Coming together as One!

It iis comforting to know we are united in common decency. We live in troubling times. There is great energy and love in many bloggers articles and posts. It is so essential to read many points of view from people with good hearts and intentions for this is the only way we can make sense of this crazy world.

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

Social media connects people so easily, and divides them even more easily.

Friday night people around the world sat stunned as they watched the horrific violence unfold in Paris. I sat on my bed in Cairo and learned the details on Facebook. Others were tweeting. I imagine there were millions of us with our attention and cosmic energy focused on Paris. I finally fell asleep about 3 AM local time, but many did not sleep at all Friday.

Now we want to do something, our anger and grief over the violence demands action. Professor Nagler has some good ideas about what we can do. Read his article here. But as quickly as we came together, we seem to be dividing and I feel more grief.

Some Facebook friends changed their profile pictures to show the colors of the French flag in solidarity with . . . a nation-state? Some were clever…

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About sand49

I am a retired teacher who is interested in human rights, social justice, freedom of expression, and believe it is absolutely essential to have a free press for a fully functioning democracy.
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