Friday, July 07, 2006
Luckily my cousin Simon was down with the flu or likely hungover from the night before and so had to miss work. He might not be here otherwise. It took 4 days of worry (he'd left his cellphone at a friend's house and not returned home) before we found out he was alive. He is my sister's Godfather. King's Cross station (Simon's stop) has been hit by tragedy too many times, the first I remember being an escalator fire in 1987. 27 people died then. This bombing, the victims, and the global repercussions demand not only our grief but the truth, which as of yet has not been forthcoming. If you can, please consider the incident and let it affect you. Terrorism is not an event, but a psychological grooming, and the only way to decipher the cause is to investigate who truly benefits. I believe the 4 men involved were patsies, and otherwise gormless and convenient agents. This is why there has been no success in the investigative process, as there is no pattern to recognize. I feel for their families' sorrow. The best investigation of events in these days is your own. Mediated grief is not grief at all, but spectacle and sensational whitewash. Terror is psy-ops and acts as a system-shock or TILT in the weapons of informational warfare. Advertising uses the same 2-step technique: 1) ellicit peak emotional response, 2) sell story/political agenda. Media, then, is in collusion with the perpetrators.