The jury will soon decide the fate of George Zimmerman. I have watched probably half of this trial and both sides really sickened me. The reality of the situation is this trial has become a trial about race and not if one man was within his rights of shooting another. Trayvon Martin has a right to walk around a neighborhood. George Zimmerman has the same right and it is not against the law to follow someone. The only question here is did Trayvon Martin attack George Zimmerman. If he did, and George Zimmerman felt his life was in danger, there is a Stand Your Ground law here in Florida that says you are allowed to shoot someone. That’s the bottom line. It’s not about race it’s about if one man had the right to take the life of another man.
Somehow the media and our President don’t even understand this. When President Obama said “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon” he brought race into an already flammable situation. It’s truly sad that a life was lost but the last thing the leader of our country should do is get involved in a legal situation that has yet to be resolved. The media have also fanned the flames of the race issue. This isn’t even “white versus black”—-George Zimmerman is Hispanic. If anyone brings race into this issue then they are guilty of racism as well. This is about two human beings. Color and ethnicity make no difference to a beating heart. If it’s so simple to me then why is it so difficult for those of supposed expertise in this matter?
Don’t get me started on the media. We live in an age of “If it bleeds it leads.” I firmly believe the media not only wants a “not guilty” verdict they want people to riot. If there are burning buildings and chaos we will all run to the TV to watch. No one will flip on the news in mass if all is calm and civil. We, as a nation, have truly become “The Truman Show.”