripts that go, "HELP! I need the police! Either somebody's robbing the jewelry store or there's a man at the library who isn't wearing any pants.

"It's raining and he's just walking around," Mr. Zimmerman breathlessly reported, leading one to believe that if he'd been alive back in the 1950s we'd be mourning Gene Kelly today. Is "looking at all the houses" actually suspicious? I mean, in gated communities in Florida there aren't exactly unicorns on every block.

George was charged with murder. By confusing the public and manipulating perception in order to sway the “court of public opinion”, Benjamin Crump & co. finally achieved their “first base” victory.

I think the public was actually confused by the armed adult who was deathly afraid of kids with Skittles. When you shoot somebody in alleged self-defense you should be able to offer more evidence than a frightful nosebleed.

A year later, we find ourselves--as Mr. Crump put it--in “third base” posture: we are awaiting trial. Throughout the past year, as evidence came forth and was later published, we have fought at every turn to be certain George is afforded a fair trial and equal protection under the law. It is imperative now more than ever that George receive fair treatment by the judicial system, as this is the quintessential birthright of every American.

You know, if Family Feud asked a hundred people what the quintessential American birthright was, I'm pretty sure "Fair treatment by the judicial system" would rank lower than "Always able to get hot donuts at Krispy Kreme!" And definitely lower than "Able to walk around without being killed."

From the beginning, this case has been heavily publicized and a false narrative was developed surrounding a very real tragedy when there was little evidence available to the public. It is astounding that despite the vast amount of information and evidence now available that supports George’s self-defense claim, the majority of the media avoids its publication. It is indeed alarming that even more media outlets do not regret misinforming the public and have not taken steps to retract the fabrications they are responsible for perpetuating.

I mean really! You'd think the dude had WMDs.

I remember a year ago, when George was arrested, there wasn’t a television station in the country or a newspaper in circulation that didn’t “break news” of his arrest by placing his picture along with a soundbyte or caption on their airwaves or publications.

Because you'd think someone could kill a black guy and not get hauled over the coals.

When George was incarcerated, the food he bought was considered “news”, the snacks he ate and even the undergarments he purchased were fodder for even more “news reports” about him.

What was that again? I was distracted by a news flash saying Jennifer Lopez just farted.

Those days were particularly disheartening and saddened me profoundly, but as a mother I knew that only strength would see us through. There was absolutely no justifiable reason my son should have been charged for a crime he didn’t commit and there was no just reason he should find himself incarcerated either.

This is a tautology, right? There's no crime because there's no witnesses because he killed them. Does it make a sound if you kill a bear with Skittles in the woods?

It is for these reasons I share my thoughts and heart with you today. Despite the mythological monster the media created, those who knew George did not abandon him, and those who have become familiar with him throughout the course of this ordeal have prayed daily for him, his wife, his parents and siblings. Without your constant prayer, words of comfort, and endless search for truth -- our family would not have made it this far.

"Mythological monster"? Lady, you give "mythological monsters" a bad name. Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure Krakens don't leap into action when they see black kids outside. Before he ate African-Americans the Minotaur didn't ask what they were doing in his neighborhood. Medusa's mom didn't write a letter to newspapers saying everybody had asked to be turned to stone.

As we approach June 10, the date George’s trial is scheduled to begin, I want to thank you again for your support and the trust you have placed in George. . . . Pray not only for George and his family but ask God the Father to speak directly to the hearts of those who have mistreated George for far too long. . . . Stay vigilant, stay focused on facts and evidence, stay focused on prayer.

I totally will, dear lady. Like you, I pray for peace and love and --

Wait -- were you just looking at a house?

Read the complete letter here.


Yet Another Steve said...

Brilliant. Love it.

jeesau said...

That was perfect. Bravo!