Politics

Beyond Paris

My prayers are with the victims in Paris, om shanti. But I think this world is already in a state of full on crisis. What happened in Paris didn’t change my view of that one bit.

It’s somewhat alarming to me that we collectively seem to value a life in Paris more than we do a life in Beirut (43 dead, same night, same kind of ISIS bombings) or when 147 were lost in a Kenya last April at the hands of Al-Shabaab. I don’t see people changing their FB profile pictures to that of a Lebanese flag? Somehow we value a life more when it’s taken in a beautiful Western city where we take our vacations, go to museums or where U2 has to cancel a concert (as they are doing today.) Part of the problem is that we’ve become so segregated as a global community and far too nationalistic. We are all Earthlings. All of this talk about borders and nations and the incessant focus about where these things are happening needs to stop. These things happen all the time, constantly. They are happening, period. Everywhere.

Let’s stop the madness in every corner, in every country and in every village.

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