Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Choices

A rally for Trayvon Martin; George Zimmerman in an recent undated photo (AP)


Choices.


We all make them. We make them every day. We decide whether to get up and go to work, or to stay in bed & lose our job. We decide what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, and what to do. Do I take the interstate or the expressway? Do I let that guy merge in front of me or dick him over because he waited too long?


Choices.


We choose good or bad. Right or wrong. Yes or no. 


Last month a boy was shot. He died. There were plenty of choices that were made that night. Go to the store or stay home. Call the police or go commando. Carry a cell phone or carry a gun. Confront or wait & watch. It ended in tragic horrible fashion. The vultures came out of the woodwork, frothing everyone into a rage. Mistakes were made on both sides of the justice line. Now, charges have finally been brought and someone is finally in jail, but that won't be the end of it. The Nancy Graces, Fox News, and Al Sharptons will stir this pot till it boils over. Then there will be bad choices. Riots, fights, name calling on social media outlets, etc... 


Choices.


One man's choice to take the law into his own hands ended a young man's life and my idyllic existence in Florida because now when I meet a new friend on line through Twitter or Pinterest or Facebook it's never "Where is Valrico?" but "How far is Valrico from Where Trayvon was shot?"


Can we all choose to keep this from happening again?

1 comment:

Megan said...

So... how far is Valrico from Sanford? ;P