That’s exactly where this world is going (thanks to my roomie Jwil for that lovely expression!). Apart from all of the violence-inducing activities that take place around the world every second of the day, have you seen the two stories of people making light of recent terrorist attacks (and, by recent I mean one that took place in 2001 and one that took place last year, so, yeah, recent)?
Some 14 year-old Dutch girl tweeted this exact tweet to American Airlines: “@AmericanAir hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye” (It took all of my strength not to correct the grammatical errors of this tweet.) She then back peddled faster than Lance Armstrong during the seventh stage of Le Tour de France when American Airlines tweeted this: “@queendemetriax Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.” But, hey, she did receive 1,000 new followers on twitter, and having followers on social media in today’s society is viewed more valuable than money.
As for the other event that occurred a couple of days ago during the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, some ass**** (can’t attach “hole” on publicly accessible media) thought it was okay to leave an unattended backpack – you know, what the bombs were in during the race last year – at the finish line, causing a chunk of the city of Boston to shut down while a bomb squad came in to safely detonate the backpack. Although this 25 year-old man was deemed mentally ill by a health expert, he went on to tell the cops during his explanation, “I knew what I was doing, it was being conceived in my head. It’s symbolism.” Symbolism? For what? Killing people? But, he has a video blog on YouTube, and he’ll probably gain a few hundred subscribers, which is equivalent to the $100,000 bond set for him, because, you know – 21st century society.
Now, if you recall the post I wrote about people who use the comment boards at the bottom of some articles, you know how much I like to skim through those almost more than I like reading the actual article. But, some of the stuff I was reading on these comment boards were making me sick. People weren’t necessarily defending these two individuals per-say, but they were saying the two events were being blown out of proportion (pun NOT intended). As for the Dutch girl, people were saying that American Airlines overreacted with their response (take a scroll through the comment board yourself). HOW DO YOU NOT OVERREACT TO A THREATENING TWEET LIKE THIS?! HELL, I’M OVERREACTING TO YOU THINKING AMERICAN AIRLINES WAS OVERREACTING AND THERE ISN’T EVEN ANYTHING TERRORISTIC ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID. FUCK! Sorry about that *brushes bangs away from eyes*. As for the other dipshit, people are using his mental illness as the excuse as to why he did it. And, for that, I would like to refer you back to earlier in this post about him confessing he knew what he was doing the whole time, regardless of sanity.
Hell in a hand basket, man.