i wasn’t going to weigh in… i really really wasn’t… it’s always such a controversial thing to give opinions on matters that are so sensitive… we live in such a touchy little world anymore… expressing opinions can gain friends and make enemies… a person can really burn themselves by letting others know what their personal thoughts might be on some topics….
that being said, i’m an idiot and going to do it anyway…. imagine that
Trayvon Martin (yeah, i’m going there)…..
in this case, it’s not about race… not about black, white, hispanic… it’s about right and wrong… did the shooter have the right to shoot the kid? was the kid doing anything wrong? or was the shooter doing something wrong? i hate these stories in the media because we, the public, NEVER get the whole story truthfully… it’s all about media hype and making money.. it’s about politics and who’s agenda they are trying to push…. the proverbial “they” take a really really bad situation and use it keep “us” all stirred up and emotional in order to persuade our thinking one way or another…and “we” keep buying it… “we” keep paying for the papers and the dish and the magazines that sell us the lies…. had he just listened and stopped following the kid, stopped haranguing the kid… this could have ended in a much better way…. so so sad
so many folks are making it about race…. it’s about one guy shooting another guy… it’s about making judgements based on someone’s clothing… and most do it… yes… sometimes it’s hard not to…. but because someone is wearing a sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his/her head, well, this does NOT make them a criminal… i wear my hoodie all the time – with the hood on my head!
a boy is dead… a family is suffering… friends are grieving… it is a huge loss to many…
and man is having to deal with public scrutiny, death threats, judgements, and the death of another is on his shoulders….can’t be easy
keeping in mind that there are two distinct sides to this story, we will never hear those sides in their completeness… never…
and by making judgements based on what the media is putting out there we are not any better than those who mette out vigilante justice….
ok i’m done now…
how are your mornings? mine are slow going… confusion is settled into the brain… they eyes don’t work right… takes me a while to become a thinking and active human…. i can fully see this happening to me: