By now there’s a good chance that virtually everyone reading this has heard that George Zimmerman has been found not guilty for his role in the death of Trayvon Martin. There’s also a good chance that most of you reading this first saw the verdict not on your television, but rather, on one of your social media accounts. The mix of shock, anger, distrust and disappointment – not to mention debate over racial prejudice in the United States – brought on by this case has caused pretty much everyone on Twitter to try to make sense of it, to the point that no matter who you follow, you have a vague idea of what happened, and are still scrambling to make sense out of it.
Fortunately for us, Tim Sylvia took a break from his intense workouts to address the Twitterverse with his reactions to the story. I know that we like to poke fun at Tim Sylvia on occasion around here, but believe it or not, he offered some very insightful opinions, tasteful humor, and observations that no other pundits were bold enough to address. For example…
See, Tim Sylvia realized that “black people will riot because Zimmerman isn’t going to jail” was such a profound thought that it wouldn’t register with us the first time he posted it. He knew that we weren’t ready to hear about the terrible riots that went on entirely in his mind after the verdict was read, so he gave us two separate tweets for our feeble little brains to absorb his powerful message.
But knowing that we live in an age that doesn’t accept new ideas that aren’t endorsed by at least two minor celebrities, Sylvia goes on to cite the greatest intellectual of our time, Ted Nugent:
In case you still aren’t convinced that “This is Not About Race,” Tim Sylvia provides you with an accurate first-hand account of the history that liberal America doesn’t want you to read about…
Compelling argument, Maine-iac, but let’s hear what the other side has to say in response.
Barely any tweets indeed. Advantage: Sylvia, obviously.
Now that this complex social issue has been fully resolved, there’s only one question that remains: Is Sylvia a great philosopher, or the greatest philosopher?