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    Man may have let Zimmerman off the hook, but the soul lives forever, and he will have to answer for this.
    The sooner we stop providing ourselves false confort with this kind of thinking, the sooner we are likely to become an effective force for changing the here and now real world.

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    by enhydra lutris on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 08:41:50 AM PDT

    •  Rather than false comfort, based on a passive (1+ / 0-)
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      hope for some type of divine intervention or metaphysical adjustment, this statement may also be read as a vow--an oath that, while the jury did not render a just sentence, GZ has not escaped responsibility.

      Maybe I'm too casually redefining what the diarist wrote, but I think Trayvon Martin may have become immortal in a sense that the rich and powerful scheme and dream about. In that sense his essence ("soul," if you will) may out live most of us.

      If some use a different language to describe their commitment to creating a more fair and just society than I might. . . well some may say that's already a symptom of improvement!

      It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

      by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 09:39:09 AM PDT

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