I heard their was a terrorist attack in Sweden. Sweden is a neutral country. It is one of the most advanced countries in the world. Conservatives will have their own analysis on this. But as a liberal social democrat I want to address my tribe. The left needs to grow up. Yes the West has done terrible things like supporting dictators in the developing world. But there are some one the left who are living in the past. When reactionaries attack a neutral country noted for social democracy then we need to face up to this new threat. We need to defend our values of liberty equality fraternity and secularism. If we make excuses for reactionaries like Hamas etc. we alienate people.
John O Brien.