At 4/16/13 06:57 PM, 372 wrote:
Hey dude, I'm just riding on this crazy train, JmdMagic and Ganon-Dorf are the ones who laid down the tracks. Myself and others like Zachary and Ryanson have tried to be more succinct about it, but he was being stubborn, and then everybody else got into talking about it, so whatever, I decided to go more in-depth with my thoughts on the matter. What's so bad about that?
It's not like I read the news about this event and the first thing I thought was "oh boy, I can't wait to get into arguments on the Internet with self-centered brats about kindergarten-level etiquette!" I've already been expressing my grief over what happened and my respect for the amazing people who are out there helping elsewhere, like in real life. In lieu of any more concrete information about what happened, what would you prefer we talk about on here? We're all just stalling for time.
At 4/16/13 07:12 PM, RacistBassist wrote:
See tryhards, here's the thing about joking about tragedies like this. Sure, if you make a genuinely funny joke, albeit a bit morbid, I will defend you to no end. However, when all you're doing is elementary school level puns that rely almost entirely on shock factor, you're nothing more than an annoying cunt who wants attention.
Pretty much, yeah. I'd still have my reservations about cracking jokes so soon after the tragedy occurred, but if the joke was actually remotely clever I probably would have just ignored it.
At 4/16/13 07:12 PM, Psycho666 wrote:
I won't presume to know anything at all beyond knowing two bombs went off and a lot of people were hurt, but, I think this is our first experience with independent extremism: psychopaths that take it upon themselves to commit acts of terrorism with nobody else involved. That's just an opinion though.
Sadly, this is far from our first experience with that, but it is taking on a new dimension now. Like you said it's too early to make any real educated guesses about who did this, but the future of terrorism is trending towards the kind of thing you're talking about, with young, disenfranchised Muslims in Western countries being radicalized individually through the Internet.
Sad, scary stuff. But again, we don't even know if this was an instance of Islamist terrorism or something else entirely. It could just as easily be some other radical political organization or some far-right or far-left extremist or just a single loon with no ideological goals at all.