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Thursday, July 07, 2005

London - July 7, 2005

Today, Hearts are broken and holes have appeared where loved ones should be. My heart is broken, too. Life is far too precious to waste, and lives are being wasted all over the world.

Today, they were attempting to solve the problem of lives wasted by poverty. Maybe, if the poverty wound had been tended before now, the world would not be infected by war.

Today, the fundamentalists of one theology, attacked the followers of another theology, who are allies of the fundamentalists, and followers of yet another theology. A trine of angry, warring gods wasting lives. Maybe, if the wounded gods had access to spiritual therapy, the world would not be afflicted with war.

Today, lives were wasted in London, and lives were physically and psychologically altered forever.

Today, people going about the business of living, were dragged into a conflict not of their own making. Like the New Yorkers who were working in the towers, Londoners riding the tube were targeted as a result of the failed foreign policy of their respective governments. Like the starving in Darfur, they have become symptoms of diseased global mismanagement.

Today, the struggle for ideological and economic control of the Middle East has killed more innocent people.

Yesterday, Palestinian houses were bulldozed down, and rubber bullets killed children. Yesterday, "Shock" dropped from the sky and "Awe" struck on the ground killing more in Iraq, and yesterday, bombs blasted the trains in Spain, and wasted those lives, too.

Today, mighty leaders comfort the bleeding with promises of more of the same. Today, we hear the words of waste. Tragically, nothing has changed.

Tomorrow, we need to diagnose the problem, and get second, third, and even twentieth expert opinions. Tomorrow, let's stop feeding the disease. Tomorrow, we need to implement a new plan of treatment, the current plan has been failing for years. Tomorrow let's begin to change. Tomorrow................

Today, there are holes where loved ones should be.

London, My heart to yours,

......Kitchen Window Woman.......


Blogger Pax said...

Well said. So much violence in London, Iraq and the streets of every city. There has got to be a better way to deal with fellow man (and woman).

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

This tragedy in London is so convenient for Bush, I just can't help wondering whose side he's on. Valerie Plame and the Iraqi war deaths are off the front pages, and now the wingnuts will probably be able to expand the Patriot Act like they've been clamoring to do.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

PAX...Yes there has to be a better way but we are not going to find it if we remain in a state of fear and mindlessly obey the same old orders for the same old wars. We must abandon colonization and empire....no one wants to be dominated by a heavily armed country.

TOM...Today has been tragic in many ways. The power hungry crazy people this admin. will hype, lie, and manipulate as usual. They simply use another type of terrorism. It is a shame that America has no leaders....only followers. No one will ever thrust George W. Bush or treasure his empty words. Maybe we can all inspire one another to bring about change.

8:13 PM  
Blogger jane said...

You are so good at putting thing. Very well said. Until it gets thru the thick skulls of (mostly) men that violence only begats more violence, we humans will continue to blow each other up & wonder why they're killing us. Peace just doesn't seem like it should be such an inconceivable concept.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To fight for peace is to miss the point...."

6:56 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

In this country, we have a Government that would have ben replaced had it not been for the fear factor. You know it, and they know it, and I am convinced personally that this is why Osama was allowed to slither away.

Until we realize that Franklin Roosevelt was right, we are doomed to the depravities of the evil men in charge here. Londoners are a different breed-they know bombings and terror all too well, and they will not be cowed into blindly following a wingnut moron politician.

9:16 PM  
Blogger sc said...

It seemed like one moment I was celebrating with my family, thrilled that my birthplace was going to play host to the 2012 Olympics.
And in an instant, all the joy was torn away. It's true Brits have stiff upper lips and will carry on (I recall my mother's stories of going to London at 16 to meet a soldier during the war, coming home to hide under the Morrison bed when the bombs exploded)
but our New Yorkers carried on pretty well too. I agree with you Kitchen Window Woman, if we're going to stop the cycle we have to come together as equal partners not some know-it-all laying down the law in a my-way-or-the-highway fashion!
PS And thanks for linking to my blog! I'm such an idiot I haven't figured out how to do that yet or I'd link to yours.

1:55 AM  
Blogger Pat Kirby said...

Very nicely stated.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Makes you want to shoot a terrorist doesn't it?

4:27 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Great post. Another classic example of violence begetting violence. Where does it stop? Does it?

12:56 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Hi kww,
its me again. Just wanted to let you know that I've tagged you to write a meme. :)

10:56 PM  

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