|There is NOTHING like feeling safe, warm and secure at home. It makes me relax to the fullest when I had a great meal, a glass of wine and sitting in front of our warming wood stove while a quite cold blustery wind is blowing in off the sea. And of course it is a bonus listening to my favorite |
“American-Songbook-Style” music from CBC-Radio. But being together with Bea and Molly is the best of all.
Of course this makes me also think of yesterday which happened to be Friday 13th. And if ever there was a worse Friday the 13th. I’d be surprised.
The happenings in Paris,France have thrown a dark shadow on everybody’s life in the west. Those despicable actions have caused outrage in every western country. And they will have wide-spread consequences in our society. As also happened after 9-11, our world will change again. Open borders will be closed or super-controlled. It will signify the end of the open-minded community of the European Union. It will be a throw-back into the first years after WWII when every country still was suspicious of its neighbours.
It will also have significant consequences for the millions of Syrian refugees. It will raise suspicion against them. It will cause right-wing cells in western countries to spring to action. It will influence politics in all western countries.
Likewise it is a serious strike against humanity as warfare will increase on both sides.
Internet posters are reminding us that love should supersede hate. Generally, I have no problem with a statement like that, but I have my doubts that ISIS will respond in any positive way towards love.
Feeling safe, warm and secure is a human right that is missing in many places.
Tonight I am enjoying this right but my thoughts are with the families of the victims and it makes me feel sad and angry at the same time.
Be safe out there!