On the Piers Morgan show the other night, Rachel Jeantel pointed out that Trayvon Martin feared that “creepy ass Cracker” George Zimmerman was a homosexual rapist. Further, she pointed out, Trayvon had to confront Zimmerman, he couldn’t run home. He didn’t want Zimmerman to find out where he and his little brother were staying. (After all, Zimmerman might have staked out their house until the little guy went out to play or something, I guess.)
When we saw the highlights of Jeantel’s interview on Monday night, we immediately thought of something else. When initially interviewed by the police, Zimmerman recounted Trayvon asking him something like “What’s your problem, Homie?” Zimmerman said he couldn’t be sure of the exact words. Well, would we really expect Trayvon Martin to call George Zimmerman “homie”? That’s a term of endearment, as in “He’s my homie” or “We’re homies.”
But consider this: within the context of Rachel Jeantel’s revelations, it makes perfect sense to surmise that what Trayvon Martin really said was “What’s your problem, homo?” So, perhaps Trayvon Martin wanted to teach the “homo” a lesson, and that’s why he set out to beat the crap out of him, why he assaulted him with such apparent passion.
It makes perfect sense, and even though Rush Limbaugh will claim to have formulated this theory (he’s been blabbing about it since yesterday), he has made no mention of the “homie” remark, which is a key part of the big picture.
So, the real question is, was Trayvon Martin committing a hate crime at the time of his death? Was he a homophobe? (As of today, we do not know what his position was on same sex marriage.) On the other hand, since Zimmerman is not gay, can it be considered an actual hate crime, or just an attempted hate crime?
The bottom line: the more we learn, the more we begin to feel that George Zimmerman was more victim than villain, and Trayvon Martin was more Tupac Shakur than Will Smith.