Thursday, July 07, 2005

To my friends in London...

To my friends and readers in London, my soul is numb at the news this morning.

Once again, pictures of pain and terror and fear fill my television screen. Just 24 hours ago, I dreamed of 2012 with anticipation and excitement. Just 24 hours ago, I watched the joy of victory on the faces of so many London residents.

And now, there is terror. Again.

Know that I am shocked and horrified and disgusted by the violence that has been leveled upon you.

Know that I understand that my emotions don't mean a damned thing right now.

Now is not a time for anger or politics or rhetoric.

I will save the analysis for another day.

To my friends in London, I hope that you are safe and that those you hold dear are too. Beyond that, I have no words...

6 comments:

BunnyGull said...

With respect, I have to disagree. If it's not a time for politics, when is it?

When it's calm and peaceful and good people are in charge of our countries?

I feel some responsibility for these attacks — because I didn’t do enough to stop this or any other war. It’s just not right. There is no way to stop violence with violence. It’s just not possible.

“Our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism upon the world,” Blair said.

But.. our determination to defend our values and our way of life IS CAUSING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO INNOCENT PEOPLE. It’s all the same. It has to stop.

fahren said...

Just read that the death toll is up to 37 and over 700 injured. It must have been a huge explosion. If there is a bright side to this, maybe it will undermine British support and start the ball rolling towards pulling out of this neo con nightmare.

Shark-fu said...

A bitch is feeling you bunnygull, but a pause felt required. Have no fear...a bitch is not standing down.

And you are right, we can not solve violence with violence.

A bitch simply wishes to validate the shock and horror of that violence and take a moment to acknowledge...and the struggle continues!

monkey said...

i think a pause is necessary and appropriate.

Absolut Billy said...

IMO, the issue here is that Scooter and sadly a large part of the American people that listen to his jibberish is that we are not fighting a person, or even a group..we are fighting an ideal. And with each passing day more and more people around the globe start believing and following that ideal. You cant win that fight.

disgruntled said...

I feel bad about the innocent victims that were killed/injured by these acts.

A statement was made though. (To Tony Blair) THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HANG OUT WITH BUSH!!!