Defiance and Its Consequences: the Boston Marathon Bombing

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June 5, 2013
Efua Akoma

Defiance and its Consequences
The Boston Marathon Bombing At 2:49pm on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts it was as if the first plane had hit the first tower all over again. 9/11/2001 is a date that will forever stick out in the minds of Americans; it is the date that changed my concept of freedom. We no longer live in a safe world there are evils all around us waiting for their chance to pounce. “The war is here now. It’s in our neighborhoods, and in our streets. We have to be united; because (the terrorist) are united in attacking us” (Halres, P. 2013). Terrorism is the most defiant behavior I can describe. Terrorists are bullies on a grander scale; they promote hatred against anyone who is not like them. The victims come from all age and societal groups. Bullying affects us all whether we are the intended victims or innocent bystanders like those of the Boston Marathon Bombing. What goes through someone’s brain that makes them think it is okay to cause harm and danger to another being? How can they turn off their emotions to justify what is wrong to be right? Just like the unsuspecting victims of the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 and those of the Colorado Theater Massacre in 2012 there are evil people whom do not care about the well-being of others and wish to do great harm. The actions of the two men (Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev) who decided to set bombs off on innocent victims have their own supporters. That is insane! Absolutely insane! I believe the Tsarnaev brothers plotted the plan with others; probably years in advance just as the terrorists of 9/11/2001 did. Only two have definitely been identified; however history has shown us many terrorist attacks are planned by groups and supported by even larger groups with the same common goal to harm others. Just as we learned in Dr.…...

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