Terrorism is an attack by barbarians whose main aim is to slaughter as many citizens as possible, regardless of any consequence. The appearance of unpunished terror attacks means that our civilisation has lost its ability to use violence to uphold its civilisation. This in turn means that despite having a much-increased ability to inflict overwhelming violence, we have lost the resolve needed to use it. Hence, the shared understanding that is our society is becoming increasingly timid and recoiling from using essential violence, thus recoiling from truth and embracing insanity. Therefore, these attacks will continue to grow in frequency and extent until our civilisation is eradicated, like every previous civilisation.