: Hopelessness fed hijackers’ anger. “The war on terrorism will begin, as it now must, with a measured and terrible response to the events of this week. It will only end when hope convinces those young men that there is an alternative to death.”
My quirky translation: These are tragic, frustrating times. It’s also an opportunity to do right by our neighbours – all of our neighbours. The stakes? As I wrote elsewhere:
History will judge the perpetrators of this, as will (likely)
military or other action judge them. What has happened is horrific, and deeply
sad. And without justification in any way.
But history will also judge us all, as individuals and collectively,
in our reactions. If we start painting all arabs or muslims with the
terrorist brush – we will, and should, be judged harshly for that. If
we let mindless aggression get the better of us, whether in our
governments or as individuals – we will, and should, be judged
harshly for that.
a problem for most readers of this site, but still it bears mentioning that people should be careful about any unsolicited email, even email purported to be non-commercial in nature. CAUCE has issued a warning about this: Email groups warn of terrorism-related scams online.
! I can reach caterina.net without going through a third party or getting a “not found” error or anything bad like that.
If only they could see how nice it is in Montreal now.