Re: Boston Marathon explosions.

April 16, 2013

I second what this man has to say. I just love those who can articulate emotion so eloquently – this man did just that. I love the description of ‘human insects and poisonous mass of broken sociopaths’ as the cause of this mayhem – just simply lost and disturbed souls. I also love the last line, “The good outnumber you, and we always will”, because it reminds me of one of my favourite biblical scriptures, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” I don’t have anything useful to say about the explosions other than the fact that my heart is sinking for the victims and I genuinely hope that they find the strength they need to get through this.

I also caught the New York Times carelessly fondling with the number of casualties in their article yesterday as if getting a thrill out of making matters sound worse than it already is and purposely exaggerating the terror. I refreshed the page every minute or so and the number of deaths and injuries reported went back and forth from this to that, not with the intention of reporting accurate and correct numbers but rather to cause as much alarm and panic as possible. I could be wrong but knowing the nature of the media and their tendencies to exaggerate and be largely insensitive, I’m probably closer to right than wrong. It went from “23 killed”, to “dozens killed”, to “many killed”, all of which were completely false claims. The choice of words just kill me. I wish I had taken screen captures. They eventually got it right but the bottom line is that this isn’t a joke so get your facts straight before publishing them. The media annoys the hell out of me sometimes.

Back to photography. I know this isn’t the most appropriate photo for this post but it’s a good one from Vegas anyways. Enjoy.

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