But what horrifies me, is that we now live in an age where hyperterrorism is the norm. Where suicide bombings have become commonplace. Where children are killed in the wombs of their mothers. Where a teenager strapping explosives to their body and murdering a bus full of school children is the standard fodder of the Six O’Clock news. Where blood runs in the streets of cities, thousands of miles away from a war which nobody wanted, and for which, it now appears, we all run the risk of being punished.
This Inquiry finds that Boromir was entrusted by his father, the
Steward of Gondor, with the task of discovering the plans being made
by Elrond of Rivendale for war in Middle-Earth. Boromir appears to
have acted outside of his appointed office by speaking to the Council
of Elrond and by participating in the undertaking known as the
Fellowship of the Ring. It is
clear that these were the events that led to the death of Boromir on
a remote wooded hillside.
strangely enough bombs in Indonesia tend to kill more people from Jakarta than Jersey and yet always it is an attack on our interests, on our culture. Is it this reaction as much as anything else that sickens the people of these countries who have been attacked, it certainly sickens me – that we cannot sympathise or understand but merely try to transfer this into our own framework, one that is easier for us to accept. The message is therefore – ‘well we’re sorry that some of your people died, but imagine how it must feel for us’.
A good read, if a little scary at time. In a way it is unreal, like watching a parania TV show, and maybe that is why this sort of thing is ignored. We don’t really believe things are as bad as this books makes the out. Or if we do believe, we don’t want to. Ignore it and it will go away.