Why We ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’.

Did you know that ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ was a motivational poster produced by the British government in preparation for World War II? Or that a copy was discovered in 2000 by Barter Books of Alnwick?

No? Me neither, that was, until recently.

In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London I have seen posts by a number of individuals expressing their sorrow. Some do this in a compassionate ‘share the love’ sort of way, and some do this in an angry ‘we cannot allow this (specific word) terrorism to continue’ sort of way. The former are the ones who are most likely to light candles, buy flowers and balloons, attend an organised concert, and change their Facebook pictures to express their solidarity. The latter are more likely to sneer, mock and call out the former for doing this. Continue reading