I can’t even get past being disgusted to get angry.
July 13, 2013 2 Comments
Those are the only words I can even come up with to describe my feelings about the George Zimmerman verdict.
I don’t have the neurons to process and make sense of this. I got ill when I saw the CNN headline.
What? What is the reasoning behind this? Someone has to tell me because I couldn’t read any of the news without becoming nauseous.
Seriously. How does a man walk out of his house, after being advised to stay inside by a 911 dispatcher, with a loaded gun, chase down and provoke an unarmed kid, shoot him, and not be found guilty? There is no logic behind that!
This feels like an instance where the child was put on trial for fighting back. Sound familiar? If you are at all even approaching the minority status, you are expected to take what is thrown at you, even if it is the butt of a gun apparently.
Ugh ack, the shitty, racist facebook feeds are coming in! Saying Zimmerman was “only defending himself.” Go fuck yourself. It’s not self-defense when you’re the one with a gun that incited the incident. If not for Zimmerman, I would be sitting here analyzing the gender typing in Pacific Rim for you. Not experiencing and elevated heart rate and rage typing over a dead kid. Now I’m being called a stupid bitch on facebook. What’s new?
Why does this bother me so much? Because Trayvon is like so many of the kids that I have worked with in the past. I can see in my mind how this could happen to just about any of the teens I have worked with. It’s sad. It’s disgusting. I don’t really have any even remotely critical thoughts about this other than the visceral “fuck this culture” response and the rising vomit in my throat.
Having to respond to facebook comments from people that apparently think “justice was served” makes me want to throw my laptop across the room and move to Canada. I don’t care that Zimmerman’s guns were legally registered. I don’t care whose cries were on that phone. I care that an adult man took a gun and chased after a kid with it. I care that this should not have ever happened and it only happened because of a trigger happy racist piece of shit ran after a boy in a hoodie.
Go fuck yourself, ‘Murika.