Today's news out of Boston is horrific.
Two "I.E.D." style bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Three confirmed dead. (Including an 8-year-old.)
The casualty count still rising. (The last I heard, 136 injured.)
Another explosion has been reported at the JFK Library, but I have heard nothing more about that since the original report.
Unconfirmed reports of at least five other unexploded bombs.
It's a sure thing that we won't really know anything for a day or more.
It is a sad fact that, in today's news atmosphere, the goal is to be "first" with the story, rather than "right."
Until the facts are sorted out, I will comment no further.
But there is one fact that has The PC's blood boiling.
The smoke hadn't yet cleared.
The casualties were still being counted.
And the bodies of three innocents (including that 8-year-old) were still warm.
And as predictably as the sun rising in the east, the conspiracy theorists, the paranoids, the Islamophobes and the Obama haters were already chiming in.
Alex Jones, the radio infesting, YouTube infecting, king of the tinfoil hat conspiracy crowd led the way on Twitter...
Remember that this shit-stain took to the airwaves and internets to claim that the Newtown massacre was a government hoax while the bodies of 20 children were still laying in their own blood at Sandyhook.
Matthew Boyle from the rotting corpse of Andrew Breitbart.com, Todd Starnes from Fox "News" Radio and Ben Shapiro, also from Breitbart.com, wasted no time in politicizing the tragedy.
Because, fuck Obama.
Eric Rush of WorldNetDaily (WND.com) and noted Islamophobe, vomited this on Twitter...
Later, he tried to backpedal, explaining with no trace of irony whatsoever, that "Libs" just don't get the joke.
The only real funny that Mr. Rush seems to have missed, is his confession that, as a columnist for WND and Fox "News" contributer, he is "not a member of the press."
Not to be left out, The folks at the Westboro Baptist Church (Motto: "Come for the homophobia, stay for the generalized hate,") made an important announcement.
Okay, enough disgust for tonight.
How about a pallet cleanser of positivity in the face of tragedy and right-wing dickishness?
Damn near everything that comes out of his mouth is hilarious.
He is also a pretty darned good actor.
Which is a good thing.
Because he is every fucking where on TV and in movies, these days.
But, what he had to say today isn't funny.
It is moving and generally awesome.
"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."
And then, there is this Facebook post from The Blog Jr.
And one that makes his old man proud!