Thank God the police caught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and what a relief for the people of Boston.
The Boston Marathon bombers have proven once again the insanity of terrorist violence, of what used to be called "the propaganda of the deed."
While it's still unclear exactly why the Tsarnaev Brothers appear to have engaged in these horrific acts, I suspect that it was to try to promote some cause or protest some grievance.
And if that's the case, they did a real bad job of it.
Obviously, their moral compass got cracked somewhere along the road. When you plant bombs in the midst of a crowd of innocent people, knowing that it will cause death and severe injuries, you've crossed over into sociopathic territory.
So there's not much use in arguing morality with them if they're prepared to do such things.
But even in the language the terrorists speak, even in terms of "propaganda of the deed," it's such bad propaganda.
Who do they think they're going to persuade by killing and maiming innocent people?
Killing innocent people is no way to get any message across whatsoever.
The deed is evil; the propaganda horrible.
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