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April 15, 2013

“Love: Patton Oswalt’s perspective on when evil strikes.”

Waylon Lewis: Super sad. I was on that street taking effing instagrams a month ago. Let this be a reminder that, whomever the perpetrator, deliberately targeting innocents for rape, murder, harm of any kind is the worst crimes. Yes, that includes US. ~ ed.

Video of what Patton mentions below, important updates: Pray for Boston. {Video} Update: 64 wounded 2 dead. 3rd Incident.

Facing Tragedy from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Update: President Obama on Boston. {Video}

Patton Oswalt:

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.”

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Barbara Apr 15, 2013 11:25pm

Yup! Well said and just what I was thinkin… Thanks P!

barbarapotter Apr 15, 2013 10:18pm

Agree

AndrewPaciocco Apr 15, 2013 4:06pm

I saw this earlier and it is PERFECT.

The media seems to focus on the bad constantly (lets face it, it sells better and has a larger viewing audience) but there is so much good. So much more than the bad. It doesn't get equal air time but believe you me it's there so just open your eyes to see it and you'll be amazed by it.

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