BOSTON

What has happened in Boston has shaken the world. An unbelievable act of terror, something that is nearly impossible to comprehend. While searching around for prayers and messages, I stumbled across a blog by Patheos. I couldn’t change anything in what they said and thought that it definitely needed a repost. Here it is:

Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are red with tears as we read, watch and listen to the reports about the terrorist attack today in the great City of Boston during the Boston Marathon. Those who inflict these acts of barbarism and terror do so in order to demoralize a people, to make a city and a nation cower and to bring fear to the hearts of every person who decides to run in a marathon or stand at the finish line to cheer. The message must be loud and clear: We will not be demoralized. We will not cower and we will face the fear of the unknown and continue enjoying marathons and other activities that make civil society function.

I am most struck today by the images of those people who did not run away from the explosions but who ran to them — medics, doctors, nurses, ordinary citizens and even the runners themselves. That is the spirit of America. That is what makes our country so great and that is the reason why no act of terror will ever break that spirit. The City of Boston is more resilient and tougher than any act of terror and the United States of America is more resilient and tougher than any act of terror. We know that because the goodness of our people shines through when we run towards the scene to help those hurt and not to run away from it. The fabric that forges us as a people is more powerful than any act of evil committed against us.

 – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rabbigreenberg/2013/04/a-prayer-for-boston/

Prayers go out to all victims and those affected.

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Thatcher Thatcher the Milk Snatcher

 

I was born 9 years after Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister, and I have obviously not been fully affected by her policies and regime, but this so called ‘Iron Lady’, made so much of an impact that we still talk about her more than 2 decades on, and it’s not just because she was the first female Prime Minister.

Though she comes across a powerful woman and has done many good things, such as contribute to the ending of the Cold War. A cruel act of communism that she had the wits and strength to face, but many say that she never stood for the working class. I believe that is true. Probably the worst thing she did was introduce the Poll Tax. In various points of English history, this tax has been attempted to be introduced, but the people resisted against it so strongly that it was soon abandoned. To make people pay a set amount in tax with no regards to their financial background just does not seem right.

This very big mistake  (and maybe a few others) does not mean that people should hold protests at her funeral and hold parties celebrating her death. It is:

  1. Unnecessary (Most of her bad ideology hasn’t woven itself in today)
  2. Disrespectful – She was a woman with a family and people she loved. It is completely out of order.
  3. Morally wrong – When someone dies, regardless of who they were, respect is essential.

A PICTURE OF PEOPLE HOLDING A DISGRACEFUL BANNER IN THE LIGHT OF THATCHER’S DEATH

What I am trying to get across is that even though she has made many mistakes in politics, made many people unhappy and is crossed off as a feminist ( I am not entirely sure if she is though), her and her family should be given respect of her death by the people. By this, I am not saying a £10 million State funeral, that was a very huge mistake too.

Thank you for reading.

Hello world!

Hello!

My name is Natanim (pronounced Naa – taa – nim) and I am 13 years old! This is my second blog, you can read my other one – The Vanilla Files – on http://www.thevanillafiles.wordpress.com.

This blog will be about my views on politics, human rights and world peace. I have been interested in these topics from a young age and I really hope that I will be able to acquire an occupation in this when I am older! I hope that you are enlightened by my thoughts and if you are not, I am willing to take constructive criticism!

I may only be 13, but I do have an opinion and I do request that it is heard.