I’m deviating from course on this blog a little with this one, but I’m pissed off.
I’m pissed off that someone took an awesome international event and used it for whatever reason to further whatever agenda. I’m more pissed off, however, at all the conspiracy theories that are popping up. I understand not trusting the government, I truly do. I think there ARE some questions that need real answers; the three at the top of my mind being Benghazi, foreign spending, and the National Debt. I do not, however, believe that government agents planted a bomb at a marathon in Boston, nor did they stage/fake/set-up the Newtown, Conn. shooting. They also didn’t blow up the World Trade Center, fake the moon landing, assassinate President Kennedy, bomb Pearl Harbor, blow up the USS Maine, shell Fort Sumter, engineer Hurricane Sandy, sleep with Monica Lewinsky, or any other idiotic idea that’s out there.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in this tragic event. I canNOT possibly fathom having something like that happen when you finish a marathon. That’s supposed to be one of the highlights of your life, especially since it went off around the 4-hr mark (4:09:44). This is when the “new-b’s” finish, not the professional/fast/experienced runners. This is the mid-pack; the people who work full-time jobs and wanted to challenge themselves. They went into this race not to win because they knew they wouldn’t, but they just wanted to finish. They did it for themselves, and I can relate, because these are my people. I’ve never ran a marathon, but if I did, I would probably finish around the 4-hr mark.
The people who say the government is behind this, or knew about it, or whatever, not only piss me off to no end, but truly take away from the families in mourning. Yes, a bad event happened. As of this writing, no one is in custody, no one has taken responsibility (including right-wing fanatics, as you dicks at CNN said). What is truly remarkable was the outpouring of humanity directly after the bombs went off. Runners continuing on to local hospitals to donate blood, people sharing cell phones so others could call loved ones, the police and MA Natl. Guardsmen running towards the explosion, the workers in the first-aid tent, the list goes on and on.
For someone to say, however, that this was caused by some rogue government department to further an agenda on gun control or whatever other idiocy you can come up with, takes away from the true sacrifice of all these people. I know some people want there to be a deeper meaning behind this, and other national tragedies, but it was the work of some nut case(s), and that’s it. Whether he was home-grown or international, it was a crazy terrorist, period.
Again, no one has been arrested here, but both of the explosions were in metal trash cans, which directed most of the blast straight up. An explosion is like electricity. The blast is going to take the path of least resistance, and in this case that was straight out the top of the trash can. Had that bomb NOT been in a trash-can, the number of casualties would have skyrocketed. Of course some blast also went out the sides, but the bomb was on ground level, which is why so many wounded were especially leg, ankle, and feet injuries. I’m sorry, this isn’t the work of the government. This is a crazy individual, or individuals who wanted, for whatever reason, to make a point. Or not, who knows. Same with Newtown, Conn, and every other tragedy in the past.
There are also videos on youtube (I’m not even going to link them) showing how Sandy Hook never happened and the government made the whole thing up so it can take away guns and control every aspect of your life forever and ever and ever. Yeah, well, maybe it was a truly insane person on psychotropic drugs who should have been locked up in a mental institution but wasn’t and who stole his mother’s assault rifle and murdered her with it along with 25 teachers and children.
Generally things are a lot more simple than most people want them to be. 9-11 “truthers” fall into this same category. If you remember, the George Bush administration blew up the twin towers, the Pentagon (I STILL haven’t figured that one out yet), and wrecked a plane in rural Pennsylvania so that he could declare martial law and take over the US and eventually the WORLD mwahahahahaha! Or maybe it was 9 brainwashed muslim terrorists on a sacred suicide mission from Allah, we’ll never know. Except that we do, because George Bush never declared martial law, and Usama Bin Laden, you know, the guy who planned the attack, flat out told us it was 9 brainwashed muslims on a mission from Allah. The Kennedy assassination. We all know the CIA killed Kennedy, and used Lee Harvey Oswald as a scape goat, right? Because Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t a die-hard communist who got kicked out of the Marines and defected to the Soviet Union, married a Russian, got bored, returned to the US, tried to kill an anti-communist retired Major General, and failing that, assassinated the sitting US President. Except Lee Harvey Oswald did every one of those things. Alone. As far as the moon landing being faked, here’s Buzz Aldrin’s answer:
I think that pretty much sums it up.
In conclusion, there definitely ARE serious questions that need to be asked of the US government, ALL branches of it and on both sides of the aisle. Blaming them for murdering a bunch of school-children, or setting off a bomb at a marathon where half a million people congregate to push a political idea that’s already dead in the water anyways, is going way too far. I guess I’ve heard it from too many people that the government is coming to take over, and this and that, blah blah blah bullshit. Mourn those who’ve been hurt, but please keep your political babble (on both sides) to yourself.
I’ll see you down the road (if the government lets you, that is),