2013-04-16

No Boston Post

I have no plans to write a post about the bombing of the Boston Marathon. For one thing, too little is known about the crime. All we know is that it was horrific. For another thing, the entire world is speculating about who did this and why, and the answer to those questions is simpler than the speculation merits. The perpetrator was a deeply disturbed individual who did it because he wanted to hurt innocent people. Whether that kind of perversion has a professed political objective is irrelevant. We will not better-understand these atrocities by dividing them up into criminal acts vs. terrorist acts. Sick people slaughter innocent victims. The story ends there.

I, for one, refuse to stare into the void.