‘Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.’
– Noam Chomsky
Today, I am not in Brussel in body. But, my mind, heart and soul are with my friends and colleagues who are there now.
Words at a time like this are futile. I was in London on 7 / 7, I remember all the feelings a day like today provokes.
What kept us sane then was the sense of unity that we all felt. Regardless of race, creed, faith, or no faith. United we stood then.
There is only one way to deal with this.
By remaining united against those that seek to use terror against the innocent.
New York. Madrid. London. Paris. Brussel.
United We Stand
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Andy, I thought of you soon as I read this in the newspaper this morning. Hope you are safe.
Thank you Lois. Safe in some perverse way feel guilty for not being there and standing up to those who wish to rip away our humanity like this.
It feels like a war…….raise your love, raise your love…..
Oh John, a war we can only win by refusing to be intimidated and by refusing to stoop into the gutter with those who want to terrorise us into doing so.
Exactly….that’s why I chose the words from Rhodes – Raise Your Love….
Difficult….but the only way
Spot on, John.
Sad day and events. So glad you are okay!
So horrifying Andy. Such sadness and pointlessness. It’s heartbreaking.
We can make it less pointless by standing firm and not being pushed over the edge and becoming as bad as those who seek to terrify us. I think.
Absolutely agree Andy.
Amen to that: united we stand.
In a country – and its capital city in particular – that constantly shows itself to be divided in politics, linguistics, religion, police forces, etc. I agree with your sentiment that unity is needed, but sometimes despair that those in authority who should be leading the way and providing unity have the necessary vision to implement it.
I guess we can only hope and each do what we can to make our point and make a difference – and not look the other way because it’s all too difficult, as so many do?