Fear Itself

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I started writing a blog post a few weeks ago, and was then distracted by Real Life™ and a few other things. Since then, horrific events have occurred in France and the internet has exploded into a frenzy of nastiness and us vs. them. I am of the belief that the right thing to do is rarely the easy thing to do—if it was, more people would do it. So in support of the men, women and children who need our help, I’d like to share the link to Refugee One, Children of Syria, and Care. These are people who have faced horrors unlike anything we in the Western world can conceive.

#PeaceForParis and the refugee crisis are not mutually exclusive. Peace is achieved by recognizing each individual’s inherent worth, not by demonizing an entire culture for the crimes of a few. Certainly not be demonizing the very people who are fleeing the same terrorism we claim to stand against.

That’s all. Back to business as usual. I hope to have my blog post up this week. Preferably later today...but this issue has been on my mind pretty much nonstop since the horrific acts in Paris, and the subsequent response from the nation's leaders.

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