God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!
—Katharine Lee Bates, America the Beautiful
No, this is not about Drumpf, although he, too, is evidence of a sick America. This is about another man, himself sort of a representative of the kind of people who have crowned a certified bigot as the leader of the Party of Lincoln.
George Zimmerman will finally get his big payday for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American kid armed with nothing but candy and a drink, who was on his way home from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida. According to USA Today:
George Zimmerman said Wednesday the online auction has ended for the sale of the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012 and he was immediately notifying the winner.
“The winner.” Let that sink in.
I’ve got nothing much to say about this sad and sick moment in our nation’s history, except to note that Zimmerman wants his “Fellow Patriots” to know that he is still in good with the Almighty:
First and foremost, I would like to thank and give the glory to God for a successful auction that has raised funds for several worthy causes.
In the disturbed and disturbing mind of George Zimmerman, God may get the glory. But Americans, those who think it is okay to shoot unarmed kids, those who think it is okay to shoot unarmed kids and then profit from it, deserve the shame.
America the beautiful? Not today.