This Is Beyond Religion Or Creed Or Nation
By Patton Oswalt • May 9, 2015
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."
Dog Takes Golf Cart For A Spin, Crashes Into Truck
A Muscle Car Cinderella Story: Son Surprises Dad With 1968 GTO He Restored 29 Years Ago
Their Flights Were Canceled. They Spent The Next 24 Hours Falling In Love
Thanksgiving Dinner At The Animal Shelter
This 'Photoholic" Creates Absolutely Beautiful Photos Featuring His Children
Man Converts Crawl Space Into A Bedroom For His Cat
Dolly Parton Shuts Down Patronizing Interview With Class
This Proposal Has Everyone Crying Happy Tears
The Personalities Of These 2 Dogs Shine In Game Of Catch The Carrot
Bird Gets Shushed, Listens To Instructions, Then Sings Perfectly
Singer's Slowed-Down Version Of 'Take On Me' Is Absolutely Beautiful