Everyone remembers where they were when they first saw / heard / read / was told...
It's our times' version of things like Pearl Harbour, the JFK assassination, the moon landings, Watergate, Chernobyl, the Berlin Wall coming down...
It's so sad that these are the times our children grow-up in.
On 911 I'd only recently been seperated from my wife and family, and was living in a freezing caravan sick as a dog after my first nervous breakdown. I turned on the morning radio news, and initially thought it was some sort-of action movie they were talking about. Then I switched-on the TV, and saw...
You don't forget sights like that... those initial feelings of incomprehension... you just don't.
I just wish my own kids hadn't grown-up to see it for themselves. But I guess that's just a symptom of the twisted world we live in.
I'm not one of those who go around "blaming the Muslims" - but I'm against terrorism as a method of mass communication [obviously]. Much, much more worldwide harm and destruction has been done in the name of Christianity [or any religious cause] thruout history. So let's not just blame followers of The Book.
There are crackpots in every stream and level of society, whatever country, race, religion or creed. How many people do you know personally who you would consider to hold or profess some form of 'weird' world viewpoint about something that simply makes you feel uncomfortable? Work? Family? Church? Club? It's everywhere. It's part of our human nature.
It's just really sad when a tiny minority of particular individuals like these tend to influence others to do things that are just, well, fuxking stupid.
It's not just Muslims, or Christians, or Jews, or whatever.
OK, I'll get down off my soapbox now...
Oh, another random thought... why did 'people' get so freaked-out by the whole "Swine Flu' thing? After all these months, I think it's only a few thousand related deaths. Sure that's sad. But let's put it into perspective. A few thousand against... what's the worlds' current population...? Then compare it to the 1918 flu pandemic, where 50 to 100 million people were killed worldwide???
Helloooooo...?!? Reality check. I'd say more people died worldwide simply crossing the road during the whole swine flu thing.
Postscript... uh oh... looks like the web host server for the LP site is offline again... uh oh...
Peas be with ewe
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