Pathetic. Predictably impotent.
Evil mowed us down in a monster truck. And we tweeted like lethargic birds between Egyptian cotton sheets.
Celebrities rushed to social media with their message ‘not again’, designers comforted with a patriotic graphic, tea candles were lit and instagrammed. There will be a vigil in a public square. Again.
A hashtag is born #PrayForNice, exploding into a thousand others as people want to #PrayFor France or #PrayForHumanity, failing to acknowledge the horrible truth that this attack was done in some spurious god’s name. You want to pray for Nice? You think religion will help solve this?
Religion and its bonkers side-shoots are the problem.
Politicians tell us to stand united. The Prime Minister of France has said he will not allow the country to be destabilised. President Hollande reminds us terrorism will not be tolerated.
Well big news: France IS destabilised – in a perpetual state of Emergency. We do not stand united. We are divided, we are ripped apart. And yet we tolerate it every time.