Everything flies at Half-Mast

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, flags fly at half-mast in places as far away as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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But reading the comments and listening to part of the usual post-attack debate, I have the impression that many brains have been lowered to half-mast, too.

(Auf Deutsch.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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8 Responses to Everything flies at Half-Mast

  1. List of X says:

    That might just be the highest settings for many of these brains.

  2. Adaku says:

    Half mast really would be an understatement for some of these brains.

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  4. Dante says:

    What exactly do you mean in what way they do so? There are quite many candidates.

    • Oh yes, there are many indeed. Just a few examples:
      – Those who say “These attacks change everything” before expressing the exact same opinion they had before.
      – Those who think that a terror group from Syria is reason to deny entry to people fleeing from that exact terror group. That’s the same as if we had said during the Cold War: “Russians? No way! They are all coming from a communist country.”
      – Those who love to talk about war just because somebody committed some crimes.
      – Those who ask for a state of emergency for three months, without explaining why three months is exactly what is necessary to eradicate terrorism, or why it hasn’t been eradicated in the first place if one knows how to do it.
      And so on.

      • Dante says:

        I expected these answers, and I agree to most of them – but the list is anything but complete and i bit one-sided. Don’t forget the PA who immediately blamed the attack on Israel and the Zionists, don’t forget Labour Party’s new leader J. Corbyn’s consultant Wesley Brown who did the same, spitting on the victims in Paris but particularly on those in Israel itself (a father and his son) who were murdered at the same day.
        O.k., these don’t lower their brains to half-mast, they just turn the mast upside down and ram it some kilometers into the ground…

      • True. These conspiracy theories were to be expected, because after all, according to them Jews/Zionists/Israel etc. are responsible for everything from floods to inflation to traffic accidents.

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