Sunday, August 14, 2011
London - reflections, thoughts, blog posts
London - collected reflections, thoughts, blog posts
"There is so much more to say when you feel every day the pain and rage, the cultural and material impoverishment, the chaos just beneath the surface. Reaffirming the power of hearts and words feels like one of the few things I can do at this moment, so below the photo is what I was going to post today anyway, and here are a few more subtle voices on the riots."
- Jean Morris, London
Upside Down World
"It may be seen as ridiculous to be worrying about short stories - about fiction, about the arts in general - when looters are smashing windows around England, burning down buildings..."
- Tania Hershman
"OK, a rare rant. I too am appalled by mindless rioting and looting, especially by children, but I am not surprised, not at all."
- Beth Adams
"the last time London received such a huge media coverage was in April, with the royal wedding. putting the riot images next to it now makes the divide that runs through societies very clear. ... today i wish for someone like a new Gandhi."
- Dorothee Lang
White beconing black and blacks becoming white
"...I very much fear that England is going to get this spectacularly wrong. All the commentators, like Starkey, are responding reflexively from within the narrow framework of their entrenched positions.."
- Petina Gappa
Too Many Words
"Those who have said the most useful things are not politicians or pundits but people whose actions are better than words."
- Natalie d'Arbeloff
& a blog post that is worth the visit especially for the ongoing disussion in the comments, which are almost up to 500: Penny Red / London.
the photo is from 2009, this is near Underground Station Old Street. the higher houses beyond the old buildings belong to the banking district.