The vulnerability is the price of freedom.

 

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D Culture and Development - UN Lecturer and Writer Honored Dutch Counsel Former CEO in EAC Entertainer and Event Management

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D
Culture and Development – UN
Lecturer and Writer
Honored Dutch Counsel
Former CEO in EAC
Entertainer and Event Management

A day of celebration in Boston was a nightmare when two bombs exploded among the crowd at the finish line to the city’s annual marathon with 3 dead and more than 150 injured as a result.

A tragedy for those affected and their families who call on the deepest compassion. A cruel and unforgettable day for the city and its inhabitants. And for the rest of the world yet another reminder of our own vulnerability and the new reality, we all have learned to live with.

We are exposed as members of free, democratic societies. Sure, we can with intelligence services have luck to stop a major terrorist plans in their infancy. We can listen to extremists and monitor potential terrorist targets.

But when a madman or terrorist is cynical enough to place a bomb in a quantity of totally random spectators in order to make maximum damage with minimal technology, we are actually defenseless. The vulnerability is the price of freedom.

At this writing it is not clear who was behind the fence, and both Massachusetts’ Governor 041813-national-barack-obama-interfaith-bostonDeval Patrick and President Barack Obama has warned against drawing hasty conclusions about al-Qaeda, right-wing extremists or others stood behind.

But regardless of the motives is Boston’s international marathons a symbolic target. An event where people of all imaginable colors, nationalities, religions and political beliefs run side by side in battle with themselves and in fellowship with one another. A mixed picture of the modern democratic political community.

li-boston-marathon-ap042906Terrorism nominal reasons, whether they are from the religious doomsday theories or political delusions, is certainly not what matters. Rather, it is the boundless contempt for freedom of human communities, in spite of all our political and differences that ultimately legitimizes terrorist’s violence and homicide.

It is what differentiates them from the political or religious fundamentalists, is the willingness to put his worldview of both friends and enemies life. The will, as in Boston on Monday, beating an 8-year-old child to death for a cause.

It is the cynicism, brutality and extremism that unites them. And it is the fight against extremism in all its heinous forms that must unite us across even very deep political and religious differences, but as the world looks like today is it probably a dream more than reality, that will never be realized before the sun will turn off and disable the tests which all humanity could never realize although the tools were present. boston-marathon-explosion-hed-2013

A large proportion of the world’s population is currently aware of the life we ​​have been given, but even more are unaware of their own idendity, value and ties in a world that is differentiating with more than 100 years of wisdom, intelligence and perception of life and as such it will continue until the earth’s final destruction.

Perhaps a bit pessimistic, but I’d rather live on the ground than on a pink cloud with no connection to the earth’s realities.

@ K.L.L.

 

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Professional – Career * Qualified as a Charter Agent in the East Asiatic Company - Became a State Authorized Shipping Broker in 1969 * Captain in The Sirius Patrol – Greenland at Thule Air Base, 1969-1971 * Postings in New York, New Orleans, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos and London as Charter Agent and Manager 1972 – 1983 working for The East Asiatic Company Ltd. – Copenhagen * 24 years with The East Asiatic Company Ltd and subsidiary companies as Charter Agent, Marketing and Development Manager; and General Manager * Supplementary courses and examinations in Maritime and Commercial Law Management. * Founder and Owner of Sonata Production, Art and Music International Inc. – France & Denmark 1995 – present - Entertainment, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Events, CD, DVD and Video Recordings. Professional – Freelance * Qualified as trumpet player at Aarhus Music School – Denmark * Professional musician with several orchestras and bands – including the Matadors, Saratoga Jazz Band, Rice Wood Jokers and Aarhus Brass Band. * Leader of ”Show and Entertainment Group 28 Carat” and the Evening & Theatre School 28 Carat * Self-taught Artist (painter) Lecturer and Writer * Responsible for several large Theatre and Exhibition Events Worldwide Awards * Dutch Consul, Denmark * Goodwill Ambassador – Various Non-Profit Organizations
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One Response to The vulnerability is the price of freedom.

  1. I quote ”and the new reality, we all have learned to live with.”
    Speaking for myself, I will never learn to live with this because that would mean it has sunk to a deeper layer of my consciousness enabling me to place it with a lot of other stuff that becomes the norm, that I decide to live with automatically.
    The contrary is true, I register these things like they are new ever again and I am aware that they belong to the dualism – the shadow side of existence – which we have not surmounted as yet but that we have at some point in history to surmount.
    That is what human evolution ultimately means!

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