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  1. These words were written by ‘Don’t be a Richard’ in the chat box of a music blog I follow.
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    Since 9/11, many of us have seen an exponential rise in senseless brutality weighed upon citizens who had nothing to do with our respective government’s interventions in foreign affairs. While it is easy to assign blame on circumstances and peoples, it is NOT easy to place these sins of the father’s on the whole human race.

    When I view the horrific events of the last 36 hours, the only emotion that is clear to me is pain…vast amounts of it, and pain that roils my guts and makes it hard to sleep, or operate as functional human being. To say these events are painful to the power of ten is an understatement. As a global community, we have suffered greatly, in a manner disproportionate to the perceived micro and macro-aggressions that caused them. It is also an understatement to stay that many of us are devastated by the egregious acts of the cowards in Paris, but even while choking back the complex set of emotions limiting our voices, there is still hope.

    This hope is not based on the triumphant expectation of change, but merely the hope of it. I cannot stress enough the concepts of liberty, equality, fraternity that the French injected into their Constitution. I wish all of us, despite our differences, would agree that we are all one world, and not a series of ugly, vicious humans, intent on tearing apart what has taken hundreds of years to piece together. I stand with France. Je me tiens avec France.

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