Above: a different – but equally inspiring – clip with Gill Hicks
Paul Canning writes (in a BTL comment at Coatesy’s blog):
I was trying to avoid 7/7 stuff much today but saw a great interview on Aussie TV with Gill Hicks, whose legs were blown off http://t.co/adBDhlH1mX
You can watch and figure it out for yourself but to prod into watching I mention that the interviewer had (I think ‘had’) to say ‘did we cause this’ and Hicks sidesteps to answer. And she does it so graciously.
I wonder how I would react. I wonder if all the politics we talk about would mean anything or everything if my legs were blown off.
This is how any decent human – conservative or leftie – would hear someone like her: I wonder.
I also dug up some post 7/7 polls and, clearly, there is a group of Brits in favour of blowing up Gill Hicks to make some point.
We had the same traitorous problem in the 30s and 40s. Brown and red. Lord Haw Haw (Russell Brand) and Lord Halifax (Peter Hitchens/Simon Jenkins) and the Comintern between 1939 and 1941. You can add your own names to the analogy. We all know how the brown behaved, the red history has been systematically buried, like the Russian executions of the Poles at Katyn.
We have been here before. Look how some behaved during the Battle of Britain. It is history repeating.
‘Traitorous?’ Traitorous to humanity, beholden to ideology.
ISIS support needs to be rooted out because it is fascism. It is completely unacceptable for wavering on this.