I watched the news last night that talked about the scary explosion on a train in St. Petersburg.
It reminded me of the tragic events in London on 7th July 2005.
They show us such destructiveness is not a new thing. We've become a mixture of being appalled and not surprised by them.
The car bombing I detailed in my novel, 'Deprivations', didn't derive from religious fanaticism but it was still based upon the bomber's irrational hatred and destructiveness. I showed how the bomber misused his intelligence by being inventive in the way he murdered and injured people.
My novel reflects the current tragedies in this world.
I always look at these awful incidents and think, 'if someone's truly happy in themselves why would they ever want to make somebody else unhappy?'
Their religious fanaticism is just an excuse for being humanly destructive.
Thank God my destructive imagination is just imagination.
As for the weird mishandling of the recent Ken Livingstone case. I don't think he's anti-Semitic. I just think he was very thoughtless. His suspension should have included stipulating he give a public apology to people for his careless and insensitive comments.
But politicians being politicians they don't like saying 'sorry'.
Anyway I was really talking about how my 'Deprivations' novel includes details about a car bomber.
'Deprivations' is available worldwide on Amazon.
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