On why you don't get to win

This isn't a Boston thing.

This isn't an American thing.

This is a human thing.

For some reason, on Monday, someone had so much hate in their heart that they thought it would be ok to injure innocent people.  We may never know why, but that isn't the point.

If the point were about taking revenge, watch out.  You should see what people from Boston do to Yankee fans.

If the point were to make us hate others and be as angry as you, you lose.

I'm not sure if you got the memo, but terror has never truly worked.  Sure, people get scared, angry, and change their habits for a bit.  But it never sticks.  Eventually, people go back to living their lives.  The fear dissipates.  Life returns.

While there is a very small percentage of people in this world who thrive on hate, the vast majority of us have love in our hearts.  And there ain't nothing you can do about that.

The United States government is very very good at finding people who do these kinds of things.  And whether you live here, or somewhere else, rest assured, you will be found.  

You don't get to win, because we won't let you. 

The good people of this world will always win. 

Love and goodness reign.  

Hate, and fear are fleeting. 

Kindness and mercy are not.