The photo and the kiss seen ’round the world

What does this say about our culture right now?

Some argue this was egged on by social media. But then look at the story’s dissemination! The beast feeds itself. The whole event is surreal. Surreal enough to be one of those things that becomes historic.

Over a game.

What in the world do people think they have to be angry at? All this was so unnecessary. I’d have rathered if they just lost in Boston in Game 5. At least then maybe people wouldn’t have been so revved up. So prepared.

I have friends and colleagues who were attacked in the riots. One went out basically to “watch the back” of another, who was working solo in some very hostile crowds. They had a skateboard swung at them. Because they were media.

I read earlier today that a police officer was slugged in the head with a brick. Needed 14 stitches.

And then there’s this:

I find it terrifying people get to this point.

3 Responses to “The photo and the kiss seen ’round the world”

  1. Faye Says:

    I love this photo!!!!!!! It reminds me of the OKA one only that one was staged

  2. Jackie S. Quire Says:

    I love the photo too. When I saw it, I immediately sent an email to the photographer telling him how amazing it was. That it was an award winner. This was hours before the thing went ‘viral’
    What’s the OKA one?

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