[ by Charles Cameron — humanity I love, but humans when humanity goes out the window — more difficult ]
The question, the choice facing me, is this: should I DoubleTweet today’s Times tweet —
Dentist nearly lost his hand in racist attack by man wielding machete who said he wanted revenge for Lee Rigby http://t.co/EDwRs32jxI
— The Times of London (@thetimes) June 23, 2015
with another of today’s tweets, this one from the Evening Standard:
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) June 23, 2015
— or with this one — or similar — from the Daily Mirror a couple of years ago?
Lee Rigby trial: Murder accused Michael Adebolajo 'confessed he tried to behead soldier' in police interviews http://t.co/pBIjqCerGo
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 4, 2013
There’s a simultaneity to the first option, and a sort of tit-for-tat causality to the second: which is to say there are both synchronic and diachronic linkages on offer.
So it is with the world’s events, there are synchronicities and diachronicities.
Hat-tip to Bryan Alexander of Infocult: Uncanny Informatics. A very bright man, a very Russian beard, a very good friend.