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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fort Thomas Matters Day of Silence

We had two articles scheduled for today. Maybe it's not the best thing to do to hold off, or try to be the first media organization to race to report something first, but when unspeakable tragedies happen, the rules of humanity are the only ones that matter.

It just doesn't feel right to report "normal" news.

In lieu of typical FTM reporting, we'll leave you with a post on Patton Oswalt's Facebook page. It made me feel better about yesterday's events. Hopefully it does the same for you.

"Boston. (Freaking) 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 a while, 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 evildoers 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."

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