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Haud ignota loquor.
I think we all know what they’re trying to do.
Mr. Blair’s statement was brief, but better than any politician’s speech regarding intimidation that I have heard. His demeanor impressed upon me that he genuinely cares and has been affected by the reminder that:
The shadows are cast. Things are always in motion and have been so before our time and will be so beyond a time when there is someone to dig our graves. Face it, my friend, our lives are at risk everyday; a part of a larger whole, also at risk. All of the stories we read – the myths, the histories, the prophecies – are based on, and understood because of, a fundamental human truth in relation to the large: Those things can happen and there may come a moment when the smoke is on your hands and clothes, too.
But the world is no different a place than we make it everyday. We ignore how small or large we are in comparison and context.
Kings Cross is all too familiar.
Would I go to London today and ride the tube when it opens tomorrow?
When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated.
I wish I were there.
It’s home away.
Our resolve will hold firm.
I congratulate London on their Olympic bid.
Our values will long outlast theirs.
And I congratulate those who strive to hold their place in the world by the ways of the light.
“Wherever I go, everyone is a little bit safer because I am there.
Wherever I am, anyone in need has a friend.
Whenever I return home, everyone is happy I am there.”
That is how you win.
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