Tragedies and stuff like that happen. It doesn’t invade every single part of your life, and those kind of reactions of 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”
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, packed area of people. It killed two people and it hurt 111 people. Those are big numbers, but a lot more people than that die all time.
What the real weapon is, is fear and terror. And it’s people like you, saying things like that, that feed into it. You’re the one 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 okay?
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 cannot play into that, we cannot 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 steps after we flick off the light ‘cause we’re afraid.
The point I’m making here is that you cannot give into it, you cannot play into that fear. We are not the monsters, the rest of us aren’t, these people are the monsters okay?
We do not have to be afraid of the dark that they live in. That is the point. Don’t fall into it. This is what happens every time. People get up in arms about things and they get emotional and they make emotional decisions that affect the rest of our lives.
Best thing that you can do is help people who are hurt and get them back on their feet in a real, effective manner, and then figure out how to go forward from there. And don’t celebrate these people by being afraid of them.”