A hilarious case of a denizen of a deeply consumerist society projecting his trivial, childish preoccupations on the world:
The purpose of terrorism is not to kill or maim or destroy. For the attackers, such crimes are merely tactics, on the way to a different goal, which is to terrorize. The strategic ambition is to use attacks and atrocities to change people’s emotions and arouse their fears. The aim is to make strong societies feel desperate and helpless
This sheltered individual cannot imagine anything more horrible than having a few unpleasant emotions for two minutes. The goal of every evildoer on the planet has just got to be to “change” his emotional state and “make” him feel something he did not order.
The possibility that there might be cultures where nobody is as fixated on their tender fee-fees never occurs to this overgrown baby.
It’s fascinating to observe people fantasize about “terrorists.” They never say anything of value about terrorism but they reveal a lot about themselves.