(Closed) Apparently explosions cause racism. (Rant.)

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was just having this conversation. My mom has all kinds of …. colorful… conspiracy theroies ranging from its a goverment conspiracy to take our guns ( WTF?)  to  the Taliban and north Korea have teamed up.

When I pointed out the Tailban said that they had nothing to do with it, she said…” well they could be lieing”.

” No Mom, they tend to be proud of their explosions,  they are all kinda like, ” we didn’t do it! but good job who ever did.”

SMH.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@Bebealways:  Yep. Too tired to add, just wanted to say i appreciated your post.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Bebealways:  At this point,  I try to only surround myself with light thoughts,  otherwise my soul gets bogged down. For instance,  the Trayvon Martin case, my newsfeed was full of horrendous stuff that broke my heart, and scared me for not only my own brother, but one day my sons. From then on I knew that I couldn’t continue to dwell on all the wrongs, but to rejoice in the right. Like yesterday my heart swelled with pride, before the 2nd bomb went off at the Boston Marathon, several  people were already running back to help others, including some of my brothers in arms.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

When racism already exists, the reaction is expected.  People develop a bit of an in group to protect.  Even Obama did it.  He didn’t base it on race, but nationality.  No democrats and republicans, only Americans.  I’m pretty sure non-Americans were injured.  It sounds like one of the people who died might not be American either.

There were 54 people from this city alone who registered, and I would guess more from here watched.  Why do I know that?  The local media reported it, looking after their own as well.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Bebealways:  you are so right, and it’s so disgusting.  The worst part is, if you find out a WHITE person born and raised in Boston did this, those people will still say “Well it most likely would have been..” or “doesn’t mean they didn’t get influenced by..” or “next time we’ll see it was…”.

 

What the fuck is wrong with people?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Yes. I think it’s also pathetic that most of them don’t give a flying f*** about the drone strikes killing innocent children around the world. But I guess those kids aren’t white so who cares, right?

Also, this bombing was so weird. My first thought was that it was someone who hates the marathon (was banned from it, or his wife who cheated on him was obsessed with it, or something like that). It’s a weird “terror” target (doesn’t symbolize the government, or anything that clearly differentiates the US from other cultures, and not even mainstream and very population-dense like public transit). Plus, it was a really amateur job, they would have killed more people with a shotgun. Last I read, they have NO idea who did it or why. BUT, they have decided it’s probably a domestic Al Qaeda cell. Whatwhatwhat?

Why must a bombing be automatically assumed to be associated with a large group of villains, attempting to show hatred for, and/or instill fear in, a whole country? It was at a big event for a specialized hobby… why wouldn’t they think that there would be a lone crazy person, angry about the hobby or the event owners? Because America is short on violent crazy people? Or because support for citizen-privacy-invading “anti-terror” practices has been waning?

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is really sad that people jump to the race conclusion. I go through constant counter terrorism training for work and one of the early segments is basically a two week history lesson in US terrorism beginning from the start of this country. The majority of threats, attempts and follow throughs have been from left-wing nutjobs and right-wing crazies. Extremists of all kinds are dangerous, but anyone who thinks that home grown terrorists aren’t an issue doesn’t know their history.

 

I have an acquaintance that posted this on Facebook: “…I feel like North Korea might be responsible for these actions…” Seriously? Seriously?? That gave me a good laugh 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@joya_aspera:  +1. This was so amateur that I would never have assumed it to be an organized terrorist cell of any kind! There are so many targets in Boston that would have resulted in more casualties and/or impacted the city at a higher level. Really strange… I wouldn’t be surprised if the reasoning behind it did turn out to be something off the wall

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh my god, yes. Someone on my Facebook posted a link to a bunch of racist tweets about the bombing, and I read through about three of them before I had to close the window lest I actually throw up.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

@joya_aspera:  +1000. Darling Husband and I were saying the exact same things yesterday.

Fortunately, no one on my twitter/FB feed has posted anything racist thus far, and that actually makes me happy because it’s unexpected due to where I live.

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