Category: EDL News Published on Monday, 27 August 2012 13:20 Written by John Jones Hits: 839
Today is day which is etched into our memories. On this day, seven years ago, 3 men decided to blow up themselves and their fellow travellers in London in one of the worst terrorist attacks on this country.
We must put aside our anger and think about those souls whose lives were lost for no reason other than being on the wrong train or wrong bus at the wrong time of day. We must also give thought to the brave men and women of the various services, the police, the fire brigade, the ambulance and medical teams, who assisted the dead, dying and wounded. It was a traumatic day for more than a thousand people directly and thousands more who witnessed the events or were part of the events.
Seven years on and the threats have not really been addressed. It is true that the intelligence services have managed to pretend numerous attacks, but our government has not yet learned the lessons necessary to prevent future such attacks.
The philosopher George Santayana once said that “...those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” How long will it be before another horror story is slapped across our newspapers’ front-pages and we are forced to remember his wise words?
It was Philip Curran, an Irish orator, who said “the condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance", or as we know it more popularly, “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance”. It does not matter who set off these bombs. What matters is that we realise that we must forever guard against being cowed into giving up our freedoms and our democracy in order to satisfy the desires and wants of those who would wish us ill.
Today is not a day for preaching. Today is a day to remember those whose lives were cut short so violently and so unexpectedly. We put aside our anger and instead shed a quiet tear and a quiet prayer for all the people involved in the events of July 7th 2005. For today is about remembrance.