If you saw the people disabling the London Bridge murderer, you’ll know what I mean. A group of people not willing to let that bastard get away and kill more.
Proof if ever we needed it that when we come together for the greater good we are massively POWERFUL!
I know I would have been there weaponised by my handbag. Friends laugh about it weighing a ton. The perfect mace!
There’s a fury in me that would have mitigated against fear. How dare that abomination and others like him take innocent lives? How dare they shit on this nation’s values, beliefs and cultures, as varied as they are, ultimately all looking to a greater good as their inspiration?
The murderer within me wants that bastard’s life… as it was indeed taken. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. And I sink into barbarism when I desire revenge!
I want to go all pollyana-ish and defend my own desire for blood as righteous and justified. You know what, I think it is sometimes. If it were my life or a fascist’s I’d make sure it was theirs.
BTW fascists come in all colours and creeds these days and all affiliations, including political parties.
Wow… I didn’t think I was going to write this stuff. But when you speak of the ‘light’ along with it comes the ‘dark.’ My dark and your dark too.
Maybe my own heroism would have been fuelled by that rage and darkness rather than the idealistic desire to protect others. Who knows? I never will as I wasn’t there.
And you know what, I don’t give a shit what motivated those people’s acts of heroism on London Bridge. They disabled the bastard and that’s all that counts in my book. Their actions showed epic bravery and are deservedly honoured.
Then there are the every-day acts of bravery which are worthy of honour too.
The courage to get up and see to the children after a hard night.
The courage to put one foot in front of another when seriously ill.
The courage to speak out about injustice to others and/or yourself.
The courage to hold things together when all else falls apart.
The courage to say NO!
The courage to say YES!
What act of bravery will you make today?
Love to you…