There are many reasons for not going to see “The Walk”. Quite frankly, one man’s ego-driven ambition to risk his life walking on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center does not impress me one bit. But hey, who cares if he falls? So let him do it.
I’m very rarely moved by what I call the Richard Branson restlessness syndrome. Life is dull so let’s makes it dangerous and exciting. You wanna bang your head against a wall to see how it feels, be my guest.
The main reason, however, which will prevent me from going to that particular film, is that I become furious when I see a mock-up of the now destroyed Twin Towers in New York.
Ever since September 2001, my hatred of the perpetrators of that horrific crime has made it impossible for me to trust and respect people like them.
I remember how the Palestinians rejoiced and whooped joyfully in the streets following the attack. I remember how the rest of the Muslim world failed to condemn such bestiality.
And that left a scar in me.