Skip to comments.Queen Guitarist Brian May Makes Excuses for London Bombing on Official Web Site
Posted on 07/12/2005 8:56:35 AM PDT by Revenge of Sith
**Fri 08 Jul 05** THE BOMBINGS IN LONDON
Q: What is the definition of an idiot ?
A: Someone who keeps on doing the same thing, and expects a different result.
I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation .... this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed .... to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way. I do not subscribe to this "War on Terrorism" slogan. I believe we have a need to secure a peaceful world for our children, and that it cannot be done by exerting our muscle internationally. It sure hasn't worked yet, has it?! It must be done by adjusting OUR behaviour; we must stop playing "Cowboys and Indians" - a self-damning phrase if ever there was one. I no longer believe we are the good guys. We must earn this view of ourselves, and start recognising that there are other legitimate views of the world than ours.
I'm afraid the comet-smashing philosophy is to blame ! Maybe I'm overdoing this, but there is a kind of arrogance that goes with this, which makes us dangerous....
Every time I fly (which is almost almost every day right now !) I walk past the conspicuous plastic case of confiscated nail clippers and tiny scissors, and think to myself ..."are we really fooling ourselves that by doing this we are making our world safe? " Yesterday in London must have shown us that we have no hope of solving the "Terrorist Problem" with this kind of sticking plaster. So where do we go from here ? Search everyone before they go on a bus? On a tube train ? Walking down the street? This is the road to insanity .... a climate of fear, which, sadly, the USA is already experiencing. It's time we attacked the cause rather than the symptoms. I want to see our politicians answer the question "WHY?" WHY do people hate us this much? What can we do to change this? It's no use thinking we are dealing with a small bunch of maniacs, as seems to be the popular view, who need to be "stamped out". The reality is we are looking at a large number of entire countries of people to whom the American (and English) flag is a symbol of evil. Of selfishness and bullying imperialist aggression. THIS is what we must address. This is what we owe it to our children to do. In my opinion.
It's funny y'know, his now departed buddy Freddie was socially liberally and it killed him. BUT - I don't think he would agree, he loved his country.
Brian May is wrong on this.
Karl Rove, more prescient than you once imagined. "Cuddle the bombers." Where's my bumper sticker? I am surprised Hollywood isn't getting together a collection for therapy for the poor, misunderstood terrorists.
Yes you have.... and you are....
"The Nelson Mandela Way" = Spend 20+ years in prison, get released and then preside over the destruction of the only stable form of government on your continent. No thanks.
The head hackers were going about their merry work long before the United States of America made the scene... Before the British Empire as well.
Queen? Weren't they like, a band 30 years ago?
Uh, yeah, sure.
Maybe the Heaven's Gate cult is re-forming and you could join them. You're obviously a good fit.
Brian May aka Usefull Idiot:"I personally feel that in the wake of 911 an opprotunity was missed.....to seek understanding rather than revenge."That's right Brian,roll over and play dead for the islamofacists.This is a classic example of why rock stars should stay out of politics.
What killed Freddie Mercury was a rock star lifestyle that led to contracting AIDS. He was even more liberal than Brian May.
It is sad to see that many young and not so young will respond to this message and buy into it. Appeasement will never work for terrorists. Understanding what they want will only get more people killed. They want Islam to rule the world. Anything that is different than that needs to be wiped out according to them. That means they want our freedoms taken away as it doesn't follow the hateful rules of Islam.
Wake up and smell the burning flesh!! ISLAM IS A MOVEMENT OF HATE, NOT PEACE!!!
You mean those same people who burn our flags one day and then vote for our countries with their feet at the first opportunity?
The guitarist in a band called "Queen" would be well up the head hackers list, for early death.
Bright lad this May bloke.....
You mean those same people who burn our flags and then vote for our countries with their feet at the first opportunity?
Correction,previous post should read,"this is a classic example of why HasBeen rock stars should stay out of politics.BTW is FR realy slow today or is it just me?
"Freddie was socially liberally and it killed him."
Aren't we being politically correct. He was a headliner at the Greek Olympics.
Rove is once again proven right about liberals.
The other alternative, which is "crush your enemies, see them fly before you, and hear the lamentation of their women" is considered by the overly delicate to be uncivilized. It isn't.
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