For better or for worse.
There are some very, very graphic images that I will not be sharing.
I know a lot of people are going to "lose faith" in humanity. Which is really stupid, one idiot decides to cause a lot of damage and suddenly we as a species has failed? If anything, this tragedy shows how many good people there are in the world. How fast ordinary citizens rushed to help the injured or reduce the chaos.
People like Carlos Arredondo who saved a man's life with his bare hands by literally preventing a man from bleeding to death. I have seen a lot of graphic images, I thought I was hardened to almost everything. But I still get queasy looking at that picture of Arredondo pinching a tourniquet as they pushed a victim away on a wheelchair.
And it's not because of the blood, or even the visible femur of the victim. Just seeing the tourniquet held shut by two fingers, and realizing that this is all that's preventing a man from dying. It's horrifying and humbling.
I still get a touch nauseous thinking about it.
This event is still fresh. Please take an extra second to double check if the information you've found is accurate. Both right and left-sided corporations are notorious for using tragedies to try and push for whatever political agenda they've been paid to promote. And they won't hesitate for a moment to skew or even falsify information.
And while we're on the topic of news networks, some of them have already begun fear mongering, spreading hate messages, and incorrect information. I want to be surprised, but I'm not. I mean, there was a shooting in a mall recently and the shooter posted all his information online prior to the attack. Luckily, no one was killed but the shooter proved his point.
The news networks still failed to report his information correctly.
Last thing before I end this post. DO NOT donate to any Facebook charities. These are scammers trying to make a quick dollar off a tragedy. Donate instead to the Red Cross who will actually use your money to help the victims.
My thoughts go out to everyone in Boston. I have a few friends who are in the area and they are luckily unharmed. To any of my readers who may be in the area, stay safe, and I hope all your loved ones are safe as well.