What price a life?


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Yet more mindless atrocity from suicide bombers – in Brussels this time; yet more innocent people blown apart, severely injured, traumatised…

And for what?

Does it never occur to the fanatics of this world that even one death is too big a price to pay for religious dogma, bitter feelings, land ownership – or just being RIGHT?

No passage in any religious book, no belief culled from an ancient Patriarchal system, justifies this kind of outrage.

Killing, wounding, terrorising – these are NOT the right way to deal with the many wrongs in our world.

And NO argument, no matter how well-crafted, no matter how stylish the rhetoric, is going to convince me otherwise.

The price exacted by irrational anger, by human greed and resentment, is too high.

It is time we, as a race, GREW UP and left the spiteful revenge phase of the school playground behind.

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8 thoughts on “What price a life?

  1. I do not think, at times, it is about revenge. I think, as a humanity in whole, and many of the people individually, we feel lost, no hope no perspective.
    I agree with you completely, and wish the world turned more to love, compassion and care.
    We just had a suicide bomber yesterday at Belgrade, but not the terrorist kind. A desperate man wanted to end his life and chose this way. The luck in this misfortune was that he took pity on the workers in the bakery he blew himself in and told them to run. Sad, sad, sad events every day and blood everywhere, still.

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    1. alienorajt

      Oh how ghastly and tragic, Oloriel – though glad to hear that he told others to run. Desperate indeed. I agree with what you have said. I think people genuinely have no idea what to do for the best. xxx

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  2. You ask the right question, and it’s not easy to find any answers. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything bad happening, but at least people like you write about it to remind us of how lucky we are.

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    1. alienorajt

      Sadly, this is true, Simon (or certainly appears to be that way). I guess we just have to hope that homo sapiens is capable of transcending that need for violence. x

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        1. alienorajt

          I quite agree. Our constant viewing of fictional violence, and the numbing effect of graphic media coverage, doesn’t help: From genuine raw horror at the real thing, our minds actually begin to see it all within the box that is our screen of choice, and I think this is very dangerous because the bloody reality is not contained or spoken over or something we can switch off with the remote control. x

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