Friday, July 08, 2005

This is me getting sick...

Why, oh why, do I have to see shit like this?

Terrorist acts are meant to show us how thin the veneer of order and decency in the world is, but they can demonstrate just the opposite if we use them to deepen our commitment to the richness and civility of our lives. That sends a message to the terrorists: You have failed again."

Of all the meaningless rhetoric, this has got to be some of the worst. Worse, the terrorists haven't failed. They've got people scared shitless. Transit workers were threatening to strike - and I don't blame them. Would you go down into a hole in the ground when your government is doing all it can to turn law-abiding citizens into extremists who want to kill you in that hole in the ground?

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