Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
I always admired Trayvon's parents. Soon after the trial, they went to the media and said they forgave Zimmerman.
That's incredible IMO. That takes a lot of strength, and I admired it.
I may relate a little more to the stepfather. I am not saying I would publicly say the words he did, because I would have serious moral issues with feeling I incited violence. I just know that I don't easily forgive people when I am deeply hurt. It usually takes a lot of time for me to forgive. I relate to his anger. Also, I can't imagine what it would be like to loose a child and feel your child didn't get justice (I say that because that's exactly how the parent's view the situation).
This man said his words out of suffering, and I hope he gets help. If not, this amount of anger and grief can take a serious toll on him.
I am not sure I agree that he should be punished. The man can't be in his right mind... The rioters were probably going to riot regardless of his statement.
The reports certainly indicated that it was a possibility they might be able to eventually forgive as they clearly indicated that "healing takes time".
So are you making things up to admire, or do you have a link to them actually saying they actually forgave him?
Last edited by Excon; 11-29-14 at 08:13 AM.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
'Burn this bitch down'.
Not a man of peace I am guessing.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
We the people... We should gather in Ferguson and demand justice. If Mike Brown's father isn't indicted for inciting a riot and conspiracy to commit arson, we will riot and burn the place down... oh wait...
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
"Michael Brown's stepfather at rally: 'Burn this bitch down!'"
I think we can assume he has destroyed any opportunity to go to work for a public relations firm.