1) “Not-guilty” isn’t the same as “innocent.” Agreeing with the verdict isn’t the same as believing GZ to be innocent. What does innocent mean here, anyway? At the end of the day, a teenager is still dead. Nobody wins here. 2) It seems that this whole case is ultimately less about race and more about gun laws/self-defense. The media hasn’t helped. The lack of rational discourse about these issues hasn’t helped. 3) Reading comments in response to an article on the verdict has been deeply unsettling, with people making judgements on both sides: either GZ was a violent racist and TM was a helpless child, or GZ was protecting himself and his neighbors from a pot-smoking thug. Casting the situation into either set of assumptions is easier than admitting we can never truly know what happened that night, and more comforting than having to think about others complexly. We like to see life as a story with clearly defined heroes and villains, but that’s not how the world works.
(If you really want to cast blame, let’s talk about the state of our education system, because most things go back to that.)
I just realized that in the next episode when Joffrey hears about the Red Wedding he is gonna react in the most DOUCHEBUCKET DICKSHIT way ever.
I am not prepared to be that angry so soon after so many horrible feels.
“What do we say to the God of Death?”
I miss Sirio <3
"Is there blood in my hair?"
…so fucking good.
Kirk: I want you to know why I couldn’t let you die. Why I came back for you.
Spock: Because you are my friend.
ALL OF THE FEELSSSSS