reply to post by grumpydaysleeper
You ask wether people should be looking over thier shoulders right now. I ask you why you were not doing this already? It is not a thing to be
ashamed of, to have a healthy awareness that not everyone in the world is interested in doing good things with thier day.
There was a jewel hiest on my street last October. Because I had my eyes open when I stepped out for my tea and cig break, I was able to chase the
thieves to thier getaway car, get its plates, get a look at the driver when his scarf fell from his face, and if I had been a few seconds faster, I
would have been fist deep in thier faces and ended the day with a brace of scumbags to add to my satisfaction of a good days work.
The moral of the story here, is that one should ALWAYS have ones eyes peeled, one should always be prepared to act in the interests of ones
countrymen, ones neighbor, ones family. One should be vigilant. These things are not the same as being scared, or being paranoid. It is called being
ready, and being realistic. Fear, paranoia, these make life taste grey and utterly pointless. Readiness to act, the realism that allows one to
recognise threats and react without allowing the fear to get to you first... these can sharpen the focus in which one veiws the world.
I am not special. I am not some hardcase.
However, I am one of a number. Individual, of course, but none the less, one among many. I am aware that the sort of vigilant conduct required to
keep us ALL safe, needs to be an effort distributed amongst all good people. I do not believe that it is inappropriate for all of us to be partly
responsible for the saftey of the whole. I believe that this is the foundation of any healthy society.
Therefore, the only thing to fear is not the spectre of explosives, of people with skewed beliefs about sacrifice and what it means for thier souls,
but a lack of similar resolve amongst your fellow countrymen.
I dont know what these fellows were up to, and I have no idea how the authorities got onto these people, and of course, we only have what we are told
to go on, since any and all reportage on matters terror related is pretty carefully sculpted by those who control the information at source. We are
told what people want us to hear of course. But as long as all good people, all over the world, look out for one another, do what they can in thier
own small way to keep thier end up, the results are going to be a marked improvement on those which come from being forced to choose between ignorance