By Stacy Swimp
As the George Zimmerman trial gets underway, I observe the kind of subhuman character, from both the so called right and so called left, that is not worthy of my commenting on specifically.
I can only shake my head in disappointment and disgust that, here in the 21st Century, so many are grossly blinded by bigotry.
My policy is simple:
I never bear witness to anything I did not see personally. I never vouch for the character of anyone I have not experienced adversity with and seen how they handle adversity.
Most of all, I don’t allow the media, whether the so called right or the left, to determine how I conduct myself or respond to the Zimmerman case or any news events.
I prefer to allow Proverbs to do so:
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.” – Proverbs 29:11
I will continue to hold my peace until all the facts of the case that are known are revealed and the case is adjudicated.
The only exception will be commentary I make on Project 21‘s articles that assess the process of the case.
I post this because I have been asked what I think of this case repeatedly, through emails and private messages.
Much to my surprise, some even assumed I would jump on Zimmerman’s side, simply because I am conservative, as if Zimmernan is some kind of symbol of my conservative values.
Likewise, others assumed I would adamantly reject the potential innocence of Zimmerman, of the charge of manslaughter, on the basis of Trayvon Martin being, as I am, a Black American. As if cultural identity has anything to do with the case.
Ignorance abounds in every direction.
I am praying that justice is true and that God‘s will be done, whatever the outcome of this tragic case.
May God continue to heal our nation, furthermore, of ethnic hatred, whatever shade it rears its ugly head.