April 27th, 2013

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The Boston Bombings: Evil Is What It Is

(Obviously, we know more about the suspects at this point than we did when I wrote this column. So far I’ve seen nothing to change my conclusions.)


"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." – Fred Rogers

           More good words from Mr. Rogers, words to live by. Maybe the biggest thing we should take from the Boston Marathon terrorist attack is that there are still way more good people than bad. Fire, police, EMS, National Guard, marathon officials, and bystanders with no responsibility whatsoever raced forward to help. The good people of the world are of every stripe – all colors, religions or lack of one, every spectrum of political viewpoint.

           For every bad guy and every person who doesn’t want to get involved, there are still hundreds who will and do. The world is full of good people; it’s just that the bad ones make more noise, and more headlines.          

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