29. I'm so frustrated. I cannot understand these "random" acts of violence. What on God's green earth possesses someone to attempt to hurt innocent people in mass quantities? During an event where people are most proud of themselves/family members because they are participating in a world renowned marathon. Where the city itself is celebrating a holiday? I. Cannot. Understand.
Just like the Oklahoma bombing. Just like the Colorado shooting. Just like the Connecticut children. Just like the Boston Marathon.
I'm so sad too. I'm not sure many of the runners were actually affected but the individuals in nearby buildings and near the finish line, there with excitement and cheering their loved ones on, are now battling with life altering injuries, deaths (even of an 8 year old child) and physcological pain that will change them forever.
Yet we don't know why. We don't know who. With reassurances from our president, we will find out. We will deal with it to the fullest extent of the law. These are the times where nothing that person has to say will make a difference to me. This is when I want an eye for an eye. I don't want justice. I want revenge.
No trial or sentence (even if it's the death penalty) is going to make me happy. I want him/her/them to suffer. Maybe lose a limb like so many have. That may not be a popular opinion but it's mine. I'm not a bad person that wishes harm on others, I just feel that it's so unfair for the individual responsible to even be treated fairly.
With so many of these horrid events happening every year, I feel like we are taking a step backwards as a country. This should happen here, in the good ol USA. Right? I cannot offer any solution either though. There isn't one. We cannot, and probably never will, understand why these tragedys happen. Mental health? Evil? Terrorists? In a country of 300 million + it's impossible to "control" everyone and we wouldn't want to live like that anyways.
It's a sad day. The video footage showed so much blood on the ground. It could have been worse if the other two bombs had gone off. I'm grateful there weren't more casualties but I'm still very sad. Prayers for all affected in/by the Boston bombings.