Angered statuses and sentiments in response to the Boston bombing like “Let’s get the [expletive]”, “The [expletive] deserved to die”, etc. are yet another bough born from the same tree that drives these isolated, depressed boys, barely men to these acts of terror. Fear begets fear. “Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence and toughness multiples toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” (MLK) And then the barbarian invasion sets in. When asked for a definition of “jihad”, Islam’s Prophet Mohammed replied, “The greatest jihad is the conquest of the self.” Please let us temper our rage, quiet our hearts, let law enforcement do its job and justice take it course. “The night can sweat with terror as before.” (Yeats)
And the isolated pawn casts delight over the entire chessboard.