Saturday, 14 November 2015

Vive la France

I don't want to say much on the subject of the tragedy in Paris, I know how I can get and many of you have already articulated my thoughts better than i can right now. Those "I told you so/what did you expect" Ukippers and Biffers will be removed without hesitation. 

However, I have noticed that a whole load of people who DO have compassion and humanity have been hard on themselves in the wake of what has happened. I have seen people refer to themselves as "vacuous" or "selfish" and admonishing themselves for complaining about something that, in the grand scheme of things, is wholly insignificant. 

Please don't do this. There is suffering the world over. Sometimes in the form of what has happened in Paris, sometimes much less horrific. I'm not saying that we shouldn't be up in arms about what has happened but don't punish yourself for complaining about your own hardships that pale in comparison to the plight of the Parisians right now. 

One person's split ends is another person's global meltdown.

Who are the real terrorists?

Want to know who the real terrorists are? Look no further than the TV you are glued to, the newspapers you read and the hyperbolic posts that people share via social media. 

I will NOT sign your petition to close the borders. 

I will NOT support the "ban the burka" movement. 

I will NOT agree that all Muslims should go "home". 

I do NOT agree that the death penalty should be brought back. 

Violence begets violence. 

You can't fight fire with fire!