Be Disclaimed

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

July 07, 2006

1 year on..

Today is a year since 52 people were killed in the attacks on London.

Now this is the bit which will get me abuse...I don't believe the 2 minutes silence is appropriate.

Why? Well, there is a good reason....where are the 2 minutes silence for all those killed by the IRA? I am not saying that those killed shouldn't be remembered, I am just saying a bit of proportion is required.

September 11th quite rightly has a memorial service...as does 11th November for fairly obvious reasons, although it's scope has been widened to include all those killed in combat.

[edit : I believe it should be up to the families involved to have a moment of reflection, rather than the country being ordered to by the Government.]


Feel free to dispute my reasoning in the comments.

Comment by Haloscan:

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1 Comments:

Blogger *lynne* (azlynne1972) said to The MuppetLord...

no dispute here! i agree with ya about the proportion thing, and that the moment of reflection is only really "useful" for the families involved ..
cheers!

July 17, 2006 3:06 am  

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