yesterday 37 britons died, apparently victims of the “war o(n/f) terrorism.”
this is reprehensible. no one should die for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time…
for simply living their day-to-day lives in the manner they would had there been no war…
37 iraqis dying is often but a footnote to one american dead, and a handfull injured. 37 dead afghanis is not even enough to make the front pages of major western newspapers; or else an unfortunately menacing wedding party.
i mean, these bombings were a horrible atrocity. but honestly, equivalently just another day in the life of, had they been perpetrated against “the enemies of the west”
i will fly no flag today, no union jack at half mast, no flag of any kind.
for i mourn all of humanity, not those of any particular nation. we are all the victims, we are all the perpetrators, in these type of actions.
i mourn for all of us, and if we don’t appreciate the reality of our situation, i will soon mourn for none of us. for too soon, it will be too late for mourning to make a difference.
if we, as a species, do not learn from the failed violence we are all guilty of supporting to some degree or another, before long, it will be too late, and will no longer matter.