terrorism is so gnarly

from the nyt

On the Web, Fearlessness Meets Frivolousness

The site [“We’re not afraid”] was created on July 7, the day of the bombings, when Alfie Dennen, who works at Stream UK in Chalk Farm, England, posted a picture of the London skyline with this caption: ‘Show the world that we’re not afraid of what happened to London today, and that the world is a better place without fear.’ Since then, the sentiment has shifted somewhat….

…more and more, there’s a brutish flaunting of wealth and leisure. Yesterday there were lots of pictures posted of smiling families at the beach and of people showing off their cars and vans. A picture from Italy shows a white sports car and comes with the caption: ‘Afraid? Why should we be afraid?'”


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