Richard Dawkins tweeted the above message.This is what I have been saying all along. Glad someone well known is saying it too! Shame about all the negative responses but at least it is being noticed.
Hopefully the freedom to fly easily will one day return. I hope for the time when catching a plane will be as easy as catching a bus. Can you imagine if they tried to pass these airline restrictions to catching a bus? After all buses were also terrorist targets and they have not been reduced to ridiculous “security measures”.
The difference is that with a bus, you have the option of a car but with a plane, the options for travel with reasonable time frames is negligible. They know if they imposed the measures on a bus, people would use cars, trains, bikes, walk etc but with planes, well there is very limited choice. Personally I fly less often, I take planes and trains where possible or even my car.
Does it make a difference? Yes it does.
Has Bin Laden won? Yes, he has.
Why? Because he has effect my FREEDOM!!!!!
Soon our women will wear Burkas and our men will walk about armed in guns! An exaggeration? Perhaps but only slightly!
“Always remember the future comes one day at a time”. Dean Acheson
It would be nice to be able to have instantaneous change but that is next to impossible but starting with small things all helps change. Not that you are going to do it, because hey – you are wasting your time reading my blog instead of having a life, but start by being nice to the next person!!
“Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250” Harper’s Index, October 1989
How’s that for sweet thoughts. Gives me an excuse to eat M&M’s. LOL!
“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” Robert Frost
Sometimes it even works long enough for me to check my email first thing!
“Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.” Laurence J. Peter
And what did you think Democracy was?
“Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.” Douglas Adams
If I need to explain this… well forget it!
“To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.” Confucius
This is our problem. There is wickedness all around. With things like TV and yes even Internet we are so much more exposed to everything, including wickedness, that we do get influenced. I mean when you think that some people do what they can to get an ASBO as though it were a badge of honour, then no wonder that the world and our society is deteriorating the way it is.
Wickedness has a way of spreading. Think of it as the single bad apple in a bowl of apples. Before you know it, they are all bad, although it was only one bad apple and a bowl full of good apples. The good apples never change the bad one to good!!
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.” Douglas Adams
It is funny how sometimes we do things that are a contradiction in themselves. It is a bit like the person who does not believe in God who says when things go wrong, “Oh God, how could you do this to me” or ” Oh God, please help me!”. Need I say more?
“The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving.” Mother Theresa
This is the issue with why relationships seem to fail. It is the expecting the love rather than giving love. To love, you must love unconditionally. The joy of loving is also in the giving. But I guess most of us have forgotten that. We have become far too self centred a society whose main interest is keeping up with the Jones rather than happiness. We equate happiness to material things and let’s be frank… happiness cannot ever be bought!