Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Counter-Counter-Terror

As televised explosions in London wash the world over with our recommended daily intake of general underlying anxiety, the current affair ads are quick on the tail with a sudden need to question how safe we really are here in Australia and stay tuned for loads more things to worry about after the break. Sounds like top television, but I think I may have enough on my mind for now; thanks for the thought though.

I love it how the whole tragedy didn't seem to really trouble anyone over there too much. I'll give the Brits credit for that, how things were apparently pretty much back to normal in around an hour or two, except for a few people complaining about how they had to walk home from work in the afternoon. Surprisingly even those survivors who were actually caught in the explosion didn't come across as all that distressed. As if they'd let a few bomb-wielding geezers ruin their day.

Playing a bit of Counter-Strike: Source on the weekend with friends, I noticed a distinct lack of resolution. Terrorists and counter-terrorists in endless rounds of destruction back and forth, no differences ever settled; there is no sitting down for a spot of English tea at the end of the day. Perhaps that's what's missing.


Fear is the path to the dark side

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