Thursday, February 6, 2014

George "The New O.J." Zimmerman Is At It Again

There have been very few occasions in my life when I've been angry, annoyed, and confused all at the same time. But 4 words have managed to invoke these emotions. George Zimmerman "celebrity" boxing match! In the interest of full disclosure I have to admit that I heard this story several days ago, but it sounded so far fetched, and so absurd that I believed that is was nothing more than a sick joke. But it turns out that I was wrong. 
It seems that in this you tube generation people have confused famous with infamous, and there seems to be a warped sense of celebrity. Everyone who is note worthy is not a celebrity. However there are people who are both noteworthy, and notorious. The word celebrity comes from the word celebrate. What has George "The New OJ" Zimmerman done that is worthy of celebration? If committing atrocities makes someone a celebrity then wouldn't that make Hitler a celebrity also? Of course not. Zimmerman is the last man in the universe who should be celebrated, except for maybe Rush Limbaugh, and those who condone this nonsense, or consent to it by remaining silent are like co-conspirators. If you watch this devious spectacle which, may I add was announced on Trayvon Martin's birthday, Feb. 5, you will be supporting a monster.

Yes, this is real. You would think that after being acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, thus getting away with murder he would lay low. Unfortunately Zimmerman has proven to be somewhat of an attention whore and now he has signed a contract with celebrity boxing match promotor Damon Feldman. Feldman has delivered on his reputation for head-spinning matchups such as, Tonya Harding vs. a waitress by selecting DMX as Zimmerman's opponent. George Zimmerman will fight DMX, who happens to have enough demon's of his own to battle.

Details of the fight, which takes place on March 1st, will be announced during a news conference next Wednesday.

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't watch this nonsense.

1. Watching this spectacle financially supports a man who gained notoriety by killing a black boy. Let me phrase that another way: the man who got away with killing a 17-year-old will get your money if you watch him on TV. You will be financially supporting George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

2. Watching this spectacle will ensure we continue to see Zimmerman's face until the end of time. Do you think the media will rest at one match? No. As long as there is green in the udder of the cash cow, they will milk it. One boxing match becomes another boxing match becomes more television exposure becomes a reality show. You know how it is. Do you want to see George Zimmerman on TV for the rest of your life? No? Then do not watch this match.

3. You will be financially supporting George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin.

4. The match is being promoted by Damon Feldman a guy who was charged with fixing celebrity boxing matches and promoting without a license. Do you really want to watch George Zimmerman win with a loaded deck? Again?

5. You will be financially supporting George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin. This point cannot be stated enough.

6. This is the most important point. By watching this boxing match, by giving in to the notion that George Zimmerman is indeed a celebrity, you are accepting the subtle message that what Zimmerman does deserve to be celebrated. By resting your eyes on the program for one moment, you are accepting that black boys who are killed before their 18th birthdays don't deserve justice at all, that their killers should be allowed to profit from their crimes. By allowing George Zimmerman onto your television screen, you are contributing to a world in which the death of a child is one soulless scene in a shiny reality show. One meaningless event on a path to fame and fortune.


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