Patton Oswalt's Tweet, Facebook Rant Against Boston Marathon Bombings Goes Viral

Look Hatred in the Eye and Think, 'The Good Outnumber You,' Says Comedian

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    A woman is comforted by a man near a triage tent set up for the Boston Marathon after explosions went off at the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston April 15.
By Daniel Distant , Christian Post Reporter
April 16, 2013|4:33 pm

Patton Oswalt's tweet and Facebook posts raging against the Boston marathon bombers has gone viral, with many echoing the frustration of the tragic moment. The Boston marathon bombing killed 3 people, including 8-year-old Martin Richard, and injured at least 170 more.

Patton Oswalt's initial tweets addressing the bombings at the Boston marathon was first informative, reminding those around the world not to jump to conclusions and to "allow first responders to work" at Copley Square. Soon after, he told his 1,225,000 followers that the humanity is always willing to help.

"'Look for the helpers. You'll always find people who are helping.' –Fred Rogers, on what to do when scary things are on the news #boston," the 44-year-old posted to Twitter. "'Seconds after the explosions, you see hundreds of people running TOWARDS the carnage to help. Not away.' – Paul Kozlowski."

Later, however, the comic raged against the unknown person or persons responsible for the attacks, comparing the incident to 9/11. He still emphasized that the majority of humanity was more willing to help than harm.

"Boston. F------ horrible. 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," he ranted.

"Every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness," Oswalt continued. "But the vast majority stands against that darkness and … eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak."

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"So when you spot violence, or bigotry … hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will,'" he concluded. His post has spread like wildfire across the internet, garnering 296,000 likes, 223,000 shares, and over 12,000 comments in less than a day.

 

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