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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 03:45 PM

If you think we are demanding that George Zimmerman be shot on sight, you are misinterpreting

the message. By we, I mean those of us who, with varying degrees of passion, have called BS on the Zimmerman family story. Many others have decried the "rush to judgment" as some sort of demand for vigilante "justice" against Zimmerman.

We--even those few who may have made some statement to that effect in anger at the apparent failure of the authorities to responsibly conduct a thorough investigation--would not, if given the actual power to do so, convict and punish Zimmerman without a fair trial. One is inclined to wonder if the insistence that we would indicates a tendency of some of the Zimmerman supporters to do so under similar circumstances in which their loyalty would lie with the dead victim.

We are discussing what appears to be the ludicrous improbability of the Zimmerman story. We do realize that we do not have all of the evidence. We are not jurors. Our words have no power to convict the killer, even if he is guilty. However, we will not be satisfied that justice has been served until a fair trial has been carried out.

Any accusation of a more sinister motive is either inadvertent or purposeful hyperbole, or worse.

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Reply If you think we are demanding that George Zimmerman be shot on sight, you are misinterpreting (Original post)
lib_wit_it Mar 2012 OP
dballance Mar 2012 #1
lib_wit_it Mar 2012 #3
Aerows Mar 2012 #2
lib_wit_it Mar 2012 #4

Response to lib_wit_it (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. Thank You

 

For stating how so many of us feel.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 04:31 PM

3. It's been said before as replies in threads, but I thought it was worth an OP. I thought of doing a

poll, but that function isn't back yet. Plus, there's no way of telling who is voting for what.

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Response to lib_wit_it (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 04:05 PM

2. The right gets hysterical

 

the second any of their preconceived notions get challenged. They view it as a personal attack, because they believe their judgment is infallible. It's what authoritarians do. They choose to believe it, and that they are good people for having "faith".

Challenging their version of what they decide is "truth" is personally assailing their character because they are seldom wrong, and when proven wrong, decline to admit it for as long as possible because, well, they were probably right anyway despite being proved that they were wrong.

See: 400 years before the Catholic Church admits that Gallileo was right about the Earth revolving around the Sun. He was jailed for that.

Do you think conservatives have changed any in the history of modern times? They have to be dragged screaming, kicking and clawing into a change of view point because tradition is so much easier for them. It's also why there has never been a Republican that was a truly innovative soul except for when it comes to exploiting already in place structures. They are great at that.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 04:34 PM

4. They've changed only in their own mythology in which they freed the slaves, fought for Civil Rights,

loved Rock and Roll (and never called it N_____ music), etc.

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