On the most part, I don't like to watch/read the news. I do; however, I find it really disturbing that there are never any good news so if I can get away with not being informed I am okay with that. Lately that has become an increasingly difficult task. The state of affairs in the world is not one that allows for the luxury of being uninformed.
Yesterday London was attacked again, the second time in about 2 weeks, and today- also in London- a man was gunned down by police under suspicion of terrorism on the London Underground.
What is this world coming to?
When did human life loose its worth?
At the risk of getting slammed for my views, I admit that to a point I understand the rationale behind terrorism. I don't support it, but I understand the reasoning behind it though I don't find it very clever. As far as I am concerned, killing innocent civilians isn't going to get much sympathy to your cause (this goes to both terrorists and the Bush administration, which I believe is probably the most powerful gang of terrorists out there). By the same token, calling terrorists "uncivilized barbarians" like Tony Blair did after the first attack isn't exactely going to get them to feel bad.
I live in NYC and I walk to my Midtown Manhattan office every single day, and more than once I've had the unpleasant experience of having to deal with bomb squads and terrorists threats. The first time I saw this I was naturally scared, but then now I just find it amusing and this is not a good thing. People in cities like NY, London, and many others are learning to live in fear and it definitely shouldn't be like that.
All of thse attacks are acts of cowardice. I do realize that unfortunately governments are so self centered that they only think about their own best interests, which is technically what they are supossed to be doing it, but unless you are defending yourself at a given moment in time, don't go around killing innocent people just so you can make a point!
For our sake, I truly hope that even if it is out of fear that people start being a little nicer to each other. That we start appreciating human life a little bit more. I hope that these terrorists will understand that no positive change is going to come from such actions and that our leaders will begin to see that their foreign policies should be re-examined.
I don't want to live in fear; but we are being left without much choice.