George Zimmerman’s father just published an e-book this week, Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of My Son, George, apparently timed to coincide with the murder trial of George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin‘s killer. Despite the accusatory title, Zimmerman, Sr., wants you to know the book does not state any malicious or criminal activity has occurred, as this disclaimer from the book shows:
The book by Robert Zimmerman, Sr., available on Amazon for the low, low price of just $3.99, “describes how and why my son, George Zimmerman, has been charged with the crime of murder,” according to the Amazon description.
What the description doesn’t mention, but the table of contents does, is the chapter titled, “Who Are The True Racists,” which Judd Legum, one of the good folks over at Think Progress, calls “an apparent effort to rebut claims that his son’s actions were racially motivated.”
So, naturally, trying to rebut claims about racism, one would have to point the finger in another direction. Or something.
George Zimmerman’s father has learned that among this nation’s racists are historic, iconic institutions like the National Basketball Players Association (NBA). Also listed among this nation’s “true racists” is the venerable NAACP, which, Zimmerman, Sr. writes, “simply promotes racism and hatred for their own, primarily finical [sic], interests.” As it turns out, according to Zimmerman, Sr., “without prejudice and racial divide, the NAACP would simply cease to exist.” (Which, ironically, might be true, but, well, you know, they didn’t start it — they exist to fix it.)
Of course, according to George Zimmerman’s dad, NAACP president Ben Jealous is “what” he ”would expect of a racist.” (Notice the word “what.”)
Legum adds that Robert Zimmerman, Sr. labels the Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Black United Fund, the United Negro College Fund, the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, the attorneys for Travyon Martin’s family, Trayvon Martin’s funeral director, and, shockingly, the Congressional Black Caucus as among “The True Racists.”
(The Congressional Black Caucus, it should be noted, consists of 42 duly-elected members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and includes civil rights icons like Rep. John Lewis.)
“Previously,” Legum writes, “Zimmerman Sr. ‘believed generally racism was a thing of the past.’ He says that, personally, he hadn’t encountered much racism, even though his wife is Hispanic. But after his son shot and killed Trayvon Martin, however, Zimmerman learned that racism is ‘flourishing at the insistence of some in the African American Community.’”
If all this “news” isn’t shocking enough for you, there’s more.
Apparently, in addition to being a renowned social scientist (not), the father of the man who shot an unarmed 17-year old who was out at night packing a Snapple and a bag of Skittles, also reveals for the very first time that the FBI’s investigation into the murder of Trayvon Martin sucked up so much of their resources that they were unable to prevent the Boston Marathon bombing.
And you’ll all have to live with that.
All of you, except, of course, Trayvon Martin.
Hat tip: Judd Legum at Think Progress
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