(Inks on Bristol Board - 03/22/16 - Brandt Hardin)
Waking to the news of terrorist attacks anywhere in the world is troubling. Today it was the city of Brussels in Belgium and as sure as the sun rises, lives will be lost somewhere else next week... and the week after... and the week after. Religious and racial fanaticism have driven centuries of human war and strife. The aim of terrorism is to instill hatred through the avenue of fear. Once we've finished mourning, please be mindful of fear and the anger which follows. It's that anger which dilutes tolerance and allows the vicious cycle of war to continue. We have to be mindful of this, especially here in America where racial tensions are at a boiling point. Don't let one act of callous extremism lead us to condemn an entire sect of humanity. Stand in solidarity with the world in their troubled times whether it be Boston, Paris, Belgium or any city foreign or domestic as to help them remember a greater love and universal acceptance of one another's beliefs.