Continuing in the vein of Friday’s post, I would like to put out a question: how successful are terrorists in terrifying us? Those wearing these new and attractive “We’re Not Afraid” t-shirts would have us believe that Londoners and city-dwellers around the world remain fearless and defiant in the face of being blown to pieces on the subway. The creator of the site is so unafraid that he has put his home address, phone number, and email address on the Internet. He must be hoping that those he is defying don’t have web browsers.
Conversely, some realists in London are f*cking terrified (via Attu), as I would be if I were in New York right now. Yesterday’s bomb scare in Penn Station will surely not be the last of the summer.