George Zimmerman: Murderer for God

[Content Note: Racism; guns; eliminationist violence; religious supremacy. Video may autoplay at link.]

Rage. Seethe. Boil.
Although [George Zimmerman] turned down many requests for interviews after he was acquitted for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he spoke to his divorce lawyer about the case in an interview recorded earlier this month.

...The former neighborhood watchman insisted that he had a "clean conscience" after he was found to be not guilty.

"I believe God has his plans, and for me to second-guess them would be hypocritical, almost blasphemous," he said when asked if he wished the encounter that ended Martin's life would have turned out differently.

..."It's up to God and I put it all in his hands and I do have faith that whatever he has planned out for me is what's best for me. So whatever he's determined whatever he has planned out for me I am along for the ride and I just hope to be strong enough to see his will be done."
You know, occasionally, in response to my expressing ache over some act of violence or disaster, a god-believer will tell me, as if this would ever serve as comfort to an atheist, that it was the will of some god or other. That god works in mysterious ways. That god has a plan, and mere humans can't presume to understand it.

Every time this happens, I think—and will sometimes say, depending on whether the sheer audacious inappropriateness of this rhetoric in the particular moment warrants it—that if this heinous event was an act of god, then, even if some god exists, I reject that god on principle.

If I believed for a moment that some god exists, and George Zimmerman were an agent of his grand plan, I would have nothing for that god and his schemes but undiluted contempt.

As it happens, I know only that George Zimmerman and his murderous fuckery exist, and I direct my contempt in his loathsome direction.

Zimmerman doesn't merely fancy himself a religious warrior carrying out god's plan at the trigger end of a deadly weapon; he is also, naturally, a victim of earthly injustice:
"I feel that now is the perfect time to speak my mind without fear of retaliation by the president, the attorney general, the federal government etc.," Zimmerman explained. "Initially I was extremely alleviated. Quickly that turned into realization that the Department of Justice finding that there was no basis to pursue [federal] charges was just the beginning of a journey — my personal journey — to correct the wrongs that the federal government did. To ensure that it never happens to any innocent American ever again."
He's not worried about making sure that being killed by a racist shitlord armed with a fearful vigilantism and a loaded gun "never happens to any innocent American ever again," but that being investigated and exonerated never happens to any innocent American ever again. Zimmerman imagines that he shouldn't even have been criticized or questioned for murdering another human being in cold blood. He's the real victim.
And according to Zimmerman, "Barack Hussein Obama" was the government official who was the most unfair to him "by far."

"President Obama held his Rose Garden speech stating if I had a son he would look like Trayvon," he explained. "To me, that was clearly a dereliction of duty pitting Americans against each other solely based on race."

"He took what should have been a clear-cut self-defense matter, and still to this day on the anniversary of the incident he held a ceremony at the White House inviting the Martin-Fulton family and stating that they should take the day to reflect upon the fact that all children's lives matter," Zimmerman continued. "Unfortunately for the president, I'm also my parents' child and my life matters as well. And for him to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects to where you have an innocent American being prosecuted by the federal government, which should never happen."
Zimmerman whines pitiably like a long-suffering martyr about how his life matters as well, as if being investigated, and then not even held to account, is the same as being fucking dead.

This guy is utterly reprehensible. He murdered a child, and now he whines about being free.

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