Before You Go Out TonightPosted: April 13, 2012
Before you go out tonight, before you head to BO18, sporting those Ray Bans you know you need in an underground nightclub, before you wear those Louis Vuittons that will definitely get the attention of your frienemy and bff, please think of this.
30 years ago, this could have been, and might have been your father. Needless to say more, but I will.
On this day, 37 years ago, our parents and grandparents started something pretty perverted. They started murdering people, kidnapping them, raping them, and doing cruel, cruel things to their bodies, or simply watched as all this happened. And this went on for a time-span of 15 whole years.
But what really gets me riled is that all this didn’t stop. It happened again in 2006 and 2008. It also happened in 1958, and goes as far as back as 1840 and 1860.
So, before you start sipping on champagne, and planning for Eddes Sands tomorrow, I’d like you to please wonder, as I still do, why this happened and why this continues, however different it is today. You may think of you have all the answers, whether you are a Secularist, Communist, Phallangist, or Islamist, and I will probably disagree, as I don’t either. But if you do, by all means, don’t you think you have a responsibility to share your answers?
I know Prague is beautiful, and I know London is where you truly belong, but maybe the future of the place we’ve grown up in deserves some interest, too?