PETER HITCHENS: There’s one thing that may stop these ‘terror’ attacks – but no one wants to know
The more we boast about how calm, tough and united we are, the more we prove it is not so. The official response to Wednesday’s events looked like panic and over-reaction to me.
Just as in the days after Diana died, we have become a nation of unreasoning weepers, laying flowers, lowering flags and lighting candles, and congratulating ourselves on how wonderful we are, while not thinking at all.
The only thing missing so far is the Blair creature trying to hijack other people’s tears. Thank Heaven for small mercies.
I suspect there is a large minority, perhaps a majority, gritting its teeth and stifling dissent – for fear that a temporary dictatorship of grief will punish them for failing to show the required emotions. Maybe it’s just me. Anyway, here goes.
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