Thank you Brigid Meier for contributing with this response. Thank god I’m not the only one searching for or posting a response, which takes into compassion, while puzzling a point of political view, too.
I remain convinced that Dzhokhar was lost, lost lost lost in the ethers between an action-phantasy and the cold bloody rationality of what was misguidedly set into order in the world that bleeds and dies… a world set into chaos by he and his brother. If the tables were turned and someone– the whole world’s media for instance–told me that the planet were at large dead-set against the Dalai Lama, or the ancient cosmology of Native American tribes– well then, I too might have at ages 18-19 acted out as well, just like Dzokhar! I might have fought back as blindly as he allegedly did. Right or wrong. Information good or lousy. All matter’s action, whether sentient or inert depends upon interaction, or observation. Is he responsible for what happened this last week?
Then again, who the fuck knows? Dzokhar just might be a teetering jerk who turned the corner unto his true nature a total jerk… Neanderthal man… errr …. Neanderthal teenager. I hope not and then again I hope something less than evolutionary ambiguity will come from this event and its following inquiry. simone ellis