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7.07.2005

The Sky is Falling . . .


Because I have too much respect for my readers, and too much anger to maintain decorum. . . I will not succumb to the ranting monologues rolling around in my brain.

However, I cannot let it go without being said. . .It is impossible not to consider the political ramifications of the bombings that occurred in London this morning. It is impossible not to think about who actually benefits from this unignorable act of caculated violence.

I have been looking at the blogs. Reading the reflections of people trying to wrap their brains around this morning's tragedy. Most people come to the same sorrowful cul-de-sac of questions: "Why?" "What do they think they accomplish?"

This is what I think.

Religious extremists who are almost probably at the source of these acts of violence are achieving exactly their aim -- it is an act of equalization. The more frequently random bombings occur in our every day lives, the closer we can come to understand the every day lives of people whom we can no longer choose to ignore. Fear of constant retribution is not new to most of the world. And now, we have to accept that this includes us.

There are no exceptions to suffering.

Now. How we choose to react and respond to violent attacks is far more significant than how we plan to attempt to stop them. The former is the key to the future of peace, the latter is as futile as shoveling smoke and potentially more dangerous.

And, here is what I find most troubling about the state of our lives today. Although you may refuse to definitively accept (or even mildly entertain) conspiracies that potentially incriminate the leaders of "civilized" nations; it is impossible to ignore this truth . . .Sadly, we do live in a world where those entrusted to lead us out of this world war makes choices only to perpetuate it.



Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody's hands are in their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows . . .

link * Miss Marisol posted at 4:28 PM * posted by Miss Marisol @ 4:28 PM   |