When you let fear, divisiveness, and irrationality take hold, violence unfolds.
Whether it's verbal, mental, or physical, the products of this shroud of fear, which is constantly expanding across this country and world, are obvious.
When they occur, they're magnified, sensationalized, and shoved down the throats of anyone willing to watch and take it all in.
There is danger in this world. There is no doubt about it. But there is more kindness than violence. And those of us who practice peace and kindness. Who practice rationality and intelligence over violence, hate, and fear should come together regardless of our differences.
This is by no means a call to disregard violence as "shit happens". Shit does happen. It will always happen. But we can address it and try to solve it as best we can. But only when we, who practice this game of life the best we can, come together. We cannot be divided.
We cannot continue to believe that we will solve anything divided.
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."