Deadly New York subway push illustrates infinite human stupidity

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

As I read the news this weekend an article that gets my attention is the story of a woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a New York subway train because she hates Muslims.

Quoting from a Fox News article, the perpetrator told police, "I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I've been beating them up."

The victim was a 46 year old small business owner who lived in Queens. He was from India, but police said it was unclear if he was Muslim, Hindu or of some other faith.

The incident in New York illustrates infinite human stupidity on many levels.

Finding perspective

It's a sad story to end the year that puts the year into perspective.

When people look at the Colorado movie theater shooting or the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy they are quick to solve the issue by banning the tools of violence. But do they dig deeper to try to understand the acts of violence?

We can ban assault rifles from sporting goods stores in the false hope that will keep the mentally imbalanced from hurting others. But does that solve the problem?

How do we protect the world from infinite human stupidity? How do we prevent random acts of senseless violence?

With every tragedy and every senseless act of violence people are quick to find a reason for what happened.  The problems of society typically do not have quick and easy answers

Merry Christmas! Believe in Santa Claus!


I remember when you could tell everyone you know Merry Christmas!  ... and you didn't have to worry about who you offened.

I have many friends, who believe in many things, and respect them for their beleifs and convictions.  It has nothing to with political correctness. It has to do with being a friend.

I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all my friends and the fans of Questy and the Guru 42 Universe. 

I Believe in Santa Claus! Please take a moment to read Believe in Santa Claus and allow me to share my Christmas thoughts with you.

In 1995, I wrote the poem Believe in Santa Claus as a gift to my children.

I am flattered by how many times this poem, Believe in Santa Claus, has been stolen and re-posted over the years, I guess that is a commentary to its meaning.

On another Christmas topic, in Search of Sugar Plums we discovered who was the Real Author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (aka twas the night before christmas). Give it a read, we hope you enjoy it!

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