Monthly Archives: July 2013

LIONEL PODCAST: The Hermeneutics of Perversion & Zimmerman Deconstructed

The politics of perversion. This is exactly what this is about. The sexual infantilism of and from what appears to be a grown man. A plethora of puns. Verry punny. The paronomasiac’s dream. But it involves still a source of ostensible perversion that we just can’t figure. He doesn’t seem to want physical contact, he just wants to transmit his phallic digital image to women he’ll never meet in the flesh. Literally. So, in addition to the incredulity we have over the insanity of this perverted perseveration of paraphilia is our inability to even grasp it. We’d forgive it, maybe, if only we understood it.

And, oh yeah, Zimmerman. This week a juror, identified as Maddy, gave one of the most circuitous explanations that I’ve ever heard about anything. She agrees with her verdict yet disagrees with it and all the while doesn’t seem to not even grasp why she’s there much less the verdict. Her lawyer sat by, the proverbial bump on a log, and while she made tremendous sense at times, she’d undo that in and with the next sentence. There was no reason for her to appear. Had she wanted the privacy the public would have obliged. After all, we’ve the attention span of a gnat.

Watch Lionel on The Ed Show Saturday and his definitive peroration of all things Weiner at 1:31 approximately.
 

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LIONEL PODCAST: Why George Zimmerman Is Not Guity. Part XXIII.

The facts never mattered. Never. Not once. The louder the media voice, the more likely they never saw a second of the trial. The demonization of Zimmerman beyond anything adduced at trial and the apotheosis and deification of Trayvon as child saint, martyred for no reason. I thought a child was murdered the first time I saw the photos of Trayvon. The message was simple: he was talked and tracked and hunted down like a dog based merely on his race. Does that sound familiar? Well, if it does it wasn’t from anything heard or testified to at trial. That came from memes and lore and myth and urban legend and the scores of media sheeple who brayed ad bleated and crowed and cried the same theme and tune. The tragedy shape-shifted into a version unrecognizable to any who watched the trial.

I knew it. From the first time I heard the facts of the case I knew that second degree murder would not fly. And manslaughter was  a distinct and possible maybe compromise verdict as a Category One lesser-included. This case had no business being tried. The facts simply didn’t represent any of the available charges.

He’ll never live in peace; he’ll never be free. Twitter and social media vigilantes will see to that.

Here’s what never happened. Andrew Branca presents this most thorough composite of the myths of the Zimmerman trial. It’s a part of the great coverage from Legal Insurrection that covered a multitude of legal analyses that were nonpareil.