Scared world

The past few days have been tough for the world. My social media feeds have been filled with post after post on one side of the Syrian immigration issue or the other. Fear is the weapon of the terrorists, and the result is on full display in our culture right now. People are scared of what might happen, and so they want to do whatever they can to prevent it, even if what they are proposing has little basis in fact or practicality.

This is all taking place against the backdrop of another police shooting of a young black male here in Minneapolis, that may not have been justified. It’s prompted a protest at the police precinct near where it occurred as well as blocking the interstate again. People are demanding transparency and justice in any way that they can. An entire section of American citizens are scared, but not of Syrian refugees, they’re scared of the local police.

It seems that the world is full of fear right now. Fear of those we don’t know, fear of those we can’t trust, and it ends up feeding a cycle of more fear as people continue to close in tighter and tighter on their beliefs. I don’t pretend to have any form of an answer, or even words of comfort.

The world is scared right now.

One thought on “Scared world

  1. Police don’t scare me; People do. The police have been getting a bad rap – okay its not right to cause injury and death by over exerting ones authority; I get that, but we are taking about a minute section of police that exist in America and that’s what people tend to over look. The majority like 99.9999999 percent of police DO NOT act like those in that small percentage. But the majority are subject to the same HATE and ABUSE imposed by the same citizens sheep that follow them that rise up over a injustice or perceived injustice. These are also the same people who say ‘we shouldn’t generalize’ but attacking all police for the actions of a few is exactly that.

    Is there a solution? I don’t know. But obviously killing innocent people, rape, looting, and destruction of private and city property seems to be working well. Obey the laws not so much.

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