this is the best thing i’ve seen all day.
lord jesus the burn
Serious question: why are all these lovely people I follow reblogging what is a thought-provoking picture on the way we view acts of terrorism at home versus abroad with the moronic commentary that implies Boston got “burned” or “told” as if that’s at all appropriate or not supremely disrespectful to the victims of the bombing and last night’s violence who have absolutely nothing to do with the Syrian civil war, US foreign policy, or how much attention is paid to either in the media?
THAT COMMENT!!! YES! Ugh. DO NOT compare as such, because either way this picture, it does make us think and even though the Syrian war is on-going, this does not make the Boston bombings any less tragic, scary or important. It’s the whole “but my situation is worse than yours” scenario, and you know what, there is ALWAYS going to be a worse scenario.
The Western world (I’m from New Zealand), have a lot more media coverage, there is NO WAR, SO THINGS LIKE THIS ARE GOING TO BE BIG NEWS, it has rippled through countries, far from America and will continue to do so until that man is caught.
It has nothing to do with religion, or ethnicity - it may for the suspect, but all he has done is cause more racist tension, I believe, where there are going to be following-affects long after this is over for people of the same faith and ethnicity, and that, that is sad.
Again, everyone be safe and thoughts are with the victims, their families and the people who are at home, in the lockdown, waiting for it to be over.