28th March 2012
Read it. And watch the video.
In a touching tribute to the slain Florida teen, Miami high schoolers looted their local Walgreens, because nothing says “rest in peace” or “you will be missed” like a swiped bag of chips.
Honor a thug by being a thug. Sounds about right.
Spike Lee showed his respects with an ineffectual attempt to incite harassment, or worse, of George Zimmerman. He tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman’s address. Turns out it wasn’t Zimmerman’s house at all, but rather the home of an elderly couple entirely unrelated to the “white hispanic.” Oh well — it’s the thought that counts!
Hey, they all look alike to Spike Lee.
Efforts to commodify and exploit Trayvon’s death and whatever meaning his brief life may have had proceed apace. His mother is trying to trademark her son’s nameand the Obama campaign store is pushing the hoodies.
As Rahm Emmanuel so famously said, ‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’
Pretty soon, defending yourself against black thugs will be classified as a hate crime.