Patton Oswalt's Response To Boston Marathon Attackers: ‘The Good Outnumber You’
Patton Oswalt, the comedic actor who starred in King of Queens, turned serious to reflect on the senseless act of violence that targeted the Boston Marathon on Monday, which claimed three lives and injured over 100 others.
“I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem,” Oswalt wrote on his Facebook page. “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.”
When 9/11 occurred, Oswalt wrote that, “my reaction was, ‘Well, I’ve had it with humanity,’ but I was wrong.’” He continued that he’s since learned the invaluable lesson that the world’s people “stand 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.”
Oswalt, showing a glimpse of the humor he is better known for, stated, “If humanity were inherently evil, we’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.” He continued, more poignantly, writing, “When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look in it the eye.”
“Think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’”
Oswalt can next be seen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and Shirley MacLaine.