Greetings, Bearers (and others),
In light of what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon, I want to say two things:
1.) All of our thoughts and especially our prayers go out to the victims and their families. Three people died, and a great many more were injured. May Almighty God have mercy on all involved.
2.) I don’t rant often, and I don’t want to make this blog a place to rant about all things social and political, but in this case I do have a bone to pick and it needs to be said now: to those who are speculating as to who is responsible for this, could we please allow for some facts to come out before we begin speculating? I’ve already heard every sort of speculation from Muslims to “right-wing” extremists (how come “left-wing” extremists like the Weather Underground are never considered?). People need to let law enforcement officials do their jobs and learn the facts before pointing fingers at guilty culprits. If there’s anything I find disgusting about our media-driven soundbyte culture (of which I, regrettably, am a part and must also claim guilt on this point), it’s that people both in the media and abroad jump to conclusions based upon their own personal biases without any real information being presented. So please… stop guessing as to who did it. Let those being paid to investigate conduct their investigation and put forth the gathered evidence.