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April 16, 2013

With Full Hearts



 In honor of the lives lost at Virginia Tech, and those lost yesterday in Boston, we send their families all the comfort there is.

We have grateful hearts and the deepest respect for those in uniform, scrub jackets, and civilian clothes who utilize their expertise to right the wrong every single day, and then take it to an entirely new level in the midst of crises and tragedy. Thank you.
 


"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.  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."
 

- Patton Oswalt

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