quinta-feira, julho 07, 2005

Sim, hoje somos todos ingleses

Excepcionalmente, durante uns dias, o Sinédrio apresentará aqui ao lado, no template, a Union Jack. Porque este não é apenas um ataque contra uma das mais belas cidades que eu já tive o prazer de conhecer, é um atentado contra o nosso conforto rotineiro.

"Black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindus and Jews, young and old. It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, class, religion whatever…

…Nothing you do, however many of us you kill will stop that life. Where freedom is strong and people can live in harmony, whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.”

Ken Livingstone, Mayor de Londres

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Blogger Paulo Trezentos said...

O discurso de Ken Livingstone foi de longe o mais bem conseguido para o momento.
Muito na linha dos do Sorensen para o Kennedy.

Não resisto a colocar parte do que faltou no post original:

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."


Eu estive em Heathrow no dia anterior e na Circle Line com a Sofia uma semana antes... Voltaria lá no dia seguinte sem qualquer problema.

12:09 da manhã  

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