Showing posts with label Emergency Management. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emergency Management. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Messing With The Wrong City

Dennis Lehane, writing in today's New York Times, explains in detail why Boston won't be terrorized.

"Trust me," he says, "we won’t be giving up any civil liberties to keep ourselves safe because of this. We won’t cancel next year’s marathon. We won’t drive to New Hampshire and stockpile weapons. When the authorities find the weak and terminally maladjusted culprit or culprits, we’ll roll our eyes at whatever backward ideology they embrace and move on with our lives."

That's what it means to not be terrorized.

Lehane continues: "The little man or men who did this will, I have faith, be arrested, jailed and forgotten. Whatever hate movement they belong to will ultimately go the way of the anarchist assassination movements of the early 20th century or the Symbionese Liberation Army of the 1970s."  

"Boston took a punch on Monday," Lehane closes " — that left it staggering for a bit. Flesh proved vulnerable, as flesh is wont to do, but the spirit merely trembled before recasting itself into something stronger than any bomb or rage."

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We're Really In This Together

It's hard to watch the scenes from Boston. Hard to imagine why. What one or more people wanted to accomplish by setting the bombs. Them against everyone else.

But in Boston we see the antidote at work: people rushing into the face of danger to help others. People who don't stop to think about it - they know: we're all in this together!

Think about it! It isn't rational. It's human!

Thank God for humans!