Comedian Patton Oswalt’s Boston Marathon Bombing Facebook Post Goes Viral
I know Patton Oswalt is an actor and comedian, I never watched the “King of Queens,” but some how I know he was on it. I’m guessing I’ve seen his stand-up late night on Comedy Central, or as a guest on a late night show. Honestly, I don’t know why I know his name. But after his heart felt response to the Boston Marathon bombing went viral yesterday, I think a lot of people will know exactly how they know him.
Here’s what Oswalt posted:
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
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. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). 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 awhile, 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 evil doers 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.”
As of of the time this was published, his post had been shared over 200,000 times. And Oswalt’s Facebook had ballooned from around 140,000 “likes” to over 222,000.