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Regarding Trayvon Martin

However powerful the Law may seem when it shapes our reality, it is still only a machine. And when you feed it horrendous bullshit like Stand Your Ground, it is very much garbage in, garbage out. If you decide that a basic truth of reality ought to be the right to kill to soothe one’s own anxiety, then the machine will obediently compute the disgusting absurdity that a teenager is armed if he has access to a sidewalk and that the only innocent posture a person can adopt is that of being unmoored from gravity, bobbing helplessly in space.