The Bonfire Of The Vanities

The Left has jumped feet first into the shooting death in Florida of a young black male shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman, whom the media and people like Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama instantly described as an evil white man. But Zimmerman is half Hispanic, and is as much Hispanic as Obama is Black. And now it turns out there are witnesses who swear the martyred black teen had attacked Zimmerman and was pounding Zimmerman’s head into the street when he was shot. The scene in Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire Of The Vanities, where a shot teenager is transformed from a criminal to a martyred saint, comes to life.



The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Has shown us the insanities

Of race hate mongers screaming what is false

But that was work of fiction

And with Jackson’s benediction

The media dance to his triste valse

And the haters daily rave on

‘Bout the sainted martyred Trayvon

Writing falsehoods by the score on every page

No the facts don’t seem to matter

It’s the narrative, the chatter

That on Twitter drives the haters unto rage



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