Tenshi Nova wrote:We're not comparing ourselves to the Universe here. We're just trying to decide how much 'Murica can freedom while it freedoms.
Oh I know, I went a little cosmic, but that part of my rant is just as much a part as the rest of it.
It's to put into perspective just how childish things like that are. We will live and die on a speck of dust floating around in a vast nothing. While our lives won't necessarily hold more value if we 'admit' our lives have no value, dedicating your life to understanding the universe and at least 'attempting' to become a part of it is infinitely better than intentionally ignoring everything around you.
Q.U. wrote:What's that? People are rioting over the Zimmerman trial?
I have so many mixed feelings over that trial.
On one hand, he went into a neighborhood and shot a KID dead in his own fucking neighborhood and got away with it. This was after he hunted him down and provoked him multiple times.
On the other hand, cases like this with the races flipped are almost always completely ignored by everyone with the same amount of injustice. Sometimes less, sometimes more. And beside that point, he WAS still found innocent by a jury of his peers, as bullshit as said jury was.
The case went on for so long that I don't think even a single thing was left unchecked. It's just like the OJ trial. After a certain time it's not even about Guilty or Not Guilty that even gets people pissed off or happy anymore.
If you are mad that the trial went the way it did, you are the vocal majority and no-one will call you out on it. You are in good company.
if you are happy that the trial went the way it did, you are a minority, people will call you stupid, racist and other things.
Maybe; JUST MAYBE, the correct verdict was given? After all, it's the justice system. This is not a god damn popularity contest, this is a trial to decide a human being's future.
In my opinion? I have no idea. The trial reeks of foul play. (I mean a jury consisting of ONLY 6 White Women? Come the fuck on.) But it's over. I'm personally more pissed off at the reactions of both sides after the trial than the trial itself. That's the solid truth.