We are vulnerable by choice.
Boom. Bei allem, was ich am Wochenende zu den Vorfällen in Oslo gelesen habe, hat kein anderes Zitat so in meinem Hirn eingeschlagen wie dieses. Das Weltbild hinter diesem Satz nimmt mir den Atem, weil es alles ausdrückt, was ich selbst empfinde bzw. mir wünsche.
Hier ist der ganze Beitrag eines Forenmitglieds namens Ola, aus dem das Eingangszitat stammt:
In the safest, most boring country, the worst lone gunman shooting happens. The worst in the world, in history. But it will not make our country worse. The safe, boring democracy will supply him with a defense lawyer as is his right. He will not get more than 21 years in prison as is the maximum extent of the law. Our democracy does not allow for enough punishment to satisfy my need for revenge, as is its intention. We will not become worse, we will be better. We lived in a land where this is possible, even easy. And we will keep living in a land where this is possible, even easy. We are open, we are free and we are together. We are vulnerable by choice. And we will keep on like that, that’s how we want to live. We will not be worse because of the worst. We must be good because of the best.
via Barrett Garese