YESTERDAY’S ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS MARKET IN BERLIN


I am very sad because another kind of war returned yesterday to Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, my home-town. Whoever is responsible for this crucial bloody incident, did not only attack a peaceful Christmas market but also a place of memorial as a whole reminding us everyday with the wellknown monument of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (a ruin from WW II) to the unnumerable victims of war and aggression.

kaiser-wilhelm-gedachtniskircheAt least 12 people were killed and dozens of others severely injured yesterday, an undescribably chock situation. But we may not follow the violent logic of such horrific offenders armed with 25t-lorries or populist interpretations of the same, instead much more has to be done to achieve peace and freedom everywhere on earth. Today, we should not only commemorate of the people killed yesterday here in Berlin, but also of the uncountable innocent civilian victims of actual global warfares which often get no attention at all.

Author: urban liaisons

I like travelling through the diverse realities and cultures of this world not only as a tourist. So this may also happen by simply imaginating the hidden rivers and caves of consciousness where postmodern nomads are crossing wide endless landscapes leading to a dream of no-where. My favourite areas are deserts like the sahara or high mountains, as in these empty terrestric regions the far-away horizon and sky is no limit anymore but a possible gate to inspiration and freedom. Posts will be published normally in English, but whenever appropriate also only in my mother tongue German. Unless otherwise mentioned or individually specified (for example by naming the author, artist, etc.) all texts, photos and/or graphic illustrations in this blog are subject to © urban liaisons (which may please be respected).

5 thoughts on “YESTERDAY’S ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS MARKET IN BERLIN”

  1. My thoughts are with you. I’d like to add that the “uncountable innocent civilian victims of actual global warfare” includes us all. Even when we are not physical victims of such senseless bloodshed, we are all affected by it. Is humanity capable of learning how to be humane?

    I choose to think so, despite evidence to the contrary. Meanwhile, I send my blessings and wish for “peace on earth, and goodwill toward men” (and women, animals, plants, and the earth itself).

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    1. Thanks for your empatic thoughts and good wishes regarding this utmost ugly matter because these are days when I really doubt seriously that mankind as a whole is capable to learn anything of sustainable value, but yesterday is not today and tomorrow will be different in any case.

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      1. I believe more and more people share our sentiments, but you have to look beyond mass media to find them. The blog world offers some hope. If you’re one of those “New Agers,” you can hope the Age of Aquarius will fulfill the promise of universal love and brotherhood. We have 2000 years to practice getting it right.

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