Mark and Dana Gerstle and their two young children were trapped in their vehicle after it rolled over on a highway in Florida on July 17.
George Zimmerman was driving by, saw the upturned vehicle, pulled the family out and made sure they were safe before driving off.
The Gerstle’s have refused to speak publicly about Zimmerman because they think they will be accused of supporting him and portraying him as a hero, which would open them up to death threats and attacks.
Zimmerman is the hispanic Neighborhood Watch volunteer who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin last year, not far from where the rollover occurred as it happens. Martin was black and the verdict provoked outrage, demonstrations and riots all over the U.S. because it was seen as racist and symptomatic of the racism that supposedly pervades the country. Zimmerman and his family and defence team have received innumerable death threats and he has had to go into hiding as a result…the Black Panthers have even put a $10,000 bounty on him.
A family friend speaking on the condition of anonymity said “They are very grateful to Zimmerman for what he did, but they do not want to get involved”.
The towing company which removed the Gerstle’s vehicle from the highway has also refused to talk about the incident, no doubt for the same reason.
All over the country Americans are living in fear and allowing themselves to be bullied into silence and submission and nothing could make that more clear than the Gerstle’s refusal to so much as acknowledge Zimmerman’s role in their rescue or to thank him for saving them and their children because they were afraid to do so. That goes beyond cowardice. It is bowing to the dictates of petty dictators and the mob and giving them free rein to set the agenda, control the narrative, crush all dissent and do whatever they want to do.
It is also all too typical. American are afraid and are being bullied into silence and submission on any number of fronts by racists (including black ones and their white supporters and apologists), Islamists, academics, government officials and all sorts of other fanatics with agendas. That has had very serious consequences for the country and its freedom and values and institutions and could easily lead to the demise of all of them, to the demise of everything that defines the country and everything that Americans hold dear.
Shutting people up is the first step towards getting rid of freedom and democracy and people are being shut up by petty dictators, yes, including President Obama and his minions, all over the country. Freedom and democracy simply cannot be maintained if people are afraid to speak up and allow themselves to be bullied into silence and submission and that is precisely what’s happening everywhere in America today. Is the Gerstle’s cowardice the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’? No, it is not. The canary showed up long ago. Its just the latest example of a very dangerous and disturbing trend that’s all.
Maybe that explains why America is in such a mess.
Americans better overcome their fear and get their mojo back and get it back soon because they’ll lose everything if they don’t.
Oh, and Zimmerman is a hero for rescuing the Gerstle family and the verdict in his trial was absolutely correct.