I have goddamn HAD it with some of you people.
Aurora. Newtown. Nova Scotia. Sandy Hook. Steubenville. Boston. And so many, many more.
THESE ARE TRAGEDIES, PEOPLE.
We are talking about people and communities who have had their lives RIPPED APART, invariably by some sick f*** with their own agenda that has absolutely NOTHING to do with decency, humanity, or any other redeeming feature.
And in several of these instances, individuals have even lost their lives.
Let me say that again for the intelligence/compassion-impaired.
PEOPLE HAVE DIED, YOU STUPID JACKASSES.
Some of these were CHILDREN. They should be out playing with their friends, sneaking cookies when their parents 'weren't looking' and secretly wondering if vegetables are an alien conspiracy, plotting about how to get their stuffed animals to do their homework, daydreaming about their futures.
And in CASE you missed it, through those blinders you have on, THEIR ONLY CRIME WAS THAT THEY WERE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED.
This most recent clusterf*** in Boston - LOOK AT IT. This was a celebration of life and challenge and commitment until two explosives injured over a hundred people and killed three more. INCLUDING A CHILD.
And while bystanders ran INTO the chaos to try and help, while strangers helped strangers deal with loss of limb (or in some cases loss of life), while countless people across the nation flocked to donate blood or offer a place to stay or provide wi-fi so that panicking loved ones could perhaps get through to hear the message, "It's okay, I'm fine"...
You immediately swarmed onto social media outlets to spew your hate-filled, paranoid, and inhumane vitriolic BILE.
And worst of all, you couldn't, for once in your lives, do the DECENT thing and leave your nation, creed, sociopolitical idealogies, racism, self-important morality, inferiority complexes, conspiracy theories, and whatnot OUT of the situation. Oh, no. No, of course not.
CAN'T YOU SET YOUR OWN F***ING BULLSHIT AGENDAS ASIDE FOR ONE DAY AND *PRETEND* TO BE HUMAN BEINGS?!
Shove your goddamn superiority up your ass, pull your head OUT of it, and do something USEFUL.
ESPECIALLY all you self-righteous asshats - yes, YOU. You want to impress me? GET ON A GODDAMN PLANE TO BOSTON RIGHT NOW. Go stand in Copley Square (assuming the police will even let you through), and look at it. There's blood on the ground, shrapnel everywhere, broken glass and police tape and I'm sure if you breathe, you can still smell horror in the air. And when you're done actually facing the reality of what happened, find a hospital nearby. Just pick one. There are families there waiting to find out if their loved ones will be all right. Bring them coffee, offer rides, or better yet, just LISTEN to them. Listen to their fears and their prayers. Don't say a goddamn word about your politics, your opinions, nothing. In fact, don't say anything at all.
No, I take that back. You can say four words. "Please, let me help."
And as for all the rest of you crusaders...
That whole 'right to bear arms' - fine. Get certified as a gun safety instructor, and then volunteer through your local police department to teach gun safety to parents and children at schools in your community. And practice what you preach - show you're responsible f***ing adults and that you view the weapons in your house with respect, not as a symbol of your so-called freedom.
Rape culture - you have sons? Teach them how to respect women. Be an example - if you're a mom, show that ANY profession you undertake, be it CEO or stay-at-home mother, is worthy of respect, and that women are not OBJECTS. If you're a father, teach your sons that they can appreciate beauty without having the need to stomp their masculine superiority all over it, destroying it and themselves in the process. You have daughters? Teach them that they are just as strong as their brothers, just as capable, and just as responsible for their own actions. "Just because everyone else is doing it" isn't an excuse. "The other person is drunk" isn't an excuse. "I'll lose all my friends if I argue" isn't an excuse. Own your f***king actions, and to hell with everyone else. Sex is a powerful, wonderful, intense experience - it can be funny, it can be awkward, it can be beautiful. IT SHOULD NOT BE HARMFUL, DESTRUCTIVE, OR VIOLENT.
Natural disaster - get out of the safety of your own homes, go to where you are needed. Volunteer and show that just because you 'have', it doesn't make you any better than those who 'don't have', ESPECIALLY AFTER A F***ING HURRICANE JUST DESTROYED THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Political ideologies - Believe whatever the hell you want. But instead of catering to the lowest common denominator of intelligence, instead of appealing to that id-survival-me-against-the-whole-world mentality, SHOW what makes your ideology better. Education, health, whatever the hell it is - get out in your neighborhood and try to make a difference.
And let me tell you - I've already put my ideologies where my mouth is. I have donated my time, my energy, my money, and my blood more times than I can count. Instead of tearing down ethnic or social groups, I have helped put up houses, cleaned up neighborhoods, and improved schools. I have volunteered repeatedly over the course of my life, in numerous ways, to help out those when they need it. Because instead of subscribing to the selfish me-me-me ego-stroking mindset that I HAVE and I'm ENTITLED to it, I am GRATEFUL that I have.
So, news flash to you people. The vast majority of people on this planet of ours are good, honest, DECENT PEOPLE. YOU are the minority.
Get with the program.