To track some personally noteworthy events, observations and thoughts, letting them age and savor/regret them again a long time later.
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Norwegian Massacre
Here is what one of my facebook friends left on her page. This is a civilized people. I am very impressed. Will Singapore get there? Not under the PAP, I am afraid. Also we are not a homogeneous society. The antidote for that is meaningful shared experience. E.g., both my daughters good friends in school are from other races.
A german newspaper article says: "Even in their deepest sorrow the norwegians don't get hysterical. They resist the hate. It is amazing to see how politicians and the whole country reacts. They are sad to the deepest thread of their souls. They cry in dignity. But nobody swears to take revenge. Instead they want even more humanity and democracy. That is one of the most remarkable strengths of that little country."