grief over bombing in England

Postby turtleswim » Tue May 23, 2017 3:07 am

It is hard to believe this bombing in Manchester happened. It is very difficult to stay quiet about horrible events like this. The best thing is to just tell the story and heal wounds that way. My heart goes out to the people in England and in Manchester. Hopefully they can find out who did this and keep England safe. It is hard to keep an even keel and "stay calm and carry on." I will do my best to process this horrible event and deal with the grief right away. I really do believe that Education is the cure for war and violence. As long as authorities in England can keep doing their job they can continue to prevent future terrorist attacks. Is anybody else shocked that terrorist attacks have become such an element in the psyche of modern life?
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Postby Logie » Tue May 23, 2017 11:30 am

I think you're right however education is not 100% the answer. Many of these teenagers who have gone to join forces such as ISIS have been very well educated with well off families. Unfortunately a lot of them have been convinced off of stupid propaganda videos specifically aimed at them through the Internet. They have been manipulated.

As bad as it seems I don't see terrorism being solved any time soon. Especially with tyrants like Trump coming into leadership. The only thing we can do is stay strong and not be brought down by these attacks as hard as it seems. If we are getting frightened and getting weak over these events then they are winning. We must show them how strong we all are together. Not as individuals. I know how strong people can be when we come together.
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Postby quietvoice » Tue May 23, 2017 11:50 am

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Clearly, it's more of the imfamous output of the media fakery factory.
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Postby quietvoice » Tue May 23, 2017 5:03 pm

*infamous*
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Postby HumanB » Sat May 27, 2017 12:25 am

turtleswim wrote: It is hard to keep an even keel and "stay calm and carry on."
I daresay you manage very well to do it for all the other atrocities that happen around the world. What's so different about this one? How do you deal with your grief when people get blown up by car bombs in baghdad? Innocent people are innocent people. Seems to me the only difference between Manchester and baghdad is not grief but fear, because it is closer to home and the possibility that terrorist violence could actually affect our own lives becomes tangible. Or did you know someone personally who was killed in the Manchester bombing?
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Postby turtleswim » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:08 am

Thanks for the responses. I realized after posting that this might be too political to post. Still the responses were helpful. HumanB is right that death in Iraq is just as bad as death in England. I did not know anyone in the Manchester bombing. I saw a writer for the New York Times who had been to report from baghdad and all he could say about ending violence in the area (Middle East) was that by chance it will slowly become less violent after time.
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