01 February, 2007

The terrorists have won.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/31/boston.bombscare/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/01/boston.bombscare/index.html

I give up. I used to have some glimmer of hope for humanity. That's all gone. My absolute favorite quote, from this additional article, reads:
"It is unconscionable that in this post-9/11 environment that Turner Broadcasting would do something like this in an urban setting," Boston Police Superintendent Ed Davis said.

Wait wait wait .... "post-9/11" environment?!?!?
Hold on, let me think for a second, do a bit of math here... They're talking about September 11, 2001... today is February 1, 2007... that makes it 5 years, 4 months, 20 days. Nearly 65 months. 1969 days. You get the point. A LONG FUCKING TIME! By the same right, this is a "post-WW2 environment", a "post-Great War environment"... hell a "post-Civil War environment!"

I don't really know where I'm going with this... but this crap makes me both very angry and very sad at the same time. It's just pathetic.

3 comments:

Martin said...

Tarken,
This is a post ww2 environment. It's also post Ceasar, post facist, post cold-war, you get the point... From these we are supposed to take life lessons learned, and, for the most part I hope we have.
Personally, I think the stunt was brilliant! Now the LED blinky guys are being sold on eBay for $5,000+! If that's not a great marketing ploy, I don't know what is.
Martin

Tarken said...

Martin, I absolutely agree that it was a brilliant marketing ploy. I have no issue with that. What I have an issue with is peoples' reactions to it. That's what I find so ridiculous.

Muggy said...

How about the fact that they were up for THREE FUCKING WEEKS! before Boston thought "ohh- this might be an issue". . . Thank God we are so safe and protected from terrorist threats. . .

My head hurts. . .