A bunch of my favorite blogs have been devoting a lot of attention to the Zimmerman-Martin case. As a Canadian, I would find virtually anything else more interesting, so I sure the whole affair wraps up quickly, one way or another.
However, this has been a useful reminder of the pathologies of (certain) diverse societies, and how, in large ways or small, those pathologies affect us all.
It’s almost depressing to watch the Trayvon Martin story turn into one more story of a black youth who threw his life away. (HT: Half Sigma.)
The story is mainly notable for the astonishing quantity and intensity of discussion around it. The best take I’ve come across is Steve Sailer’s, which puts little emphasis on race:
The fatal shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida named George Zimmerman is a reminder that way too many people get shot in America for screwed-up reasons or for no particular reason other than adrenaline and testosterone.