Patton Oswalt to Bombers: 'The Good Outnumber You'
Comic and actor's response lights up Facebook
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2013 8:14 PM CDT
Updated Apr 16, 2013 12:01 AM CDT
Patton Oswalt, a cast member in the FX series "Justified," poses at the show's fourth season premiere screening at Paramount Theatre on Jan. 5, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – President Obama had the presidential pulpit when he responded to the Boston Marathon bombings, but comic and actor Patton Oswalt may have outdone him via his Facebook page. Time will tell whether this attack is the work of "one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths," writes Oswalt, but don't dwell on them. Think instead of the videos showing all the people running toward the victims after the blasts—to help.

They are part of the "vast majority" that exists on this planet to "dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil-doers." They show up every time something like this happens, which leads Oswalt to his conclusion: "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.'" Click for the full post, which was heading toward 200,000 likes hours after the bombings.

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metalkiwis
Apr 16, 2013 10:46 AM CDT
I love Patton, but running towards the explosion to help is an instinct. It has nothing to do with someone being "good" or "bad".
Buckshot
Apr 16, 2013 9:13 AM CDT
Only in America where society eats it's own children in constant war and the power of "me" out ways the power of "we" could a comedian believe we are the good. When the real reason the world hates America is because we deserve it.
Tomsylvania
Apr 16, 2013 7:03 AM CDT
The guy on the radio just said that we need to wait to find out the suspects names so we will know their nationalities. Idiot on the radios name is Jim Gearhart.