Ze said it best, but isn’t everything more impactful and impressive when you get a bunch of celebrities and Hollywood personalities together? There’s a full-page advert in the LA Times.
“We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas,” the ad reads.
“If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.
“We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs.”
It’s signed by a bunch of people including Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton, William Hurt and others.
I like the message, except for one thing. That part about if we don’t succeed in stopping terrorism, chaos will rule. Guess what? We’re not going to stop terrorism. That’s the bad news. We’ve made our bed. Now we need to learn how to live with the terrorist threat. It’s going to be there and we just need to deal with it. The same way we consider (or not) that we could get struck by lightning, we need to consider that there may be a terrorist act in the United States. It’s not a matter of if, but when. And let’s stop the fear mongering, shall we? It’s not helping anyone or anything. Let’s live our lives with this new information being conscious of the state of the world. It’s a challenging time and we need to stand together with no fear.