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9.7.05

Ken Livingston - sindaco di Londra

Non sono certo portato per commenti a caldo su questioni di questa portata ma, come suppongo molti lettori ho passato gli ultimi giorni a sorbire massicce dosi d'informazione, da fonti nazionali ed estere.
Due sono i commenti che mi hanno colpito, da un lato, Thoughts on 7/7 sul journal di Momus (già citato da Delio) a poche ore di distanza dalle esplosioni, dall'altra parte, quella istituzionale, oggi, attraverso un post sul blog del guardian a firma Neil McIntosh, il discorso del sindaco di Londra Ken Livingston di cui mi sento di quotare alcuni brani ma che potete leggere integralmente.

I want to say one thing specifically to the world today. This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful. It was not aimed at Presidents or Prime Ministers. It was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jew, young and old. It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, for class, for religion, or whatever.
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Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack. They will stand together in solidarity alongside those who have been injured and those who have been bereaved and that is why I'm proud to be the mayor of that city.

Finally, I wish to speak directly to those who came to London today to take life.

I know that you personally do not fear giving up your own life in order to take others – that is why you are so dangerous. But I know you fear that you may fail in your long-term objective to destroy our free society and I can show you why you will fail.

In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.

They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don’t want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.

scritto da LG @ 13:39  

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