I think in the end, people who are not familiar with the Boston Marathon do not understand that it is a stretch of road
that people from all over the world are welcome to run every year.
Women take pride in running it knowing that Bobbi Gibb and Katherine Switzer had to tell the patriarchy in the Baystate to go fuck themselves in order to run it.
If the Tsarnaev’s wanted to fight the power so hard, if the Tsarnaev’s wanted to rage against the machine so hard, they could have run the marathon themselves, then lit themselves on fire at the finish line.
They could have done this, for Chechnya.
They could have suicide bomber themselves at the finish line, in such a fashion as they would both have died that very day, for Chechnya.
Instead, the Tsarnaev brothers showed up near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 with big backpacks, and then left the scene without those backpacks.
How many Chechens were actually running in the marathon that year?
I would certainly like to hear their voices.
People that aren’t from the Baystate might not ever understand why those of us in the Baystate were so willing to have police go through the neighborhoods that surround the marathon and try to find those responsible for these bombings.
Using the Boston Marathon as a form of protest is fine.
Women did that in the past in a manner that only put themselves in any immediate physical jeopardy.
Kind of like lighting yourself on fire in a public space.
The Tsarnaev brothers did not show up at the Boston Marathon and light themselves on fire.
The Tsarnaev brothers will never be treated with any respect because they don’t deserve it.
The Tsarnaev brothers look like real shitbags.
Nothing has happened since 2013 that make the Tsarnaev brothers look like anything less than shitbags.