The point of terrorism is not to “destroy.” It is to terrify. And for eight and a half years now, the dominant federal government response to terrorist threats and attacks has been to magnify their harm by increasing a mood of fear and intimidation… New York in these past two days has shown the alternative. That is nothing more than: being alert, but living your life and not skulking around terrified. I hate to say that when people act fearful, “the terrorists win,” but it’s true.
Via The Atlantic.
I gotta say, I fucking love New York.
New Yorkers show the rest of America how to respond to terrorism