First I want to give my condolences to the family and friends of Trevon Martin. It was and still is a sad day in this country when a man can shoot someone, knowingly shoot someone, and then be on trail with the possibility of walking away from it. Then when you factor in the age divide, on top of the educational gap, covered by the races of the suspect and victim, it makes what was a sad day, now devistating to our humanity.
Now because I absolutely hate reality tv, I think that the coverage of court cases that are deemed worthy for our eyes by whomever is just an extension of that genre. We as a people love drama, and we supposedly love reality or someone who “tells it like it is” for our entertainment. The more offensive the better. I think that’s due to our own lack of realness or fearlessness that we admire in other people. Televising court cases bonds all the qualities people admire about reality tv. First of all something serious happened to get the parties to court. There is discussion of real events. There are various emotions being displayed. And the outcome of the “show” will change the lives of all involved….. with that being said, stop watching it. Your emotions are being used by tv networks to keep the class system of this nation alive. The more you watch, the more ads you will see. The more ads you see, the more you think you need. What you think you need, the easier your hard earned (or not) money will go to the hands of the wealthy, keeping them wealthy and you broke….. but I digress…..
The Trevon Martin case is upsetting on so many levels I don’t doubt that or question the emotional state of a parent losing a child, a friend losing a friend, or the families torn by the situation. But I do question the mental state of us as a nation. This case is being called the “Trevon Martin case.” Why is that? Why not the “George Zimmerman murder trail”? Why is the victim of the shooting the marquee label? Why has Trevon Martin’s name and credibility, his family, his friend Rachel (complete shame how the defense treated her) who took the witness stand, why are they being made to look crazy, illiterate, non credible? If George Zimmerman walks away from this it will clearly show the delusion this country is under. Zimmerman is under the radar, low profile, doesn’t say much to media, why? Its because he wants to appear rational to the jurers and American people. He needs us to think that he is incapable of pulling that trigger from emotion. That he made the right choice in using a sledgehammer to murder a disrespectful, arrogant uneducated, defiant fly. And it sucks because after the dust settles, and the case is closed, after family units’ lives are changed forever, we will continue our own, and the tv networks will find another case with some sizzle to occupy your emotional state. Whichever way this goes, no one will do anything to cause significant change in your life. No legislation will be passed. The “stand your ground” law will still be in effect. Our children will still be unsafe. And corporations will still use us to attain wealth. Its inevitable….. unless we decide to wake up from our tv induced slumber and TURN OUR TV’s OFF. Inform yourself. Know yourself. And love yourself. All these things will promote a peace among people that will last forever.