The aftermath worries me than the event, in some ways.
“As news of the attacks spread, gold prices rose from the $424/oz level to above $428/oz before subsiding slightly to $425/oz-$425.70/oz range where it continues to trade. Silver broke back above $7/oz, gaining as much as 10 cents at one point. Platinum also moved up and was last quoted at $865.10/oz. Palladium remains somnolent at around $167/oz.”
That must be the royal “our”, surely? Her Majesty is never going to be bombed out of existence whilst travelling to work on a tube or bus, is she? Her way of life is not our way of life. I would actually be quite keen to alter her way of life entirely, by making the monarchy history. But of course now is not the time to talk of such matters, we must all pull together, yes?
Nationalism, these flags beginning to reappear, is a way of trying to obscure the differences between our way of life, and the way of life for those who insist we return to “business as usual” as soon as possible – because they need us to carrying on working for them.
The rest of should not try and rock the boat by talking of the role of the 2nd Iraq war in all this. We should not try to make political capital or further our own agendas out of the outrage…