Sunday, 24 January 2010

What are we supposed to do?

This week-end the government raised the terror threat level to ‘severe’.
I’m scared.
But what does it mean?
What are we supposed to be frightened of?
The government said we need to be ‘vigilant’ – yes – but what are we supposed to be looking out for? – These vague terms are not helpful for the general public.
Trawling thorough the papers today for enlightenment I came across a few suggestions.
1. We face a threat from female suicide bombers. Females are apparently more committed and ruthless than males.
2. A plane will be hi-jacked in India and dropped on an English city, or used to disrupt the Afghan conference in London
3. English universities are breeding grounds for terrorists.

I suppose the whole point of terror is to frighten people so, if like me, these terror threats scare you then the terrorists have succeeded.
I just don’t understand what terrorists are trying to achieve apart from misery and destruction.
What is the terrorist’s mission statement? Is it for a ‘better’ society?
If anyone can explain what it is all about I would be very grateful.

Thought for the day

‘The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one’


Fou said...

Don't be scared Sue! Be more scared about all of the essays due in over the next semester!!!

Sue's Blog said...

Thanks Fou!!