Stand Your Ground For–Social Justice?

Stately McDaniel Manor

Justice, or social justice? In the George Zimmerman case, justice was done, though at horrific and continuing cost to an innocent man.  The continuing uproar comes from those who demand social justice, an irrational lust for a utopian condition that can never be realized or satisfied.


One expects the media to get it wrong.  Badly wrong.  Ridiculously wrong.  As long as whatever they’re reporting conforms to their preferred narrative lines–i.e. progressive philosophy–virtually any story is simply too good to check.  And so it is with the George Zimmerman story, from before the arrest to Zimmerman’s July 13, 2013 exoneration.

The Editorial Board of the New York Times is not only the leader of this means of disseminating “news,” but is the model for many other progressive voices:  

The jury reached its verdict after having been asked to consider Mr. Zimmerman’s actions in light of the now-notorious Stand Your Ground…

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