Mark Greene asks why George Zimmerman’s new website designed to solicit donations, touts a photo of graffiti reading “Long Live Zimmerman” sprayed on a Black cultural center at OSU.
TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com is a very difficult website to log on to. Apparently, since news broke about the site, so many people are attempting to view it that the server has crashed. The press and is reporting two things. It has been confirmed that this site belong’s to George Zimmerman and it has also been confirmed that Zimmerman has chosen to feature a photo of a vandalized black cultural center at Ohio State University. The center was spray painted with the words, “Long Live Zimmerman”.
This is the reason the site is getting so much traffic. Not because George Zimmerman is attempting to raise funds for his living and legal expenses. It is because Zimmerman has chosen to include an image that is racially loaded.
Loaded like a gun.
People are going by the hundreds of thousands to Zimmerman’s site to see if he’s really posted that particular image. And when they see it, they will make some very final decisions about Mr. Zimmerman very quickly.
My immediate question is why would Mr. Zimmerman do something this inflammatory? Especially if he is facing the possibility of a trail for murder? I can only arrive at one conclusion.
Mr. Zimmerman simply doesn’t understand the implications of posting this image. He lives among and speaks only with people who live in a certain kind of bubble. And in that bubble, “Long Live Zimmerman” spray painted on a Black cultural center is a good thing.
Welcome to the dark side of America.
From the editors:
What do you think? Does Zimmerman understand the implications of posting this image?
What does this website, the fundraising, and the photo say about where our society is going?