Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weasels of the Week: George Zimmerman and Westboro Baptist Church

Let's just get the predictable out of the way first.

The Westboro Baptist Church Wack-Pack has struck again. Instead of protesting a celebrity's funeral for a change, the Phelps family and their mindless congregation turned up at a recent Radiohead concert. The following, obtained from an article on, was in turn quoted from the church's website:

"You have stolen the Word of God from your people and children, and as a sorry substitute, you prop up lightness and lies. You try to get the people to look at the nonsense and not at the wrath of God that abides upon them. "Look at the circus monkey over there and the fluffy setting, blah, blah..." Meanwhile, God is undoing this nation and effecting all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event. Freak monkeys with mediocre tunes keeps you busy and focused by lightness. It changes nothing, God is undoing and digging up and throwing down this nation."

The Phelps family just doesn't get it. God is a loving, caring, protective God, but it seems that the Phelpses and their misled flock have ignored much of the New Testament in favor of revisiting the Old Testament, where the Almighty was often wroth with anger toward His people because they repeatedly turned their backs on Him. That, folks, was the clearest definition of tough love that I've ever read.

Meanwhile, George Zimmerman walks free today, despite the fact he should be behind bars for killing Florida teen Trayvon Morgan last month. Zimmerman, backed by his legal counsel and his father, claims Morgan attacked him, but video evidence disproves this. The New York Post earlier this week splashed on their front page the phrase, "race hustlers", in reference to Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson, who led peaceful protests in support of the deceased's family. Sharpton is also a talk show host these days on CNBC, and has found himself not only discussing current events, but being part of those events himself. Jackson can relate, as he's been there, done that, having had a past gig with CNN back in the day. The police claim there wasn't enough evidence to arrest Zimmerman, who has insisted that Morgan jumped him first. And you thought the Westboro Weirdos were delusional? There's something in the water down there in a sleepy little town few had heard of until the last month. The police chief in Sanford has been placed on administrative leave, and that should be just the beginning.

Clearly, someone has something to hide, trying to throw blame onto Morgan. Veteran journalist Geraldo Rivera, on Fox News,---and he should know better----claimed that Morgan's hoodie might've been a root cause. Bulloney! I've seen plenty of folks wearing hoodies up here in my district, and most are average, normal, unthreatening types. What are they trying to do down there, set race relations back all the way to the silent film era?

The Westboro flock now gets an unlimited supply of weasel ears, paws, and tails. Meanwhile, Zimmerman and his circle of apologists are getting some, just for trying to lie to the world when the evidence is pretty obvious, so much so that even a blind man could tell you the truth better than those clowns could be willing to.


magicdog said...

The Phelps' Weasel Award goes without saying.

However I'd reserve judgement on George Zimmerman.

None of us knows exactly what happened that fateful night and police are still investigating it. Hopefully a detailed honest version of events will be produced.

I do have a problem with the distorted and flat out dishonest reporting of this event. Very few outlets show the later photos of Trayvon, probably because he looks like was more than a match for Zimmerman sizewise, as opposed to photos taken when he barely reached puberty.

Of course his parents decided to make a dime off of this by trying to copyright the use of their sons' name for future protests.

Very little is being mentioned how Zimmerman lived in a racially diverse neighborhood, or how he mentored black kids. No one who knows the man has claimed to see any trace of racist behavior in him.

Then there's Spike Lee, who decided to give out Zimmerman's address on Facebook hoping that complete strangers would walk up to his home and possibly harm him. Except he posted the wrong family's address and now they are in protective custody due to the numerous threats they've received.

If anyone deserved a Weasel Award, it's Spike for NOT doing the right thing.

Should I mention the Black Panther's "bounty" on Zimmerman despite the fact that he wasn't arrested and hasn't been charged with anything.

As for the "hoodie", I'm not a fan of "ghetto inspired fashions", so I guess I'm biased, but clothes do make the man and we often receive our first impressions based on how people dress. Not fair, but it's a fact of life. Whether or not Trayvon was up to something or not I couldn't say. I also can't say whether or not Zimmerman was in the wrong or not.

I just want to wait until all the facts are in.

hobbyfan said...

I'm aware of the New Black Panthers' bounty, and everything else. Trayvon's folks were probably encouraged to try to earn some extra coin out of this when it wasn't needed.

It'll be a while before we learn the whole story, but what is disturbing is that despite the video evidence to the contrary, Zimmerman and his family are standing by their claim that Zimmerman was attacked. That's what earned him the weasel ears over Spike Lee, who would be considered for a dunce cap were it not for the fact that he realized his mistake and apologized.