I think it’s important to remind ourselves as often as we can that Trayvon was 17. And ask ourselves what we were like, how we saw the world, how we felt about authority, or reacted to authority, when we were 17.
Zimmerman was a grown man. Zimmerman IS a grown man.
I think it’s important to remind ourselves as often as we can that Zimmerman is a grown ass man. And ask ourselves what we are currently like, how we see the world, how we feel about authority, or assert authority, when we confront a kid.
Speaking for myself, I don’t consider beating the crap out of a punk ass kid a win. To me, being a punk ass kid is a natural stage, no different from being an entitled debutante brat, just with different costumes.
Ask any man. What I mean to say is ask any man with dignity.
He’ll tell you, “I’ll take the bloody nose, no big deal.”
I’ll take the bloody nose, de-escalate the conflict, walk away, wash my face, sleep on it, seek out allies, approach the parents through proxies, cook a meal and sit down with everyone to address the heart of the matter.
George Zimmerman is a child, a well-armed child, moving through the world, playing Bang-Bang Shoot-Shoot.
No different from another sick, well-armed child, Ted Nugent, who, this week, in the aftermath of a soul-crushing miscarriage of justice, called Trayvon a “Gangsta Wannabe Skittles Hoodie Boy.”
This would all make sense except for the fact Ted Nugent is 64 and George Zimmerman is 28. At this stage of life, you’re not supposed to need a costume to self-identify with a clique. At this stage of life, you’re not supposed to need a clique.
Speaking of costumes and playing make-believe, George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, should be tried for fiduciary malfeasance. He took a buff skinhead, fattened him up, grew-out his hair and gave his client the misleading appearance of being nothing more than a harmless doughboy with swoopy-gelled hair.
What the jury saw sitting apathetically in the bright light of a courtroom looked nothing like what Trayvon Martin saw bearing down on him at dusk.
A Buff Skinhead.
With Hatred In His Eyes.