Thursday, July 07, 2005


What to say? I can't adequately express what I'm feeling right now, as I periodically check the BBC news page for updates from London. After 37 confirmed dead in the blasts, we now get to wait for the final death toll as more die in hospitals, from their blast related injuries. This sucks. And it hurts. And it angers me. But most of all, I'm frustrated. I can't do anything to help. I can't do anything that will prevent this senselessness from happening again. I can't do anything but wait and watch and hope for the end of terrorism. But the very essence of human nature suggests to me that terrorism will never end. It has proven itself an extremely effective weapon, if that type of weapon is what you are looking for. So no "War on Terrorism" will ever wipe it out. There will always be extremists. There will always be hate. And there will always be people like us - listening, waiting, and hurting. Kind of puts everything else in perspective, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Elle said...

I think that's the worst part--the helplessness that comes from knowing that you can't do anything about it or prevent it. You can only try to continue to live your life and it's sometimes hard--esp. when you live in a target city. To stop doing what you do everyday would only serve to let them know that they have achieved their goal.