Boston is proving its resilience. We are stronger than ever. To paraphrase Big Papi: This is our freakin’ city, and nobody is gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong.
Another way of putting it:
“It is the resilience of the population and its perseverance that will ultimately determine how much a terrorist attack is allowed to terrorize. By separating terror from terrorism, citizens can deny the practitioners of terror the ability to magnify their reach and power.” Scott Stewart* in Stratfor Global Intelligence (www. Stratfor.com)