I grieve with Paris, and stand strong against those who would use a totalitarian, vile ideology to enslave or murder any human.
I haven’t posted in a very long time as my life has been very busy. So busy in fact that I did not even become aware of the news of the attacks until late yesterday afternoon.
I was able to quickly track down a very important friend, knowing he lived near the epicentre of the vile acts that took place. He let me know he was fine, and even though his home was close to were the first cold blooded murders of civilians took place, he was not caught up in it. A friend of his was in attendance at the concert that was targeted but survived by convincingly playing dead since he was already drenched in some other innocent civilians blood. Think about that if there is the smallest part of you that thinks any single one of those people deserved to be attacked or if you have any sympathy for the murderers or the ideology they cower behind and bully the world with. My only hope is you see how deep and uncaring your error in thought is. Nothing can justify this attack. Literally nothing. Not revenge, since if the original act revenge is being sought upon was on civilians, then it had no justification and therefore a like act also has none. Not offence at others not obeying your beliefs, because offence (unlike incitement, where the words are not offensive to you because you disagree and are too childish to accept criticism, but when the words are indeed meant to incite violence against you) harms no one, not even the one offended. Not your beliefs, because anyone who does not voluntarily follow and repeatedly gives continuing consent to follow a set of beliefs is simply not subject to your beliefs. They are yours, and you cannot impose them on anyone else ethically, no matter what any book or other authority claims.
And I cannot state this clearly enough, never ever can the intentional targeting of civilians BECAUSE they are civilians ever be justified, nor forgiven. Any group that does so in an attempt to control a population is a danger to all human life, and they will never get our compliance, nor our surrender.
We who love life and freedom are united by this. We are all Parisians.