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April 17, 2013

Why This Blogger Doesn’t Believe Boston Bombing Was The Work of #Occupy

Filed under: parenting, politics — Tags: , — edge of the sandbox @ 1:28 pm

Not that anyone is suggesting otherwise.  A certain guy from Barack Obama’s old Chicago neighborhood might have built bombs filled with shrapnel, and I’m not sure what the Anarchist Cookbook advises on this matter.  But that was baby boomer radicalism.

Bill Ayers might have been a rich brat, but the brats of his era grew up playing cowboys and Indians with gangs of friends and siblings.  Around the time of puberty they got jobs at fast food joints and bought cars. They were the risk takers.  I’m not saying they were good at making bombs; they weren’t.  They were mostly blowing up each other.

The parents of #Occupy alumni glued corner guards to coffee tables once babies started to crawl and shuttled their progeny from one activity to another in [improperly installed] car seats. Instead of mowing neighbors’ lawns future occupiers spent their adolescence on social media.  The only thing they thought of doing once college diplomas were placed into their hands is to demand cancellation of student loans.  And sure, they’d like to be dangerous, and from time to time #Occupy grads do get caught with explosives, one occupier was sentenced just a few days ago.  But that’s the thing: they get caught.

Radicals of the crawling helmet generation. Unlikely to be capable of much, including much evil

Whoever planted the bomb at Boston marathon (and like all normal people I suspect Islamists) was a deliberate sadist. The bombs were created to inflict maximum damage, and were placed at a location where relief effort would be difficult.  The Left today is incapable of such forethought.  They thought of targeting an iconic event that has little symbolic importance to the left.  The right, for that matter, is also not interested in the Boston marathon, but, nasty fantasies of progressives aside, most of the political violence in this country comes from the left.



  1. Boston – site of the original Tea Party – Tax Day – Patriot’s Day (a big date on calendars of militia extremists), and a Gun Control bill under debate in the Senate. I’m only guessing based on symbolism, and I realize there are crazies all along the political continuum, domestic and foreign, but my unqualified hunch is a right-wing lone wolf nut who imagines himself (it’s always “he”) a holy warrior protecting the 2A, attacking at an event that exemplifies Socialism, which was Eric Rudolph’s rationale for bombing the Summer Olympics with a similar device in 1995.

    Comment by Invisible Mikey — April 17, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    • This is evidence? Wow!

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — April 17, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

      • even good patriots like me don’t notice Patriots Day. as long as we’re “only guessing” there Mikey wasn’t it also Israel’s Independence day? Still could be a hard core anarchist group? Seems like homegrown Islamist is most likely, by virtue of sheer numbers

        did you see the photos of possible suspects online?

        who knows for sure but at least they have a couple possible leads.

        funny post.


        Comment by nooneofanyimport — April 17, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

        • Or that he thinks that Boston marathon “exemplifies Socialism”. Huh? I’m pretty firmly on the right, but I don’t know anyone who thinks that (or anything at all) about the competition. And why political violence in re bill that we expect to fail?
          Interesting pictures. How awful it is that people were taking pictures of their baby in front of the bomber.

          Comment by edge of the sandbox — April 17, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

      • No, it’s an unqualified hunch, as I said. None of us speculating online are privy to any evidence, so my guess is as good as yours.

        Comment by Invisible Mikey — April 17, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

        • Umm… Odd ideas about conservatives you have there. How does one begin to think like that?

          Comment by edge of the sandbox — April 17, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

  2. I don’t have any particular global notions about conservatives as a group. I’m profiling the crime, trying to see who would care about causing mayhem in that time and place. I could certainly be mistaken. If it’s an insane person, it’s not easy to follow their line of reasoning.

    Comment by Invisible Mikey — April 17, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    • Your writing clearly exhibits very “particular” (and odd) notions about conservatives as a group.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — April 17, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

      • Let’s say I’m not that good a writer then. I try very hard to estimate people on an individual basis, by their own actions.

        Comment by Invisible Mikey — April 17, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

        • well, I’m betting on an Islamist: Boston has a lot of universities, home to foreign students, many from the Middle East. Universities tend to be radical, and professors are certainly radical, in a passive aggressive way. So… knowing nothing, I bet on an Islamist, perhaps a home grown intellectual type, or a foreign student.

          Comment by heathermc — April 17, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

          • I need to be fact-checked on that, but I believe Boston is the home to one of the largest Arab communities in this country.

            Comment by edge of the sandbox — April 17, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

          • Hah! I was not far off, was I?

            Comment by heathermc — April 22, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

        • Hm. You stated your idea pretty straight forward.

          Comment by edge of the sandbox — April 17, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

  3. Key phrase here, “Like all normal people I suspect Islamicists.” Like all “normal” people. That explains why the press thinks, or hopes, it’s the work of right wing domestic terrorists.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — April 18, 2013 @ 3:51 am

  4. Given that the lamestream media and left wing politicians always reflexively blame any act of violence or terror on the right, any leftist sociopath could have done this, secure in the knowledge that conservatives/Christians/tea partiers would get the blame. Pro-abortionists used to use this tactic by calling in bomb threats to abortion clinics, knowing that the event would get tons of publicity and that everyone would blame pro-lifers.

    Comment by Bob — April 18, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

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