11 September 2018

The capricious & unknowable will of...

...well, you know...insert alt text hereSept 11, 2001 wasn't just another day for us... it was my son's first day of school. Everything was changing for us. We had left Toronto the week before and moved out into the country.

So after watching the boy climb on the bus, and then following it to watch him walk into kindergarden, my wife and I set off for the nearest city to pick up a cell phone. At the Bell phone centre in the mall we were treated to the never-ending loop of planes crashing into the Twin Towers on their recently installed wide screen televisions.

My first selfish reaction was vindication, as our move had been a reaction to my fears and perception that the urban environment, even Toronto the Good, was no place to raise a child. That very quickly turned to horror as the extent of the days unforgiveable events became evident.

Just yesterday, the news came out about one of Justin Trudeau's hastily vetted Syrian refugees being arrested for the murder of a 13 year old girl. How little we have learned in the intervening years.

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RELATED: Never say never

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RELATED2: Toronto back on the board...

Toronto Police detectives are investigating Toronto’s 76th murder of the year after a man was stabbed to death Tuesday afternoon at Redgrave Dr., near Martin Grove Rd., around 4:30 p.m.
No gun... no problem.

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LAST WORD: Of course, living in the country...

...is no guarantee...
Investigators have identified a man shot dead in rural Clarington, Ontario on Monday afternoon as 29-year-old Cody James. Investigators say they are looking for two suspects in connection to the incident who they described only as black males.


6 comments:

Canadianna said...

Feels like a lifetime ago, and just yesterday. The world seemed to stop for a bit. What a different world it is now, eh?

Frances said...

Was flying to Europe with an offspring who was heading out to uni in Eastern Europe when all this hit. Interesting times.

Anonymous said...

old white guy says-------------------Frances, I think the saying, may you live in interesting times, is a Chinese curse. I have developed a great dislike for the attitude of millions of Canadians who live in their personal bubble of insanity.

Neo Conservative said...

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those who don't learn from history are
condemned to repeat it. if you think
the campaign to establish a shiny new
caliphate ended in 2001, you're in for
a big surprise.

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Canadianna said...

I don't think it will take a war or even terror.

Neo Conservative said...

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9/11 was the opening act. i've been
waiting for the other shoe to drop
for 17 years now.

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