I don't know how many of you have heard of the tragedy in Boston today. I'm going to ask that you look it up on Google if you're unaware...I don't feel like posting what happened again in my blog.
However, what I am going to post is a very good point raised by comedian Patton Oswalt. This was shared with me via a friend who follows Patton Oswalt's Facebook page, and I'm re-posting it here because it's very true, very well stated, and very well needed to be said in times like this.
Please read the whole thing, and share if you can. I know that sounds like a cliche mass email command, but I think in the case of something so true as this it's worth it.
Again, all credit for the following goes to Patton Oswalt:
Boston. Fucking horrible.Namaste - I look to the divine in all of you - and stay good, my friends.
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."