I actually now think Will Smith (subconsciously?) allowed himself to be triggered and be violent.

He is now in the perfect position to use his trauma and triggers as a teaching tool. As he talks about this in interviews for the rest of his life, it will have more impact than his book.

There is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges called “Three Versions of Judas” that posits that Judas is the actual hero of the Resurrection. The Christ story requires a Pariah to work. The actual sacrifice is not done by Christ — who is beloved for eternity — but by Judah who played his (despised) role so that humanity could be saved.

I think Will Smith just played his Judas role.

(**If you think this sounds crazy, I urge you to read his book. Let’s see if my prediction is correct.**)