Apparently, I'm not the only one noticing a lack of reaction to the attacks in London: Steve and Moxie.

Personally, I refuse to belive we are that completely insular. I think it has more to do with a lack of anything to say. Post a link, note the tragedy, then...what else? What else can be said, or done?

For example, Ilyka put together a new banner and one short post. Sadie put up a post noting some early thoughts. Some traced developments through the day. But the common theme here isn't anger or outrage, it's appaled reaction with sympathy for those lost. It's a day of mourning and introspection.

The outrage will come. After we accept it and the body count is finalized, the horror will become reality and outrage will follow. But I have to disagree with Steve's idea that we've become so numbed to Islamic terrorism that we are immune to it; I think it's the opposite. Today the world was again shocked by the brutality of one human to another, and was too busy reacting to be pissed off.

But I don't doubt that the pissed off is coming.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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