It is a bit of a relief to me that George Zimmerman is behind bars. I suppose it is his right to be somewhat safely alive for his trial rather than trying to get various media personalities to aid and abet him, which is what would have happened since Monday.
It is my opinion that any adult who persues and shoots a lad is committing Animality, that instinctive relentless aggression of the bigger versus the smaller just because you think you can, without any thought of consequenses.
In first seeing Tryvon Martin's pictures I thought that he looked younger than 17 years old. My first impression was of a lad at the beginning of his high school years, not at the end. This has gotten me wondering of a possible scenario that no one I have seen in any of my media coverage gleanings has made Here is the entirely theoretical possible scenario. I have no evidence that this is what happened, or, sorry to say, ever will.
I said that when I first saw images of Trayvon Martin I thougfht he looked about 15 or thereabouts, not the 17 I found out later. Of the many problems associated with being an American teenager one of them is the lurking fear opf sexual abuse by predators. When Trayvon made his last call to his girlfriend he seemed disturbed that a man in a car was following him. Why?
How could Trayvon possibly know that this large armed man in a private vehicle wasn't some sexual predator trying to kidnap him, take him miles to the back of beyond, and try to sexually assault him? How could he know?
IF, and this is is an enormous IF, he threw any punches at Zimmerman, couldn't it be that Trayvon was Standing His Ground, like every Florida citizen has a right to do, in order NOT to be possibly victimized? Was he SHOT because he was defending himself?!
Don't get me wrong. I am not a homophobe. The overwhelming majority of child abusers are absolutely heterosexual. To them, little boys and women are all equal opportunity prey.
But it could be that Trayvon is a Hero, for standing up for his dignity in not allowing himself to become a victim. This is a credit to his upbringing. I am sad to see such determination come to such a merciless end.
It will be interesting to see how his stalker/killerwill manage with his "He hit me back first" defense.