Re: This morning
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 10, 2005, 14:01|
> On Friday, July 8, 2005, at 10:54 , Joe wrote:
>> Ray Brown wrote:
>>> Quite what the perpetrators hoped to achieve I do not begin to
>>> On the website of the hitherto unknown group that is now claiming
>>> responsibility, it talks about fear & panic being caused in London and
>>> the south-east of England. That is all baloney.
>>> I live in the south-east of England. There is no fear or panic where I
>>> Rather a closer sense of community and a determination to carry on.
>> Totally. People are angry, but afraid? Well, if they are, I haven't
>> seen it. I'm personally simply disgusted that anyone, anyone at all,
>> could even think of doing this to people.
> Exactly - if the perpetrators intended to cause fear & panic on a wide
> scale, they have spectacularly failed.
My guess is that the main thing the perpetrators hoped to achieve was
the murder of as many people as possible, as a means to gratify the
perpetrators' hatred and inhumanity. In this respect, then, they
achieved considerable success.
I am hoping that the perpetrators were a large cohort of suicide-
bombers, since suicide-bombers have the virtue of being self-
exterminating, cleansing the world of themselves. But that virtue would
be magnified enormously if only they would bomb only themselves and each
As for fear, I think most thinking tube-travellers have been living in
fear since 2001. I certainly have. But it's the sort of fear that
manifests as continual low-key nausea, to which one is easily
resigned and inured, rather than as debilitating abject terror or