An unintended consequence of violence

Today I received a link to this video of the story of the 9/11 boatlift – something I hadn’t even been aware of until now. If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, this is worth watching. It’s an account of a remarkable response to a crisis. There’s no denying the horror of the events that took place that day – but good to focus on a positive aspect of the events as well.

It makes me think there’s an unintended consequence of acts of terror. In the process of trying to invoke fear, the perpetrators of violent acts manage to also strengthen the inner resolve of their targets. An attack from outside, brings members of a clan together to protect and support each other, and in the process, reinforces their bond.

2 thoughts on “An unintended consequence of violence

  1. This is the first time I have seen or heard about the boat rescue on the infamous day. What a truly inspiring story, that so much good came out of so much evil.

    1. That’s what attracted me to it, Yvonne. I love these little known stories – and this one is fabulous.

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