Monday, April 02, 2012

My one thought

I haven't really spoken about the whole Martin/Zimmerman thing, because first, I suspected the news narrative was too simple, and second, I wasn't there to see it.

But the old saying, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" keeps popping into my head. Especially when I see people who are calling for the blood of Zimmerman or others involved...or people who are releasing addresses that are either (thought at the time) to be those of his or his parents.

It's a bad situation all around, and it may become much worse, if lots of parties not directly related start jumping in. Already I wonder if Zimmerman will get a fair trial. (If he's guilty, he should face the penalties. End of story. But I don't think he should be tried in the court of public opinion first.)

I just have a feeling this is going to be a long, ugly, hot summer, with lots of people venting their anger at people who likely don't deserve it.

1 comment:

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

On the other hand, you could just say that once again another black youth has been (allegedly) murdered for no good reason and Zimmerman was warned by the police not to follow him. I wasn't there either, so can only speculate and not judge until all the facts are made clear, with supporting evidence of course.

Yes, it's gonna be one hell of a summer in America and in England with similar things happening at this present time. Will it ever stop?