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June 18, 2004

What's Goin' On?

Paul Johnson was beheaded by his terrorist captors.

You know what scares me? This isn't eliciting a feeling of anger from me. I'm not sure why, because it certainly is something to be angry about. Mostly I feel sick to my stomach, unable to breathe, and incredibly sad. Sad and ... resigned to the fact that this is just the way things are going to be over in the Middle East for a long, long time to come.

I'm not assigning blame. I think the causes are too complicated, and too numerous. It's not one thing; it's everything, taken together.

Father, father
Everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us?
Simply 'cause our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

I hope Mr. Johnson wasn't too afraid when the time came. Thinking about that is what brings me close to tears.

ETA: Karma in action.

Posted by Highwaygirl on June 18, 2004 03:54 PM to the category Current Affairs
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