Boston Marathon Tragedy 2013

Featured, News — April 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm by

What happened yesterday was terrible, but as Americans we will move forward like we always do. President Obama classified this as an act of terror, and will treat it as terrorism. Though information is limited, we can all be assured that every lead will be investigated.

In the coming days, we will discover more and more people whose lives were dramatically changed by this event. These people will include those that performed selfless acts for the safety of others…

Former NFL player Joe Andruzzi…

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Heroic acts by everyday people…the man in the cowboy hat then describes his experience in a street interview…

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Finally, I’d never thought I would say this, but comedian Patton Oswalt said it best:

Boston. Fucking horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

One Comment

  1. So horrible. Hopefully they don’t ban marathons.

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