My co-blogger Dota has already covered the elements of George Zimmerman’s trial, including the much neglected gender angle. I’m not interested so much in the facts that led up to Trayvon Martin’s killing, nor am I particularly interested in how the trial played out.
Rather, the reactions of various liberals have been quite revealing. Outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict has sparked numerous protests throughout the U.S, including my native Bay Area. I can understand blacks protesting and displaying outrage over one of their own getting gunned down, without any justice to compensate.
However, what I find interesting are all the white liberals and leftists who are shaking their fists in outrage. Some of my friends on facebook have changed their profile pictures to the color black to demonstrate solidarity with Trayvon Martin. The creator of the popular HBO series “The Wire,” David Simon, has even gone so far as to declare that he’s “ashamed to be an American” on account of this verdict.
To these outraged cultural liberals, I guess I have one question: Where the hell have you been all this time?
Why were you not ashamed to be an American following the NSA wiretapping revelations? Former president Jimmy Carter, an older liberal, has even gone so far as to assert that the United States has no functioning democracy today. However, today’s liberals don’t seem to particularly care about this severe infringement upon civil liberties. Black female MSNBC television host Melissa Harris-Perry, who’s very leftist on all other issues, denounced Edward Snowden. Accusing him of creating drama and telling him to come home and face his punishment, her crocodile tears over the violation of constitutional rights should fool no one.
In my previous post on cultural Marxism, I pointed out that the left has all but completely abandoned the struggle for economic justice, opting instead to embrace various cultural pet causes. I would add that they care increasingly little for due process and privacy, happily willing to go along with the transition of the U.S. into a police state. Well, so long as a charismatic black guy and Democrat who repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is behind it.
Therefore, whenever you encounter leftists who like to flex their muscles over their enlightened, hipster support for gay marriage or Trayvon Martin, but who could care less about the growing authoritarian nature of our society, don’t let them get away with their pretensions. The modern day liberal and cultural leftist is a coward whose “activism” revolves around little more than pumping their fists for whatever trendy fad that exists at the time.
For all that they like to bare their fangs, know that the modern day cultural left is a paper tiger, ready to collapse when forced to contend with a composed traditional conservative who’s not afraid to point out that the emperor has no clothes.