No one will be able to read the harrowing transcripts of the inquest without feeling a jolt of human sympathy, and often surprise that people, even in these extreme circumstances, turn out to be modest, generous and thoughtful.These people have not been honoured by Hone Harawira or by Ranginui Walker. Nor do they trouble themselves with the people left behind.
From the testimony of Dr Wynne-Evans: "Yes, as I went in to each new carriage, I said something along the lines of, 'I'm a doctor, does anyone require my help?' At which point, I was told more than once that my help was required in the train next to the train I was on, that there were people there that needed my help more."
Meanwhile, over at Tumeke, Mr Angry has something to say.
Let's remind ourselves. This week the West killed an unarmed elderly man in front of his daughter using information to locate him taken under torture at a cost of $1.2Trillion while killing anywhere between 100 000 and a million and you want a rousing round of USA?Ah yes, it was the West what done it, at a cost of $1.2 Trillion. The West killed an elderly man. Mr Angry has nothing to say about people like David Gardner. Well he wouldn't, would he?
The Left, for all for all its professions of solidarity and concern, has little time for ordinary people. The victims of Bin Laden are of no interest to the likes of Dr Walker. The people who were forced to throw themselves to their deaths from the Twin Towers are not Hone Harawira's problem. People on tube trains who lose their limbs to bombs do not matter to Bomber Bradbury. What matters is blaming the West, blaming Whitey, blaming Late Capitalism, blaming Amerika.
What matters is posturing and provoking. What matters is showing what a strong man you are, how fearless, how staunch you are. Who cares about people on trains and in offices? Who cares about ordinary people, little people, those who go to work and have families and ordinary lives?
What matters are the Freedom Fighters, the men who killed and maimed those ordinary people so that their own people could live in fear. Lenin, Uncle Joe, Mao, Che; the RAF, the PLO, the IRA; and now Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
This land is their land.