Americans Caused Boston Marathon Tragedy

It's beautiful when Americans come together during a crisis. Whether it's a hurricane or the Sandy Hook shootings or a terrorist act, we become our brother's keeper in trying times. It's too bad we can't do this every day. Before Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsnarnaev blasted the Boston Marathon and terrorized Bean Town last week, killing three people and brutally injuring more than 170 spectators and runners, Americans were at each other's throats over immigration, gun control, the economy, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba.

Once all the national empathy dies down, MSNBC and Fox News will prepare for the next round of divide and conquer the American people. Republicans and Democrats will return to fighting over which ideology is better for the country, instead of reaching a common ground for the greater good of the nation.

And politicians will continue screwing us. The U.S. Senate will keep doing ridiculous things such as killing universal background checks for gun purchases. And the Florida Legislature will repeat its absurd habits, like passing a law prohibiting cities from banning firearms in public parks.

Once everything cools down again, we'll go back to bickering with one another about who's better, conservatives or liberals. Meanwhile, the next terrorist — domestic or foreign — will be secretly plotting the next attack. The hatred Americans have for one another motivates radicals to commit unspeakable acts of horror here. Our divided nation, thanks to public trolls like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, inspires lunatics like Jared Lee Loughner, James Holmes, and Adam Lanza to kill children, women, and men, and seriously maim dozens of others. It's time we take responsibility for creating terrorists at home and abroad.

We have to come together every day like we're facing a crisis. If we don't, America will become a place where there are no more Boston Marathons, Calle Ocho festivals, or Martin Luther King Day parades.

We can't let that happen.

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j-j-roberts
j-j-roberts

Hi Luke: Spread the peace and love brother, spread the peace and love. Also, if you feel that strongly about how it's all about us evil Americans. How about doing this; Get on a plane and fly to Pakistan, join with some true, altruistic aide folks working with the green crescent and attempt to give polio shots (There's an epidemic of polio in Pakistan, brought about by the inability to deliver shots to contested tribal areas). I'll give you about 2 weeks of that before some islamic nut pops a 7.62 round in your head, just for being a western infidel. Or, perhaps better yet; try attending church with the Coptic Christians in Egypt... Perhaps if you make it out of there in one piece, you can wipe the crap out of your drawers and come back home with a different perspective. - U.S. MILITARY RETIRED (8 years overseas, 2 tours Afghanistan and 1 in Iraq)

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

in 1969 jane jacobs wrote the BLACK person was "economically redundant" and i doubt very much YOU will find anything that suggests that is anything other than an accurate statement (and she further predicted the decline of  DETROIT) based on simple financial calculations

to say "AMERICANs caused" means ALL americans - no ? therefore you over-generalize or even if you mean CERTAIN americans well then yes that is based on factual evidence that has been reported

BUT i would advise YOU = stay out of the terrorist discussion = so far BLACKs haven't blown anything up or crashed airplanes into buildings SO BE THANKFUL the blacks aren't included in THIS mess

DON'T go on about the marathon or 9/11 or iraQ = stay out of it = being BLACK you are NOT involved so don't be stupid enough to GET INVOLVED now

JoeV
JoeV

you are the biggest hypocrite in the nation. Its your President thats dividing this nation. Never did this happen under Bush, Clinton, Bush again, Reagan, not even under Carter. Your Uncle Tom racist remarks need to stay in the hood where you obviously belong. Take you racist ass and start blaming your Presidents Administration. You must be kidding me with your racist remarks about Beck and Rush.  Listen, I  am a long time Dem and i know who is dividing this country and its Obama.  He is keeping blacks down and will not even give them a chance.  Name one fucking thing he did for the blacks, just name one!!! you cant because he wants them to fail like every other Dem President.  Bush had more blacks working for him them Obama. you stating Rush & Beck were role models for the wack o's who killed innocent kids, no it was the media which by the way is the most liberal media in modern history.  You were always a thug, will continue being a thug and stop hiding behind those glasses, your as inteligent as a dumb ass donkey.  Stay the hell out of Miami and Vegas, you no longer welcome, your a biget and a racist. the nation dont like you so move your dumb ass to Iran or Pakistan so they can piss on you like you did here.

Hey Joe the Puerto Rican, thanks for calling this old nothing x rapper out!!!! he is the dumbest ignorant x rapper in the country and his old friends in Miami cant stand the sight of his old a=sagging ass. We paid him $2500 to appear in a vegas night club, so pathetic.  We pay more than that for Vanilla Ice, Hammer and murderer Bobby Brown,  you are a fool Luke and an racist.  White college students made your sad ass buy buying your shit lyrics and now you condemn them.

Joe i remember Taylor, great kid and was gonna be a star.  You are right, if he had a piece he would still be alive. Arm America and do away with crime.

CheckpointCharlie73
CheckpointCharlie73

America used to be about Unity. United we stand, Divided we fall. The conservatives who have everyone hating everyone else are the true terrorists. 

boricuatothebone
boricuatothebone

    Hey Luther you should not talk about gun control and all of that garbage. You think that you are all that, but your former crew members have left you. Some have even gone to the other side. You know who I am talking about. I a Puerto Rican whose family is from Win-wood and if you want to talk about race let me educate you about yourself. You made it and you did it working hard I know because I remember working with one of the guys who used to help you Marvelous J.P. and now you are broke, and turned on your own fellow band mates. Keep preaching that progressive garbage. All of us from the hood that bought your records and looked up to you now think that you are nothing more than a " SAMBO " sold out to the same Democratic Party that we had to deal with when we were young.

    Do not worry you have your rich wife to take care of you. You hypocrite. Keep selling out you will soon be just another, dumb, ignorant fool, who licks the boots of his master. The Democratic party. The real men the one your former band mate runs with knows what's  up, but you do not have the CAJONES to call him out. Remember it was us that help make you now we are going to pray that you change or we will just right you off and protest  every event that you have. Come on be a man we have to many cowards in leadership already and you talk about gun control. Lets disarm you . You remember Sean Taylor died at the age of 24 on November 27, 2007, from critical injuries from a gunshot by intruders at his Miami area home. If he had a gun he would still be alive. How do you feel about that homeboy!

Regards

Joe The Puerto Rican Man ( BORICUA TO THE BONE!))

SERIOUSLY
SERIOUSLY

There is no evidence that Adam Lanza ( a kid reportedly on the autism spectrum) or any of the other murderers subscribed or even heard of  Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh. That's as bad as blaming AL Sharpton  for the murders.  No connection what so ever?? You can't  take SERIOUS , anything you just printed?

scottm424
scottm424

I was not sure what to expect from Mr. Campbell, especially with the provocative title. No real analysis, thoughtful or otherwise to back up the assertion. I don't subscribe to labels (liberal, conservative) but I would say that I value truth, regardless of the source. There was nothing of real consequence here.

Openeye
Openeye

Well, well. Another slimy "blame America first" liberal vomiting forth his hateful bile. As usual with absolutely nothing to back up his assumption, just bile and evil. Part of the old Loud, Angry, and Hateful attacks win a debate school. Well it matters not. Everyone can see you are wrong. I like the way you guys throw in Limbaugh and Beck as a scapegoat to all of the worlds ills, while at the same time having not 10% of eithers intellect or position. You sit there in the kiddie seat on this paper and try to make self made millionaires out as stupid. What a laugh. How is it these men are supposed to have forced the terrorists to have done these horrific acts? If anything it's idiots like you who make the terrorists think we are all idiots. I would love to see a debate between you and either of these men, because like them, or hate them, there is no question they have far superior brain power than you do. Oh, and sorry but the glasses do very little to hide the knot in your brow that is outlining that walnut size brain of yours. I know you thought they made you look smart right? Am I being mean to you? yes that is how you operate, This is how I will respond. If you ever do want to have a debate of left and right on facts, and Limbaugh won't come because , well because he doesn't even know you exist, Ill take you on.  

melvinhermille
melvinhermille

Is there an article on this site that is missing its headline and that articulates how Americans caused the Boston Marathon bombings? I was ready to read that article and to consider the author's critical thinking about the issue but this isn't it. This article is way too simplistic to come anywhere close to justifying the headline and I say that being in full agreement that Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh are opportunistic cretinous trolls. 

mowmowsisi
mowmowsisi

Luke - these terrorists killed innocent people because they got caught up in cult-like radical islamic teachings. Absolutely nothing to do with politics or radio talk show entertainers. The term "creating terrorists" comes from the typical manufactured guilt that Americans love to come up with when we can't rationalize pure evil. "We created global warming"....."we created poverty"....."we created terrorists"........give us a break. This article is lazy.

mondaydecember
mondaydecember

Pop quiz: who said "If they bring a knife, we will bring a gun!" to tumultuous cheers?

flamengo1265
flamengo1265

The only politician that I know with known ties to terrorists is your boy Barack who hung with Bill Ayers of Weather Underground fame.  If you are not familiar with Ayers or Weather Underground you can check Wikipedia.  BTW, I seriously doubt that radicalized Muslims or mentally unstable 20 year-olds listen to Limbaugh or Beck.

smash44
smash44

Except that  Jared Lee LoughnerJames Holmes, and Adam Lanza  were all liberal Democratic murderers. I guess Limbaugh really is a God. He got stupid ignorant repulsive Democrats to kill for him just by speaking his opinion. Oh, excuse, make that a White God to you.

mikeyp
mikeyp

You are quick to blame "talk show hosts" as the reason people commit acts of violence against Americans ...but maybe these radical attacks are an attempt at eliminating the kind of ideology that you portray;  a career in the adult film industry, rap about women and violence, 5 children from 4 different mothers, the list goes on. Time to start looking at yourself instead of the other Americans and Politicians that you so easily cast blame on. 

run.randrand
run.randrand

BUT SERIOUSLY,"LEX LUTHOR"----ASIDE FROM YOUR DISINGENUOUS BAITING DIATRIBE---OUR OWN ARROGANCE AND ALLOWING THE ELITE WEALTHY TO OVERRUN THE MAJORITY OF WORKING AND MIDDLE-CLASS...AND LACK OF RATIONAL AND EVEN MARGINAL SECURITY...I-S GONNA GET US KILLED..!

run.randrand
run.randrand

GEE- LAST TIME I LOOKED RUSH LIMBAUGH WAS "ONLY KILLING US ALL WITH BOREDOM AND IRRATIONAL MUMBLING AND STUPIDITY"--AND LIL DEBBIE WASSERMAN-SHULTZ WAS ONLY MAKING US "LOOK AT HER RANCID HAIRDO AND WHINING SCREAMING VOICE".....NOT MUCH OF A BALLISTIC THREAT ON EITHER SIDE THERE

Palangana
Palangana topcommenter

If we hadn't gone dicking around in countries that didn't belong to us, none of this would've happened.  How often does Uruguay get attacked by terrorists?

thartka
thartka

You are an absolute ass, and a prime example of what is wrong with this country.  Terrorists do not attack our country because we argue amongst ourselves, they attack us because we have the freedom to argue with our leaders!  Having the right and freedom to express your own personal opinions and beliefs (even the absurd, like yours) is part of what makes this country great.  If you think a bunch of mindless drones who vote the middle ground on every issue is the best way to run this country, you should try reading and understanding our history.  This country was founded by men who had strong beliefs and stuck to them.

I also notice that you only mention right wing examples of people causing derision in the country, and they are just on air personalities.  How about Florida's own Debbie Wasserman Shultz, or even President Obama, and the way they try to divide the people?!  They are politicians who are supposed to serve the people, not divide them.

This blame America mindset sickens me and you should be ashamed for writing such trash, and this paper should be embarrassed to publish it.

effuspam
effuspam

@JoeV Tell me, what do all those Presidents have in common that this President does not? Now, I'm not saying you're a racist, I'm just saying. 

Ruffian
Ruffian

@Openeye Great job, Openeye!!  You just supported and confirmed all of Mr. Campbell's observations.  I would expect nothing less from those of you on "that" side of the aisle.  Bam.

roundelay78
roundelay78

@flamengo1265  

 @Flamengo1265 

All that mess you claim about Obama being tied to Ayers was exposed as BS a long tie ago. Do your research--BTW, the Weather Underground never killed anybody, and Ayers had already served his prison sentence a good 15 years BEFORE he even knew Obama. Get your facts straight and look it up online,please---your accusations are do old and out-of-date, it's pathetic.

 

effuspam
effuspam

@flamengo1265 You mean the Weather Underground who sucked so bad at being terrorists that the only people they managed to kill were one another? That Weather Underground? And it might shock you to learn this, but some fundamentalist Muslims in the US are highly supportive of the Republican party because Sharia has much more in common with what fundamentalist Christians want for America than with what Liberals want. 

roundelay78
roundelay78

@smash44  

 There's been no evidence to prove that ANY of these dudes were liberal Democratic ANYTHING, so cut the BS,shall we? The fact remains that whatever their political stripe, ALL of them were dangerous schizophrenics---Holmes's shrink should have alerted the authorities when she first got his detailed notes about how he was going to blow this apartment building up (which he almost did) Loughner never should have been allowed to buy a gun in the first damn place because he was nuts, and Lanza's mother should NEVER have had ANY weapons within reach of a son who was severely mentally disturbed in the second damn place. 


So stop making these silly,stupid ignorant assumptions about Democrats that have absolutely  NOTHING to do with what these sick murderers did. Seriously, I'm past tired of immature fools like you who just seem to like attacking liberals and everybody else who dosen't think exactly like you damn bloodsucking,can't stand to let a woman have the right to have an abortion or any rights over her own body period,don't give a damn about anybody but themselves, racist-as-hell Rethuglicans--oops,I meant Republicans. Grow a damn brain or an idea of your own and stop swallowing the damn FOX News koolaid.

run.randrand
run.randrand

@mikeyp THEY ARE---"JUST ANNOYING"---AND WHIP FOLKS UP AND SPONSOR NO SINCERE DEBATE AT ALL---JUST RATINGS AND THEIR OWN SELF-AGGRANDIZING CONTRACTS...!

roundelay78
roundelay78

@thartka  

 The fact is, America has ALWAYS gone over and invaded countries because they had something we wanted---it wasn't about bringing them freedom or the American  way of life. If you look carefully, you're notice that virtual ALL the countries the U.S. has invaded in the last 25 years had oil that the greedy Bushes (out ex-presidents) wanted  to get their hands on and control. Hell, the only reason we invaded Libya was because our government wanted its oil---it had nothing to do with helping its people get their "freedom" as it was put. That's one of the few things Obama has done that I hate and think was wrong as hell,straight-up. 


And we the people have always been divided, regardless of who's in the White House, so you can't blame that on Obama or Shultz. Plus, you Republicans kill me thinking you're so much ore orally perfect and better than anyone else---look at ex-South Carolina govenor Mark Sanford, who bailed out on his job, his constituents, and his family for a damn week to go cheat on his wife, yet he just got a seat in Congress. But I guess since he's a Republican, it's dosen't matter, does it?  And I thought Republicans were supposed to be the "family values" party----seriously, don't make me LMAO!

effuspam
effuspam

@thartka That's fundamentally untrue, but if you want to believe that, fine. The hard truth is the US foreign policy has been terrible since after WWII when we decided that invading countries to stop the spread of Communism was our duty. 

And the only reason anyone sees Obama as a divider is because people blame him for their own hang ups and for the bottleneck in Congress. He hasn't actually done anything to divide anyone except be elected President. 

run.randrand
run.randrand

@thartka I MENTIONED "LIL DEBBIE" IN MY RETORT SLAP, SIR---SHE IS ONE STEP BETWEEN SERIAL KILLER AND ENDLESS CHALK SCREECHING ON A BLACKBOARD! SATISFIED, NOW..??!

Openeye
Openeye

What a hull head,Sooo my post somehow shows that limbaugh and beck caused a terrorist attack? Its bad enough for you to be ignorant of the situation, without willingly telling a lie to try and "prove" that something is not the way it really is. You better try and find a fact if you are going to take me on pal.

flamengo1265
flamengo1265

@effuspam @flamengo1265 Yeah, that Weather Underground.....and as for your second point, that's as factual as Obama's story about a Youtube video being the catalyst for the Bengazi Consulate attack on 9/11/12.

Openeye
Openeye

@roundelay78 @thartka  Still blaming Bush for 25 years prior now?  I guess bush is in charge of the IRS the NSA and the Benghazi murders too? not your lord and savior Obama... no he can't be behind tearing down the country. You people empower him to do these things by blindly following him to any end he sees fit. When he destroys this country, the liberals will be just as much to blame for allowing it.  Oh and try to make a point instead of just belittling and calling names, thats the proof of being wrong having to attack someone on a personal level.

OpenEye
OpenEye

@effuspam @Openeye Look all you can do is call names to protect your hero up there, Let me tell you the truth of the matter. The ONLY policy the US engages in that would have an impact at all on these guys ,is we support Israel. period. Do you know what a "Holy War" is? These people are sworn to the death to kill us and Israelis, PERIOD. Its not about Liberals and Conservatives being so busy fighting we didn't find out what lollipop flavor to give him so he blew people up. And his talkshow host comment was off the charts. You can call me anything you want, but I'm a heck of allot smarter than you if you are trying to protect Campbell on this. He is WAY out on left field here. Why don't you tell me Einstein, what WOULD have prevented this barbarian from blowing up all these people? And give a real point not some La La land lefty BS like Campbell did.  Anyone can call names, why, I think ill call you a moron just for good measure.

effuspam
effuspam

@Openeye I call you stupid because you are stupid. Nowhere did I blame the talk show hosts, the problem is that this stupid infighting obscures any rational discussion of why this happens. Look no further than our foreign policy, a policy that was put in place by a Democrat and has been held up as right and rational by members of both parties ever since. To claim anything else is the purest of idiocy.

Openeye
Openeye

Spam if you side with this guys opinion you may as well put on a tin foil hat and blame the bombings on aliens. Its about as logical as blaming a talk show host. So call me stupid if you are waving a flag of ignorance.

Openeye
Openeye

The only thing stupid I did was bother to post on this nimrods article in the 1st place. Its beyond ridiculous, as is your reply.

effuspam
effuspam

@Openeye No, your post highlights the stupidity of the infighting, though.

effuspam
effuspam

@flamengo1265 @effuspam So what you're saying is that it's all true? Because if you pulled your head out of your ass for just one minute, you'd see how much in common Fundie Christians have with Fundie Muslims.


It should probably also be noted that Obama was a child when Ayers was active and by the time Obama met him, the man had served his sentence and been set free. But of course the idea that a person might grow and change over their lifetime doesn't fit in with the Republican narrative about flip-floppers, so I guess that wouldn't mean anything to you.

 
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