Michael "Burnie" Burns on Boston Bombing
Tragedies and stuff like that happen. It doesn't invade every single part of your life, and those kind of reactions like 'we can't talk about this,' or 'we can't talk about something that could be related to something that someone could infer from that that they could then apply to a different part of their life and therefore be insulted by it, so we shouldn't be allowed to talk about it.' Listen, people do these kinds of things, they put bombs in crowds, because they can't affect people on a massive scale. A massive bomb going off in a densely crowded pack of people - it killed 2 people and it hurt 111 people -those are big numbers - but a lot more people than that die all the time - what the real weapon is is fear and terror, and it's people like you saying things like that that feed into it. They're the ones with the problem, not us. These people are monsters. Anyone who's gonna take a bomb and put it in a crowd of people, they are a monster. We are not the monsters. The rest of us, you included, you are not the monster. And just like these make-believe monsters that people get scared of, they feed off of fear as well. And so, what we can't do, is we can not play into that. We can't let them feed off of our fear. We can't give them the pleasure of watching us, like little children, jump from the carpet to the bed. We can't let them witness us running up the basement stairs when we flip off the light. The point I'm making here is you cannot give into it. You cannot give into that fear. We do not have to be afraid of the dark that they live in.