We can concede that the terrorists have won.
After 9/11/2001, we found out that what has been occasionally happened in far away places, can indeed happen in our home land. The violence in Ireland, the Middle East, Africa and other locations had hit home.
After the Spain train bombing, we lost the ability to use the trash containers on the commuter lines. Now, and until the MBTA comes up with signage similar to the "carry in/carry out" campaign at national parks, we travel in train cars sometimes resembling a dump.
After the London bombing, we get more frequent delays due to dog searches of the train. We get unexpected bag searches. We get longer commute times.
With the recent Boston scare, we get an additional dose of Froth, fear, fury. We get a generational gap exploited. And the analysis and repercussions have not fully run there course.
Is this the way we want to live? I think not.
We need to do something different folks.
Let's step back. Chill out a bit and think about how we can do this a little better.
Let's try to keep some dignity and civil conversation amongst us without getting at each others throats. That is really what the terrorists want. Saves them some effort.