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.