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February 25, 2015

"America's Foremost Public Intellectual" Melissa-Harris Perry: I Hope Trayvon Martin "Whooped the Sh**" Out of George Zimmerman

On top of him, pounding his head MMA style, bouncing his head off the concrete?

He did, Missy. He did "whoop the sh**" out of him. And I think you've long known that, as every witness said he did, and Zimmerman's head showed injuries consistent with having one's head punched repeatedly into the concrete.

I think you've had a secret position all along, a hateful, racist one, that you will not confess:

That you know Trayvon Martin did just what all the witnesses said he did, and that George Zimmerman was perfectly sober in deciding his life was in some danger, but you think Zimmerman should have taken his punishment happily, whether he wound up dead or brain damaged or not, because he had the temerity to challenge Trayvon's right to be in that housing development, and therefore Martin was entitled to dish out a little Impromptu Street Justice and Two-Fisted Racial Healing, even if it resulted in man's death.

I think some of our more Racialist friends on the left have long held this position -- that yes, Martin was pounding Zimmerman's head into the concrete, but so what, Because Zimmerman deserved it for being a "racist," and the Rule of Street Justice says that a black man who feels disrespected is entitled to some self-determined Racial Payback if he likes.

So yeah, that's what I think. The seething "Let's get Justice for Travyon" types usually don't admit that Martin was pounding Zimmerman, but, and this is key, they usually don't spend much time denying that salient fact either. They just sort of handwave it away, as if that's just a trivial detail and not very important to their Big Picture legal analysis.

And on that point I think they're being honest-- they don't see this as important in their legal analysis. Zimmerman deserved what he was getting for the crime of Disrespecting a Black Man, and he broke the Rules by putting a stop to his chastisement.

Whether he feared for his life or not, so what? Racial Justice demands that he take his Justice, as Trayvon determined it should be meted out.

By the way, MHP:

If Zimmerman just wanted to shoot Martin, he could have done so while still on his feet. It is "Stand Your Ground," after all, not "Get Taken to the Ground, Then Get Your Head Dribbled on the Cement for Five Minutes, Then Get Out Your Gun."

If Zimmerman just wanted to plug Martin, he sure was slow on the draw.



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