I'm sorry for the unexpected blog vacay.
I was drowned in work for a while.
And during the past week, I haven't really felt much like blogging anyway.
There is nothing like a tragedy to remind me we live in a world running rampant with complete idiots.
I'm not even talking about the Boston Marathon bombers. That's a given.
I'm talking about the others.
The ignorant. The hateful. The racist.
It breaks my heart every time I hear about a person randomly getting attacked for something that has absolutely nothing to do with them.
Ever since 9/11 my head has been rolling by all the racism bludgeoning our nation.
People being murdered at their place of worship. A place that is supposed to be the most sacred and safest of all. A sanctuary.
Women being physically assaulted and verbally humiliated in front of their young children.
Men being pushed in front of subway trains.
And then there are the people who make things worse simply by being on the internet.
You see, innocent people, who had absolutely nothing to do with last week's bombings, had their names dragged through the mud because of twitter rumors which got retweeted by the thousands.
Everybody wants to be famous. They all want to be the first important person to relay the "breaking news" on twitter. Without checking the facts. And in doing so, they destroy lives.
A careless click of a button might not mean anything to you. But to the person you're accusing of being a terrorist, it means their entire world. It means you have changed their future because you are linking their name to terrorism forever. You can't erase who writes about you on the internet. That shit stays with you for life. No matter how spotless you remain in the end.
Finally, there are the people who are simply, for a lack of a better word, stupid.
They don't bother to read the news. But they have opinions, dammit!
I'll leave you with a quote I recently overheard at the movie theater this weekend.
The man was talking to his wife.
"Well, you knew it was going to be the Muslims. They're all after us. But I really thought there was a chance they were gonna be from North Vietnam. Those idiots were supposed to nuke us last week!"