Perpetrators Of Calamity
Those perpetrators of calamity have struck again. This time when unsuspecting bystanders at one of the most widely acclaimed sporting events become victims of unspeakable horror. Having run the Boston marathon myself, though it was many years ago, the exhilaration one feels just to cross the finish line becomes a cherished memory for a lifetime. What happened in Boston for the 2013 running of the Boston Marathon wiped out all those runners and bystanders cherished memories. They are now replaced by witnessing terror and mayhem that tragically happens in other countries and certainly not here in the US. That is, of course, until 9/11. Ever since then our whole society is keenly aware of the tragic atrocities of what other countries have been experiencing.
There are questions that have arisen out of this senseless tragedy. A deeper more involved series of questions of how in this day and age when we have so many technological devises to detect and eliminate threats that would cause bodily harm how this nation continues to be witness to atrocities that continue to happen. Whether at Sandy Hook or in this most recent attack on life, liberty, and our freedoms in Boston.
The freedoms we have here in the United States took another hit when those bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In the years since I ran Boston the United States has seen an erosion of basic liberties in the name of public safety. A really sad commentary for the times of today. The reality of today is so much different than just 30 years ago. Go back a little further to when JFK was President a much simpler time existed. In many ways life for many was devoid of all technology that we have come to deem as indispensable today. When the world's troubles were actually a world away. Now, these troubles of the world have exploded right in our front yard, literally.
What we are witnessing today is a far cry to the innocence of those by-gone years. Somewhere along the way we have managed to ignite demons in individuals to carry out unspeakable acts of wanton violence and terror. Sure, back then there were atrocities that occurred but the intensity and frequency of attacks on life and limb have only continued to intensify not only in other countries but right here in the United States. Even with all the security protocol that is now mandated today atrocities only continue to happen.
These perpetrators of calamity whether a lone individual or individuals who have shown by their acts display a resolve to enact as much carnage as possible on the liberties of man. We as a civilized society must find a way to eradicate these inner demons in individuals before they surface. There has to be a way before these individuals act on their demented urges in which their actions wreck mayhem upon the rest of society.
No matter how much security protocol is in place whether it is at sporting events or political rallies there will always be those individuals who will try to carry out acts of terror. It is up to a civilized society to put in place those safeguards that will prevent any act of terror from happening. We have come to realize that the world has indeed become smaller where at any moment someone could carry out an act of violence like what occurred during the 2013 Boston Marathon. It is very sad to say that to prevent another atrocity from happening more of our personal liberties will put aside to ensure the preventative measures are put in place in order to secure public safety.